‘Perfecting’ surgical site illumination
A new, ‘improved’ Q-Flow surgical light – available in the UK from Bender UK – has been revealed by Merivaara of Finland.
The ‘enhanced' Q-Flow 2021 has been ‘re-formed’ in terms of key features such as optics, resilience, colour temperature, and extended autonomy. Bender UK says the optics been improved to deliver an increased depth of illumination, creating a longer, more precise column of light that easily penetrates deep human cavities such as the thoracic region.
A new green ambient feature reportedly creates a perfect lighting environment to reduce fatigue during keyhole surgery, with better camera image quality and less reflection. The advanced touchscreen interface has improved touch accuracy, ‘enabling seamless control of the light and camera during surgery’.
A new low voltage detection feature prevents disruptions to surgery in the event of an outage. Should a mains failure occur, Q-Flow 2021 switches to battery mode, and theatre staff are notified. A lamp head battery ensures that the light continues to work during electrical blackouts to minimise disruptions, and with extended autonomy, the light detects lower voltage and adjusts illumination levels to extend the operating life up to six hours.
Bender UK says ‘the new functionalities’ are geared towards generating increased resilience, efficiency, power, and autonomy, and aim to make the work of surgeons easier, so that their primary focus is the patient.
Merivaara lights form part of Bender UK’s comprehensive range of healthcare solutions. The improved Q-Flow 2021 is exclusively supplied by Bender UK in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.