Regional Anaesthesia Device to Be Demonstrated at Arab Health

by Mohammed Arafat

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Regional Anaesthesia Device to Be Demonstrated at Arab Health

Regional anaesthesia device to be demonstrated at Arab Health

The UK technology, which aims to transform regional anesthesia into a one-stop operation and improve patient safety, will participate at Arab Health 2022.

The procedure, SAFIRA, was performed at a theater located in the UK Pavilion by Dr. Emad Fawzy, an anesthesiologist at the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City's main hospital in Abu Dhabi. SAFIRA was developed by medical equipment company Medovate in partnership with doctors from the NHS.

The award-winning device gives anesthesiologists full control of the injection, as well as boosting self-confidence by using a built-in safety mechanism to automatically reduce injection pressure below 20psi, thus helping to reduce the risk of nerve injury to patients.

The live exhibition will take part in the UK theater as part of a series of retrospective surgical simulations. Dr. Fawzy, who previously worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust in the UK as part of a team of medical professionals behind the first device, will showcase the device and share his experience of introducing new pioneer technology into the medical profession. .

Dr. Fawzy said that this device is already in use by doctors around the world and the response has been overwhelming, including reports of how technology is helping, hydro-dissection and reducing the amount of local anesthetic needed for effective prevention. 

“It is a great honor to be able to show such a new machine in the Middle East.” He added.

Recent research has sparked a new interest in regional anesthesia worldwide with evidence showing improved clinical outcomes. During the COVID-19 epidemic, both European and American Societies of Regional Anesthesia both produced joint COVID-19 recommendations stating that regional anesthesia should be preferred over conventional anesthesia as the need to reduce aerosol production processes (AGPs) we started.

As well as getting information about SAFIRA, visitors to the Medovate stand will also be able to find out more about the company and its unique portfolio of new medical equipment, all made with doctors from the NHS.

Arab Health takes place on 24 January - 27 January 2020 at Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE. SAFIRA exhibitions, led by Dr Emad Fawzy, will be held on Tuesday 25 January 11-30 - 12-30.