“Saying you would not do everything possible to protect healthcare workers is nuts”
– Mark Goodwin, MD.
Are you a healthcare professional working in an interventional lab? If so, the EggNest™ Radiation Protection System is for you. No matter what role you play or where you stand, scatter radiation affects everyone in the room. At Egg Medical, we aim to protect everyone in every case that uses fluoroscopy.
Minimally invasive surgeries in the interventional lab use x-ray fluoroscopy, with continuous x-ray beams directed at the patient and scattered to the health care team. Though these x-ray-based surgeries provide clinical benefits, the x-ray beam causing scatter radiation poses Occupational Risks to all personnel working in the procedure room. Egg Medical believes that every healthcare worker in the lab deserves protection during an operation.
Protecting Everyone in Every Case
The EggNest is a comprehensive, scatter radiation protection system that can be integrated in all fluoroscopic procedures, where it reduces scatter radiation by up to 97%. When using the EggNest system, everyone in the room is protected from scatter radiation.
It provides protection for the entire medical team regardless of location, dramatically reducing radiation exposure. EggNest moves with table, providing passive protection with an integrated antimicrobial and impermeable surface for ease of use and no impact to workflow.
Innovative Shifts in Treatment
Protection from EggNest is essential as innovation has shifted from surgery to minimally invasive, fluoroscopy-guided procedures. This growth has led to many new team members joining these procedures: angiographers, EPs, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, imagers, anesthesiologists, and technicians. Many team members are vulnerable to scatter radiation due to their different positions around the procedure table, which are not covered by standard shielding. Importantly, these positions also vary during procedures, which also are frequently long as a result from complex heart team interactions. It has never been more crucial to have the proper protection against scatter radiation for everyone participating in the operating room.
With interventional teams expanding, it is vital to invest in a radiation protection system that protects all lab personnel.
“Interventional echocardiographers have been under-protected during procedures. With EggNest, I feel safe.”
– Nadira Hamid, MD Echocardiographer
Interventional echocardiographers, anesthesiologists, and CRNAs experience the most radiation exposure of those in the lab due to their position at the head of the table and are often under-protected during procedures whether with standard shielding or other protection systems. With EggNest, echocardiographers and the anesthesia team in the can benefit from a 97% reduction in radiation exposure.
Not only are these shifts affecting the size of the team, but they are also prolonging procedural times due their relative complexity. Significant radiation exposure and occupational hazard happens in these procedures that now can take several hours or longer to complete. The increase in scatter radiation escalates the need for proper radiation protection throughout the procedure. Therefore, it is important to implement effective radiation protection, such as the EggNest, in these extended procedures to safeguard against increased scatter radiation.
All Interventional Lab Procedures Protected!
The EggNest system can be implemented and used for a wide variety of interventional specialties, including all Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (Cath lab) procedures. Heart team procedures that can benefit include:
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Chronic total occlusion (CTO) and complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
- Transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement (TMVr and TMVR)
- Endovascular Repair
- Percutaneous extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) placement
- Transcarotid arterial revascularization (TCAR)
- Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)
- Transcatheter tricuspid valve repair and replacement (TTVr and TTVR)
New technology enables an increasingly complex spectrum of procedures that require fluoroscopic guidance, and, in many cases, adjunctive imaging by expert physicians. Covering simple and complex procedures, from angiography to vascular repair to valve therapy, the EggNest serves as an innovative shield against radiation exposure to protect practitioners and patients alike across all cardiac interventions, including configurations designed for radial procedures. EggNest ensures both the effectiveness of the procedure as well as the safety of cardiovascular staff.
Scatter Matters for Everyone
Scatter radiation is an extreme occupational hazard for all who work in the Interventional lab. Radiation protection systems such as the EggNest System from Egg Medical are easy to use and protect everyone on your team. EggNest can reduce scatter radiation by up to 97% for the entire interventional team without compromising workflow on patient access.