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Choosing the right Holter system for your practice

With advances in mobile cardiac telemetry, more and more physicians are able to offer ambulatory cardiac monitoring. Not only are these services easier than ever to provide, but recent technology makes them more effective for patients experiencing cardiac issues.

But not all cardiac monitors work the same. So when you’re choosing an ambulatory ECG or Holter system, keep the following tips in mind.

You’ll need fast reporting:

CARDIOCARD_HOLTERThe Nasiff CardioCard PC-Based Holter ECG System connects to several EMR systems for efficient and accurate reporting. This system also offers practical software and database management systems with training, customer support and guaranteed quality.

 

You’ll need an easy-to-use system:

4-000-0110-2The Midmark IQholter Digital Holter w/ Recorder is engineered to a new standard for ease of use. Simply enter your patient’s demographics, select auto report, and start scanning. The system will automatically accept, reject or change classified occurrences throughout the entire program to affect further processing.

 

You’ll need complete accuracy:

Additionally, the Midmark IQholter Digital Holter w/ Recorder system has sophisticated digital filtering techniques to help eliminate errors due to noise. This means you can trust you’re getting an accurate report.

Once you decide on the right Holter system for your practice, head over to Medical Device Depot for prices that will fit your budget. Leasing is available on many of our models, so check out our vast selection today!

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.

Does your office need a stress test system?

Patients who complain of chest pain or those who have a history of heart disease may require stress testing. A stress test system can be used to discover how the heart responds to exertion. Because exercise makes the heart pump harder, a stress test can reveal problems within the heart that may go undetected in a regular stationary checkup.

Stress tests help you:

  • Determine the likelihood of coronary artery disease.
  • Identify abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a cardiac treatment plan.
  • Develop a safe exercise program for patients.

You can opt to install a stress cart like the Midmark version or a complete set like the Welch Allyn model. Each system will use some sort of cardio exercise to increase the patient’s heart rate and activate the respiratory system, but it is up to your practice to determine whether a treadmill or stationary bike is the best option. Many tests require only moderate movement, but some may require more vigorous exercise. For a truly accurate test, such as an electrocardiogram, heart rate and blood pressure should be monitored.

On the other hand, if you rarely do stress tests at your location, it may make more sense to send patients to a specialist or to a hospital that is outfitted with the necessary equipment. Complete stress test systems can be paid for in payment plans, but they still require a large investment from your practice. If you do not frequently offer this type of test to patients, continuing to outsource the testing may be a wise financial decision.

If your practice would benefit from a stress test system, Medical Device Depot has many options available for you to consider, meaning you’ll no longer need to send patients elsewhere to have extra testing done. Instead, you can do it all in-house to provide a diagnosis quickly, allowing your patients to feel comfortable with the caretakers they know and trust.

What you need to know about spirometers?

If you have a patient who may be suffering from asthma, bronchitis or emphysema, a spirometer is an essential tool for conducting Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs).

Spirometers measure the air that is entering and leaving the lungs and allow medical professionals to identify both obstructive and restrictive breathing patterns in patients. Most of these tests are handheld, allowing the patient to blow into the spirometer, and feature direct-to-printer or even built-in printer options. Peak-flow meters can also be used to monitor airway obstruction and breath exhalation.

Once the test is complete, medical professionals can use the readouts generated by the spirometer to monitor breathing patterns and identify possible cases of the diseases mentioned above. In addition, spirometers can also be useful in cases where it is necessary to measure the effect of working in close proximity to chemicals has had on a person’s lung function. Many medical facilities also use spirometers to assess a person’s lung function before they undergo surgery. Measuring a patient’s progress in treatment for a disease or assessing the affect of a certain medication are other tasks that health-care professionals can use spirometers to accomplish.

At Medical Device Depot, we carry a full line of spirometers and mouthpieces featuring the latest technology. We offer products from all the major manufacturers, too, such as Welch Allyn, MIR, Micro Direct, Midmark, SDI and ndd, so you know you’re getting a quality medical device that you can count on time and time again.

If your facility is in need of a spirometer, call us today at 1-877-646-3300 and we can help you find the right device for your medical practice.

Issues with medical device patent litigation

According to the National Law Review, the number of patent infringement disputes filed annually at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has more than tripled over the last 20 years. While this is not limited to medical devices, it certainly contains a good number of them. In a field where new innovations bring plenty of recognition, praise and good money, it is important to keep intellectual property safely under wraps. Medical device patents are not a new phenomenon, but with the growing number of suits, it is important to protect medical technology from the beginning.

According to Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, U.S. intellectual property owners can seek exclusion orders that do not allow the importation of articles that infringe their patents or other intellectual property rights. If the case is won, the infringing product will not be allowed to cross the border into U.S. territory.

In order to prove a patent suit, the complaint must contain four things, according to the International Trade Commission Trail Lawyers Association:

  1. That articles are being imported into the United States
  2. That those articles infringe complainant’s patent or patents
  3. That the complaining company or its licensee has made sufficient economic investments in exploiting its patent in the United States to satisfy section 337’s definition of a “domestic industry”
  4. That the alleged unfair act has caused or threatens to cause injury

Check out Medical Device Depot’s number of American-made medical device manufacturers such as MidmarkNasiff, Mortara and Welch Allyn.

Midmark SleepView Monitor Promotion

SleepView MonitorMidmark is offering an exciting promotion for their SleepView Monitor! Receive one of the following freebies with purchase of this sleep medicine device between June 15 and September 15, 2012:

  • $400 rebate.
  • 50 Free Disposable Sleep Study Kits ($448 value)
  • Reduced SleepView Portal Service Fee for one year

The SleepView Monitor is an FDA-cleared medical device that meets all American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and CMS guidelines for a Type III Home Sleep Test. Patients can be tested in the comfort and convenience of their own homes without an observer and with fewer sensors attached to their body. This reduces anxiety, leads to a more natural night of sleep and improves patient acceptance of test protocol.

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

A reimbursable primary care solution for home sleep testing!

The Midmark Sleepview Monitor: A reimbursable primary care solution for home sleep testing. Save $405 if purchased before the end of May!

For reimbursement info click here.

To schedule a free demonstration click here.



List Price: $3,500
Our Price: $3,095

Home Sleep Testing (HST) brings the diagnosis and management of OSA to the front lines of primary care. Patients can be tested in the comfort and convenience of their own homes without an observer and with fewer sensors attached to their body. This reduces anxiety, leads to a more natural night of sleep, and improves patient acceptance of test protocol.

Sleepview provides a monitor for home recording of sleep and a web portal for access to registered polysomnographic technologists. Board-certified sleep physicians provide scoring, professional interpretation, and treatment recommendations. 

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


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Great news from Midmark!

GREAT NEWS!  Our partner, Midmark, has extended their “Case of the Hassle-Free Holter” promotion until January 31st, 2009!  Until the end of the month, when you purchase a Midmark holter, you’re eligible for free items…

With the purchase of an EZ holter (available from Medical Device Depot for only $4,895), you’ll receive one of the following – a $500 rebate, one additional recorder (a $1838 value), or one IQmark Digital Spirometer with Calibration Syringe (a $2246 value).

If you’re more interested in the Advanced Holter (available for $6,495), you’ll receive a $1,000 rebate, TWO additional recorders (a $3,676 value), or one IQmark Digital ECG (a $3.995 value).

Check out Midmark’s flyer for this promotion.  If you have any questions, feel free to email sales@medicaldevicedepot.com or call us at 877-646-3300.