3M™ Universal Electrosurgical Plates are designed to work with most electrosurgical units (ESUs) and most surgical applications where electrosurgery is utilized.
The 3M™Universal Electrosurgical Plate is smaller in size and therefore easier for nurses to place on patients at suitable placement sites. The pad can be smaller because it features 3M's new safety ring technology, a patented coating technology that more uniformly distributes electrosurgical RF current over the conductive surface of the pad. The safety ring technology also permits universal orientation; the pad may be oriented to the surgical site in any direction. Although the pad is small in size but maintains the safety of traditional pads up to 33% larger. It meets the performance criteria set forth by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) for Maximum Safe Temperature Rise.