Medical penlight plays a key role in patient assessment and medical treatment. Whether be a nurse or a doctor, checking pupil size and reaction with penlight allows medical practitioners to determine the severity of an injury or disease process, and also to track and trend a patient's status to see if the treatments have been provided well or not.
There are several options for penlights on the market, but a nice medical penlight at least should have these following characteristics:
A Pupil Gauge on the Side
A medical penlight should have a pupil gauge on the side in order to realize quick and accurate pupil size measurement. This is conducive to documentation and assessing patients’ vitals if the patient’s pupils remain enlarged or get constricted.
Stainless and durable pocket body & clip
Health care and medical environment require high standards of hygiene, a stainless and durable body & penlight clip assure no flashlight debris and related pollutant. Also, a waterproof medical penlight helps compatible with rubbing alcohol.
Blue light hazards free
Generally, flashlight for outdoor activities may not take great account into blue light emitting. However, for eye doctors, blue light hazards free can offer friendly diagnosis experiences to both doctors and patients.
Warm and white Light Sources & Brightness Settings
Having brightness settings with specified lumens is pretty multipurpose. Lots of medical practitioners prefer to use it on the lowest setting (tolerable yellow light) and that’s not too bright for patients’ pupils. Of course, you can use it even on brighter settings for looking at other things or examining other parts of the body such as nose, mouse and ears.
Medical penlight should be rechargeable, convenient enough to support charging via power bank, computer, etc.