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The advantages of offering allergy testing at a general practice

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), roughly 50 million people in the United States suffer from allergies, a number that appears to be rising and may affect as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children. Because allergies are so common and can be responsible for numerous skin, lung and autoimmune conditions, many patients would benefit from having easier access to allergy tests and treatments.

Where once patients had to be referred to a specialist, breakthroughs in medical technology and allergy testing have made it much more accessible, especially for family practice and primary care physicians to offer thorough and cost-effective allergy testing.

The allergy testing program offered by Medical Device Depot includes everything you need for a point-of-care allergy “scratch” test. This is the gold standard when it comes to allergy testing, and is commonly performed in general practitioner offices around the country.  Administered in a matter of minutes, any technician or MA simply apply’s a set of applicators to a patients back with a small amount of allergens.  After 15 minutes, the test yields results and the patient has a few different options for long-term treatment and desensitization.

To get started, an initial order of 25 patients worth of supplies is all that is necessary.  This includes master test applicators for 25 patients, antigens, measuring instruments, material for patient education and sample treatment sets. This is everything needed for a turn-key program, backed with full clinical support.

In addition to providing testing and treatment procedures, the program includes ongoing training and consulting services that allow the program to be fitted to your practice

The latest trends in ECG monitoring

As medical technology advances, it’s important for hospitals and medical facilities to stay up to date, especially when it comes to ECG systems. Newer ECG systems offer better integration, including interoperability with other software, PCs and smart phones. Here are some of the most recent advancements:

Workflow

cc-ecg1-ipadRecent ECG systems have been designed to improve workflow and simplify operation. With step-by-step operation, touch-screen systems and connectivity with medical records and information systems, processing an ECG has never been easier.

Connectivity

Bluetooth and wireless connection capabilities make transferring information a breeze. New PC-based Resting ECG systems perform fast testing, and with seamlessly integrated systems, you can easily manage medical records and provide outstanding patient support.

cc-ecg1-btNasiff Associates, Inc. is an exceptional example of this technology. The company continues to lead among PC-Based Resting ECG systems. The Nasiff CardioResting PC Based Bluetooth ECG System is not only reliable and user-friendly, but it also offers all the benefits of the latest ECG technology. Browse Medical Device Depot to find the latest technology to protect and support your patients.

A better way to help your patients understand diabetes

Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? Observing diabetes awareness in November helps individuals, health-care professionals and communities across the United States call attention to a disease that affects millions of Americans.

This year, the National Diabetes theme is “Managing Diabetes: It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It.” This theme shows the importance of managing diabetes so you can prevent further health conditions down the road — like heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss and amputation. National Diabetes Awareness month also serves as a reminder to diabetes patients that they are not alone.

And when your patients are dealing with diabetes, sometimes a simple conversation about what’s happening with their body isn’t enough. Visual representations tell a more comprehensive story than words alone. Try referencing an anatomical chart that shows the story of diabetes in depth.

vr1441lAnatomical charts and posters help tell the causes and effects of the disease, as well as outlining treatment options. A chart like the Diabetes Millitus Chart is a great resource for both classrooms and doctors’ offices with thickly laminated, UV resistant paper.

From eye disease charts to drug and alcohol dependency signs, you’ll find plenty of high-quality anatomical charts and posters at Medical Device Depot.

Patient education: Taking advantage of visuals to aid patient understanding

v2001mThe human body is complex and multi-faceted, made up of hundreds of amazing parts and functions. Human functions might make sense if you’re a doctor, but it’s difficult for many patients to wrap their head around what’s happening in their body. Patient education is crucial when it comes to improving the health community. Proper medical knowledge greatly increases a patient’s chance of improving health. Additionally, correctly educating a patient during treatment can help reduce additional health-care expenses.

 

Empowering with understanding

vr1441lWhether it’s a common health problem or a rare condition, visuals can help a patient better understand their body. Anatomical visual aids can provide your patients with the knowledge they need to heal faster and prevent future care needs. By using a visual aid, patients will have improved understanding of their diagnosis. They can’t always see what’s happening in their body — but you can show them — with a model.

 

Getting effective treatment

e12Making visual aids readily available helps ease the discussion of a diagnosis with your patient. Patients will be able to relate when you show them a visual aid of the effected area. From head to toe, you can find a visual aid to assist you in giving your patients the best possible care.

You’ll find a wide selection of visual aids when you browse the selection at Medical Device Depot. Whether you’re explaining an ear infection or acupuncture, we have just the model for you. Our goal is to help practices like yours provide quality and affordable health care.

Weighing in on Detecto Scale innovation

Thanks to the ingenuity of immigrant family the Jacobs brothers more than a century ago, products from Detecto Scale can determine the accurate weight of most any human being, regardless of barrier.

6500-detecto-4tThe company’s medical line has evolved with health trends and technology to offer patient scales customized for able-to-stand patients in addition to the obese, the wheelchair bound or those confined to bed. Another of its innovations is a physician scale incorporating a touchless sonar tool that can nearly instantly measure a patient’s height and BMI. Still another is a stainless steel platform called HealthySole that uses UVC technology to kill some 99.9 percent of exposed disease-causing organisms on the soles of shoes. Medical workers merely stand on it to instantly decontaminate their footwear in the workplace.

detecto-cartOther Detecto products seem simple but help solve recurring problems in medical settings; consider its contoured pediatric scale that featured a convenient bracketed measuring tool and a screen that holds the recorded weight even after the baby has been removed. Detecto’s quiet, easy-to-clean medical cart features 360-degree rotation for maneuvering around tight corners, and it also fills specific needs with items like clinical-grade waste receptacles and surgical glove holders.

Founded in 1900, the family-owned firm based out of Webb City, Missouri, bills itself as the largest large-scale medical scale manufacturer in the U.S., with 350 employees, distributors in more than 110 countries and warehouses in Canada and England. That said, all its products are made in the USA in ISO 9001- and ISO 1348- certified factories.

detecto-pediatric-scaleBecause Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Co. bought Detecto in 1981, company products are sold under both the Cardinal Scale and Detecto Scale brands. Detecto scales usually measure weights lighter than 5,000 pounds and are most often used in the medical, food service and postal segments. The Cardinal brand primarily includes large-capacity scales for items 5,000 pounds or heavier, used for industrial, agricultural and transportation purposes.

Detecto’s manufacturing processes have been featured on the Science Channel TV show “How It’s Made” and the cable TV show “World’s Greatest!”

More information on the company can be found at www.detecto.com. Find its products among the wide range of medical supplies at Medical Device Depot.

Enhance your pediatric’s office with kid-friendly exam tables

You provide young patients the best care possible, and that includes helping them feel comfortable during their visit. From toys in the waiting room to eye-catching posters on the wall, your medical practice is currently designed with kids’ needs in mind. One more step you can take to enhance each patient’s experience is to invest in a kid-friendly exam table. Unlike traditional tables, a colorful table welcomes kids to take a seat and feel at ease in your office. Get inspired with these three bright ideas.

A firetruck table

What kid doesn’t love the idea of riding in a big, red and shiny firetruck? While you may not be able to provide an actual truck, you can offer an exam table in the shape and color of one. After a few minutes of play pretend, the kids may just forget they’re in a doctor’s office!

A rainforest-themed table

Green is a calming color that can help ease your patients’ anxiety, which makes the rainforest-themed table a smart addition to your office. Plus, kids will enjoy pointing out the painted animals displayed on the exam table.

A dino-themed table

Friendly-looking dinosaurs instantly improves any pediatrics office! Find pediatric exam tables covered in bright colors and cartoon dinos for an affordable price at Medical Device Depot today.

The interior design in medical settings matters. For your pediatrics office, decorate with cheerful colors and fun designs to put your young patients at ease during their checkups.

Testing for sudomotor dysfunction

Diabetes is a complex condition that often causes a variety of complications, one of them being autonomic neuropathy (or autonomic dysfunction). From the digestive system to heart and blood vessels, autonomic neuropathy affects numerous body systems all at once. It’s important your practice is prepared to diagnose and treat the wide range of symptoms that patients with this condition can experience.

Sudomotor dysfunction refers to the symptom of diabetic autonomic neuropathy that affects a person’s sweat glands. Patients experiencing sudomotor dysfunction might sweat excessively, especially after eating even non-spicy foods and at night. Sudomotor dysfunction also causes patients to not sweat at all, even when it’s extremely hot outside. Sweat, of course, is needed to keep the body cool.

To diagnose sudomotor dysfuntion, along with other common features of diabetic autonomic neuropathy, your practice should invest in equipment that provides a precise evaluation of sweat gland function. The SudoCheck Sudomotor Testing device is a new method that tests the electrochemical reaction between electrodes and the chloride of stimulated sweat glands, which allows your staff to discover information that otherwise would go undetected. It’s backed by 30 years of documented medical studies and features a variety of benefits, including Sympathetic Skin Response and Body Composition Analyzer.

To learn more about the SudoCheck Sudomotor Testing system, and how you can use this new method in your practice, visit Medical Device Depot. Here you can receive the newest technologies for an affordable cost, ensuring your practice is prepared to provide the best patient care possible.

Encourage eye safety by bringing quality vision equipment into your hospital

April is sports eye safety month, but because you work in the medical field, you know it’s important to promote eye health all year long. That’s why you make sure your medical facility is equipped with the right tools to prevent vision loss and eye injury. Find more quality equipment to maintain eye health in patients and employees at Medical Device Depot. Here you’ll find a variety of vision screeners and eyewash fountains that benefit medical labs, hospitals and patients.

Vision screeners: Millions of Americans have some form of vision impairment. Vision screeners can help identify children, teenagers and adults who are at risk for eye disease. After a vision-screening test, examiners can provide proper treatment to prevent the condition from worsening or causing blindness. Vision screeners for both adults and children are available.

Eyewash fountains: In medical labs, hazardous chemicals can cause lasting eye damage if the proper safety precautions aren’t in place. Eyewash fountains easily install into existing sinks, allowing workers to rinse their eyes in the event of an accident. Unlike sinks, eyewash fountains spray directly into people’s eyes and have very strong water pressure to get rid of chemicals.

Severe vision loss and blindness can usually be prevented. Make sure your hospital and medical labs are equipped with tools designed to maintain eye health in patients and employees.

Effective and affordable pregnancy tests for medical professionals

At-home pregnancy tests make it incredibly easy for women to get results without ever scheduling a doctor’s appointment, but they don’t offer the level of accuracy your practice can. Women who want to be absolutely sure of their results seek the professionals, and you can provide that assurance with Stanbio True 20 Pregnancy Tests. These easy-to-use tests are accurate, efficient and cost-effective, making them the best solution for both your patients and your medical practice.

The Stanbio True 20 Pregnancy Test, which can be purchased through Medical Device Depot, is able to detect 20 mIU/mL hCG for both urine and serum samples. Only two drops of the sample is required to get 99-percent accurate results, and these results appear in just 10 seconds. Thanks to your quick test, patients don’t have to grow frustrated or worrisome waiting for an answer.

These effective pregnancy tests show results quickly, and they can also detect pregnancies early, doing so while preventing cross reactivity with other hormones present in patient samples. Patients will be satisfied with their medical provider’s process in place, and with a total reimbursement of $8.63, your practice can benefit from lowering the cost of essential health-care equipment. Stock up on True 20 Pregnancy Tests and more high-quality medical equipment by searching our selection today.

Why a Colposcope is Necessary to Detect Cervical Cancer

The death rate among women with cervical cancer has gone down by more than 50 percent over the last 30 years, according to the American Cancer Society. Why? An increase in Pap tests, mainly. Pap tests show whether a patient has abnormal cells on the cervix and if further tests are needed. When a Pap comes back abnormal, physicians should use a colposcope to examine the area more closely and determine whether the patient requires a biopsy.

A colposcope looks similar to binoculars and is essentially a magnifying tool used to see the cervix up close. The ZoomStar Colposcope with Trulight, which can be purchased through Medical Device Depot and has an average reimbursement of $94.21, provides a colposcopy of the entire vagina, with cervix if present. This high-quality equipment features a full range of magnification from 4.5X to 20X, and has an overhead suspension system to ensure unobstructed access to the area being examined. With a colposcope designed to help physicians accurately analyze abnormal cells, patients can feel confident choosing the next steps after results are given.

A colposcopy typically takes around 20 minutes. Patients will not feel any less comfortable during a colposcopy than they would during their regular Pap smear tests. They will, however, be given more answers. Help patients stay on top of their health by offering this essential service at your practice.