Stress-Free Anesthesia Induction Chamber for Veterinarian Clinics
If you own or work in a veterinarian clinic, you know the challenges of small animal anesthesia.
The process of anesthetizing small animals can be stressful for the animal and hard to witness. Traditionally, induction chambers have been connected to an in-house, active scavenging system. Anesthetic gas fills and evacuates the chamber simultaneously. The incoming anesthetic gas enters the chamber, follows the path of least resistance, and exits the chamber as it is filling the chamber. This wastes valuable anesthetic gas and creates a very slow anesthetizing process for your patients, resulting in a long excitement stage, where animals become disoriented and agitated before losing consciousness. Furthermore, traditional induction chambers rarely seal fully, and when the animal is removed from the chamber all of the accumulated gas, from inside the chamber, escapes into the room. This exposes veterinarians and technicians to dangerous levels of waste anesthetic gas or WAG. Safe Niche Science has the solution!
Introducing, the Safe Niche Science ICevac System
Our revolutionary Induction Chamber Evacuation System makes small animal anesthesia safer for veterinarians and less stressful for animals. The ICevac system is hand built in Michigan, with a leak-proof seal and a one-of-a-kind baffle system. This combination allows anesthetic gas to immerse the induction chamber efficiently, securely, and quickly, allowing you to safely and rapidly anesthetize an animal. Then, flip a switch and the ICevac system becomes active, removing anesthetic gas immediately, BEFORE you open the box. Our small animal induction chamber changes the opportunities for small animal surgery and other procedures that require an animal to undergo sedation. Finally, an induction system that works for small animals. The ICevac system works quickly, offering safe, less stressful, and effective delivery of inhaled anesthesia to your patient, without the worry of exposing your staff to WAG.
- From the 84th Western Veterinary Conference: Waste Anesthetic Gases, The Invisible Threat
Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS
Symptoms associated with short-term exposure usually occur immediately or shortly after the contact and can include fatigue, headaches, drowsiness, nausea, depression, and irritability. Other short-term effects reported included depression, lethargy, and ataxia. Long-term effects reported myoneuropathies, muscle weakness, neuron destruction, and learning disabilities/cognitive disorders.
Long-term or chronic implications become evident days, weeks, or even years after the exposure. Examples of conditions seen as a result of long-term exposure include reproductive disorders, liver and kidney damage, neoplasia, hematopoietic changes, pruritus, and chronic nervous system dysfunction
Reproductive Effects- In a survey undertaken by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, it was discovered that the risk of spontaneous abortions was 1.3-2 times the general population among female physician anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists.
Other studies demonstrated that working hospital anesthetists had spontaneous abortion rates that were 18.2%, versus 14.7% in a control group, and 12% of working anesthetists were infertile, versus 6% of a control group. Another study confirmed that 16% of the children of practicing nurse anesthetists developed birth defects, versus a 6% incidence in a control group. However, other studies demonstrated a borderline statistical correlation between WAGs and birth defects. Studies are difficult to perform as human hospitals used various agents, control measures were inconsistent, and the amount of exposure to WAGs varied; nitrous oxide may have been partially responsible for some of the reproductive hazards.
Liver and Kidney Effects- Many halogenated organic compounds can cause depression of hepatic function and hepatocellular damage.
Other studies have demonstrated that exposure to high levels of WAGs effect motor skill performance and short-term memory.
Small Animal Induction Chamber
As a Veterinarian, no longer are you limited performing surgery on a certain size animal. With 5 sizes to choose from, you can now comfortably open your practice up to anesthetizing animals even as small as a mouse. Our induction chamber evacuator for surgery makes an excellent addition to your conventional anesthetic inhalation procedures. You owe it to your practice to reduce stress in your animals, and you owe it to yourself to protect your staff from exposure to WAG.
5 Benefits of the SNS ICevac System
- Induction chambers are virtually indestructible and easily sanitized
- Available in 1-liter, 3-liter, 5-liter, 7-gallon, and 11-gallon
- Lightweight and Portable
- Individually Manufactured with U.S. Parts
- LIFETIME SATISFACTION GUARANTEE*
The Safe Niche Science ICevac System is Used in Reputable Labs and Clinics Across the Midwest
The SNS ICevac system is approved by UM OSEH and used in UM laboratories in Chemistry, Physiology, Cardiology, and Cardiac Surgery. The system is also used in veterinary practices from Michigan, including; Humane Society Huron Valley and Oakland Veterinary Referral Services, as well as practices in California, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
* All parts come with a LIFETIME SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it with a note describing why you are disappointed and we will issue a full refund or replacement.