Monthly Archives: January 2017

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.

Looking for an EKG machine? It pays to shop around

ELI-250cWhen it comes time to upgrade the equipment in your office, the typical process likely goes like this: Your EKG machine is on its last leg and you’ve been thinking of replacing it for a while. Then one day, it breaks down completely and you don’t have the luxury of deciding anymore. The local sales representative who provides your cotton balls, gauze pads and other everyday office supplies brings in a new machine and offers you his normal price. You don’t have the time to bargain, so you accept the offer and take the new machine.

But what if there was an easy way to get a better price?

Although there’s nothing wrong with having a trusty local rep, they may not always have the best deals. It’s important to shop around for something as important as an EKG machine. And while you’re out shopping, here are some important considerations to keep in mind:

What size printout do you need? SomeSample_EKG_Report machines print out on 60 millimeter strips of half-size sheets while others print out on 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of paper, which is often preferable.

Do you need the machine to print out patient demographics? This makes the printouts look more professional, but takes up more of the EKG technician’s time.

CC-ECG1Do you need to connect your machine to a computer? You can find PC-based EKG machines that connect electronically to your medical records and integrate other diagnostic features.

No matter your needs, Medical Device Depot is here to help you compare prices and find the best equipment to fit your budget. Browse our EKG machine selection, which includes PC-based, standalone and veterinary machines and accessories appropriate for any medical center, hospital or facility.

3 Spirometry Devices You Can’t Miss

As humans, we often take the act of breathing for granted. Think about it. When was the last time you consciously listened to or thought about your breath outside of a yoga class? Unfortunately, the simple act of breathing can become extremely difficult for those with lung disease and other lung issues. But there are products available to help.

Spirometers make lung function testing faster and more reliable, especially when these machines employ state-of-the-art technology. Here are some of the top spirometers with mouthpieces you’ll find from Medical Device Depot:

2001-2NPEasyOne Plus Diagnostic Spirometer, Cradle and EasyWare Software

This spirometer works without a computer, but can be easily linked. This standalone instrument is perfect for office spirometry, and features direct print capability and long-term stability without calibration.

2000-2PEasyOne Plus Frontline Spirometer, Cradle, Printer and EasyWare Software

This simple screening instrument features a single curve, simple screening and economical pricing. Make this instrument work for you with point-of-care testing and bedside monitoring. You can bring your lab to your patients without compromising accuracy.

911021MIR SpiroBank II Spirometer – Basic

An innovative design combines with user-friendly technology to establish new standards in the field of spirometry. You can even choose from disposable mouthpiece options.

Find all the right technology to put your patients first. Medical Device Depot is your partner in spirometry.