Fog Out

  1. Does anyone have a recommendation on anti fog? We use "fog out" and the surgeons say the sponge makes bubbles on the scope lens and want us to put it in a cup, which is against our policy.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   spyder
    try hooking the insufflation up to a different trocar. everone always hooks it up to the trocar the camera goes in. I hook it up to a different trocar and have less problems
  4. by   grimmy
    [font="book antiqua"]we use fred and i never use the sponge. not only are there the occasional bubble, but the sponge gets bloody and nasty. i typically throw it out, and wind up dripping the fred onto the end of the camera.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Insufflation being on the same trocar as the camera aggravated the fog problem. The coolness of the Co2 mixed with the body heat creates a fogged scope.

    I always FRED the scope as soon as i take the scope out of the box. Any bubbles are brushed off. The sooner i FRED, the better results. And typically, by doing this, FRED isn't needed any other time during the case, unless a teeny pumper hoses off the scope.

    You can squirt a little FRED liquid on a sponge and use that to wipe off the scope too.
  6. by   SFCardiacRN
    We also preheat the scopes in a warm water bath. But the problem really seems to be with the surgeon. Some complain constantly while others never have a problem.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I notice that too. We have one that ALWAYS has a fog problem.
  8. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from SFCardiacRN
    We also preheat the scopes in a warm water bath. But the problem really seems to be with the surgeon. Some complain constantly while others never have a problem.
    True that, I can be looking at the monitor & see a clear Pic, yet some surgeons are just freak'in out saying that can't see anything. I'm thinking get your checked, LOL.
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    We have one that wears an Optivisor for every case, even hernias.

    Kinda scares me that he still drives ya know.....

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