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Eliminate Waste Anesthetic Gas Exposure
SOMNI can help
This video shows the waste anesthetic gas exposure that occurs using a traditional passive system and how the SOMNI EPS-3 eliminates work place exposure to anesthetic waste gases.
Anesthesia system service includes the inspection and preventative maintenance of your complete anesthesia system. This service is conveniently provided onsite at your facility.
What They Are Saying
“I highly recommend Somni Scientific for all your anesthetic equipment needs. Their service is outstanding. Not only are they knowledgeable about our machines, but also extremely efficient in addressing our concerns and performing our calibrations, certifications, and repairs. Most importantly of all, everyone at Somni is friendly and easy to work with. I cannot say enough good things about them."
"Safety Coordinator | The Scripps Research Institute | La Jolla, CA”
“"We recently purchased the Somni EPS-3 and 3D printed nose cones to address the leakage of our WAG system. I am happy to report that Somni’s products work! We no longer have any waste anesthetic gas issue"
"Dana Farber Cancer Institute”
“We are so happy with our Somni anesthesia system. The combination of the 3D printed nosecone and EPS active scavenging system have essentially eliminated our WAG exposure during our stereotaxic injection procedures. The 3D printed nosecone also allows us better access to the head of the mouse, which is limited with a more traditional nosecone. We did a lot of research on the best isoflurane system for our lab and are pleased that we made the right choice!
Pennsylvania State University”
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Waste Anesthetic Gas Guidelines.
The Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS), has established a Waste Anesthetic Gas (WAG) Surveillance Program at the NIH to:
A. Identify and eliminate occupational exposures to waste anesthetic gases at the NIH. If it is impossible to remove exposure completely, then quantify and reduce occupational exposure levels to safe levels.
B. Provide information and recommendations for engineering controls, work practices, and on occasion, personal protective equipment (PPE) that are effective for minimizing exposures.
Dangers of Anaesthetic Practices Exposed….
In a recent update to veterinary personnel in practice, Professor Marc Raffe highlighted the dangers of waste anaesthetic gas inhalation in the workplace. In a Veterinary Times article he stated that:
“it is estimated more than 200,000 health care professionals, including vets and their assistants, are exposed to waste anaesthetic gases and are at risk of occupational illnesses”
References: Kernot, H (2018) Anaesthesia Exposure “Critical Problem”- Vet, Veterinary times 48 (47): pages 1-2