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    ACR – The Ultimate in Safe Ambulance Transportation for Children

    December 21st, 2016

    The threat of injuries doesn’t necessarily stop once a pediatric patient is in the ambulance. Experts have come to realize that because a significant number of ambulance crashes occur each year and about a thousand of those involve pediatric patients nationwide.

    Insurance companies report that up to 1,000 ambulance crashed involve pediatric patients each year; this is a problem as there aren’t any real standards for restraining patients in the back of a moving ambulance. So how can we prevent this? The ACR!

    What is the ACR?

    The ACR is an innovative, flexible and fully adjustable harnessing system, it is the only pediatric restraint in the world that allows the safe and secure transport of newborns and children weighing 4lbs – 99lbs with a single device. The device has been tested under acceleration and deceleration, and is a universal device capable of being fitted to any brand ambulance cot and is machine washable for effective infection control.

    The ACR – Features & Benefits

    • The ability to perform procedures while the child is restrained. ACR has an open channel design from the airway to the waist.
    • The restraint tightens into the mattress of the cot, not the patient.
    • Fits on any cot without a bracket adapter.
    • Can be used in sitting or supine position.
    • Fully crash tested.
    • Machine washable.
    • One restraint system to service all patients.
    • Quick release chest strap for medical intervention
    • Breathable fabric maximises airflow and meets infection control standards
    • Allows rapid transition from sitting to flat in an emergency or to recovery position
    • Padded for patient comfort and reduced risk of pressure sores during long transfers
    • Can be used with stretcher back rest in raised position
    • Compact storage bag

    Kris Bordnick, vice president of EMS sales–North America for Quantum EMS Solutions, says,

    “The ACR allows providers to safely perform medical procedures while the child is restrained—there is no reason to un-restrain pediatric patients and put them in danger during transport. Also, the single device allows for the elimination of having to store and use multiple products to accomplish the task of restraining children.”

    When the patient is restrained the ACR allows for complete access from the airway to the waist to effectively perform procedures while the patient remains restrained.

    Also included with the ACR are quick release clips dock to hold the patient in place during transportation to prevent potentially dangerous movement.

    Bordnick adds, “According to www.saferidenews.com, approximately 620,000 children per year ride in ambulances while improperly restrained. While multiple factors contribute to this number, when properly utilized the ACR-4 will assist in reducing that number due to its flexibility, allowing for a broader range of pediatric patients to be restrained correctly.”

    To get your ACR today and to learn more click here

     

     


    PDI Sani-Hands Wipes Special Offer

    April 8th, 2013

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    4MD Medical is currently offering a free Sani-Bracket Floorstand Dispensing System with purchase of a case of either P13472 (Medium) or P15984 (Large) Sani-Hands Wipes. The Floorstand normally retails for $149.95.

    The Sani-Hands Floorstand is a great addition any hospital, clinic, surgery center, or physician office. It’s ideal for placement in lobbies, waiting room, or any other public area. Strategic placement of infection prevention products such as PDI Sani-Wipes are key in promoting usage by healthcare workers, patients, and visitors. This helps to reduce cross-contamination and infection transmission in any setting. Appropriate signage is also available which attaches to the Floorstand and helps promote proper infection prevention procedures.


    Germs No More: Use the Tuttnauer Autoclave Sterilizer

    April 4th, 2013

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    Limited Time Offer! 

    Buy an EZ Autoclave and get a $400 Rebate. Choose from the EZ9, EZ10, or EZ10K Autoclave – All available at the lowest price from 4MD Medical. Offer Ends June 30.

    When it comes to running a medical office, or even a tattoo shop, you need to have all of your tools clean to ensure transmission of communicable disease doesn’t happen in your location. That means using one of the wide range of autoclave sterilizers which come from Tuttnauer.

    Sterilization room, 2005 by polanri on Flickr

    Germs of all types can be transmitted between person to person when their bodies are being penetrated by tools. Whether it is a digital thermometer in a clinic or a piercing needle in a jewelry shop, all items must be completely sterilized between uses. If not, people will become sick and the location will be quickly shut down by the health department, and huge lawsuits may even be filed against the owner and staff. Not being clean leads to major consequences.

    When it comes to medical offices, cleanliness is essential. Sick people come in every day, and they don’t want to be made sicker. Using an autoclave from Tuttnauer is going to ensure everyone is as healthy as they possibly can be, including staff.

    Autoclaves sterilize equipment gently, such as by using steam. They come in all shapes and sizes so that they can fit into your office easily. They also come in a variety of capacities so that you can sterilize all of your equipment at once. When it comes to quality, affordability and reliability, nothing compares to Tuttnauer.

    Old Medical Tools by Simone H Smith, on Flickr

     


    Introducing Disposable Blood Pressure Cuffs from SunTech Medical

    July 26th, 2012

    Over 2,000,000 patients in the United States acquire Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), which adds an average of 8 days to the hospital stay and causes approximately 99,000 deaths per year. The total annual cost to treat these HAIs in the United States is between $35.7 billion and $45 billion with the average in hospital cost per patient between $20,549 and $25,903.

    Since it is the hospital’s responsibility to pay for HAIs that occur during a hospital stay, dedicating a disposable cuff to each patient will not only help reduce the spread of HAIs, it is an integral part of an effective infection control strategy and will help protect a hospital’s bottom line.

     

     

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    For more information on SunTech Medical Disposable Blood Pressure Cuffs,  call 4MD Products Sales Specialists today at  1-877-463-5818 
    or email sales@4mdmedical.com.
    You can also visit us at www.4mdmedical.com.

     

     


    SDS Transfer & Rehab Vest

    July 26th, 2011

    SDS Medical has announced a new product awareness program for the patented SDS Vest to assist stroke survivors who require physical therapy at home to improve their ability to walk. “The first few weeks after discharge from an inpatient stay after a stroke are difficult as the patient attempts to use newly learned skills without the support of the rehabilitation environment or team.”

    “By design, The SDS Vest allows caregivers and family members to become part of the rehabilitation process at home, reducing the patients’ risk of falling when walking, while also reducing the risk of injury to the caregiver,” stated Allan Thomas, President.