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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.

Point of Care Diagnostic Equipment

Point of Care Diagnostic Equipment

Medical care has always had a point- of-care diagnostic component. The concept of point-of-care medical diagnostic testing is not new, but over the last 10 years new technologies have made point-of-care testing very efficient and cost-effective. According to the National Institute of Health, "Point-of-care testing gives immediate results in non-laboratory settings to support more patient- centered approaches to healthcare delivery."


Before the 20th century, most people saw doctors inside their homes. House calls almost always featured some form of diagnostic test performed during the doctor's visit. But in the 20th century, as medical technology advanced, care shifted to large, centralized health facilities, and testing moved to labs where patients, testing, and cures could be delivered efficiently. Many diagnostic procedures were available, but prohibitively expensive in a point-of-care setting so they shifted to hospitals and labs. Focusing mainly on curative measures, diagnostics in general focused on diagnosing specific illnesses. Rapid developments in computing technology over the last two decades have lowered the cost of many point-of-care medical diagnostic tests. Medical care philosophies have shifted as well. Today, medical professionals focus on preventative care instead of curative care which makes POC testing imporant.


Today, with a small blood sample, medical professionals can perform a variety of blood tests during an office visit and immediately provide counseling and care. Quickmedical offers many important point-of-care testing instruments to simplify every patient's visit for concerns like cholesterol abnormality, diabetes testing, urinalysis, respiratory analysis, and more. Click ahead to learn about some of these.

QuickMedical Questions: What's Your Hand Hygiene Excuse?

QuickMedical Questions: What's Your Hand Hygiene Excuse?

Q. I thought everyone would realize the importance of hand hygiene, but even the health care professionals I work with don't seem to understand how important it is. What could possibly be their excuse? What can I do to improve hand hygiene where I work?


A. The simple answer is that there are few things more important than hand hygiene in health facilities. It's very important all facility personnel are educated on CDC guidelines for hand hygiene. In a recent article Dr. Robert Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group writes, "[S]tatistically, [health care workers are]more likely to spread C. diff to their patients than they are to contract it. That's because the most common way C. diff is spread is on the hands of health care workers who fail to wash up between patients." Clostridium difficile or C. diff is linked to 14,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. C diff is just one of many hospital acquired infections that health care workers can spread, but rarely contract. Why would a health care worker not practice hand hygiene? Click ahead for the reasons, observed and reported, which might surprise you.

BZK Antiseptic Towelettes Uses

BZK Antiseptic Towelettes Uses

What are the most popular uses for BZK antiseptic towelettes? BZK antiseptic towelettes are ideal for a variety of medical uses. The sterile BZK Antiseptic Towelettes from MedPride are used in hospitals and doctors' offices for minor wound care, perineal care, and clean catch urine collection. The alcohol-free, sterile wipes, which are 4.7 inches by 7 inches, contain 0.113 percent of benzalkonium chloride, which acts as a gentle antiseptic. BZK solutions are fast-acting biocidal agents. They are active against bacteria and some viruses, fungi, and protozoa. As an interesting sidenote-- in a 1998 study, after repeated use, alcohol-containing hand sanitizers were shown to be slightly less effective than BZK based hand sanitizers.


MedPride MPR-41505 Sterile BZK (benzalkonium chloride) Antiseptic Towelettes can also be used to cleanse skin around minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. These towelettes can also be used for personal cleaning and sanitary needs when regular washing is not available or convenient. Varied BZK Antiseptic towelette uses all rely on the product's size, antiseptic chemical properties, and ease of access and use.

QuickMedical Supports Cervical Cancer Prevention

QuickMedical Supports Cervical Cancer Prevention

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet up to 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States every year. Early screenings are the most important part of prevention. According to the American Cancer Society, the cervical cancer death rate has declined by 50% over the last 30 years mainly due to the effectiveness of the pap screening. 50% of patients diagnosed with cervical cancer have never had a pap test. Many patients will use the new year to catch up on health screenings they might have put off. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month so many patients will be reminded to make gynecological appointments.


Recently updated guidelines have changed which patients require tests. It is now recommended that all females begin having pap tests at age 21, regardless of when they become sexually active. Also, the "yearly pap" is no longer recommended. Research indicates women can safely have pap tests once every three years. In some cases, it can be helpful to do an HPV test along with a pap test. HPV tests find the "high risk" types of HPV that cause most cases of cervical cancer. The HPV test/pap test combination is now the recommended way to check for cervical cancer in women age 30 and older, although it is still acceptable to check women over 30 with pap tests alone.


Gynecologists use and trust Wallach Papette Cervical Call Collectors for safe, trauma free pap tests. These high-tech brushes reduce bleeding and enable greater accuracy in results due to a higher overall cell yield. It's important for facilities to be ready for increasing numbers of patients making appointments who will require pap tests and potentially more invasive cancer screenings. Often when a pap test shows an abnormal result, colposcopy may be recommended, but it is not always necessary. Colposcopy is an in-office procedure that allows doctors to look very closely at a patient's cervix using a colposcope. Colposcopes magnify the tissues in the cervix and allow for tissue biopsy. Abnormal results from a pap test can be easily examined and confirmed through colposcopy. Colposcopy is often performed in conjunction with other or repeated tests.


Keep your patients informed and up to date on the new guidelines for cervical health tests this month.