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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.

How the industry will change with wearable devices

Wearable technology can be found just about everywhere these days. Whether it is a fitness tracker, a cellphone-paired watch or a medical device, you are likely to see someone wearing a device as you move throughout your day. Additionally, there are many wearable pieces of technology hidden from sight, and you may not be aware of them by simply glancing at someone. Patients who use wearable medical devices can keep their health a priority without having to feel like they stand out.

Welch Allyn and Gentag have collaborated to improve technologies for remote patient monitoring. One of the life-saving benefits of wearable medical devices is the ability of doctors and nurses to monitor patients even when they are not by their side. This gives the patient more freedom to live his or her life, and clinicians gain access to data and information that is vital to providing the best possible care.

The Welch Allyn and Gentag collaboration focuses on technology that will allow for remote monitoring across the world. This longer reach will connect directly to a near field communication (NFC) device or smart phone using a simple skin patch that monitors vitals. The barely-there patch is comfortable for the patients and a welcome innovation for clinicians.

As technology continues to grow there is expected to be an even greater range of what these wearable medical devices are capable of.

Welch Allyn PCH-100 Holter Software Kit – Special Offer!

Welch Allyn is offering a fantastic Summer offer on their PCH-100 Holter Software Kit. Purchase the kit before August 31, 2012 and receive 50% off regular pricing!

Welch Allyn Holter Systems feature easy-to-use software and recorders that can improve patient compliance due to their lightweight, compact profile. Systems can be configured with a compact digital recorder featuring 2 or 3 channel recording for a detailed evaluation.

 An HR 100 Holter recorder is included in this software kit.
For more information or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.

Medical Device Depot wins Welch Allyn’s April Monthly Leaders Prize

Congratulations to Medical Device Depot sales manager John Gladstein, who was recognized today by Welch Allyn for submitting the most product leads in the month of April. With 23 leads submitted, John Gladstein continues the tradition of excellent salesmanship and hard work brought forth by all Medical Device Depot employees.

For more information on Welch Allyn products, including their EKG machines, spirometers, and vital signs monitors, call us today at 877-646-3300 or visit our website.

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.

Welch Allyn Offers ‘Set Me Up’ Rewards for New Offices, Clinics

Get your practice or clinic started with Welch Allyn's Set Me Up program

Get your practice or clinic started with Welch Allyn's Set Me Up program

Welch Allyn has created a new rewards program geared specifically for new practices and clinics.  By ordering from a comprehensive set of medical equipment, you can receive reward credit from Welch Allyn for each item.

Ranging from $25 to $500 credit on nearly 40 of Welch Allyn’s top sellers, you can be sure that you’ll be able to receive free equipment on your next order.  Make a purchase of three integrated diagnostic systems and one thermometry device and you’ll qualify for the Set Me Up program.  The more you order, the more rewards you’ll receive.

Click here to see a full list of products and reward credit.

For more information or assistance with orders, visit Medical Device Depot.