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A multistate hospital liability insurance carrier has recommended Encision’s AEM Surgical Instruments to its client hospitals as a way to reduce the risk of inadvertent injuries during surgery.
Columbus, OH-based OHIC Insurance Co. has informed its client hospitals that, "in light of recommendations from several professional societies, OHIC is recommending that hospitals and surgery centers consider acquiring equipment that protects patients from stray electrical current during laparoscopic surgical procedures. OHIC suggests you investigate the use of AEM instruments to prevent unintended electrical burns to the patient during laparoscopic surgery."
James A. Bowman, Encision president & CEO, explains that AEM Laparoscopic Instruments address a well-documented patient safety risk in surgery. Encision’s AEM Laparoscopic Instru-ments are "shielded and monitored" to prevent stray burns to unintended tissue, a patient safety risk in minimally invasive surgery that has received increasing attention in recent years. AEM technology has been recommended and endorsed by sources from a number of groups surrounding minimally invasive surgery: surgeons, nurses, biomed engineers, the medicolegal community, malpractice insurance carriers, and other electrosurgical device manufacturers.