grounding pad

grounding pad

an inactive electrode, part of a monopolar electrocautery, that is attached to the patient and returns the current distributed from the active electrode to the generator through an attached cable to complete the electrical circuit.
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Complications encountered included one pulmonary abscess, two episodes of parenchymal hemorrhage, three COPD exacerbations, and five grounding pad skin burns.
One recent modeling project involved the development of a revolutionary electrosurgical grounding pad.
Furthermore, no grounding pad is required as with other electrosurgical products, minimizing the risk to the patient and surgeon.
The device, which is indicated forcutting and coagulation of tissue in open and laparoscopic surgery, provides surgeons with an electrically neutral surgical option that does not require a grounding pad, and eliminates the risk of alternate site burns.
Gore EMI gasket materials allow OEM designers to use their existing surface mount manufacturing machines to pick and place the gasket or grounding pad that best fits their custom application," says Michael Sobota, Product Specialist for SMT from Gore.
Prior to the advent of these probes, the unipolar configuration, consisting of a small treatment electrode and a large grounding pad attached to the patient's leg, was the type conventionally used in arthroscopy.
The grounding pad collects the current and completes the circuit.
The elimination of the grounding pad, through bipolar delivery of current, is an important factor for dentists concerned with both safety and patient perception and fear of the equipment used in the general dentistry setting.
Moreover, patients are exposed to less risk during this and all other procedures using Valley Forge's bipolar systems, since they require no grounding pad.
Conmed Corporation (Nasdaq: CNMD) announced today the expansion of its product line with the launch of the SureFit(TM) electrosurgical grounding pad and UltraClean(TM) electrosurgical blade.
This indemnification is limited to claims resulting from direct coupling, capacity coupling, insulation failure and grounding pad burns.
This indemnification is limited to claims resulting from direct coupling, capacitive coupling, insulation failure and grounding pad burns.