Peppermint examination gloves
beyond safety and comfort, Supermax understands the importance of making
your patient care as pleasant as possible. With our unique
peppermint-fragrance, honey-comb textured design, customers are
delighted to discover and use Supermax’s gloves.
The following are features from the unique green peppermint honey-comb
textured examination gloves:
Low protein content
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German company launches voice prosthesis
Tracoe medical, a German manufacturer of premium products
for laryngectomised and tracheostomised patients, has introduced
a new voice prosthesis, the Tracoe VoiceMaster.
This voice prosthesis features a unique ball valve system for
ultra-low airflow resistance. Its titanium sleeve with Candida
resistant characteristics ensures a prolonged lifetime of the
device thus reducing the number of early replacements.
The Tracoe VoiceMaster is a front-loading voice prosthesis for
anterograde insertion. By means of a special loading device
with colour indicators insertion and removal can easily be done
under local anaesthesia in an outpatient setting.
primary and secondary retrograde insertion. The VoiceMaster
Primo is a silicone prosthesis with a ball valve made of Candida
resistant PTFE material.
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up-to-date textbook on quality assurance and management has been
introduced by Fluke Biomedical, Radiation Management Services.
The second edition of Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences by
Jeffrey Papp, PhD includes revisions to the mammography chapter and an
accompanying CD-ROM featuring two 140-question mock examinations as well
as full-size sample documentation forms that can be used ‘as-is’ or
“This new, up-to-date edition has all the tools, skills and practical
knowledge needed for quality management,” said Gary Kaufman, diagnostic
product line manager for the Radiation Management Services business of
“Whether you are a technologist studying for a quality management
advanced-level exam or just need a day-to-day practical reference for
implementing quality management programmes in diagnostic imaging
departments, Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences is the only
reference book you’ll ever need.”
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The Dental Head Phantom
Dental Head Phantom from Fluke Biomedical is now available for dental
x-ray, evaluation and other dosimetry applications. Offered by Fluke’s
Radiation Management Services branch, the Dental Head Phantom includes
larynx, trachea, sinus and nasal cavities.
An articulating lower jaw with removable tongue enables easy access to
teeth and air cavities. The phantom is made from tissue analogs for
brain, bone, spinal cord, vertebral disks, tooth enamel and soft tissues
that mimic actual tissues within 1% for CT and therapy energy ranges.
“The Dental Head Phantom is the only phantom used for panoramic
radiography, which is used in 50% of all dental practices, to accurately
visualise the oral cavity,” said Gary Kaufman, diagnostic product line
“The Dental Head Phantom also allows for access into the mouth cavity
for x-ray dental film placement as well as dosimetry in different organs
and tissues. It can even accommodate natural teeth inside the jaw.”
able to correctly identify a patient is a critical step in patient care;
you must be sure that you are working on the correct patient before you
can give them any medication, take samples from them or perform any
Yet in hospitals the current system involves using handwritten
wristbands which are prone to being either illegible or mis-read. Even
asking the patient to confirm who they are can be an issue if they are
unconscious or sleeping.
Printed wristbands, containing both bar-coded information and text,
introduce an element of automation into the process of identifying a
patient and can simply be scanned at every point of contact during their
care. Z-Band Direct from Zebra is a direct thermal, self-adhesive
(one-piece) wristband solution.
Nurses no longer have to load ribbons into printers as the direct
thermal coating provides ribbon-less printing on desktop printers. The
durable UV wristband can withstand most common solvents and cleaning
fluids used in hospitals. Z-Band Direct is available in both adult and
Pre-printed colours are also available to provide visual notice of
allergies and a secure adhesive fastening ensures that the wristband
cannot be removed.
easy-to-handle, high quality ENT technology is the hallmark of ATMOS
which produces the ATMOS Cam 21/31 ENT camera.
The camera is the central element of ATMOS’s visualisation system and
features four different light sources that can be adapted by pressing a
simple button. A mobile, cable-free headlight, ATMOS HL 21 LED, combines
bright, focused light with perfect illumination.
The ATMOS LS 21 LED light source can be clicked on to available optics,
used without expensive light guides and is operated with a miniature
battery. This light source simplifies your work: just fix the battery on
your clothes and visit your patients.
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Drug abuse test kit
detection can be carried out in a simple, one-step procedure using the
new and improved Oratect II, a patented test device for the detection of
drugs of abuse in oral fluids.
Collection and testing are combined in a single step, producing results
within eight minutes without the need for an administrator to handle
bodily fluid. The amount of sample volume required is just 0.5 ml,
making it easier to collect samples from donors with dry mouths.
Oratect II is designed to accurately detect six drugs including
marijuana (THC), amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates, PCP or
benzodiazepines and is more sensitive to all drugs than the original
Oratect. In addition the device’s cut-off concentration for parent THC
(which is present in the mouth cavity rather than its carboxylic acid
metabolite (THCCOOH)) is reduced to 40ng/ml to provide a longer
Presumptive positive results are confirmed by sending the Oratect II
collection pad in an included vial to a SAMHSA laboratory for GC/MS
Colours Wheelchairs to expand in the Middle East
East distributors are being sought by one of the fastest growing
manufacturers in the active wheelchair market.
US-based Colours Wheelchairs says its international sales are developing
thanks to an attractive range of everyday, paediatric and sports
wheelchairs and an aggressive international expansion strategy.
As an example the Spazz G is one of the lowest priced active wheelchairs
on the market. Distributors of disability products from Europe to Asia
are signing up to obtain exclusive rights and Colours is now turning its
attention to new markets in the Middle East.
Colours’ rapid growth is receiving a great deal of attention in the
business community. Colours’ president and disabled entrepreneur John
Box is the cover story of Fortune Small Business magazine for May 2005:
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Ergotron’s ‘breakthrough’ desk mount arm
LX Desk Mount Arm is the first monitor arm to employ Ergotron’s
patentpending Constant Force technology. Using pivot motion technology
the arm provides superior viewing comfort and reduces eye, back and neck
strain. Users can effortlessly and noiselessly adjust their flat panel
monitor, plasma screen or other digital display, in a fluid motion.
The arm provides a full 33cm vertical adjustment range, 61cm depth
adjustment range, 360° side-to-side range, 180° right/left swivel and
portrait/landscape rotation. Using a smart, four-bar linkage feature,
the monitor stays at the same angle throughout the full range of
vertical motion. Because of CF-technology’s unique, weight adjustable
feature, the LX arm is able to hold and adjust the height of monitors
weighing from 2.3 kg up to 9.1 kg.
“The breakthrough design of CF leapfrogs over conventional gas spring
technology commonly used today, at a fraction of the cost,” said Pete
Segar, Ergotron’s CTO. “The height adjustment process is so easy, even
young children can perform the task,” says Segar.
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Taking a step in the right direction
Heelift and Heelift Smooth Suspension Boots are now available from
McKesson’s acute care and Redline long-term care product lines.
The DM System’s products have proven effective in treating and
preventing heel pressure ulcers. Heelift eliminates pressure by lifting
the heel with an elevation pad and suspending it in protective space.
Pressure is transferred from the heel to the lower leg.
Heelift can be used with patients who are immobile, post-operative or
sufferers from diabetes, cardiovascular disease or dietary deficiencies.
Heelift is also ideal in cases of foot drop, flaccid paralysis
(non-spastic), pre- and post-operative hip fractures and skin grafts.
“We are extremely excited about this partnership,” said Dr Denis Drennan,
president DM Systems. “As a leading healthcare services company with
nationwide distribution, McKesson has the ability to make our proven
wound care products available to even broader markets.”