Philips and Maquet to showcase new Hybrid OR
Royal Philips Electronics, in partnership
with Maquet are jointly showcasing the
latest version of their Hybrid Operating
Room (OR) Suite at Arab Health 2011.
On display will be the Allura Xper FD OR
Table which integrates the Philips Allura
Xper angiographic x-ray system with the
Maquet Hybrid OR solution including
hybrid table. Also on show will be the
HeartNavigator, OR lights, monitors, and
radiation protection walls.
The Hybrid OR Suite is a simple, oneroom
solution combining facilities for
both minimally invasive and open surgical
Globally, hospitals are increasingly
moving towards more same-day and minimally
invasive surgery, such as catheterbased
cardiac treatments, which are often
less costly and less strenuous for patients.
Clinicians recognise the advantages of
minimally-invasive procedures for certain
procedures and patients, which may
include shorter patient recovery times,
greater patient comfort and faster patient
For this reason hospitals require their
operating rooms to be flexible and adaptable
to accommodate both minimally
invasive as well as open surgical procedures,
and to include the latest technologies.
Since different interdisciplinary
teams may need to operate in the same
room over the course of a day, the key to
success of a Hybrid OR is its cross-purpose
functionality. All elements for both imageguided
and open surgical procedures must
be well integrated and easy to access.
The Hybrid OR Suite meets this
growing need for multipurpose functionality
and minimally invasive interventions
to address a spectrum of cardiac
conditions, both structural and degenerative.
It provides a solution that combines
the equipment needed to perform both
open and endovascular cardiac procedures
within the same room.
The Hybrid OR concept is a significant
breakthrough in facilitating procedural
collaboration between specialties, with
hybrid OR procedures being coded by
payors as a single procedure to encourage
clinicians to make the best choice for the
patient without the need for cost considerations.
Surgeons and interventionalists
believe that this concept will enable them
to provide a wider range of treatments,
improve care and reduce procedure costs.
Traditionally, x-ray imaging is used to
navigate cardiac interventions performed
in a cardiac catheterisation lab. In recent
times, 3D ultrasound imaging in visualising
complex structures during interventions
has become more important. The
Philips/Maquet Hybrid OR Suite
combines the sterility and instruments of
a traditional operating room with the xray
and ultrasound imaging systems plus
the radiation shields of a cath lab.
The Philips Allura Xper FD20 is a flexible
x-ray system with a large 20-inch
field of view for minimally invasive
cardiac surgery; The Philips
HeartNavigator combines CT pre-procedure
images of a patient’s cardiac anatomy
into a 3D image and overlays it with live
x-ray fluoroscopy information; The
Maquet Magnus hybrid table system
features a carbon-fibre table top providing
almost 360 degree radiotranslucency for
optimum x-ray images, available in six
versions with various lengths and travel
paths. The Allura Xper and the Magnus
are fully integrated, from the perspective
of safety, optimal workflow and advanced
The Philips/Maquet Hybrid OR Suite is
customised for customer needs and
designed using an advanced 3D architectural
planning tool that provides a 3D
visual of possible room configurations.
From high-quality, high-resolution,
multi-modality advanced 3D room planning
software (supporting confident decision-
making), to surgical tables, lighting
and other equipment considerations; the
full scope of equipment combinations is
Trumpf introduces TruPort
– innovative ceiling-mounted supply units
clinic sets up a new operating room or intensive care unit, the equipment should
be able to meet all requirements for the next 20 years. At the same time,
however, tight budgets increasingly restrict many hospitals’ freedom to act.
TRUMPF Medical Systems gave careful consideration to these factors when
developing its latest innovation, TruPort. These ceilingmounted supply units,
can keep pace with changes in everyday work in clinics as well as with the
individual demands of their users. This creative system makes it easy to
remodel, convert and expand workstations even after their installation. TruPort
ceiling-mounted supply units enable quick and convenient workstation design,
even without tools in some cases. As a result, the hospital staff can make
adjustments at any time according to safety, ergonomic and economic
requirements. That means TruPort is equipped for a broad range of applications
and represents a secure long-term investment.
TruPort support heads can be set up
individually on all four sides and over their entire length. The front and rear
are no longer fixed mounted as in previous ceiling-mounted supply units. The
TruPort architecture permits users to replace, and move components and
accessories with little effort. Thanks to a spring-aided clip system, trained
personnel can also flexibly integrate, remove or vary the arrangement of gas,
power and data supply modules by means of a simple tool.
Unique multifunctional rail
Components like rotatable LED lights,
cable remote controls for anaesthetics or drawers without handles can be
attached at the optimum place on a multifunctional rail using the simple click
mechanism. This means they are securely fixed in place, supplied with
electricity and immediately ready for operation. It is also possible to attach a
standard rail to the multifunctional rail for standard accessories, such as
baskets, infusion rod holders or monitor support arms. If components required
later are forgotten in the planning phase, it doesn’t matter with TruPort.
Individual elements can be flexibly changed in terms of their position or even
retrofitted thanks to standardised interfaces. This means an interchange between
individual installations or even between operating rooms or intensive care units
poses no problem at all.
An electro-pneumatic brake system in
combination with a friction brake facilitates positioning of the ceiling-mounted
supply unit and enhances safety during handling. The brake system is coupled to
the internal bus system. The respective operating elements can be attached to
any side and at any height without tools – even several at the same time. They
enable intuitive use thanks to the patented colour coded brake system. All
TruPort models permit 330-degree rotation so users can easily swivel the supply
unit outside the work area if necessary. An optional motorized lifting mechanism
on the TruPort head facilitates individual positioning of additional equipment,
such as anaesthesia or respiration devices, and provides for foot and floor
Three different TruPort support head sizes
are available: the smallest version has side dimensions of 220 by 220
millimetres, the medium size has a rectangular crosssection of 310 by 220 mm
while the largest head measures 310 by 310 mm for maximum equipment needs. In
terms of length, all support heads can be varied between 250 and 1750 mm in
increments of 250 mm. Single-arm and double-arm systems are possible.
announces new compact tabletop CR
Carestream Health has announced availability
of an affordable new tabletop CR, the Carestream Directview Vita CR System that
provides rapid image access to help increase both the speed and accuracy of
patient diagnosis. This compact imaging system is ideal for use in independent
imaging centres, clinics, multiphysician offices, as well as chiropractic and
veterinary facilities. It is available in countries where the company’s current
tabletop CR systems are sold. It will be marketed directly to customers and
The Vita CR system can be bundled with
optional Image Suite software for a complete mini-PACS solution that includes
digital image capture, viewing, printing, storage and management. Image Suite
allows users to interface with other digital imaging modalities. This software
can be hosted on a broad range of PCbased workstations.
“Many facilities that install CR for the
first time do not have any type of image management capabilities, so bundling
our new Image Suite software with a compact, affordable CR system equips users
with a fully integrated, user-friendly solution. It helps clinics, practices and
other health-care providers fully realise the benefits of a digital imaging
workflow, and establishes our ability to meet each user’s current and future
image capture and management needs,” said Diana L. Nole, president, Digital
Medical Solutions, Carestream Health.
The lightweight Vita CR system offers a
durable, sealed design that can withstand rough handling and extreme conditions.
It supports eight cassette sizes including 35 x 84 cm for long-length exams. It
offers a short-term archive, DICOM transmission to PACS and DICOM and Windows
printing to a variety of output devices at no additional cost. With throughput
of 44 plates per hour (35 x 43 cm), the system also offers additional options,
such as the ability to query modality worklists and create patient CDs. Other
Vita CR system benefits include:
● Portability: At only 36 kg, it is smaller
and lighter than other CR solutions. An optional Z-cart allows the system to be
easily shared between rooms and images can be viewed close to the patient’s
point of care.
● Simple set-up: Installation can be
completed in two hours or less. An intuitive interface and multiple
pre-configured image presentations means this compact system requires
significantly less training time than other CR systems.
● Productivity-boosting features: A “smart
erase” feature allows fast, complete erasure of latent images across all
exposure levels. This automatic feature determines exposure levels and adjusts
erase cycle times, which can improve operator productivity – especially for
lower dose exams.
● Optional long-length imaging: Vita CR
readers can capture and process highquality digital images of spinal or other
long-length exams with a 35 x 84 cm cassette that weighs only 4.9 kg.
Accessories include a portable caddy with embedded grid, a wall stand with grid
and beam-attenuation filters.
● Optional Total Quality Tool testing: A kit
with a phantom and special software equips users to perform image tests and
quality control measurements to ensure that equipment is functioning within
normal operating specifications. Data can be exported to Microsoft Excel for
review, analysis and recordkeeping.
● Arab Health: Visit Carestream Health at
● Visit: www.carestreamhealth.com
HICOM Technology to showcase latest in Healthcare IT
Information Technology continues to play
an increasingly important role within the
provision of global healthcare. Dr Mike Paylor, Business Development Manager of
Hicom, explains the benefits available to
healthcare organisations, by implementing
state-of-the-art software solutions that
save time, create efficiencies, improve
patient turn-around and above all provide
best quality patient care.
Hicom is one of the most well-known
and long-established providers of healthcare
technology in the Middle East, having
been active throughout the region for over
10 years. In the UAE for example, Hicom
are the IT partner for a number of prestigious
Dr Paylor explains: “Our expertise
includes software development, ICT infrastructure
design, systems integration and
telehealth. At Arab Health 2011 we will
be demonstrating our latest web-based
software applications specifically designed
for the healthcare industry. This includes a
number of software solutions that can be
deployed easily and accessed anywhere
within the hospital intranet and beyond
using conventional web-browser technologies.
One advantage of browser-based
applications is that no software is installed
onto users’ PCs. This means that it is easy
to expand the service to multi-disciplinary
teams regardless of their location and
upgrades and new features can be installed
with little or no service disruption and
with minimal support from the IT department.
Furthermore, other web-enabled
devices such as netbooks and tablet PCs
can be supported more easily in remote or
mobile settings. By interfacing our applications
with medical and laboratory devices,
the healthcare teams are able to communicate
effectively and all departments have
the most accurate and up-to-date patient information whenever they need it. Such
technology does not just help with efficiency;
such integrated systems can also be
a factor in the achievement of accreditation
from the Joint Commission
International (JCI), a recognised world
leader in health care quality and patient
As healthcare IT continues to evolve
and new technologies facilitate additional
functionality, more and more healthcare
providers are adopting sophisticated
methods to manage clinical work flows.
For example, by providing patients with
low-cost smart cards it is possible to gain
near real-time updates regarding key operational
criteria such as throughput, waiting
times and clinic productivity. Smart cards
also minimise the risk of entering data into
the wrong patient record thus improving
patient safety. Hicom has recently taken
this technology one step further by integrating
smart cards into the patient scheduling
function to generate a real-time
Arabic-language patient queuing system.
The system automatically recognises the
arrival of a patient and informs them when
the doctor is available.
By integrating the clinical records with
back-office functionality such as
accounting, financial and operations
management software it is also possible to
improve the efficiency and accuracy of
administrative functions such as billing,
invoicing and stock-control. Hicom was
one of the first companies to integrate with
the Health Authority Abu Dhabi
(HAAD) endorsed eClaims system,
reducing paperwork and speeding up insurance
claim and payment processes.
■ Arab Health: Visit Hicom at booth
● Visit: www.hicom.co.uk
Carestream Health to showcase
products in DRX family
Carestream Health will showcase its award-winning family of
detectors and systems based on the wireless, cassette-size
CARESTREAM DRX-1 at Arab Health 2011 in Dubai.
Carestream Health is the only company that can offer a
full family of options from CR to wireless, cassette-size
detectors for existing x-ray rooms and mobile x-ray
systems as well as fully automated DR suites.
In recognition of its innovative technological
advances, Carestream Health was named Frost &
Sullivan’s 2010 Medical Imaging Company of the year. The
company’s DRX-based imaging systems enable healthcare providers
worldwide to streamline overall imaging workflow, while simultaneously
improving productivity and enhancing patient care. The
company has sold more than 1,000 of its DRX-based systems since its
highly successful launch.
The company’s current family of DRX imaging solutions
includes: the CARESTREAM
DRX-1 System, CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit kit and
CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution suite. The original DRX-1
detector is now complemented by a second detector, the cesium
iodide-based CARESTREAM DRX-1C, that offers exceptional
image quality and improved DQE (detective quantum efficiency).
DRX detectors are integrated into Philips, GE, Siemens,
Shimadzu, and other vendors’ room-based x-ray systems, as well as
mobile x-ray systems from GE, Siemens and Shimadzu.
Carestream Health’s DRX portfolio also includes innovative software
that helps enhance care for patients in ED, ICU and surgical
suites. The company’s Tube and Line Visualization feature uses the
original exposure to display an enhanced companion image with
more precise visualisation of lines and tubes, which are typically
difficult to view. This software is available for all DRX-based
■ Arab Health: Visit Carestream Health at booth: 5B50
● Visit: www.carestreamhealth.com/capture-drx1.html
Dräger “at your side
in the hospital”
Dräger will present a broad product portfolio and numerous new products at Arab
health 2011, in Dubai.
The core of this year’s tradeshow is the presence of Dräger segment
communication for hospitals and clinics. Under the motto “At your side in the
hospital”, Dräger will showcase its range of products as the right partner and
system provider in the field of health management. Among the products on show
will be medical devices for acute care, products for workplace design and supply
units, as well as information management systems and visualization technology
for everyday hospital applications.
The primary focus of the Dräger neonatal medicine devices is on gentle care.
From incubators to ventilators to non-invasive measurement and treatment, Dräger
provides a stress-minimized environment for newborns.
■ Arab Health: Visit Dräger at booth G3B10
● Dräger has developed a microsite for Arab Health 2011 –
Codonics offers complete solution for safe labelling
SLS 500i Safe Label System (work-in-progress) is a complete solution for safe,
compliant, fast labelling of medication in the operating room, or anywhere
syringes are prepared. This innovative system improves the syringe preparation
workflow by automatically printing ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists)
compliant full colour labels containing all TJC (The Joint Commission) required
elements while the syringe is being filled. Simply scan a vial and SLS provides
visual and audible confirmation of the medication name and strength
(concentration), and automatically prints the ready-to-apply label. Each label
includes a configurable data-rich barcode that can be used to integrate into the
Anesthesiology Information Management System (AIMS) or a broader hospital
Multiple distractions and poor hand-writing greatly
contribute to the chance an anaesthesiologist could get drug vials confused or
put the wrong label on a drug. SLS medication labelling content has been
designed to meet the intent and guidelines for all drug classes as defined by
ISO 26825 and ASTM 4774 standards. The Codonics SLS 500i is an electronic
doublecheck that helps to remove the element of human error by incorporating
machinereadable technology, greatly reducing ampoule/vial swaps, label swaps and
syringe swaps, the three most common drug errors made in the OR.
includes audio/visual readback and clinical alerts for recalled/expired vials as
well as Administrative Management Software to closely tie the SLS formulary
database between Pharmacy and OR. The Safe Label System also prints labels for
IV lines, invasive monitor lines, and other operating room needs on-demand. ■
Visit the Codonics booth at Arab Health, US Pavilion
EuroBioConcept Isolators, a new standard for operator and patient safety
EuroBioConcept is a leading French designer
and manufacturer of isolators, Rapid Transfer Port – RTP - and Class III
Biological Safety Cabinets for pharmacies, pharmaceuticals industries and
research centres. EuroBioConcept will introduce two new products at the Arab
Health - Chemosafe and Sterisafe, which are used to prepare TPN or Cytotoxic
ChemoSafe ensures the highest level of protection to operators/
environment against toxic aerosols while ensuring a sterile environment. It not
only meets, but goes far beyond the latest requirements: working area in ISO 5
according to 14 644-1, certified HEPA filters H14 according to 1822-1, leak rate
of class 3 according to ISO 10648-2, and operates under positive (optimum
product protection) or negative (optimum operator/environment protection)
pressure. The fully automated hydrogen peroxide gas generator, with its fast
bio-decontamination cycle and combined with the large airlock, ensures high
Designed through close collaboration with pharmacists, Chemosafe
includes a lot of features in series: ergonomic footrest, IV bar with hooks,
waste port, internal shelves and airtight connector for safe entry of electrical
leads. The ergonomic position of the large diameter glove ports, the angled
front, the lighting system and the motorised electrical support stand have all
been designed for optimal comfort.
Chemosafe is designed for high flexibility:
available with the airlock to the right or left side, available in different
dimensions (2, 3 or 4 gloves) and available with two different solutions for
ejecting the completed prescriptions: dynamic airlock with a controlled pressure
cascade or secure transfer port with a heatsealed, pre-sterilised bag. Chemosafe
offers a wide range of accessories: baskets or the innovating “integrated PC
solution” designed to display the medical prescription on the back side of the
EuroBioConcept also provides installation, commissioning,
qualification services, training, routine maintenance and spare parts.
● Visit: www.eurobioconcept.fr
DTR Medical launches the Tonsil Aspirating Dissector
DTR Medical – the leading manufacturer of
sterile single-use surgical instruments – is extending its range of ENT
dissectors, adding the new Tonsil Aspirating Dissector to complement the
well-established Negus and Freer ‘Hockey Stick’ models.
collaboration with John Phillips, an ENT surgeon in Norfolk & Norwich, this new
product has the potential to streamline tonsillectomy surgery. The design of the
single-use sterile dissector combines two existing instruments thereby freeing
the surgeon to better perform the procedure.
The new model, based on the Gwynne
Evans blade pattern, has an aspirating handle and delivers optimum first time
“The tonsil aspirating dissector provides focused suction in the plan
of dissection,” comments Phillips. “In doing so visibility is improved as blood
loss is kept to a minimum, leading to improved efficiency and shorter
The collaborative development of the Tonsil Aspirating Dissector
highlights DTR Medical’s determination to listen to clinicians’ needs when
developing new products. The complete range of single-use instrumentation has
been created in this manner to improve procedure and help save time, lives and
● Visit: www.dtrmedical.com
Inditherm – the way forward
for perioperative patient warming
Inditherm Medical have revolutionised patient
warming practice. Using an innovative flexible carbon polymer technology,
Inditherm systems are now in use worldwide.
This unique patented technology
reduces costs, helps to improve clinical outcomes and offers significant
Clinical research has established that wound infection
rates and recovery times can be dramatically reduced as a direct consequence of perioperative patient warming. The evidence also shows significant reductions in
mortality and morbidity. Clinical evaluations in the Operating Room have shown
that the Inditherm system out-performs traditional technologies such as forced
air warming. Inditherm patient warming can deliver superior performance and
greater convenience at the same time as delivering enormous reduction in costs,
and this has attracted strong international interest.
Inditherm CEO, Nick
Bettles commented: “We now have a strong International network of distributors
and see that the combination of superior clinical performance and substantial
cost reductions that our systems offer are driving a rapid increase in uptake of
our technology. Following our attendance at Arab Health in 2010 we have managed
to establish representation in many Middle East countries and hope to find
additional partners at the 2011 meeting.”
The Inditherm system has brought
patient warming up to date with its patented carbon polymer technology. The
Inditherm polymer is unique in its ability to produce a completely uniform
heating effect with no hotspots. Excellent pressure relief is fully integrated,
eliminating the need for gel pads. Mattresses and blankets are lightweight and
X-Ray translucent and the system is silent in operation. All products operate at
low voltage, with precise digital temperature control and independent thermal
cutouts for complete patient safety.
Inditherm’s patient warming technology is
currently used in operating rooms, neonatal areas and emergency departments. It
has proved its robustness in use by all military branches in many countries.
Rimage offers DICOM
Media System, an all-in-one solution
digital publishing solutions, will present
the new DICOM Media System at Arab Health 2011 in Dubai. The DICOM Media System
incorporates Rimage’s industrial grade robotics, innovative printing solutions
and professional recording technologies with Perennity’s DICOM edition software,
offering an all-in-one data publishing solution for the medical industry.
the Rimage/Perennity turnkey solution, medical facilities around the globe can
conveniently output medical examination data, such as images, video and reports,
from any DICOM-compatible modality or PACS system to CD, DVD or Blu-ray,
drastically reducing production costs compared to traditional film.
intuitive web-based user interface, streamlined with Rimage’s leading automatic
publishing and printing capabilities, provides medical facilities with a
workflow-centric solution that is easy to use,” says Ralph Heick, regional
business manager Eastern Europe & Middle East, Rimage Europe. “The solution
plugs directly into existing DICOM workstations, resulting in quick turnaround
and cost-effective data publishing and archiving.”
The solution combines Perennity DICOM edition, Level 2 software with the Rimage Producer 6100N
Professional 5400N, Professional 3400 or Desktop 2000i autoloader. Perennity
software extracts all relevant metadata (patient and study information) from the
DICOM images and stores it in a central database (MySQL or MS SQL Server) for
future retrieval. The Rimage system automatically burns data to DVD and Blu-ray
discs to be used for secure and long-term off-line storage, as well as
distribution between hospitals, doctors and patients. The disc surface is
clearly-labelled, and a DICOM viewer is added to each disc, enabling convenient
browsing and data manipulation.
“The Rimage/Perennity DICOM Media System is the
highestperforming system for the DICOM-compliant medical industry,” says Heick.
“We look forward to working with Perennity and showcasing our solution to the
healthcare community at the Arab Health Exhibition.” ● Visit:
station seca 284 – height, weight, BMI
The golden rule of industrial design –
“form follows function” – applies completely to the new wireless measuring
station seca 284. Every detail is aimed at the fast and accurate measurement of
height, weight and BMI in a single step and trouble-free integration in the seca
360° wireless network. The range of uses for the weighing and measuring station
is broad – from paediatrics and cardiology to nephrology.
heel positioner and the solid headpiece with the integrated Frankfurt Line make
sure that the head is in the right position for exact height measurements from
30 to 220 cm. The scale features a stable glass platform and a high weight
capacity of 300 kg. The seca 284 displays the measured weight in precise 50-gram
Print and analysis
The seca 284 has two displays. One display is for
direct read-out of height from the headpiece. The other is a three-line
multi-function touch display with white backlighting that makes the display of
height, weight and the automatically calculated BMI visible under all lighting
conditions. It takes just the touch of a key to transmit the measurements to a
seca 360° wireless printer or a PC with the software seca analytics 105, which
analyzes and formats the data. When the user enters gender, age and PAL
(Physical Activity Level) via the Input key on the multi-function touch display,
the scale calculates the resting metabolic rate and total energy consumption and
prints out the results on the seca 360° wireless printer. The seca 284 can also
calculate percentiles for children and compare its findings to statistical
● Visit: www.seca.com
Allibert Medical to showcase dynamic & modular hospital furniture
France-based Allibert Medical will be
introducing its latest innovations at Arab Health 2011 in Dubai.
● A medical
cart featuring a drawer box to facilitate bedside computerised patient file
management, which can in particular be used to validate prescriptions
administered to patients as well as their treatment. Made of light aluminium in
a sturdy design, the drawer box has shock-absorbers for opening and closing. It
can be easily dismantled for optimal cleaning.
● The modularity concept of Allibert Medical’s hospital furniture helps configure and customise all units
using the various components and accessories as the needs of the medical staff
● The new closing system featured on the carts and medical cabinets is
equipped with a lockable roller shutter, which is removable by hand for optimal
cleaning. All Allibert Medical products (whether mobile, fixed or hanging) are
exceptional because of their:
● Sturdiness and hygiene: frames made of aluminium
or stainless steel; trays, drawers and shelves made of non-microporous
polypropylene, easy to clean thanks to their monobloc shell, easy to dismantle
by hand and without tools, and meeting the strictest hygiene standards.
Adaptability and modularity: Allibert Medical has adopted a standard size
throughout its range (600 x 400mm) allowing the medical furniture to be fitted
at will with any drawers, shelves and/or mesh abs trays, thereby providing a
homogenous, comprehensive solution by virtue of all components being
interchangeable. The savings stemming from this dynamic storing system is a key
benefit to any health facility.
● Ergonomics and easy handling: lightweight,
with rounded shapes, and featuring ABS shock-absorbers, the furniture is of a
specially-designed height to prevent injury and backache among medical staff.
Aesthetics: fashionable design with a colour range appropriate to a medical
BERCHTOLD brings Full
HD to the OR
Berchtold, one of the world’s leading
developers and manufacturers of high quality operating room equipment, now
offers its ChromoVision Camera Systems in Full HD. The cameras can be integrated
in the surgical lighting of the Chromophare E-series or mounted as an external
camera system on a separate support arm. With the high-resolution video
technology, the operating room events are transferred to monitors in accurate
colours in the widescreen format 16:9 or the classic 4:3 format. The surgical
team controls the image settings via a handle or electrically with an infrared
remote control and control unit.
With more than 2 million pixels, ChromoVision
Full HD captures images at five times the resolution of conventional systems.
The camera system thus fulfils the highest requirements with regard to image
quality. Thus external camera, as well as the camera integrated Chromophare
Eseries can be optimally positioned, since the system is suspended in the
operating theatre without a limit stop and can be turned 360 degrees.
ChromoVision Full HD features a 10x optical zoom and a 12x digital zoom. At the
control unit there are a number of video connections, and analogue and digital
outputs can be operated in parallel. A serial link interface serves to remotely
control the system via external systems. The camera system can thus be easily
integrated into the existing operating room infrastructure and fit with any
The ChromoVision Full HD camera series, and the Berchtold
Communication System ORICS, forms a modular overall design for video and
communication in the operating theatre. Images and video sequences can be
carried live and then easily saved on external media or the server. Medical
findings, interventions or operating techniques then remain available digitally
as video, audio or image files.
Brown Medical products
earn ease-of-use commendation
Three products manufactured by Brown
Medical Industries (BMI) have earned the Ease of Use Commendation from the
The Arthritis Foundation programme recognises consumer
products designed to be comfortable and effective, as well as easy to use by
patients with arthritis. BMI earned the foundation’s seal on IMAK Arthritis
Gloves, IMAK SmartGlove and Nice Stretch X Lite night splint for plantar
Products earning the commendation undergo rigorous testing at a
research facility, including evaluation by a panel of individuals with varying
degrees of arthritis. The research process includes both a quantitative and
qualitative review that encompasses both the product and the packaging.
pleased to partner with such a respected authority on arthritis,” said Ivan E.
Brown, CEO of the company. “We believe the collaboration with the Arthritis
Foundation will allow us to expose more patients to our products. Improving life
is our passion, and this alliance strengthens our ability to realise that
Brown Medical Industries manufactures and markets medical devices
worldwide, with production in the United States as well as Asia. BMI is an ISO
9001-certified facility with offices in Spirit Lake, Kansas City and San Diego.
● Visit: www.brownmed.com
mammography system gets US FDA approval
Carestream Health has received final
approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Directview computed
radiography system for mammography and has begun commercial distribution of this
system in the US.
The Carestream Directview CR Mammography Feature enables
mammography images to be captured digitally while utilising a healthcare
provider’s existing mammography x-ray unit and workflow processes. It is
intended for use in the same clinical applications as traditional screen-film
based mammography systems. This optional mammography feature is available when
purchasing a new Carestream Directview Elite, Classic or CR 975 System, or as a
retrofit to installed Elite, Classic or CR 850/950/975 systems.
In addition, the
optional Carestream Directview CR Mammography Total Quality Tool is available to
streamline objective mammography image testing and QC measurements.
The US FDA
has also approved a Premarket Approval (PMA) supplement for enhanced screens and
image processing software for the Carestream CR mammography system. The
company’s EHR-M3 screens are its third generation of screens designed
specifically for mammography. The system has higher DQE (detective quantum
efficiency) with the new screens, which were designed to enhance the quality of
the acquired images. The latest approval also covers the application of
Carestream Health’s advanced image processing algorithm that was designed to
enhance the overall displayed quality of mammography images.
The company has
been selling its CR mammography system in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia,
Japan, Latin America and Canada for several years, and has installed thousands
of systems in clinics, breast imaging centers and hospitals of all sizes.
company offers a digital portfolio of women’s healthcare solutions that
includes: digitizing systems for converting film images for softcopy comparison;
mammography modules for its RIS/PACS platform; a multi-modality breast imaging
workstation that allows reading of all breast imaging modalities as well as
general radiology exams; CAD solutions; and high-resolution output to DRYVIEW
Laser Imaging Systems.
Ampronix unveils touch
screen autosync HD display
As an innovator in medical imaging
technology, Ampronix provides solutions for industry wide dilemmas. By employing
a user-centric approach to product development, issues of system compatibility
and image quality are solved while keeping a close eye on cost reduction. This
year, Ampronix upholds this reputation with the unveiling of Versapaxx, the
world’s first autosync touch display that records and stores HD video for
radiology, cath/angio, CR, RF rooms, surgical, endoscopy, laparoscopy,
ultrasound recordings, and modality viewings / recordings.
With the integration
of multiple functions, Versapaxx eliminates the need for a separate capture
device, scan converter and PC. This system allows for simple operation and
greater efficiency, saving time and money, while maintaining reliability and
image quality. Connectivity to any source is made possible with a complete array
of inputs and outputs including DVI-D, HDSDI, S-Video, 1 – 5 BNC, VGA,
component, and composite. The DICOM compatible Versapaxx will accept any digital
or analog signal, autosync to any modality, and upscale to 2MP Resolution. Users
can view, play, and record HD 1080p video on the unit’s hard drive or DVD
burner. The Versapaxx includes an internet connection for storage on a server
and USB output for storage on an external hard drive. Standard features also
include a touch screen interface, DICOM store and print send capability, and a
patient modality work list.
Three dedicated models provide optimal performance
in specific medical environments. The Versapaxx HD accepts analog signals for
use in diagnostic imaging applications. With 1 – 5 BNC, component, composite,
S-Video, and VGA inputs, the Versapaxx HD will auto sync to any modality and
upscale a signal to 1600 x 1200 resolution. For surgical and endoscopic
procedure rooms, the VersaPaxx HD Digital accepts digital signals for viewing,
capturing, archiving, and importing at resolutions up to 1920 x 1080p through a
DVI-D, HDSDI, S-Video, component, and composite input. The Versapaxx Viewer is
solely used for viewing applications. With reliability and versatility as a core
value, Versapaxx provides the ultimate cost-effective imaging solution.
Health: Visit Ampronix at booth 1E50
Technogym now a global
partner of ‘Exercise is Medicine’
The international reach of ‘Exercise is
Medicine’ has received a welcome shot in the arm with the addition of Technogym
as a global partner. The company’s worldwide presence will help activate EIM at
a grassroots level in more than 50 countries. First announced at the inaugural
World Congress on Exercise is Medicine (June 2010, in Baltimore), the
partnership both confirms the growing momentum for EIM as a worldwide movement
and provides support to make it happen.
Technogym will support Exercise is
Medicine on both the scientific and the communication ground; Technogym Research
Center and its Scientific Advisory Board are already working to define
evidence-based solutions to treat and prevent several chronic diseases by means
of structured exercise and on the communication side the company worldwide
network will be cooperating with ACSM to spread the EIM message internationally”
“We are very pleased to give our contribution toward the success of Exercise is
Medicine since we strongly believe in the initiative core values,” states Nerio
Alessandri, Technogym founder and chairman and he adds: “We spent the last 20
year in promoting Wellness – the Technogym lifestyle made of regular physical
exercise, healthy nutrition and positive mental approach – as a social
opportunity for everyone: for governments to reduce health service costs, for
companies to stimulate their members to be more creative and productive and for
all citizens to improve their health and daily lifestyle.”
e-Prescribing – More
sushi than spaghetti
India Hardy, Lead Pharmacist from Chelsea
and Westminster Hospital, London recently presented to senior healthcare
executives at HIMSS Middle East, Dubai. Her presentation titled “Successful
Adoption of Electronic Prescribing and Harnessing the Power of Clinical Decision
Support” described the management transition from paper to electronic
Hardy’s food analogy captured the audience instantly. She likened
paper prescribing to eating spaghetti (information held in several locations,
going back and forth in many directions), and e-prescribing to sushi (everything
held in its correct place). The e-prescribing system utilises First Databank’s
Multilex Drug Data File (MDDF) for the drug database and clinical decision
support. This allows a number of important checks to be carried out including
drug-drug interactions, sensitive/allergy checking and duplicate therapy. In
terms of patient safety, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital was impressed to find
a significant 11% reduction in the severity of the errors reported.
changes to the system after the initial roll out saw a mandatory allergy field
with decision support lead to a 52% increase in allergy information collected.
This in turn led to a 77% decrease in medicines being prescribed to those with a
known allergy. The introduction of e-prescribing has positively affected the
work of the pharmacy department in a variety of ways. Pharmacists can identify
discharge prescriptions through a “dashboard” view as soon as they are written.
They can view stock levels on a particular ward and see which require a supply
order. This helps to facilitate overall discharge planning.
summaries are sent electronically to GPs, enabling the hospital to meet NHS
reporting responsibilities. The ability to order medicines remotely from the
wards also provides significant time and labour savings. The new e-prescribing
system allows automatic transfer from the ward to the pharmacy, where a robotic
dispenser completes the process.
● First DataBank is exhibiting at Arab Health
for the first time in January 2011. To find out more about First DataBank’s drug
database and clinical decision support, visit us on stand SAJ30, in the Sheik
Saeed Arena, from 24-27 January.
Innovative Lam Probe
treats superficial skin conditions
Skin Care Consultants has introduced the
innovative Lam Probe which enables skin care practitioners to successfully
treat: clogged pores, cholesterol deposits, milia, cherry angiomas, spider naevi,
telangiectasia, acne pimples, fibroma simplex, and skin tags. The Lam Probe
utilises radio, high frequency technology to provide rapid and effective
treatments for superficial skin conditions.
The Lam Probe works on the principle
of liquids being attracted to heat which is released by various probes.
Treatments are very quick (some within a few seconds), and may not even touch
the skin’s surface. Small skin tags or blood spots disappear immediately and
treatments take only a few seconds. There is minimal discomfort for the client
patient and healing time is short, from a day or two for skin tags to a few
weeks for larger skin abnormalities such as fibromas.
unit supports hip surgery
Trumpf’s extension unit with MIS-hipdevice
supports surgeons and OR staff in efficiently coping with the mounting volume of
hip operations. Thanks to its handling concept, both flexible and at the same
time safe, it facilitates the entire surgical procedure – and accelerates the
healing process for patients.
Working on the basis of new findings in the field
of arthrosis prevention, greater and greater emphasis is being placed on
arthroscopy in hip surgery. By focusing on preserving the joint, minimally
invasive surgery reduces pain for the patients, boosts efficiency in daily OR
work and speeds healing processes, thus helping to relieve the load on the
TRUMPF’s extension unit with MIShip- device perfectly matches
this medical progress. In preparation for arthroscopies or total hip replacement
using minimally invasive procedures, the nursing staff can gently extend the
patient’s leg as required while still achieving optimum access to the operating
field. The leg can be extended, rotated, flected and both abducted or adducted.
A combination of all these movements is also possible. The extension unit
features a high degree of flexibility coupled with the necessary stability,
enabling it to reliably withstand even the high forces encountered, for example,
when the femoral head is dislocated during hip arthroscopy. Furthermore, a novel
extension boot ensures that the patient’s foot is held securely in the correct
position at all times. To prevent the patient’s pelvic bone becoming misaligned
as a result of the extreme position, tandem-joint struts may be used to put the
other leg in a compensatory position.
New capabilities are also opened up for intraoperative X-ray diagnostics. Using the version with carbon-fiber extension
struts, assisted by the intelligent arrangement of the attachment points,
low-artifact 360- degree fluoroscopy of the entire pelvis is possible. The
healthy leg is swung out of the range of the X-ray equipment and the damaged or
diseased hip is examined using a C-arm. ■ Arab Health:
Visit Trumpf at booth
● Visit: www.trumpf.com
containers provide temperature regulation under the most extreme conditions
Fully integrated into isothermal
containers, the thermo-chemical system patented by Coldway produces cold through
a chemical reaction requiring no power connections. Coldway provides health
professionals with an alternative solution to meet their growing need for
mobility, quality and reliability. The company will present its active and
passive transport solutions at Arab Health 2011 in Dubai.
Cold is generated by
the evaporation of liquid ammonia into a gas that goes on to react with salts.
Once the stock of ammonia is depleted, heat resistance is regenerated in the
system by plugging the container into a 230 V/50-60Hz power supply for 5 to 8
hours, depending on the volume.
Alacatherm containers provide autonomous
refrigeration without connection nor link to the vehicle carrying them. More
economical than refrigerated vehicles (no fuel overconsumption), they were
especially developed to meet the most demanding physical and logistical
constraints of the cold chain while preserving the environment:
regulation under the most extreme conditions (heat waves, severe winters, etc.)
● Silent and ventilated cold production even when the vehicle stops, allowing to
compensate the door openings during multi-stop deliveries
● Reliable, sturdy
system requiring little maintenance
The active, ventilated cold system provides
a temperature range from 2°C to 12°C, which can be extended to a range of -20°C
to 37°C. This patented refrigeration provided by the Alcatherm for the 7- to
1,000-litre range is silent, reliable and requires little maintenance.
Coldways’s Alcatherm range contains an integrated traceability system monitoring
the inside temperature and door openings, which can be operated on PC. Coldway
meets environmental concerns, using no fluids prohibited by international
● Visit: www.coldway.com
Care range reduces risk of VAP
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is a
growing concern in modern hospital environments. Many recent studies document
that it is possible to significantly reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonia by
performing basic patient oral hygiene.
Intersurgical is introducing an extended
range of Oral Care products to target the fight against VAP. The product
portfolio now includes:
New OroCare Mini - the extra small toothbrush for
targeted cleaning The OroCare Mini has been designed with a small atraumatic
brush head and soft bristles. It also features a long curved neck, which allows
the user to reach all areas of the oropharynx. It is ideal for paediatrics and
those with challenging oropharyngeal situations.
OroClean Complete - the
complete all-inone solution, OroClean Complete is a convenient pack designed for
use on those requiring a little more attention, such as elderly patients,
patients in longer term care or patients with specific requirements.
OroCare 2 -
the fast and convenient solution, OroCare 2 has a product handle that acts as a
reservoir for the separately available antibacterial mouthwash vials. The
mouthwash is released by gently squeezing the handle whilst carefully brushing
the patient’s teeth with the soft atraumatic bristles. Standard suction tubing
may be attached to the end of the handle and can be controlled by a comfortably
located thumb hole.
OroCath is a single use oropharyngeal catheter for oral
suctioning during and inbetween treatments. The flexible catheter extends all
the way to the ET tube cuff and allows for oral hygiene in hard-to-reach places.
OroCare tooth gel is available in single doses for use with any of our Oral Care
Speechmagic – for
hospital-wide electronic speech infrastructure
Nuance Communications, a leading supplier of speech solutions, has released
SpeechMagic 7 Release 2. SpeechMagic is the healthcare SDK platform for building
a hospital-wide electronic speech infrastructure (eSI) in Europe, Middle East
and Asia Pacific. This new version contains the main features that Nuance’s
global Healthcare IT business partners asked for; it will help healthcare
providers achieve faster and more cost-efficient medical documentation. In its
set of new features and benefits, the speech recognition platform allows the
gathering of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to better assess productivity
gains and turnaround-times. KPIs can be used by the hospital management to
evaluate their return on investment and optimise their reporting and information
capture processes. SpeechMagic 7 Release 2 makes it easier to introduce an eSI –
no matter whether at a departmental level within a hospital or throughout an
entire healthcare region - serving the adoption of EHRs. The deployment effort
has been minimised through one-click deployment without down time for the users;
integration into clinical IT systems is straightforward. To further boost
initial recognition accuracy, SpeechMagic 7 Release 2 comes with enlarged
medical vocabularies and advanced learning algorithms.
“The customisable Key
Performance Indicators (KPI) in SpeechMagic 7 Release 2 deliver statistical
evidence for business decisions. Hospital Managers can use KPIs for the average
length of dictations or the time from dictation to validation to decide the
allocation of transcription resources – in fact they can explore any variable
affecting the entire documentation workflow,” says Mert Oez, Product and
Innovation Manager at Nuance Healthcare. “Whatever the goal, the Key Performance
Indicators in SpeechMagic 7 Release 2 can deliver the numbers to evaluate
performance as defined by the hospital management itself. Those KPIs represent
true decision power in the hands of hospital managers to better serve patient
care in a demanding economic context.”
Highlights of SpeechMagic 7 Release 2
The Speech Accuracy Trainer: Doctors using frontend interactive speech
recognition can now easily add and remove words themselves. This enables the
users to build their own customised recognition vocabularies in addition to the
centralised vocabularies for all users of a site. Together with the enlarged
outof- the-box vocabulary and advanced learning algorithms, the performance and
accuracy of the speech recognition engine is being raised significantly.
Individual user statistics: A data centric management system gathers KPIs to
measure productivity and turnaround times for each user individually. This
allows the analysis and adjustment of the workflow for individual users or the
entire organisation. This enables the healthcare institution to deploy an eSI
that will help deliver better healthcare while optimising its total cost of
● Roll-out: The one-click deployment concept supports integration of
browser and/or pluginbased systems to facilitate large-scale roll-outs.
Support of latest dictation recording devices: Philips SpeechMike 3000 series,
the wireless SpeechMike Air, the Grundig Digta SonicMic and the wireless
SonicMic Classic CordEx are supported, giving a larger choice to the users.
Speech-based information capturing in health-IT systems has gained great
momentum in recent years, driven by the digitisation of healthcare. Nuance
Healthcare technologies are used across the healthcare systems of many European
regions, like Galicia in Spain, the Northumbria NHS Trust in the UK, several
provinces in Norway or the Friuli region in Italy. Many of these regions have
proven multimillion cost savings through their electronic speech infrastructure.
SpeechMagic 7 Release 2 is designed to be integrated with health-IT systems.
Visit: www.nuance.co.uk/ speechmagic/partners.asp
DIAMOND OR table has
Schmitz u. Söhne’s DIAMOND operating table
series provides greater ease of use with the new Bluetooth control mechanism for
selecting various table functions.
The design engineers of Schmitz u. Söhne made
their decision in favour of the Bluetooth technology because of its superiority
to the often used Infrared control. There is, for example, no need to have
direct visual contact when using Bluetooth control. Therefore, a permanent and
robust wireless connection with the OR-table is guaranteed at all times.
Moreover, the hand or foot control device also communicates with the table.
DIAMOND control elements have a large and clearly arranged colour display. They
offer bi-directional communication, i.e. the operating table itself also
transmits information, such as current position, status of battery or security
advice to the control units.
The DIAMOND OR table series was first introduced at
the MEDICA tradeshow in 2009.
The OR tables are suitable for all types of
surgery. They can support heavy patients up to 360 kg. The table features
optimal height adjustment due to its telescopic column which allows even tall
surgeons to work comfortably. Thanks to the ergonomically shaped lower section,
surgeons enjoy plenty of leg room. The DIAMOND table top offers a wide range of
adjustment features for various types of surgery and can be enlarged in
longitude and latitude.
HumaSens – The
reliable way to monitor blood glucose
The monitoring of blood glucose levels is
a key element of home blood glucose management for diabetic patients injecting
insulin or taking oral medications.
The HumaSens blood glucose meter is a
dependable, precise and easy-to-use partner that allows patients a maximum of
independence and convenience. It delivers rapid results with just a drop of
capillary blood and is available in a convenient starter pack containing
Accuracy of measurement, of course, is of the utmost
importance for safe and effective therapy. Recently, the FDA notified healthcare
professionals of the possibility of falsely elevated blood glucose results in
patients consuming products containing certain non-glucose sugars when using GDH-PQQ type glucose test strips. With the GDH-PQQ method, the presence of these
non-glucose sugars in the blood may falsely elevate glucose results, which in
turn may mask significant hypoglycemia and/or prompt excessive insulin
administration, which can lead to serious injury or even death.
the glucose oxidase (GOD) method, which is unaffected by this interference.
catalyses the oxidation of glucose to gluconic acid. HumaSens detects the levels
of glucose by keeping track of the number of electrons passing through the
enzyme and shows no reactivity to any sugars other than glucose! ● Measure
anywhere, anytime – giving you more flexibility in your daily activities. ●
Intelligent user interface for maximal ease of use ● Large-dimension screen for
easy reading even with impaired vision ● Feel secure with the precise
measurements of an instrument manufactured to the highest standards. ● Rapid
measurement with just a few steps allows you to resume your activities quickly.
● Fully automated measurement helps you lead an active life.
Philips launches new
line of neonatal cuffs, air hoses
Philips Healthcare has launched its newest
line of neonatal blood pressure solutions. Philips designed the new line of
neonatal cuffs, air hoses, and upgrade kits specifically to prevent tragic
misconnection errors that can cause harm to the most vulnerable of patients.
Available globally, the solutions are compliant with neonatal connection
regulations that became effective in the European Union in December 2009.
new tubing and catheter standards are part of a larger global focus on patient
safety. In order to improve patient safety, the WHO identified “nine effective
solutions” that healthcare providers must implement in order to reduce such
errors. Avoiding catheter and tubing misconnections is number seven on that
“This innovative neonatal blood pressure solution, which replaces the
standard, tapered male-female Luer connectors currently in use, is designed to
be incompatible with other medical devices, such as feeding tubes, catheters, IV
tubing, and needleless IV ports, thereby preventing misconnections that can
cause patient harm,” explained David Russell, vice president and general
manager, Perinatal Care, for Philips Healthcare.
In addition to being
color-coded and graphically labeled, the full line of hoses and neonatal cuffs
are available in sizes one through five, ensuring a comfortable fit for the
entire neonatal/infant patient population. Intuitive and easy-to-use, the
solutions empower clinicians to deliver the highest standard of care. Upgrade
kits are also available allowing Philips customers to easily extend the life of
existing equipment while still meeting newly introduced safety requirements.
Visiomed to exhibit
innovative infrared thermometers
Electronic medical laboratory Visiomed
Group is a worldwide key player in thermometry. The company designs, develops
and commercialises innovative devices for self-measurement, self-diagnosis and
The Visiomed Group will showcase its latest generation of contactless,
infrared thermometers, the Thermoflash LX-160T, featuring a host of benefits at
Arab Health 2011 in Dubai.
Thermoflash LX-160T measures a person’s temperature
on the basis of the energy given off, with no interference with surrounding
heat. Adapted to the entire family, its ergonomic design and simplicity will
make it easy to use on babies or the motor-impaired. Measurement results are
reliable and stable. Expressed in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit, Thermoflash
LX-160T will memorise the previous 32 temperature readings.
Small and compact, Thermoflash LX-160T measures the body temperature from a distance of 2 to 5 cm
in less than a second. With its voice feature, it is specifically recommended
for the visually-impaired.
Thermoflash LX-160T can also take the temperature of
food, baths, baby bottles, or the ambient temperature in a room. Since there is
no contact with the skin, Thermoflash LX- 160T helps fight bacterial
contamination. It requires no disinfection, and no changing of the tip after
each use. Thermoflash LX-160T meets all European health and safety requirements.
Visiomed Group is seeking distributors and importers for the entire Middle East
and the Gulf countries.
Siemens, Olympus test
new capsule endoscopy system
Siemens Healthcare and Olympus Medical
Systems Corporation have jointly developed a new technology for stomach
examinations that allows comfortable patient procedures. The patient swallows a
capsule that is navigated via a joystick and a magnetic field through the
stomach. The capsule wirelessly transmits images from inside the stomach to an
image processing system where the doctor can view the images.
A conceptual model
of the technology was introduced at the United European Gastroenterology Week in
Barcelona in October, last year.
The prototype of the magnetically guided
capsule endoscope (MGCE) system consists of an innovative guidance magnet, an
image processing and guidance information system as well as the capsule
endoscope. The patient swallows the capsule together with water. The patient is
positioned in the system so that his stomach including the capsule is located in
the centre of an artificially generated magnetic field. The magnet generates
varying magnetic fields in real time to navigate the capsule. The magnetic field
enables the physician to control the capsule with a joystick. The cameras at
both ends of the capsule transmit images from inside the stomach to the image
processing system where the doctor can view the images. The capsule endoscope is
approximately 31 mm long and measures 11 mm in diameter.
Dr Jean-Francois Rey,
working on the feasibility study, said: “The magnetically guided capsule system
provides reliable results for gastrointestinal endoscopic examinations compared
to conventional endoscopy. The capsule enables much less invasive stomach
examinations. It means an enormous boost in acceptability for the patient.”
flexible, functional, aesthetic medical supply unit
By developing CONBOARD, Zumtobel has
created a medical supply unit which does not only respond flexibly to technical
and functional requirements, but at the same time blends into any architectural
A worldwide leading supplier in lighting solutions, Zumtobel can
provide a range of medical units embedded with moisture-proof luminaires.
CONBOARD combines technology and design as well as safety. It is made of
extruded aluminium sections and concentrates all supply outlets required in a
patient room compactly at one location.
Manifold design options
provides both designers and users with plenty of freedom, in technical as well
as design terms. Several supply lanes can be individually composed and fitted,
either horizontally or vertically. The corresponding number of technical supply
components such as medical gas outlets, sockets, patient call, telecommunication
and data lines are integrated according to requirements. It provides compact
solutions for single, double or multi-bedrooms. Several CONBOARD supply units
can be combined smoothly. As a class IIb medical device, it complies with the
legal requirements of the Medical Devices Directive 93/42 EEC.
The basic module, a modular front wall made of wood for flush
integration of CONBOARD, can be extended to provide a complete wall panel
system. The high-pressure impregnated surface is resistant to disinfectants and
can be cleaned easily thanks to the flush-fitting design. Additional modules
such as automatic infusion devices, monitoring and other supervisory systems can
be added simply by screw-fixing a vertical mounting rail.
lighting module, especially developed by Zumtobel, closes the multifunctional
front wall system off at the top. It serves as a reading, examination, room and
night light at the same time, and has been optimised in all application areas
using state-of-the-art computation methods.
● For more information, visit the CONBOARD product microsite:
Fresenius Kabi showcases
Injectomat syringe pump
Fresenius Kabi’s Injectomat TIVA Agilia is
a single channel syringe pump dedicated to anaesthesia. Depending on your
medical practice, it can be used either in TIVA* mode (ml/h or dose rate), or in
TCI* mode (plasma concentration or effect site concentration).
The device combines ease of use and a complete set of features, including PK* models for 4
drugs: propofol, remifentanil, sufentanil, alfentanil (in option).
Like all the Agilia devices, Injectomat TIVA Agilia is highly intuitive to use. The learning
process is simple and short thanks to a clear front panel, obvious keys and
meaningful pictograms. Numerous safety features guarantee a secured use of the
device: syringe positioning detector, clear texts and diagrams, and advanced
pressure management. Combined with Vigilant Drug’Lib, the drug libraries
software (DERS), intravenous anaesthesia becomes even safer.
* TIVA: Total
* TCI: Target Controlled Infusion
* PK: Pharmacokinetic
The Agilia family offers a complete range of infusion pumps, accessories and
disposables to cover all major IV drug administration needs.
Visit Fresenius booth 2C30
● Visit: www.fresenius-kabi.com
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