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    Latex vs. Non Latex Gloves

    March 14th, 2014

    While latex gloves were once the only viable option for medical professionals, there are now a variety of non-latex gloves available alongside the traditional barrier of choice.

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    Latex is a low-cost, natural rubber, and gloves made of latex create a highly-effective barrier between the medical professional and the patient being treated or specimen being handled. This protects medical professionals from potential infectious substances and bodily fluids while also preventing contamination of specimens and the introduction of any matter that could negatively affect a patient’s ability to heal. Latex gloves are available coated with powder to make them easier to put on, but in the case of sterile environments and procedures, non-powdered gloves are standard. Latex is favored for its comfort and the high degree of dexterity and tactile sensitivity it preserves, but as many professionals have developed allergies to it over the years, alternatives have become necessary.

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    Non-Latex Gloves
    The goals of non-latex gloves are the same as those of latex gloves. They should provide a barrier, be comfortable, and should allow medical professionals to work with high precision. Some of the most common varieties of non-latex gloves include vinyl, neoprene and nitrile. During the early years of development of latex alternatives, they were cumbersome in comparison to latex, but most gloves now allow for just as much dexterity as latex gloves. Vinyl is the most low-cost of these options, but it is believed to lose its integrity more quickly than latex. Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that is less likely to cause allergic reactions, but it is more expensive than natural latex. Nitrile is considered the best latex alternative, as it does not cause allergic reactions, it creates and excellent barrier and is highly damage-resistant.

    The main drawback to most alternatives is the high cost in comparison to latex gloves, but in cases where allergies prevent the use of latex, non-latex gloves are well-worth it.


    Emergency Evacuation Chairs

    March 7th, 2014

    Evacuation chairs are commonly used in various medical settings. While their names can easily be associated with emergency evacuations, these chairs are actually used for a wide variety of reasons throughout the medical profession. Not only do evacuation chairs significantly help in emergent situations, but they offer assistance when dealing with patients in every day settings as well.

    Medical evacuation chairs offer assistance and safety measures not only to patients who require substantial amounts of help to become mobile, but the measures are also there to protect medical professionals. Chairs like the IBEX Tran-Seat 700H Evacuation ChairEvacuation Chairallow nurses, doctors and assistants to have better control of various movements made by the patient when placed in the chair. It is also equip to withstand a substantial amount of weight, which in turn allows for these medical professionals to safely maneuver patients in various situations.

    Another great evacuation chair option is that of the Evac Chair 300 MK-4enter image description here is also a substantial help in descending from place to place. With the ability to allow for descending from multiple stories with ease and safety in mind, this chair not only serves a great purpose but, provides peace of mind to those sitting in it.


    Histofreezer Portable Cryosurgical System

    March 4th, 2014

    The use of very cold temperatures to remove warts has long been a common practice in modern medicine. The Histofreezer Portable Cryosurgical System brings us a simpler, more portable, and longer shelf-life product that provides effective cryosurgical treatment for warts, skin tags, and other common dermatological conditions.

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    Histofreezer has a number of advantages over liquid nitrogen, one of the common treatment applications for warts. First, the Histofreezer can effectively treat warts and other conditions in less than 40 seconds, comparable to liquid nitrogen. Secondly, Histofreeze can store for up to 3 years, much longer than the few weeks possible with liquid nitrogen. Thirdly, the low cost of Histofreezer as compared to other similar products makes Histofreezer the best choice for increasing ROI. In addition, the formula and propellent in Histofreezer is CFC free and won’t harm the ozone layer. Plus, the fact that it’s not listed as a hazardous chemical obliterates the need to obtain a HAZMAT license to use.

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    With 19 years of development and usage in the field by medical professionals, the Histofreezer makes a superb choice for dermatologists and medical professionals.


    Chattanooga Intelect TranSport Ultrasound

    February 12th, 2014

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    Say goodbye to bulky ultrasound systems, with Chattanooga’s new Intelect TranSport. This sleek, portable design comes with its own custom carry bag for easy transportation. It’s configured for use with both power cord and battery, giving you the greatest flexibility and mobile application. It comes ready to be mounted to a wall, table, or therapy cart, as well as being kept untethered for mobile usage. Weighing in at only 5 pounds, the Intellect TranSport is easy to handle and carry from patient to patient.

    The Intelect TranSport is loaded with features which make it an attractive purchase. The frequency generator operates within a spectrum of ultrasound frequencies ranging from 1 to 3.3 Mhz, with the ability to dial in a specific frequency needed in a given situation. The Intelect Transport also includes a phased pulse mode, that lets you select from pulse rates of 10%, 20%, 50%, and 100% operation.

    Supplied with the unit is an ergonomic applicator wand which uses a gel applied to the patient to transmit the vibration. All wands available for the Intellect TranSport are interchangeable, and have an internal warming system that makes sure your patient is comfortable during application. No more cold skin! The aluminum applicator heads come in 1, 2, 5, and 10 square centimeter sizes, giving you options for various amounts of coverage. The heads are waterproof, which makes for easy cleanup, as well as permitting underwater application.

    A system like the Chattanooga Intelect Transport will have many applications. The main benefits associated with ultra sound therapy are an increase in blood flow to the area treated, resulting in quicker healing and a regenerative effect, reduction in swelling which can create lessening of pain, and a tissue softening, internal massage effect on the treated area. Such ultrasonic waves are known to be able to soften and break up hard deposits in the body, as well as aid in the dispersal of internal medicine. For dissolving of major deposits, a stronger machine may be required.

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    The Chattanooga Intelect TranSport comes with a 2 year warranty, guaranteeing defect free usage, or replacement and return within two years.


    Using Game Ready to Heal Acute Injuries

    January 22nd, 2014

    Injuries to the skeletal system and muscles can be very difficult to deal with. Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take months for them to heal. In some cases, even after rehabilitation the affected area will never go back to normal. This is why the period right after the injury is so important, because it decides how well the injured person will heal.

    To create better outcomes, the Game Ready system was created. The Game Ready is a revolutionary technology that provides constant cooling to the affected limb and reduces pain, swelling, and muscle spasms. The system’s active compression decreases healing time by increasing blood flow to the affected area. The system is not only for athletes, and can be used by anyone that has suffered a musculoskeletal injury or who is recovering from orthopedic surgery. Studies have shown that the Game Ready system is more effective than traditional methods of healing acute injuries.

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    While similar products exist in the market, only the Game Ready system uses patented ACCEL™ Technology. This technology, which stands for “Active Compression and Cold Exchange Loop” has the main goal of enhancing the body’s own natural healing processes. It is much more complex than just using an ace bandage and an ice pack. The newest model, the GRPRO2.1, allows patients to easily monitor and adjust the system. Controls are provided for pressure and temperature. whether you are a patient or healthcare professional, the system is an indispensable part of your treatment options.

    The Game Ready System is available from 4MD Medical Our helpful and knowledgeable product specialists are available to help you find the right product for your needs – You can reach us by email or by phone at 877-463-5818

     


    Omron 7 Series Blood Pressure

    October 2nd, 2013

    If you have hypertension, you know how important it is to make sure that you keep your blood pressure in check. However, it can be hard to tell what your blood pressure is when you are sitting at home, so many doctors recommend that you use a home blood pressure monitor. There are many available in the market, but one of the most cost effective and easiest to use ones is the 7 Series by Omron.

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    This upper arm blood pressure monitor has a large print display that makes it easy to read your measurement. It was designed to be used at home by people with no training, so the cuff has an indicator to let you know that it is correctly wrapped around your arm. The blood pressure cuff is one size fits all, and is able to fit arms that are between nine and seventeen inches in diameter.

    One feature that makes the Omron 7 Series blood pressure monitor stand out from the competition is that it has features that help you monitor your progress. You can retrieve the last thirty blood pressure readings that were taken so that you can see whether or not your treatment is having an effect on your hypertension. Further, it contains an indicator that lets you know if your blood pressure is higher than it should be according to agreed upon international standards.

    The Omron 7 Series blood pressure cuff is the perfect way to keep an eye on your blood pressure at home. It is quick, safe, effective and can be used with little to no training.


    McKesson TrueResult Blood Glucose Monitor System Benefits

    May 2nd, 2013

    SPECIAL OFFER: Buy the McKesson TrueResult Blood Glucose Monitor Starter Kit For Only $5 – Click Here.

    8535830384_0487f32f76When it comes to a blood glucose monitor system, the most important factor in choosing which to buy is reliability. Does it give the most accurate results? The McKesson brand promises reliability, and yet the unit is affordably priced. Read on to find out why you need such a meter and why this one is the best bet.

    It all starts with blood, not only what keeps us alive, but what we use to diagnose our own medical conditions. This system monitors our blood glucose, which is important for people with diabetes. Keeping glucose under control, especially after a meal, leads to better health. This unit makes tracking glucose levels easy.

    Not only does the monitor tell you how what your glucose levels are, but it comes with a variety of accessories. For example, it includes a log book so you can keep track of how your glucose levels change over time and with any variables you can think of, such as stress, eating certain foods or with exercise. You also get a very stylish carrying case so you can take it with you when you go out to eat.

    44_16Relief is something else which comes with using this system. You can have peace of mind when you eat, knowing that you can accurately measure and control your diabetes thanks to owning this machine. With reduced stress comes better health, and a happier you.

    4MDMedical.com offers the best selection and lowest prices for all your diabetic supply needs.

     

     


    Seca 360 Wireless Product System

    March 18th, 2013

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    SPECIAL OFFER – In addition to the lowest prices on the new seca 360° wireless products, 4MD also offers the following with purchase of a seca 360° device:

    • Wireless EMR/EHR integration
    • Free product build-up
    • Extended 2-year warranty
    • On-site live product demonstration
    • FREE receiving workstation antenna and 105 Analytics software – This alone is over a $700 value!

     

    Nearly two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, yet only one-third of doctors are discussing weight with their patients. While no one seems to be offended by discussing routine vitals showing high blood pressure or high cholesterol, doctors face the daunting challenge and discomfort of addressing weight-related issues with overweight and obese patients. With many doctors pressed for time and patients becoming defensive and/or hurt when told they are overweight or obese, the awkward discussion is often avoided altogether. As the global leader in medical measuring and weighing, seca understands that discussing weight can be a touchy issue. The lack of dialogue, however, is hurting patients.  But it doesn’t have to be, let seca be the ice breaker.

    0_704_wireless_600x600_RGBThe seca 360° product system is an entirely new approach to advising patients about weight related issues.  Within a few easy steps, measurements are interpreted and printed immediately for a patient to review while they wait to be seen by the doctor.  This immediate print out enhances patient education on maintaining healthy weight and initiates the weight discussion if desired by the patient. This type of diagnostic print out adds a completely new dimension to medical advice and allows doctor offices the ability to communicate this information to their patients in a non-confrontational environment.  Imagine a revolutionary system that provides patients with feedback at every appointment and empowers them to initiate the discussion when they feel comfortable. Available with every seca 360° device at no extra cost, seca scales are equipped with premium EMR connectivity solutions as well as unique safety features with both practitioner and patient in mind.

    The seca 360 wireless product line:

    seca 360° wireless is the first of its kind in the world. The products transmit their data via a special medical wireless protocol in a simple, secure and swift seca network. In this system the measuring instruments and scales can communicate with your PC, a seca 360° wireless printer or your Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. The system is EMR-integrated and prepared for integration in electronic medical records.

    The following products are wireless-compatible:

     

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    Seca 684 – Wireless multifunctional scales with stable handrail and high load bearing capacity, with castors for transport ease.

     

     

    seca676Seca 676– Wireless wheelchair scales with handrail and transport castors

     

     

    seca954Seca 954– Wireless chair scales to weigh seated patients

     

     

    seca374Seca 374– Wireless baby scale with extra large weighing tray

     

     

    seca703Seca 703– Wireless column scale with capacity up to 250 kilograms

     

     

    seca264Seca 264– Two wireless stadiometers – for use anywhere or permanent wall installation

     

     

    seca274Seca 274– Two wireless stadiometers – for use anywhere or permanent wall installation

     

     

    seca284Seca 284– Wireless measuring station for height and weight

     

     

    seca465Seca 465– seca 360° wireless printer for analysis and printing of transmitted measurements on thermal paper

     

     

    seca466Seca 466– seca 360° wireless printer advanced for the reception, analysis and printing of measurements on thermal paper or labels

     

     

     

    Please contact us at 1877-463-5818 or by email at sales@4mdmedical.com for more information about Seca products.

     

     

     

     

     

     


    The Many Functions of a CPAP Machine

    February 28th, 2013

    cpapAnyone who has sleep apnea can attest to the misery it brings them every night. Tossing and turning, being woken up time and time again, and rising in the morning feeling more tired than when they went to bed are some of the complaints you’ll hear. Thankfully, it is simple to treat this disorder through the use of a CPAP machine. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, meaning air is gently pumped through the mouth and/or nose to keep the airway open, stopping the frequent collapses which literally starve the body of air. This ensures a great night’s sleep.

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    Talk to your family doctor if you think you have sleep apnea and have them refer you to a local sleep clinic. They will book you in for an initial visit and check out your anatomy to see if there are any other issues at play, such as cysts or tumors. Once they’ve examined you, they will book you in for a sleep test. During this, you will stay overnight and they will monitor you as you sleep. Once complete, the doctor will diagnose your problem. If they recommend a CPAP machine, they’ll have you come in for a second sleep test while using the machine so they can determine which pressure setting you require for the best night’s sleep.

    The first step to using this treatment is to purchase a CPAP machine. There are many small options on the market today which come with a variety of features including heated air and hidden water containers. They’re so portable that you can take them with you on vacation! This ensures you always get a great night’s sleep. The next step is to pick up the best CPAP mask. Once you’re ready to use the machine, you literally just plug it in, fill the water container with distilled water, if it has such a feature, put on the mask and go to sleep. It’s literally that easy to get a great sleep night after night.

     

    4MD Medical carries a full selection of CPAP machines and accessories. Please contact our helpful customer service representatives and they’ll be happy to find you the right products to meet your specific needs.

     

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    Veterinary Ultrasound Buyer’s Guide

    January 15th, 2013

    The top 5 Veterinary ultrasound machines: Vet ultrasound systems often specialize in reproductive, or general imaging, but often are best if they are truly shared service, encompassing every potential application such as MSK, Cardiac, and Reproductive. Veterinary ultrasound also requires specialized software to customize measurements and calculations to various types of animals, as well as different sized animals. Flexibility is essential to making a top Vet ultrasound. Portability can be a desireable feature if the vet does traveling visits as is commonly the case in equine, bovine, and ovine work.

     

    #1 GE Logiq e
    The Logiq e is a flexible portable shared service machine with 7 probe options.

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    #2 GE Vivid i

    The best cardio-vascular portable with 11 probe choices including 2 TEE probes.

     

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    #3 Sonosite Titan

    The lowest cost, smallest, lightest shared service portable with 9 probe choices.

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    #4 Medison SonoVet R3
    The R3 is an inexpensive portable with decent imaging with 10 probe options.

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    #5 Medison SonoVet R5
    The R5 offers low cost imaging in a small console package with 8 probe options.

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    To order Veterinary Ultrasound for your healthcare organization, contact 4MD Medical sales representative or call 877-463-5818