Total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) is a technique of general anaesthesia which uses a combination of agents given exclusively by the intravenous route without the use of inhalation agents (Gas Anaesthesia).
Why use TIVA?
Intravenous (IV) anaesthesia has several advantages over inhalational anaesthetics:
Tivatek is Europlaz’s own TIVA range.
“Tivatek offers all the benefits of the competition but at a more competitive price.” NHS Consultant Anaesthetist Burton NHS Trust.
Absolute focus on creating a gold standard in Total Intravenous Anaesthesia, TIVA
Our motivation is to create an advanced range of TIVA products following guidelines from the Safe Anaesthesia Liason Group (2009). We pride ourselves on exceptional manufacturing standards for a range of TIVA sets you can rely on.
We aim to offer an all in one solution to make delivery of TIVA as safe as possible.
Recommendations for Guaranteeing Drug Delivery in Total Intravenous Anaesthesia by the Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG), October 2009.
Here are some of the benefits of the Tivatek range which is manufactured in the UK.
Using a one-way valve on the intravenous line.
It is suggested a one-way valve is used on the IV fluid port when multi-lumen IV connectors are used. All Tivatek sets include a high flow, one-way Codan valve on the widebore gravity line. All valves are 100% leak tested.
Disconnection of the infusion or displacement of the cannula can go unnoticed so cannula sites should be visually checked at regular intervals as a practical and simple risk reduction. Tivalok is an optional addition to Tivatek sets and provides an additional visual aid and added safety from disconnection.
Tivatek sets are delivered as a complete, sterile kit so there is no need to purchase an additional one-way valve or multi-lumen/Y connector. This ensures all appropriate and necessary equipment is set up, ready for use. All products are labelled clearly for intended use.