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Could Humans Survive the Trip to Mars?

Could Humans Survive the Trip to Mars?

As the Mars Rover, Curiosity, continues its search for conditions that may once have supported life on the Red Planet, many people wonder whether colonization of Mars, or any extraterrestrial body, will one day be a possibility.


The answer: Probably not for a long while.


Proper Vaccine Storage and Handling

Proper Vaccine Storage and Handling

The development of vaccines for infectious diseases, like Small Pox, Whooping Cough, or Influenza, has proven the most effective means of preventing disease, and accounts for the prevention of two to three million deaths each year, according the World Health Organization. The efficacy of most vaccines, however, is tied to the environment in which they're stored -- and if they're not stored correctly, their capacity to produce immunity greatly diminishes.


Typically, vaccines are either refrigerated or frozen in a Medical-Grade Refrigerator or Freezer with Temperature alerts, such as the Accucold line by Summit Appliance. Summit's fridges and freezers feature ample room to properly store frozen and refrigerated items, and both the freezer and fridge have separate thermostats for precise temperature control.


We Remember: Happy Memorial Day

We Remember: Happy Memorial Day

QuickMedical would like to extend its most heartfelt thanks to the women and men of the United States Armed Forces on this Memorial Day. Thank you for everything!

Aluminum Battery Could Revolutionize Electronics and AEDs

Aluminum Battery Could Revolutionize Electronics and AEDs

Stanford scientists successfully created a hyper-efficient aluminum-ion battery that fully charges in about one minute, and has a projected lifespan seven times that of current lithium-ion batteries. The new technology has the potential to make electronics safer and more reliable.


"We have developed a rechargeable aluminum battery that may replace existing storage devices, such as alkaline batteries, which are bad for the environment, and lithium-ion batteries, which occasionally burst into flames," Hongjie Dai, a professor of chemistry at Stanford, told Stanford News. "Our new battery won't catch fire, even if you drill through it."


New Product Line: Schiller America

New Product Line: Schiller America

QuickMedical now represents Schiller America's line of ECGs, Stress Tests, Vital Signs Monitors, and Ambulatory and Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors, among many other items.


Schiller, based in Switzerland, is a global leader in the development and production of cardio-pulmonary diagnostic equipment. Schiller's products are developed in close cooperation with the world's leading physicians and specialists to ensure excellent value and unmatched versatility.


"The Schiller brand compliments and adds a more robust dimension to QuickMedical's existing cardiopulmonary diagnostic offerings, giving customers a wider selection of ECGs, stress testing equipment, and vital signs monitors," said Nita Morris, QuickMedical's product manager.


Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient Safety Awareness Week was initiated in 2002 and is an annual education and awareness campaign for healthcare safety lead by the National Patient Safety Foundation. Each year, healthcare organizations and communities worldwide take part in the event by prominently displaying the NPSF campaign logo and promotional materials, creating awareness in the community, and deploying NPSF educational resources to healthcare staff and patients.


Anyone can celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week and NPSF encourages anyone in the health care field to do so.


Patient safety is very often about communication. The Universal Patient Compact created by NPSF covers the expectations of healthcare professionals and patients during care. Patients and caregivers must be partners in creating patient safety. Ultimately patient safety also ensures the safety of the caregiver, as well.


Communication is key, but it must be partnered with medical equipment and supplies that fit the needs of the patient and caregiver. Hand washing sinks, hand sanitizer dispensers, or hygiene stations must be conveniently located in a facility and easy to use. Proper gloves must be worn for the application, and they must be easy to reach and use. Hospital beds must be easy to use for the patient and caregiver and their operation must be clear. One of the most important aspects of patient safety is patient transport. In emergency situations, long term care, in-clinic procedures, and hospital visits, wheelchairs and patient lifts can make or break patient safety. It's important that even the scales and height rods a facility uses are designed with patient safety in mind.


Healthcare providers have to know the needs of their patients and with that information, find the right tools for medical care. QuickMedical's trained product experts can easily guide you when the choices are confusing. To ensure patient safety research the medical equipment and supplies required for adequate patient safety and make sure it's available for patients and staff. Educate patients and staff on the best patient safety practices at your facility. There are a variety of resources online for health professionals to use to help acheive and ensure patient safety. The NPSF features resources on its site like the Patient Safety Awareness video, posted below from their site. QuickMedical is also a resource for information on medical equipment and supplies related to patient safety, both online and on the phone.


The 2014 Top 5 Medical Supplies at QuickMedical

What were the top five best selling medical supplies purchased last year at QuickMedical? There are many types of quality medical disposables. Picking the best medical supplies for the job is an important choice. Use this list to research the top-selling medical disposables at QuickMedical. This list does not include any medical supplies sold to our federal government customers. Click ahead to read the about the top five medical supplies sold at QuickMedical.

Measuring Height with the 235D Heightronic Digital Stadiometer

In 2014 QuickMedical launched an update of its flagship product: the 235D Heightronic digital stadiometer. Now QuickMedical announces the release of new videos showing operation, calibration, and installation of the digital height rod. Watch the video below on measuring height with the 235D Heightronic. When accuracy and repeatability are important to your facility, choose the QuickMedical 235D.



Why Should We Use LED Lighting in a Surgery Center?

Why Should We Use LED Lighting in a Surgery Center?

Lighting in a hospital or clinic, just like in a home or business, is everything. Without proper lighting, any interior without windows becomes dark and shadowy to the human eye. While there are some places which need to remain dark for a variety of reasons, to carry out most of the day-to-day business of life, light is necessary. In a surgical setting the importance of surgical lighting cannot be stressed enough. Surgeons, nurses, and assistants must be able to clearly see instruments, patients, and the area where they are working for the safety of everyone involved. LED lighting is quickly becoming the standard for surgical lighting. Why should hospitals use LED lighting?

New at QuickMedical: Elkay Plastics Medical Bags and Packaging

New at QuickMedical: Elkay Plastics Medical Bags and Packaging

Elkay Plastics is a leading manufacturer of superior quality plastic bags for labs, pharmacies, hospitals, and long term care facilities. Medical facilities use poly bags for a variety of applications. Click read more to learn about the different types of all new quality medical plastic bags available at QuickMedical.