Category Archives: spirometers

Six-Minute Walk Test

The six-minute walk test (6MWT) measures the distance a patient can walk in six minutes. This simple test measures Sp02 and heart rate, and evaluates multiple exercise parameters including cardiovascular, pulmonary, circulation, metabolism, and blood pressure. The 6MWT often utilizes spirometry, which enables measurement of dynamic hyperinflation (DH), a condition which develops in patients with chronic pulmonary disease.

Medical Device Depot sells the MIR MirOxi spirometer, an easy to use device that provides accurate measurements for the 6MWT. Traditional spirometery readings can also be performed.

For more information, call 877-646-3300 or visit www.medicaldevicedepot.com.

Welch Allyn For Leaders Only 2011 Results

Congratulations to John Gladstein, the top explorer in the Welch Allyn For Leaders Only Program in 2011! John Gladstein submitted the most product leads for Welch Allyn products including EKG machines, spirometers, and vital signs monitors during 2011.

Click here for the entire list of 2011 For Leaders Only Winners.

Medical Device Depot carries all Welch Allyn products at the best prices. Call 877-646-3300 or visit our website to make a purchase.

Why should you perform spirometry in your office?

Office spirometry is quickly becoming a vital tool for doctors. Here are three reasons why you should consider adding this medical device to your practice:

1. Your Office sees patients with indications for spirometry.

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COPD is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S.A.
  • Of the top three diseases which include heart disease and cancer, COPD is the only disease that is increasing in prevalence rather than decreasing.
  • The number of Americans with COPD is estimated at 24 million, but only half of them have been diagnosed with the disease. There is one death every four minutes, more than breast cancer and diabetes combined.

According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, every day in America:

  • 40,000 people miss school or work due to asthma;
  • 30,000 people have an asthma attack;
  • 5,000 people visit the emergency room due to asthma;
  • 1,000 people are admitted to the hospital due to asthma;
  • 11 people die from asthma;

2. Office spirometry is cost effective and generates revenue.

  • Office spirometry is third party reimbursable with an average reimbursement of $35 for a simple five minute non-invasive test.
  • The average primary care physician performs 10 tests per week and pays for their equipment in two months or less.
  • Mouthpieces and other spirometry supplies are cost effective.

3. Equipment is easy to use.

  • Unless the equipment is easy to use, it will not be fully utilized by your staff.
  • All Micro Direct spirometers are menu driven via a large graphic display and the test takes less than five minutes to perform.
  • Some manufacturers such as Schiller and SDI include printable reports built into the spirometer.
  • The equipment performs all of the calculations, test quality control checks, and provides a confirming diagnostic interpretation.

For more information on spirometers or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.

15 Reasons to Choose Welch Allyn Cardiopulmonary/VSM Connected Devices

1) The CP100 and 200, both sold by Medical Device Depot, are the only Box ECGs that have a question button on them that the end user can press, allowing them to print off any accessories with the part #s and any questions they may have on how to acquire an ecg or how to operate through the machine with ease.

2) The CP100 and the PC-Based ECG have the best cost on the market which is great for your customers in these difficult economic times.

3) Welch Allyn cardiopulmonary/vital signs monitors together interface with 90+ EMRs.

4) Welch Allyn is interfaced instead of intergrated; therefore, if the EMR ever goes down for maintenancing the end user will still be able to do ecg or spirometry testing. If you are integrated into an EMR and your EMR goes down you can not do any ECG or spiro test.

5) Welch Allyn cardioperfect software licensing agreements is very affordable for your customer coming in packs of 5, coming standard with the release codes on the software so that your customer will always be able to easily reinstall the software if their computer would ever crash.

6) We lowered our stress system pricing by $2000. Also our stress system, I feel coming from the GE side of things, is much easier to use than most products on the market.

7) More support in the field than anyone else out there. You have me in Western PA, West Virginia. Chris Miller, Western PA, Northern West Virginia. Mike Lonneman, Southern West Virginia. Noel Carroll, Cardiopulmonary manager based out of Cleveland, OH. Dennis Shields, field service engineer for Welch Allyn cardiopulmonary.

8 ) Cardioperfect workstation will allow your customers to easily transmit data to their EMR and to also still be able to work within their EMR without slowing down any workflow whatsoever.

9) Welch Allyn Leaders Program gives you the opportunity to receive spiffs by just sending me in for a demo on cardiopulmonary and VSM products. All you have to do is bring me to the dance and you will get a SPIFF from Welch Allyn. How cool is that!!?!?

10) The CP200 is the only box that connects to more EMRs than any other out on the market.

11) The CP200 is the only unit that allows your customer to do ecg and spirometry testing on one machine!

12) CP100 and 200 can hold up to 20,000 ecgs on a 2gb SD Card in the SD port on the side of the box ECG. Only one of its kind.

13) Welch Allyn Cardiopulmonary products I feel have the most detailed reliable interpretation on the market for your customer. By having a very detailed interpretation, this allows your customer to feel confident and at ease when diagnosing a patient.

14) Spot LXi = quick vitals in one to two minutes, speeds up workflow, connects with EMR and to Health O Meter scales.

15) Need I say more??

Welch Allyn Updates CardioPerfect Workstation

Welch Allyn recently released its CardioPerfect™ Workstation (CPWS) software version 1.6.4, the next generation of its electronic health record (EHR)-ready software that allows digital storage and more efficient review of diagnostic test data from a variety of different electronic devices. The upgrade expands and simplifies the ability to perform spirometry testing in medical practices working in thin-client environments. In addition, the updated spirometry  module improves the clinician’s ability to comply with the latest guidelines of the American Thoracic Society by providing enhanced real-time quality feedback for both adult and pediatric patients.

For more information on this product, or to make a purchase, please call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.

Welch Allyn Spirometry Upgrade Offer

This summer is the perfect time to replace your old EKG Machine with this exclusive offer from Welch Allyn:

Trade in your old ECG for a Welch Allyn Interpretive CP 200™ or PC-Based Resting ECG, and get a Spirometry upgrade at no charge!

Offer ends August 19, 2011. For more information or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot!