Introduction to Neurology surgical drapes and kits
Neurology is the branch of medicine specializing in treating diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system consists of two parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. It includes the brain and spinal cord.
Neurosurgery deals in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumours, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine. These surgeries involve many complications as they involve very sensitive and vital organs of the human body.
Neurological surgeries are highly critical as they always involve the spinal column, brain and spinal cord along with the peripheral nerves. Which makes taking extra precautions while handling any of these areas during surgery very important for the surgeon.
As the main goal is to protect the sterile field from the risk of infection since the procedures involved in carrying out these operations can be quite lengthy. For this reason, it is important to find the right surgical drapes for a neurosurgical procedure to ensure safety and efficiency.
Infection control is the ultimate goal of any surgeon who conducts any operation, specialized patient drapes are required to minimize the number of postoperative wound infections caused by bacteria spread.
Neurosurgical procedures are often lengthy and involve large amounts of blood and irrigation fluids. Drapes that can collect this fluid appropriately and maintain a safe environment for healthcare workers are an advantage and will also reduce the risk of infection. The draping systems used must offer enhanced fluid control and increased patient comfort in ophthalmic, neurological and other surgeries involving the head and neck.
In all types of surgical procedures including neurosurgery, single-use neurology surgical drapes and kits are designed to achieve maximum protection against infection. Surgical drapes must also provide ease of access in order to ensure positive results.
These are designed to be highly impermeable, meaning they are completely waterproof. These products are manufactured with high-grade material to provide safety and enhance robustness.
The drapes function is augmented by a special reinforcement material which provides more strength and fluid control. All disposable drapes are easy-to-use and totally adjustable so that anyone can use them once and then discard them ensuring maximum protection.
A neurosurgery set contains all the items needed to drape the patient, including a neurosurgery drape with an incision foil placed on top of the fenestration and an integrated fluid collection bag.