Surgical lamp: How should it be used?

April 25, 2023by Kalstein
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Surgical lamps are devices used to illuminate the surgical field for a long time allowing an optimal visualization of small objects of low contrast at varying depths in incisions and body cavities. That is, they are medical devices whose main objective is to provide a correct visualization during a surgical act.

In addition to providing sufficient lighting, these equipment also reduces shadows and produces minimal color distortion. Therefore, these lamps meet the needs of surgeons to illuminate the surgical or surgical field in terms of intensity, uniformity and color of light, which is why surgical lamps are widely used in current clinical practice.

Function of surgical lamps

The main function of a surgical lamp is to provide adequate illumination during any surgical procedure. The light in these lamps should be white because in the operating room the doctor needs to be able to observe the color of any organ or tissue, as this is an indicator of the patient’s condition and health.

This type of lamp should in turn provide hours of bright light without overheating the patient or health personnel involved in the operation. Surgical lamps can provide bright light for several hours without overheating the patient or staff working in the operating room.

How should surgical lamps be used?

Surgical lamps must be used by qualified and authorized personnel to work in the operating room, because lighting in this place is considered essential to achieve success in any surgery. They are used by doctors, surgeons, and nurses, these lamps illuminate the surgical site to obtain better visual effect during the operation.

You should know that surgical lamps operate through the generation of light that comes from a source located in the head of the lamp, which is commonly a focus or arrangement of lights that reflect light through reflectors or mirrors. The lamps are mounted on one or more lamp-carrying arms allowing for vertical movement and unlimited rotation. In order to achieve a flexible positioning configuration, detachable, sterilizable or disposable handles are used, as well as automatic brakes to control and maintain a location above and around the surgical room.

Key aspects for the correct use of surgical lamps

Surgical lamps provide a bright and uniform illumination centered on the operating table during the surgical act, as far as their use is concerned it is important to take into account the following aspects that we mention to you below:

  • The light from the lamps should be white as in the operating room the doctor needs to be able to observe the color of any organ or tissue as this is an indicator of the patient’s condition and health.
  • The more electric current, the more intense the light.
  • Luminaires should be easily manipulated.
  • Do not generate infrared (IR) or ultraviolet (UV) radiation as it may cause damage or injury to the body tissue that is exposed during surgery.
  • Accessibility and easy maintenance.
  • Offer intense light directed but that avoids the minimum visual fatigue and does not cause eye fatigue to physicians and assistants.
  • A light that does not generate shadows and focuses on the surgical intervention area.

What do we offer you in Kalstein?

At Kalstein we are MANUFACTURERS of medical equipment of the highest quality, and we offer an excellent range of surgical lamps at the best PRICES on the market. This time we present our YR02115 surgical lamp, a novel device, a key ally of every surgeon. At Kalstein we are an innovative and pioneering company in the modern shadowless operating light industry, so we have incorporated LED (light emitting diode) and Beam Sharper technology in the development of YR series products. Complementing its excellent YR surgical lamps, Kalstein now has the most extensive selection of products to illuminate the surgical field that can serve in the most diverse surgical situations, which is why you can confidently make your purchase with us.

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