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Recommendations for Reducing EMI from Bovie Instrument with CIED

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for electromagnetic interference (EMI) between a Bovie instrument and a cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED).

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

prevention

ICD-10:

I47.2, I49.0

Description:

A Bovie instrument can cause electromagnetic interference (EMI) with a cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED). Robinson et al listed steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of this interference during surgery. The authors are from the Universtiy of Colorado, Medtronic Inc, Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona and theUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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