BiPAD® USABILITY SURVEY
1. 53 cases per week using irrigating, 55 cases per week using non-irrigating
2. 10 surgeons said they used monopolar when they should use bipolar, generally, because it's easier, has hand switch.
3. 94 % of surgeons find it difficult to locate the bipolar foot pedal during surgery.
4. 94 % of surgeons stand back from the table during surgery to find the foot pedal.
5. Surgeons reported that the staff needs to crawl on the floor to locate a foot pedal about 2x per case.
6. No question.
7. 56 % of surgeons ask an assistant to press the foot pedal for them.
8. 78 % of surgeons said that the time delay/distraction of finding the foot peal is a safety/quality issue.
9. 44 % of surgeons said that time delay associated with finding a foot pedal caused unnecessary blood loss.
10. 94 % of surgeons said they have pressed the wrong foot pedal during surgery.
11. 89 % of surgeons said that the bipolar foot pedal is NOT the only foot pedal under the table.
12. 78% of surgeons said that the balance of the BiPAD cord/hand switch was adequate.
13. Zero surgeons said that the BiPAD hand switch interferes with the ability to see the surgical site.
14. 89 % of surgeons said that the BiPAD hand switch was adequately sensitive.
15. 82 % of surgeons said that the BiPAD hand switch will improve the use of bipolar forceps.
16. 47 % of surgeons said that they would alternate between the BiPAD and the foot pedal.
17. 59 % of surgeons said they might need to remove the BiPAD hand switch in some situations.
18. 94 % of surgeons said that BiPAD fits comfortably in their hands.
19. 41 % of surgeons said that they would still use the foot pedal instead of the hand switch,
20. 69 % of surgeons said that the finger guard helps reduce the risk of accidental activation.
21. 67 % of surgeons said that they find it easier to activate bipolar electrocautery with the hand switch than the foot pedal.
22. 100 % of plastic surgeons said the hand switch was easier to activate.