SpiraLith

The SpiraLith Advantage

Consistent Performance

SpiraLith performs more predictably and absorbs more CO2

  • Does not desiccate, unlike all soda lime absorbents
  • Maintains absorption abilities even after days of constant exposure to gas flow or sitting idle all for days
  • Molded airways avoid the soda lime issue of channeling, which creates waste and inconsistent cartridge life spans
  • Ensures longer, more predictable performance
  • Utilizes FiCO2 readings rather than unreliable color indictors

Patient Safety

SpiraLith protects patients and operating room staff

  • Produces little or no compound A or carbon monoxide — protects patients and staff from harmful byproducts
  • Solid construction produces virtually no dust — protects everyone in the operating room from particles that disperse and irritate airways
  • Maintains safe reaction temperatures — the same as soda lime
  • Safe to use at all fresh gas flow rates

Equipment Safety

SpiraLith protects your equipment

  • Lithium powder is bound by polymer matrix
  • Does not create dust-like granules that shift and collide during transportation and use
  • Solid engineering protects hospital’s investment in high-tech anesthesia machines from dust
  • Allows for quicker, easier clean-up of equipment

Cost Savings

SpiraLith delivers cost-saving advantages to your hospital

  • Soda lime CO2 absorbents absorb 5% to 29% of anesthetic agent — literally wasting expensive anesthetic
  • SpiraLith does not absorb (or waste) anesthetic agent
  • Also, does not react with anesthetic agent, so there is no need to flow at higher rates to vent harmful byproducts
  • Safe to use at low gas flow rates to save anesthetic agent cost
  • Solid engineering ensures a more uniform, predictable, long-lasting utilization of the absorbent material
Wash-in/wash-out curves

A 2010 Duke University study showed that SpiraLith absorbs the least anesthetic agent with direct savings of 5% to 29%.

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Environmentally Responsible

SpiraLith helps your hospital meet its green initiatives

  • SpiraLith is the only CO2 absorbent recycled by the manufacturer — relieves hospital of the cost and burden of disposal
  • Protects the environment from caustic waste
  • Volatile anesthetic agents are greenhouse gasses, which adversely affect the environment
  • Sevoflurane, desflurane and isoflurane are from 240 to almost 4,000 times more harmful to the environment than CO2
  • SpiraLith lets you safely consider lower flow rates,which are safe for the environment and save money