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By Jill Trasamar
Jill Trasamar is the Marketing Manager for Megadyne Medical Products and resides in Sandy, UT. Megadyneis the recognized authority on non-stick electrosurgical electrodes and cost-effective surgical devices including the Mega Vac™ line of smoke evacuators, Ultra Vac™ line of smoke evacuation pencils, as well as the Mega Power® Electrosurgical Generator, the E-Z Clean® line of non-stick electrosurgical tips, the revolutionary reusable Mega Soft® Patient Return Electrode System, and many other electrosurgical accessories.
As Marketing and Product Manager, Jill is responsible for marketing Megadyne's capital equipment lines as well as the company's complete offering of smoke evacuation equipment and accessories.
Jill has earned a M.A. from the University of Phoenix and a B.A. in Journalism from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ and has enjoyed working at a variety of medical equipment companies including GE Healthcare and Bard Access Systems.
Market Analysis: Electrosurgical Smoke Evacuation Systems | OR Today
"These systems have come a long way in recent years," says Jill Trasamar, marketing manager for Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
Trasamar says that one of the biggest challenges many hospitals face with regard to using electrosurgical smoke evacuation systems is overcoming the objections of some surgeons.
"The overall perception that many surgeons have of smoke evacuation systems is that they're loud and that hand pieces are cumbersome and not ergonomically friendly," Trasamar
"Change takes time and education," Trasamar
"Staff education is beginning to change the assumption that nurses have to put up with smoke to work in the OR. Electrosurgical smoke evacuation is part of the larger concern to evacuate dust, fog, fume, mist, gas, spray and vapor of all kinds from the OR so everyone can breathe easier."
One trend noted by Trasamar
in electrosurgical smoke evacuation systems is their increasing use in robotic surgeries.
"Hospitals are spending millions of dollars to innovate their ORs with robotics," she
February 13, 2013 12:08 pm | ...
February 13, 2013 12:08 pm | by Jill Trasamar, Marketing and Product Manager, Megadyne | Articles | Comments
Responders include Jill ...
Responders include Jill Trasamar, Marketing Manager at Megadyne Medical Products, Inc., and Benjamin Webb, Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Miss.
: The electrosurgical market is evolving from traditional electrosurgery to a market offering advanced technologies and capabilities for differentiation.
: The combining of electrosurgical technologies into one box has the potential of having a large impact on the reliability and service of these systems.
: Purchasing electrosurgical equipment has become more complicated and expensive in recent years.
: Hospitals should responsibly control costs by acquiring electrosurgical equipment that costeffectively meets surgical needs.
: When purchasing electrosurgical equipment, biomedical engineers should give careful consideration to both the needs of the surgical team, costs and reliability of equipment.