Monthly Archives: November 2017

Essential ear, nose and throat equipment

Aspirators have a place in almost every medical setting: in hospitals, clinics, private practice, EMS and home care. Different models have different applications, but no matter what branch of medicine you specialize in, aspirators are a basic, though essential, piece of equipment.

Gomco 309 Ear Nose & Throat/Dental Aspirator. Professionals have long recognized that Gomco ENT equipment is among the best available. Like many medical specialties, there is a lot of overlap with Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctors and general practitioners. Given the frequency of ear, nose and throat issues that arise in patients, many general practitioners find it useful to have one of these tabletop units on hand.

Gomco Portable Aspirator 270/2701. Designed for post-op gastrointestinal drainage, this unit has no movable parts and can operate quietly for an extended period of time. With an advanced bacteria filter that prevents pathogens and other contaminants from infiltrating the unit, this is a safe, easy-to-use aspirator.

Gomco 3020 Portable Suction Unit. A perfect general-use aspirator that is ideal for most clinics, this portable aspirator packs a lot of power, generating up to -559 mm Hg of vacuum pressure and a 26 lpm flow rate at open flow. With a maintenance- and oil-free diaphragm pump, this portable unit is easy to maintain, use and store.

4 different clinical scales

Virtually every visit to the doctor’s office, whether it’s a specialty clinic or a general checkup, involves a weigh-in. At the most basic level, this is a simple procedure. However, factors such as a patient’s size and physical limitations play a part in determining what model of clinical scale is best for your practice.

Today we’ll look at the features of four of our top scales.

  • Health O Meter Mechanical Beam Scale with Height Rod. For high-traffic clinics and even fitness centers where you don’t need to do more than weigh or measure a patient, this is the ideal mechanical scale. Durable, precisely calibrated and easy to clean, this is a great all-around model for professional use.
  • Detecto Digital Chair Scale. Designed with patient safety in mind, this chair scale offers easy side and front access for patients with mobility concerns. The easy-raise arms allow you to assist patients in and out of the unit, and the LCD readout rapidly weighs a patient with an accuracy to .2 pounds or .1 kilograms.
  • Detecto apex Digital Clinical Scale w/Sonar Height Rod. Utilizing the latest in sonar technology, Detecto’s touchless scale precisely and instantly takes in the patient’s height and weight. This allows for a quick BMI calculation and unprecedented accuracy. And you don’t even touch a button!
  • Health O Meter G6 Body Composition Scale. For those who want more from their scales, this cutting-edge, high-capacity scale (up to 1,000 pounds) gives a full report on a patient’s body composition, including body fat percentage, visceral fat, fat-free mass, percentage of water in the body, body mass index and a recommended caloric intake.

If you have questions about these scales or any other products we carry, don’t hesitate to contact us!