Out with the
Old - Sticky, Adhesive Pads
purpose of all patient return electrodes during electrosurgery
is to safely exit current from the patient with minimal resistance
and without heat build-up. Traditionally, return electrodes
are attached to the patient using an adhesive gel. Not
only can the adhesive irritate the skin, the pad can peel-up
and detach itself from the patient, increasing the likelihood
of a burn. Patients need to be shaved, and pads are
often difficult to place. Placement sites are also affected
by the patient's body size, weight, skin and even health conditions.
response, MEGADYNE, a "leader in innovation and cost control",
has created a breakthrough in electrosurgical technology -
the revolutionary MEGA 2000 Patient Return Electrode System.
Instead of a small "sticky pad", the MEGA 2000 is a large
pad (720 square inches) extending at least half the length
and full width of any adult patient's torso. Prior to
reusable pad is set on the operating room table, slipped in
a plastic sheath, and covered with a linen sheet. The
patient simply lies on the MEGA 2000 pad to achieve full and
safe electrical patient contact. Even if the patient
is in contact with only a small portion of the pad, safety
prevails because the unique sandwiched pad design is a current
limiting device - in short, the MEGA 2000 is the guardian
of electrosurgical patient safety.
Cost-Savings in the O.R. - the introduction of a safe
and reusable patient return electrode to the operating
room eliminates the need to dispose of a sticky, gel pad
and cable after each case. The MEGA 2000 System
may be used in thousands of cases over it's warranted
18 month life - with up to a 70% savings in cost per procedure.
safe as any monitoring pad in the medical industry - large
size and capacitive "gatekeeper" design ensures patient
safety. Because the MEGA 2000 features a unique
current limiting device, safety prevails - even if the
patient is in contact with only a small portion of the
Friendly - because the pad is reusable, the overall quantity
of waste is reduced. The only thing disposed of
with the MEGA 2000 is the sheath, which is discarded once
to the Patient - the patient does not make direct skin
contact with the MEGA 2000 pad, so tenting, gaping, and
liquids that interfere with sticky, adhesive pads are
not a problem. And with no adhesive there are no
patient skin irritations.
set-up, no shaving - "as simple as making the bed"
with all major brands of isolated RF generators
allows for easy clean-up and provides a second layer of
options and education programs available
new MEGA 2000 Soft meets the challenge of providing a safe return
electrode while reducing the potential for Decubitus Ulcers
in surgical procedures.It combines the MEGA 2000 patient
return electrode technology with an O.R. table pressure
reduction pad made with Akton® Polymer. Akton is a
proprietary, dry, viscoelastic polymer that effectively reduces
pressure, shear, and friction; the three primary factors in
the formation of Decubitus Ulcers. The MEGA 2000 Soft
is most appropriate for longer surgical and gynecological procedures.
It is also appropriate for patients who are older, obese,
with fragile skin or poor circulation.
Incorporates the MEGA 2000 technology. It is a safe,
effective return electrode.
Made with Akton® Polymer. Akton evenly distributes
pressure, does not bottom out, and is a tissue equivalent
material that reduces shear and friction.
Easy to use - combines two products into one. The
patient lies directly on the MEGA 2000 Soft patient return
Can be used as a stand alone O.R. table pressure reduction
MEGA 2000 Soft Dual Cord is a patient return electrode with
two electrosugical connectors. This allows
one pad to be used with two separate electrosurgical generators
at the same time. The MEGA 2000 Soft Dual Cord offers the
same safety and benefits as the MEGA 2000 Soft , but for two
2000 Soft Dual Cord FEATURES
the MEGA 2000 soft features & in addition to
it, it can be used along with two electrosurgical generators
in an O.T.