Surgical evolution –
made in Switzerland
In an ideal, perfect world, complications
would be trained in a safe and risk-free environment
with no live patients involved.
The training tool would look and feel exactly
the same as “the real thing”. And it
would teach the right way to do a procedure
and correct any slight little mistake a
trainee would commit.
Swiss engineers have made all of the
above possible, and even more: Virtual
reality simulators offer high-fidelity graphics
in HD. Original instruments from the operating room are equipped with sensors.
They work just as in real life, train all the
skills necessary and thus facilitate the transition
to the OR. And an endless variety of
various pathologies awaits the trainee – a
variety that surgeons would only encounter
during years of practice.
Hints and colored “ghost tools” show
the best way to deal with a specific patient
case. Experts define scores for objective
performance feedback after each surgical
procedure. Metrics include safety, correct handling of the instruments and how
the surgeon dealt with the pathology.
Until now, the company VirtaMed based in Zurich, Switzerland, offers surgical
simulators for training in four disciplines. These are hysteroscopy,
transurethral resection of the prostate, knee arthroscopy and – in prototype
state – shoulder arthroscopy.
For a live demo of this innovative educational
tool and for more information
on future product developments visit:
Intersurgical launches Adult
and Paediatric Compact
Following the success of the Compact extendable breathing systems for
adults, Intersurgical has launched a new paediatric range, with features
that offer distinct advantages:
- Supplied concertinaed increases the number of systems per box, for
more cost effective storage and disposal, resulting in significant space
savings. A standard box of Compact systems could provide a hospital with
an extra three weeks supply*.
- Adjustable length means the tubing can be extended/collapsed to suit
your exact needs
- Shallow profile tube improves laminar gas flow and lower resistance to flow
- Softer material results in a quiet, non-disruptive sound when expanded
- Flexibility allows for easy tube positioning, without the need for
additional connections - ideal for head and neck surgery
- Compliance is excellent when extended, at 0.28ml/mbar per metre of
tube - less than that required in the ISO 5367:2000 standard
The Paediatric Compact breathing system is available in three lengths:
1.5m, 2.0m, and 3.0m (extended length). A one-litre reservoir bag with
limb options is also available.
Contact your local distributor to try the product yourself.
* Comparison based on a hospital with four operating theatres changing
the breathing system on a daily basis. Example systems used: Intersurgical
code 2150 (Compact II) and code 2000 (Flextube).
Ampronix’s Scanmaxx lets
you connect PC to PACS
The Scanmaxx USB2DVI4MP is a multipurpose unit. It’s the first medical
external video card that allows you to easily and directly connect your desktop
or laptop to two PACS displays at resolutions up to 4 MP at the same time.
Why not avoid the chaos of opening your PC and adding additional internal
video cards? In addition, Scanmaxx USB2DVI4MP eliminates the concern of
software conflicts that can occur when adding a secondary video card.
The Scanmaxx USB2DVI4MP is compatible with Windows XP, Vista
and Windows 7 operating systems. It works with both USB 2.0 and 3.0.
This unit is compact and is easy to store in any space. It also includes
three USB 3.0 hubs, audio and Gigabit Ethernet. All these features will
streamline your work flow and allow you to quickly and easily connect all
your workspace peripherals.
For more information, visit: www.ampronix.com
Timesco’s single use
100% infection control
Timesco Healthcare, England, has been at
the forefront of laryngoscopes design,
manufacture and innovative developments
in intubation for the
past four decades.
Timesco manufactures the
best single use laryngoscopes
systems available, with the traditional
bulb in the blade, ‘Europa’ and fiber optic, ‘Callisto’
systems, enabling millions of intubations to be performed by
medical professionals worldwide.
Both the Europa and Callisto systems feature unique low
profile, “non touch” blades and are complemented with the
single use Callisto and Europa handles.
Specialist blades for difficult intubation, such as the
‘Eclipse’ tilting tip are also available in Callisto designs.
Timesco single use laryngoscopes are supplied clinically
clean in individual packaging and conform to ISO international
standards of fittings and manufacture.
Timesco is a progressive and innovative company, which
has recently introduced new Energy Efficient Systems for extended
battery life, Kinetic energy power systems and new
rechargeable systems to power our Laryngoscopes and Diagnostic
systems. New LED handles and LED single use laryngoscopes
blades have also been added to the ranges.
For more information, visit: www.timesco.com
Zio tech provides
Audio Visual solutions
to leading hospitals
The fastest-growing system integration company
in the GCC lists an impressive line-up of
Zio Technologies is one of the best-known names in the system integration
field in the GCC. A turnkey solutions provider that set up
shop a little more than 10 years ago, Zio has grown to a multi-million
dollar company that dominates the marketplace. Involved in every
significant project in the region, Zio employs a large team of technical
professionals and has offices at Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Bahrain.
“There was a time long ago when we would celebrate the novelty
of a million-dollar project; today it has become normal to be
awarded projects over $10 million,” says Parag Vadodaria, CEO,
The hospitals on Zio’s client list read like a who’s who among regional
caregivers: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Al Wasl Hospital,
American Hospital, Canadian Specialist Hospital, Sheikh Khalifa
Hospital, Iranian Hospital and Latifa Hospital among several other
The company specialises in integrated Audio Visual Solutions including
modern Nurse calling and Videoconferencing systems (for
operations and doctor meetings) among others, and employs a team
of dedicated professionals capable of customising solutions for clients.
“It is a matter of great pride that half our business is driven by
repeat customers or referrals, which says a lot for our support services,”
For more information, visit: www.ziogulf.com
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