ErgoPractice News – January 2020
SurgiTel Answers Clinicians’ Questions
SurgiTel can help you evaluate your loupes and headlights in three different ways:
- Bring your loupes and LED headlights to SurgiTel exhibit booths
- Request our evaluation service for your clinic
- Request our FREE educational seminar with evaluation services
“You alone are responsible for selecting ergonomically-correct loupes and eye-safe LED headlights.”
You likely purchased your loupes and LED headlights based on information provided by sales reps or information learned from your peers. However, since there are no regulatory standards for loupes and LED headlights, you alone are responsible for selecting ergonomically-correct loupes and eye-safe LED headlights to avoid serious health risks in the future. SurgiTel’s ErgoReference Panel Several ErgoPractice Newsletters have reviewed various safety issues related to loupes and headlights and offered guidelines for selecting ergonomically-correct loupes and eye-safe LED headlights. Please look at our ErgoReference panel for more information on what is included in SurgiTel’s evaluative services.
As announced in December 2019, SurgiTel is offering a “Free Evaluation Service of Loupes and LED Headlights.” This evaluation can be performed in three different ways: in-person at SurgiTel exhibit booths, in your office by a SurgiTel rep, or in combination with SurgiTel’s FREE educational seminar.
1. Bring Your Loupes and LED Headlights to SurgiTel Exhibit Booths
If you are planning to attend meetings, you can bring your loupes and LED headlights to SurgiTel exhibit booths for the evaluation. This evaluation option happens in real-time by a trained SurgiTel rep. No prior sign up is required – Bring your loupes and light to SurgiTel exhibit booths and receive your FREE evaluation at a convenient place and time.
2. Request Our Evaluation Service For Your Clinic
Your local SurgiTel rep can perform an in-office evaluation for you and your clinical staff. Your SurgiTel rep will perform a pre-evaluation using photos and information you provide on your loupes and lights. Once this evaluation is completed, you and your SurgiTel rep will schedule an in-person evaluation. Contact your SurgiTel rep to schedule your FREE loupe and light safety evaluation today.
3. Request Our FREE Educational Seminar With Evaluation Services
SurgiTel offers an educational seminar on loupes and LED headlights. This seminar can be offered to groups such as hospitals, study clubs and schools. This course reviews various functions of the eyes and issues related to loupes and LED headlights as vision-aid devices. Contact your SurgiTel rep to schedule a FREE SurgiTel educational seminar and safety evaluation.
Best Way to Treat Working Pain? Prevent It.
Discovering root causes of pain is the first step toward a pain-free clinical career. Please look at our Clinical Health QuickFacts panel for more information on root causes of working pain and damage. You can do muscle-building exercises or have physical/chiropractic treatments to relieve neck and shoulder pain, and you can wear corrective lenses to manage eye damage. However, the best way to practice without long-term pain and damage is to identify posture and eye-safety concerns before you need corrective treatment. SurgiTel’s FREE loupe and light safety evaluation will help you identify unsafe working practices and correct them before they affect your clinical career.