Category Archives: Vital Signs Monitor

New sedation regulation changes set to impact the dental industry

RespSense-IILike most regulations, the new guidelines from the American Dental Association regarding the use of sedation and general anesthesia by dentists aren’t always immediately clear or easy to understand. Despite this, the recent decision to require dentists to use capnography equipment for procedures requiring moderate sedation, deep sedation and general anesthesia, as well as other guidelines for the use of general and oral anesthesia, have been put in place to increase patient care and safety.

To help get to the essence of these regulations, here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

What’s the goal of these guidelines?

LifeSense-IIThese guidelines can be broken down into three areas:

  • To ensure practitioners and staff are trained to administer the anesthetic and receive continuing education to keep them up to date on the latest sedation equipment, drugs and techniques
  • To know the importance of physically evaluating a patient and the type, level and dosage of the anesthetic they receive
  • To equip dentist offices with the appropriate monitoring and rescue equipment

What are the benefits of capnography?

Capnography, which is used to monitor a sedated patient by reading their exhaled carbon dioxide levels, has long been a standard of care in hospitals, ambulances and ERs. Many believe increasing its use in dental offices will prevent unnecessary deaths.

How will this affect my practice?

8100EP1Part of the new regulations involve more careful screenings prior to sedation, which can require the patient to go through a few extra steps before an operation. Pedodontists may have to get a moderate sedation permit for children under 12.

If you do not have one already, you will have to acquire a capnography machine and ensure staff are properly trained. Some of the most widely used capnographs you might want to consider for your practice are Nonin’s RespSense II , the LifeSense II Capnograph and the Criticare nGenuity 8100EP1 CO2 monitor.

What are some references I can consult?

To better understand the standards for sedation in a dental practice, review these works:

Choosing the right vital signs monitor

6102F-PA00020-2Vital signs monitors are one of the most essential devices in any medical office. From blood pressure to heart rate, temperature and pulse oximetry, this is the information you need to gather about each of your patients. Whether you’re part of an intensive care unit, a small clinic or a nursing home, you need an effective way to measure these vital signs in order to give your patients the best possible care.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping around for a vital signs monitor.

How will your staff handle the equipment?

This depends on the nature of your practice. Emergency rooms and paramedics need a machine that’s easily portable in order to get the equipment to a patient’s bedside or inside an ambulance. And no matter where you need to use it, all vital signs monitoring equipment should be easy to use, even for those without additional expertise or training. This ensures all types of health care professionals can use the equipment in any situation.

8100E1What kind of patients are you treating?

Consider the medical needs of your patients before deciding on a vital signs monitor. Patients treated often with drugs will need a more comprehensive monitor to keep track of heart rate, end-tidal carbon dioxide exchange and respirations. But in a smaller health care facility, you might only need a simple monitor to measure the basic stats.

Medical Device Depot carries vital signs monitors and accessories from all major manufacturers, including ADCBionetEdanMortaraCriticareMidmarkMindraySchiller, Welch Allyn and Venni. Browse our selection today to find equipment that works for you and your practice.

​Manufacturer Spotlight: Mindray’s mission to provide affordable, high-quality health care​

Working at a medical practice, you face the difficult challenge of having to equip your facility with high-quality tools that are also within your budget. That’s why many health-care providers like your company take advantage of Medical Device Depot’s high-value products and great discounts. At Medical Device Depot, we take the necessary time to make sure every brand offering is one your health-care practice can trust. One such manufacturer is Mindray, a leading global provider of medical devices and solutions. Mindray puts people above all else, and makes it their mission to make quality health care accessible to as many regions as possible.

Mindray is committed to quality and actually was one of the first companies of its kind to secure TUV ISO9001/12385 Certification, CE Mark and FDA Clearance in China. Since then, Mindray has achieved many more milestones, such as setting up research centers in Seattle, New Jersey and several cities in China. With its established distribution and service network, Mindray is able to reduce the cost of quality care across the world.

Find Mindray’s affordable and top-rated medical equipment for your own practice through Medical Device Depot today. From award-winning patient monitors to oximeters, we have a wide selection of discounted medical equipment from Mindray to better equip your practice.

Welch Allyn Launches New Promotions for the Fall of 2015

CP150EKG CP50EKG PCBasedEKG 7xxxx-2 ABPM7100

For each eligible products during the promotion, you will receive your choice of the following offers:

How device technology can help nurses today and in the future

Today’s nurses may feel they are one part health-care professional and one part computer programmer. It seems an unlikely combination, but as health care continues to improve across the nation, more focus is being placed on the medical devices that allow professionals to provide this care in an efficient, effective manner.

Many of the technologies used in today’s hospitals and clinics didn’t exist a year ago and were unheard of a decade ago. Devices today allow nurses to accomplish numerous tasks, including:

* Access a patient’s chart without finding a doctor.

* Read the chart in pure, clean copy to minimize errors.

* Attain lab results in real time.

* Communicate more efficiently with health-care professionals in other departments.

* Improve patient care. For example, automated vital signs monitors, from Medical Device Depot,take reliable vital signs in half the time of other technologies.

Today, a nurse can come into a patient’s room and get the information they need from the devices on hand. It makes the health-care system more efficient, but medical professionals say the next step is to find solutions that allow the devices themselves to talk to one another.

A Harris Poll found that two-thirds of surveyed nurses said they spent at least one hour of their shift working as a translator and recording data distributed by devices but not shared with other devices. In the future, devices that are able to share a patient’s statistics with one another and update their own information without assistance will enable nurses to spend more time focusing on their patients.

The solution to this problem lies in improved technology and in medical device manufacturers’ ability to agree on common communication standards. Once a common language is achieved, medical devices will be more adept at communicating with one another, allowing nurses to fulfill their full-time role of being a nurse and leaving the computer programming requirements to the devices themselves.

Bionet Year-End Promotion

Cardio7 EKG MachineBionet is offering an exciting end of year promotion for their top-selling devices!

Receive the following accessories with purchase of a Bionet Cardiocare 2000, Cardiotouch 3000, or Cardio 7 EKG Machine.

Receive the following accessories with purchase of a Bionet BM3 Plus Patient Monitor.

  • 10 rolls of paper (Item #ECG-PP, ECG Medi-Graph Paper – 10 rolls/box)
  • 1 esophageal temperature probe (Item #TEM-PRV-R, Temperature Probe – Esophageal/Rectal Type)

Receive the following accessories with purchase of a FC700 or FC1400 Fetal Monitor.

  • 10 rolls of paper (Item #ECG-PP, ECG Medi-Graph Paper – 10 rolls/box)
  • 2 probe belts (Item #FC-BELT, Probe belt)

Offer ends December 31, 2012. For more information or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.

Welch Allyn Connectivity to DETECTO Digital Scales

DETECTO, a manufacturer of medical scales has partnered with Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic equipment to enable automated interfacing between their devices. DETECTO professional medical scales which utilize the model 758C weight indicator can interface with the Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor 6000 Series and the Welch Allyn Connex Integrated Wall System.

The following DETECTO scales are capable of interfacing with the Welch Allyn devices:

Model Number Scale Description Scale Family
8437S Stainless Steel Scale, Waist-High Digital Digital Column
8430S Stainless Steel Scale, Waist-High Digital and Height Rod Digital Column
FHD-133-II Geriatric/Bariatric Wheelchair Scale 36″x36″ Wheelchair
FHD-144-II Geriatric/Bariatric Wheelchair Scale 48″x48″ Wheelchair

These DETECTO scales feature a USB port which will interface with applicable Welch Allyn Devices via the DETECTO-supplied USB cable. These scales can operate on either battery or AC power and transmit weight with 100% accuracy.

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

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.

Connex® Integrated Wall System

With almost a century of clinical diagnostic experience, Welch Allyn proudly offers the Welch Allyn Connex Integrated Wall System—an advanced vitals management and physical assessment solution that combines all necessary exam tools in one convenient system—allowing clinicians to take and electronically capture accurate patient vital signs and perform basic diagnostic exams.

The integration of vital signs management and physical assessment tools in one system helps enhance clinical decision-making, improves patient safety and saves valuable time.
  • Configure your wall system based on your workflow needs
  • Eliminates frustrating and time-consuming searches for individual pieces of equipment throughout the facility
  • Allows clinicians to immediately view all necessary patient data, then send it directly to an EHR system
  • Prevents tools from being lost, stolen or misplaced
  • Enhances the visibility of information to your patients and improves communication and compliance
  • Saves valuable floor space and minimizes device wear and tear
  • Provides accurate data every time, speeding decision-making and improving patient safety

For more information 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??