Anesthesia

Multiple-use anesthesia breathing circuits are used in operation rooms, along with Pall Ultipor® 25 heat and moisture exchange filters, to prevent the spread of infections and virus contamination. They deliver the following advantages. 

  • Protect patients and staff from machine contamination
  • Protect machines from patient contamination
  • Decrease operation room turn-over-time between procedures
  • Generate less medical waste, decreasing disposable costs
  • Reduce the number of circuits used daily
  • Reduce overall circuit costs
Anesthesia - Breathing Circuits

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15 x 22mm Ported Elbow

Product ID: VMPELBO
Unit of Measure
50/EA
Min Order Qty
50
Packaging Quantity
50
$ 2.34

2-Liter Non-Latex Breathing Bag

Product ID: VM2LBB20
Unit of Measure
20/EA
Min Order Qty
20
Packaging Quantity
20
$ 5.87

3-Liter Non-Latex Breathing Bag

Product ID: VM3LBB20
Unit of Measure
20/EA
Min Order Qty
20
Packaging Quantity
20
$ 7.22

3-Meter, 0.060" CO2 Gas Sampling Line

Product ID: CO2GSL060
Unit of Measure
100/EA
Min Order Qty
100
Packaging Quantity
100
$ 1.87

Adult 40" Expandable Dual Limb Circuit

Product ID: VM40EXT
Unit of Measure
20/EA
Min Order Qty
20
Packaging Quantity
20
$ 3.13

Expandable 15mm x 5-inch Flex Tube

Product ID: VMFLEX
Unit of Measure
100/EA
Min Order Qty
100
Packaging Quantity
100
$ 3.35

Large Adult Face Mask, Ported Elbow, and Ultipor® 25 Filter

Product ID: VMPKLA
Unit of Measure
20/EA
Min Order Qty
20
Packaging Quantity
20
Liquid Borne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
100 %
Airborne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
≥99.999 %
Resistance at 60 L/min
3.5 cm H2O
Connections
Patient end: Coaxial 15 mm ID x 22 mm OD Circuit end: 15 mm OD x 22 mm ID
Approx Filter Volume (Metric mL)
35 mL
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$ 6.79

Medium Adult Face Mask, Ported Elbow, and Ultipor® 25 Filter

Product ID: VMPKMA
Unit of Measure
20/EA
Min Order Qty
20
Packaging Quantity
20
Liquid Borne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
100 %
Airborne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
≥99.999 %
Resistance at 60 L/min
3.5 cm H2O
Connections
Patient end: Coaxial 15 mm ID x 22 mm OD Circuit end: 15 mm OD x 22 mm ID
Approx Filter Volume (Metric mL)
35 mL
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$ 6.48

BB50T Breathing Circuit Filter

Product ID: BB50T
Unit of Measure
50/EA
Min Order Qty
50
Packaging Quantity
50
Liquid Borne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
100 %
Airborne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
>99.999 %
Resistance at 60 L/min
2 cm H2O
Connections
Tapered connections (ISO 5356-1:2004)Patient side: 22 mm ODBreathing system side: 22 mm ID
Approx Filter Volume (Metric mL)
90 mL
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$ 6.20

Pediatric Face Mask, Ported Elbow, and Ultipor® 25 Filter

Product ID: VMPKPED
Unit of Measure
20/EA
Min Order Qty
20
Packaging Quantity
20
Liquid Borne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
100 %
Airborne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
≥99.999 %
Resistance at 60 L/min
3.5 cm H2O
Connections
Patient end: Coaxial 15 mm ID x 22 mm OD Circuit end: 15 mm OD x 22 mm ID
Approx Filter Volume (Metric mL)
35 mL
See All Attributes
$ 6.44

Small Adult Face Mask, Ported Elbow, and Ultipor® 25 Filter

Product ID: VMPKSA
Unit of Measure
20/EA
Min Order Qty
20
Packaging Quantity
20
Liquid Borne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
100 %
Airborne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
≥99.999 %
Resistance at 60 L/min
3.5 cm H2O
Connections
Patient end: Coaxial 15 mm ID x 22 mm OD Circuit end: 15 mm OD x 22 mm ID
Approx Filter Volume (Metric mL)
35 mL
See All Attributes
$ 6.11

Ultipor® 100 Breathing System Filter

Product ID: BB100A
Unit of Measure
50/EA
Min Order Qty
50
Packaging Quantity
50
Liquid Borne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
100 %
Airborne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficacy
>99.999 %
Humidification
Water loss: 8 mg/L up to 800 mL tidal volume
Resistance at 60 L/min
2 cm H2O
Connections
Tapered connections (ISO 5356-1:2004) Patient side: 15 mm ID + 22 mm OD Breathing system side: 22 mm ID
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$ 6.12

Description

Reliability has always been of first importance in anesthesia breathing circuits, but it becomes all the more crucial in times of highly infectious diseases like Covid-19.

 

Pall’s Ultipor® 25 anesthesia breathing system filters  have validated virus retention capabilities, enabling extended use of Pall multi-use circuits, thus reducing medical waste and costs.

  • Multiple-use anesthesia breathing circuits can be used for all procedures performed within 24 hours, if each new patient receives a fresh Pall patient kit that has a mask, an Ultipor® 25 heat and moisture exchange filter, and a filter elbow.
  • Available in a variety of coaxial (single-limb) and dual-limb circuits to choose from.
  • Come with four sizes of masks: one pediatric and three adult sizes (small, medium and large).
  • Free of natural rubber latex.

The key feature of Pall’s multi-use circuits is the Ultipor® 25 hydrophobic filter that protects the interior of the breathing system from patient-derived contamination, allowing extended use of the machine side of the breathing system.

 

Pall’s Ultipor® 25 high-efficiency pleated hydrophobic anesthesia filter offers many benefits.

  • Effective Barrier: It acts as an effective barrier, where the bidirectional, hydrophobic media provides protection against airborne bacteria and viruses, to more than 99.999% efficiency and liquidborne bacteria to 100% efficiency.
  • Resistance to Air Flow: Approximately 3.5 cm H2O at 60L/min due to its unique, pleated, hydrophobic membrane 
  • Extended Circuit Life: It enables multiple patient reuse of the machine side of the anesthesia breathing circuit system and the CO2 monitoring line for up to 24 hours as long as every new patient receives a fresh Pall patient kit.
  • Reduced Costs: This anesthesia filter helps lower patient treatment costs as well as purchase and disposable costs by allowing the use of Pall circuits to treat multiple patients for up to 24 hours.
  • Easy Port Seal: The tethered monitoring port cap prevents detachment from the filter and easily seals the port when not in use.
  • Heat and Moisture Retention: The Ultipor® 25 filter is indicated to retain physiological patient heat and humidity while providing a barrier against the transmission of bacterial/viral contaminants. Along with the Ultipor® 25, Pall’s Ultipor® 100 and BB50T breathing system filters are used to prevent the spread of infection on both patient and machine sides in breathing circuit systems.

The Ultipor® 100 breathing filter is used on the patient side of the breathing circuit in anaesthesia and intensive care ventilation. It comes with a high-efficiency pleated hydrophobic membrane that protects against microbial pathogens and cross-contamination.

 

Our BB50T high-efficiency pleated hydrophobic machine-side filter has also been validated for microbial filtration.

  • The BB50T breathing system filter has been validated to retain Hepatitis C virus, HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Staphylococcus aureus at > 99.999%
  • It has been demonstrated to display a water intrusion pressure in excess of 50 cm H2O column

Highlights:

 

Circuits can be used for all procedures performed within 24 hours, as long as each new patient is provided with a fresh Pall patient kit (a mask, an Ultipor® 25 heat and moisture exchange filter, and a filter elbow).

Specifications

Ultipor 25 Anesthesia Filters

 

Attributes Values
Filter Medium Pleated, hydrophobic filter media
Airborne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficiency >99.999%
Liquid-borne Bacterial/Viral/Prion Protein Retention Efficiency 100%
Test Organisms/Substances**

>99.999% retention of airborne organisms:

Serratia marcescens

Brevunidmonas diminuta

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Staphylococcus aureus

MS-2 virus () 

100% retention of organisms in liquid challenge:

Human Immunodeficiency Virus 

Hepatitis C Virus 

Retain Natural Rubber Latex Allergens

No detection of prion proteins following liquid challenge

** Monodispersed challenge using test organisms and particles of similar size.

Weight Dry Filter: approximately 26 g
Housing Transparent housing with a CO2 monitoring port and tethered port cap
Internal Volume Filter: 35 mL
Resistance Approximately 3.5  cm H2O @ 60 L/min
Usage

Single patient use for a maximum of 24 hours.

Discontinue use if resistance exceeds safe levels as determined by alarm systems.

Inlet/Outlet Connections

Patient End: Coaxial 15 mm ID / 22 mm OD

Circuit End: 15 mm OD x 22 mm ID

 

Ultipor 100 Breathing Circuit Filters

 

Attributes Values
Filter Medium Pleated hydrophobic membrane
Airborne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficiency > 99.999%
Liquid-borne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficiency 100%
Recommended Use Change filter after 24 hours. Use life may be extended to 48 hours if wet nebulization is not performed.
Resistance to Air Flow Approximately 2 cm H2O at 60 L/min
Construction Transparent
Connections

Patient End: Coaxial 15 mm ID / 22 mm OD

Breathing system side: 22 mm ID

 

Filter Volume Approximately 85 mL
Weight Approximately 47 g

 

BB50T Anesthesia Filters

 

Attributes Values
Filter Medium Pleated hydrophobic membrane
Airborne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficiency > 99.999%
Liquid-borne Bacterial/Viral Removal Efficiency 100%
Recommended Use Up to 24 hours
Resistance to Air Flow Approximately 2 cm H2O at 60 L/min
Construction Transparent

Connections

Patient End: Coaxial 15 mm ID / 22 mm OD

Breathing system side: 22 mm ID

Filter Volume Approximately 90 mL
Weight Approximately 39 g

 

Multiple-Patient-Use Anesthesia Circuits: 

 

Our multiple-patient-use circuits generate less medical waste than single-use circuits as long as every new patient receives a fresh Pall patient kit

Pall offers the following range of anesthesia breathing circuit kits and components:

 

Anesthesia Filters: Pall Ultipor® 25 Anesthesia filters, with monitoring port and elbow adapter.

 

Adult Machine Kits: Expandable dual-limb circuits (with removable limbs), non-expandable dual-limbs, uni-limb (coaxial) with expiratory tubing attached, non-latex breathing bags, 3-way inspiratory ports, and CO2 gas sampling lines. Circuits in a range of lengths (40”-96”).

 

Pediatric Machine Kits: Pediatric expandable dual-limb circuits, uni-limb (coaxial) with expiratory tubing attached, non-latex breathing bags, 3-way inspiratory ports, and COgas sampling lines.

Miscellaneous Products: Expandable flex tubes, elbows, and CO2 gas sampling lines

 

Patient Kits: Kits consisting of small adult, medium adult, or large adult masks, and pediatric masks, along with elbow and Ultipor® 25 filter.

 

Breathing Bags: 2-Liter and 3-Liter non-latex bag (bulk packaged)

Applications

Gas Filtration for Anesthesia

  • Used on breathing circuits on intubated patients
  • Removal of bacteria: High-efficiency >99.999% removal of airborne and liquid-borne bacteria, virus and particulate matter under dry and moist conditions

FAQs

1. For how many patients can an anesthesia breathing circuit be used?

Pall’s anesthesia circuits may be used on an unlimited number of patients within a 24-hour period, as long as every new patient receives a fresh Pall patient kit (consisting of a mask, elbow, and Ultipor® 25 filter)

 

2. Can the Ultipor® 25 filter be used with another breathing circuit?

The Pall Ultipor® 25 can be used with any other breathing circuit.

 

3. Are gas monitoring ports available with Ultipor® 25 filters?

All Pall Ultipor® 25 filters are equipped with a gas monitoring port.

 

4. How long can a single breathing filter be used?

The Ultipor® 25 filter has a single patient use for a maximum of 24 hours in anesthesia. The Ultipor® 100 is single patient use for up to 24 hours and can be extended till 48 hours if wet nebulization is not performed.

The BB50T can be used for up to 24 hours.

 

5. Why does condensation occur within breathing circuits during anesthesia?

The soda lime absorber removes a substantial amount of CO2 under low and minimal-flow anesthesia, which produces water vapor as a byproduct. Over time, the humidity levels rise and the vapor condenses on the tubes and other parts of the breathing circuit. However, the Ultipor® 25 filter is equipped to maintain its hydrophobicity and block 100% of liquid-borne contamination between the patient and the breathing system.