Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act requiring that most Americans get medical health insurance by 2014 or pay a financial penalty. Health care is always changing. Changing medical equipment technology changes the way we go to the doctor. The new healthcare legislation will undoubtedly change several things about doctor and hospital visits. But in a small town in Illinois, some things are remaining strangely the same, despite the new legislation.
In Rushville, Illinois Dr. Russell Dohner has been practicing medicine since 1955. The nurses, the medical furniture, and the price hasn't changed in 57 years. That's right. You can see Dr. Dohner for only $5 a visit. Dr. Dohner keeps his patient records on index cards and doesn't take appointments. His office operates on a first come- first served policy. After 5 decades Dr. Dohner still works 7 days a week and still makes house calls. He's delivered more babies than the population of Rushville. Some Rushville residents consider the doctor a hero. However in a recent article by Mike Bush of KSDK St. Louis, Dr. Dohner says, "I guess I don't know what I'd be doing if I wasn't doctoring."
A doctor you can count on is always a good thing. Doctors trust QuickMedical for the best medical equipment and supplies for their clinics and hospitals.
My clinic needs a medical autoclave sterilizer to sterilize surgical instruments. How do I sterilize medical instruments with an autoclave? Do you provide training?
While we don't provide the training directly, New Nurse, we can schedule training or an on site demonstration with a Tuttnauer representative in your area. Just call us. After this training or demonstration, you'll likely be ready to immediately operate the device because it's that simple to use. The Tuttnauer EZ10 Fully Automatic Medical Autoclave Sterilizer has a simple one touch design. The device has pre-programmed cycles for unwrapped instruments, wrapped and packs, glassware and an additional drying cycle. The Tuttnauer EZ10 is the easiest autoclave choice from QuickMedical. With the capability of sterilizing 3 full trays and 3 half trays at once, this is the perfect autoclave for the small practice desiring a one touch design in their sterilization routine.
Sterilizing medical instruments is extremely important. If you need on site assistance, call us to schedule an in person demo or training at 1-888-345-4858, we can assist you with scheduling training with Tuttnauer. Also, when you call us we'll get you the very best price available. If you purchase a Tuttnauer EZ9, EZ10, or EZ10k Autoclave before June 30, 2012 you'll receive an instant rebate of $400 dollars or a 1 Gallon Ultrasonic Cleaner. Send Tuttnauer a copy of your QuickMedical invoice, the serial number of the autoclave and indicate either the Free Ultrasonic or $400 Rebate on the cover letter or fax. Redemptions can be faxed to Tuttnauer at (631) 737-0720, Attention: EZ Promotion. Remember-- all EZ and EA autoclaves from Tuttnauer are covered with a 2 year warranty on parts and labor.
A study of adolescent health around the world found the United States had the highest mortality rate for people ages 10-to-24 of any high-income country in the world. American kids are tops in pot-smoking and second in alcohol consumption, however they still hit the gym harder than teens in other wealthy nations. It's all about Gym-Tan-Laundry. Except when it's about death. Death by gun or other violent methods is 20 times more likely in the U.S. than the other 27 wealthy nations, according to The Lancet.
The combo of traffic accidents and violent deaths boosted the U.S. to first-place position atop the mortality charts.
While Austria and Ireland have higher rates of binge drinking than the U.S., their drinking ages are lower. Most U.S. binge drinkers are underage.
Despite all the bad news regarding death and drink there was some good news in report. The numbers indicated that U.S. kids ages 13-15 exercised more than their global counterparts in high-income countries. The boys were No. 1 and the girls No. 2 in the rankings.
QuickMedical.com is not just another online retailer. It's an easy claim to make, but why is it true? It's because of QuickMedical's special commitment to customer service. It can be hard to speak with someone on the phone at a large online retailer. At a brick and mortar store, you might not necessarily be talking with a trained product specialist. At QuickMedical we combine the ease of online ordering with the availability of trained product specialists who are available on the phone 5 days a week during regular business hours on the west coast to assist you with your order.
Why should you call QuickMedical? Isn't it easier just to point, click, and order? In many cases, yes. However there are reasons you might want to speak to a product specialist about your order. Questions about a particular item's operation and care are sometimes better answered in a conversation. Sometimes wording on the website needs clarification. Some of our older customers may prefer to order by phone because it's simply easier on the eyes. Whatever your reasons for calling, we're here. If we don't know the answer to your question, we'll let you know and find the information for you.
Maybe the best reason to call QuickMedical deals with pricing. There are some special coupon codes we don't put online for a variety of reasons. For the absolute best price on many of our products all it takes is a phone call. If you're looking for specialized diagnostic medical equipment like the CardioChek PA Cholesterol Monitor, lifesaving equipment for emergencies like the Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator, or advanced diagnostic workstations for ECG/EKG like the CareCenter MD Diagnostic Workstation for ECG/EKG call us before you order online. Not only can we assist you with superior customer service, but we can help you with call-in prices.
Call today for the best prices in medical equipment and supplies. 1-888-345-4858.
A recent HealthDay report states: "Researchers interviewed 421 male and 401 female inmates at New York state prisons over two years and found that many overuse and misuse over-the-counter antibiotic ointments. Specifically, the study found that the products were used by: 29 percent of men and 28 percent of women for dry skin; 18 percent of men and 15 percent of women as lip balm; 8 percent of men and 3 percent of women as hair grease; and 6 percent of men for shaving."
Misusing antibiotics can lead to the spread of antibiotic resistant infections like MRSA. These infections spread more rapidly in places like prisons, hospitals, and dorms where people are in close contact for long periods.
At a presentation given to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in San Antonio, Texas doctoral candidate Carolyn Herzig presented the research along with a strong warning on the need to educate prisoners about the appropriate use of antibiotic ointment. Appropriate medical supplies should be used for appropriate functions, despite cost. Skin healing balm, shaving cream and razors, and shampoo should be used appropriately instead of easy to obtain antibiotic ointments.
Controlling antibiotic resistant infection is important inside facilities and outside as well, as these infections become more widespread. Antibiotic ointment is an extremely important medical supply for wound care, but it must be used properly. Always follow correct use procedures with your medical supplies. If you have questions you can leave a comment on the blog or contact us directly by email or phone.
PDI, a QuickMedical supplier of infection prevention solutions for healthcare facilties enhanced its Hygea Flushable Pre-Moistened Wipes at the end of last year. The redesign makes the adult wipes safer for the enviornment.
Personal cleansing adult wipes are an important disposable in healthcare facilities. Many businesses, knowing the consequences of spreading infection at work, are also using Hygea wipes for personal cleansing. The new Hygea wipes are more user friendly for consumers, healthcare workers and patients.
The primary improvement is the new Ecosperse dispersible cloth technology that easily breaks apart after flushing, making Hygea Flushable Cloths safer than ever for sewers and septic systems. The personal cleansing cloths now contain 88 percent biodegradable fibers and the new soft packaging requires 70 percent less plastic than before. The easy-to-use, tissue-like dispensing technology provides quick, easy access to individual wipes to help prevent cross contamination. Hygea Flushable Cloths also contain a gentle and mild cleansing formula with Aloe and Vitamin E to soothe and nourish skin.
PDI and QuickMedical are committed to eco-friendly products that provide solutions for healthcare professionals. What's your experience with PDI's Hygea wipes? Tell us if you've used them in a comment below.
A proposed ban on large sugary beverages in New York City would affect the menus of delis, fast-food franchises and even Yankee Stadium. From energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas the sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces would be prohibited. "Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the United States, public health officials are wringing their hands saying, 'Oh, this is terrible,'" New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview. "New York City is not about wringing your hands; it's about doing something," he said. "I think that's what the public wants the mayor to do."
But there's a little complication. A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows that the sugar and fructose in the drinks are not necessarily the driving factor in the risk for hypertension. Is the ban a good idea?
This month's employee of the month is Devon from the product team. Devon's recently taken on new responsibilities as the "green team" lead. She works closely with our suppliers and other QuickMedical departments to get our product pages online. With over 31,709 products online, Devon's work managing products is invaluable.
On behalf of the management and staff of QuickMedical, we'd like to thank Devon for all her hard work, and congratulate her for being this month's QuickMedical Employee of the Month. Employees, customers, or suppliers, feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks Devon and congratulations.