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DeRoyal has developed and launched ReliaFlex, a surgical suction liner system that provides 28% more suction flow power than other liners while eliminating regurgitation and splashing. The increased suction flow delivered by ReliaFlex better evacuates the surgical site of blood and other fluids, with more clarity leading to safer patient care and more satisfied surgeons.

Intense research and design went into engineering ReliaFlex liners to give them 20% larger diameter vacuum ports and hoses. In addition, the filter/valve combination has a surface area for air to pass through that is increased by more than 1,000%. The combination of these two factors results in 200 standard cubic feet per hour (SCFH) of airflow at 16" of mercury (in Hg). This yields 28% more flow power than the market leader at the same vacuum.

ReliaFlex's larger liner sizes also reduce the problem of splashes and regurgitation from patients and vacuum ports when the liner is removed from its outer canister shell. When this sort of splashing occurs in regular liners, it puts clinicians at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

The latex-safe ReliaFlex liner system offers everything needed for optimal infection control and can be flexibly used with a regulator, wall outlet, or central vacuum system. It comes in three canister sizes (1,300 cc, 1,800 cc, and 3,200 cc), larger than most on the market, to collect more waste and reduce the need for multiple liners for a given procedure. Orthopedic-sized ports are part of each liner, with built-in pour spouts and attached press*on caps for each port and pour spout. ReliaFlex's unique lid design catches excess fluid when tubing is removed from the ports. The built-in, hydrophobic filter/valve combination prevents overflow into the wall suction system, while providing filtration of Staphylococcus aureus at 99.5% efficiency.

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Title Annotation:ReliaFlex surgical suction liner system from DeRoyal; Product Marketplace
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2003
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