THE HYDROPHOBIC FILTER
HOW DOES IT WORKS?
The FLOVAC® HYDROPHOBIC filter is made of 3 layers having antibacterial, smoke filtration and hydrophobic functions. The filter GORE® Microfiltration Media for Surgical Suction stops the suction when wet because the fluid reaches the maximum collection level. In normal suction conditions the filter works with the maximum of efficiency, granting a bacterial protection towards the hospital vacuum plant or other suction sources. It becomes like an impenetrable barrier, when wet, stopping the suction also when foams or surgical smokes have been suctioned, getting contact with the filter.
GORE® Microfiltration Media for Surgical Suction is a trademark of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
A special hydrophobic filter GORE® Microfiltration Media for Surgical Suction stops the suction when the fluid reaches the maximum collection level, assuring in the meantime a complete hospital vacuum plant bacterial protection during the normal suction.
The filter GORE® Microfiltration Media for Surgical Suction is the best answer to grant hygiene and safety for patients and operators in the medical suction field.
The gelling kit gives further safety to an highly efficient system. It is a special absorbing powder transforming liquids in a semi-solid mass.
This grants handling with higher safety for operators charged to clean, handle and transport potentially infected materials.
This process allows to absorb and incorporate all liquids suctioned in the FLOVAC® containers and to prevent dangerous contamination risks for the health staff in case of biological fluids accidental leakage. The correct necessary quantity of gelling powder is supplied in small water-soluble pouches, already inserted into the container bag in LINER version, or supplied in 50 pieces boxes for use in CANISTER version. In this case one single gelling bag needs to be placed into the container before fastening the lid. When suction is made with collection systems using prefilled gelling kit, LINER or CANISTER versions, it is not recommended to use the containers connected in TANDEM.
For applications in TANDEM, the gelling powder is available in 500 g. bottles with funnel/doser so that to be poured into the FLOVAC® containers by the operators after the use and before disposal.