What is spirometry? According to Wikipedia spirometry means literally 'the measuring of breath.' Spirometry is the most common pulmonary function test. Pulmonary function tests measure lung function, specifically the volume and/or flow of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool used for diagnosing a host of diseases. It can be used to distinguish respiratory from cardiac diseases, diagnose asthma, and diagnose subtle differences in lung diseases.
The ndd 2001 EasyOne diagnostic spirometer is a high quality spirometer that minimizes the need for maintenance due to its unique ultrasound technology. The ndd EasyOne Frontline Spirometer does not need calibration and will remain consistently accurate for years.
There are also spirometers designed to be portable, such as the 12-1714 Baseline Portable Spirometer (pictured above left) which measures vital lung capacity up to seven liters and is extremely handy for large population screenings and mobile stations.
Spirometry tests are not suitable for patients who are unconscious, heavily sedated, or have limitations that would interfere with vigorous respiratory efforts. They require patient compliance and an understanding of how to take the test.
If you use spirometry tests at your clinic, you understand how effective they can be when used properly. If you have an ndd spirometer already, take advantage of ndd's trade in program. When you purchase a participating spirometry system, send in your old spirometer and proof of purchase. You'll receive a $100 rebate and a free box of spirettes. Call QuickMedical for details. Spirometers by ndd Medical Technologies are ideal for hospitals and clinics as well as medical institutes specializing in lung function.
It's important for everyone to undergo regular medical checkups with a medical professional. For women, it's important to have a variety of regularly scheduled health screenings, depending on age. Regular medical checkups for women are vital to the early detection of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental health illnesses, sexually transmitted infections, and many other conditions.
Registered nurses, also called RNs, are professional nurses who often supervise the tasks performed by LPNs, orderlies, and nursing assistants. They provide direct care and make decisions regarding the care for healthy, ill, and injured people. They have a diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree in nursing at entry level, and after passing state board examinations, are granted the title registered nurse. Regardless of degree, RNs have many hours of clinical experience before graduating. Nurses use medical equipment and supplies all day. Nurses need to use the highest quality medical equipment and supplies. QuickMedical is your online source for medical equipment and supplies for nurses.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. National Nurses Week is an important time to recognize the accomplishments and work of nurses across the nation. It's also an important time to remember there is actually a shortage of nurses.
There's no shortage at QuickMedical of medical equipment and supplies for nurses, however. Nurses from around the world choose QuickMedical for the medical equipment and supplies they need.
Despite what this picture looks like, nurses in the 1950's did not have QM Elite nitrile exam gloves. Medical equipment and supplies have come a long way from the days of Florence Nightingale, and further still from the days of this picture. Today nitrile exam gloves are an important medical supply for nurses, along with many medical products undreamt of in the 1950's.
QuickMedical is your online source for disposable medical facemasks. A facemask is important for medical professionals, but a facemask can also be important for a factory worker. A facemask can also be important for an office worker who needs to visit the office while potentially infected with a cold. Disposable medical facemasks are not just used by doctors as surgical facemasks.
QuickMedical has a wide variety of facemasks for medical professionals, consumers, and industrial users.
Earloop procedure masks and paper face masks are both economical choices for consumers and medical professionals. Particulate Respirators are ideal for hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and emergency and special situations at home.
QM Elite Brand Disposable Medical Face Masks are crafted from high quality materials-- soft, 3 ply breathable spunbond polypropylene. QM Elite Masks are QuickMedical's own brand of pleated facemask. These facemasks prevent the spread of disease and are latex free, for those users with latex allergies.
If you need to buy a facemask, visit QuickMedical.com, today and find the right one. If you have questions, call a trained product specialist who can assist your order: 1-888-345-4858 .
QuickMedical is your online source for building a new exam room, clinical procedure room, or hospital room. The average cost to build a hospital is rising everyday. Hospital design and hospital interior design is an important part of building a hospital. At QuickMedical we can help, whether you're building a large hospital and have a professional designer, or whether you're designing your own small clinic yourself.
Let your hospital's design grow with your needs by purchasing modular equipment, like the ADC Adview Vital Signs Monitor Diagnostic Station, the only modular diagnostic station of its kind. The monitor upgrades at anytime with no tools needed.
The image above is an early preview of QuickMedical's newest print ad in OR Today magazine.
This month we're spreading the word from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons that April is National Facial Protection Month. It's a little known national health observance, but an important one that is growing in notoriety. Both children and adults will be participating in outdoor activities this spring, and both should protect their faces and head. Spring brings a flood of patients suffering with head, mouth and facial injuries from sports-related accidents to doctors' offices and emergency rooms. Many oral and facial injuries can be easily prevented with the use of sports safety equipment like helmets and mouth guards.
At QuickMedical, we have the medical equipment and supplies that dentists and oral surgeons need to give their patients the very best care during these months when injuries peak. If you have oral surgery, from an accident or a planned surgery, QuickMedical also has the physical therapy supplies you need to recuperate. The Avcor 11440-MACK Mack Bandage Thermal Oral /Maxillofacial wrap is the ideal tool for recovery after oral or maxillofacial surgery.
National Facial Protection Month is sponsored by the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Association of Orthodontists. Together these organizations encourage children and adults to enjoy the pleasures of the season by using common sense and taking the necessary precautions to prevent sports injuries.
Purchasing an affordable wheelchair may seem like a challenge at first, but QuickMedical can help. Mobility is an important part of human life. When an affordable wheelchair becomes necessary, for whatever reason, the circumstances are often not ideal. Purchasing an affordable wheelchair starts with knowing the patient and researching the types of wheelchairs available. QuickMedical is a great resource on many different types of medical wheelchairs. QuickMedical can assist you in purchasing a lightweight wheelchair for home use, or several Graham-Field wheelchairs for use at a facility. Click read more to learn more about purchasing an affordable wheelchair.
Computers, mobile devices, and other technology are making face to face communication sometimes unnecessary and sometimes unwieldy. Medical professionals use laptops and tablet devices to record patient data easily, but this can create a disconnect. Doctors and nurses cannot let the ease of using technology get in the way of face to face communication. Patients rely on doctors and nurses to talk to them personally and confidentially about their health concerns. There is no question that while a doctor or nurse works with a patient on their case history, face to face contact is preferred by both the doctor and patient.
The Carstens LinkT 6920 Mobile Computer Desk makes it possible to have face-to-face interaction with patients, while having convenient access to a computer. The Medical Laptop Desk allows the medical professional to easily wheel a fully functional desk - complete with stool - into any room, including patient rooms and exam rooms. This mobile workstation is the innovative, high-tech answer to the problems of high technology.
The Carstens Mobile Medical Workstation is available with a variety of accessories, including an iPad mount and monitor mount to fit different computer hardware types. If your clinic needs technology to serve patients, consider using the Carstens Mobile Medical Workstation to keep face to face communication with your patients a priority. Click read more to watch a short video on the workstation. Contact QuickMedical with any questions you might have.
Who needs disposable medical exam shorts? Disposable medical exam shorts are an important medical supply for a variety of applications. Disposable medical exam shorts are not just for medical facilities. Disposable medical exam shorts are often used by facilities that perform waxing, tanning, pedicures, and other cosmetic procedures. Disposable medical exam shorts help maintain hygienic conditions, while keeping the wearer adequately covered.
QM Elite disposable medical exam shorts are crafted from high quality materials, but are extremely affordable. These disposable medical exam shorts are ideal for medical facilities, but are also used every day by spas, health clubs, and salons. Disposable exam shorts are the economical and hygienic alternative to cloth garments.
Who needs disposable medical exam shorts? Maybe you do. If so, QuickMedical is your online source for the most economical dispoable exam shorts.
According to a new article in the UK Guardian, "Antibiotic-resistant bacteria with the potential to cause untreatable infections pose 'a catastrophic threat' to the population."
"'If tough measures are not taken to restrict the use of antibiotics and no new ones are discovered, said Dame Sally Davies, England's chief medical officer, "we will find ourselves in a health system not dissimilar to the early 19th century at some point.'"
Incidence of MRSA has gone down worldwide due to clear hand hygiene protocols being followed, anti-microbial table paper, and other necessary precautions, but in general, antibiotic resistant bacteria are still on the rise. Due to antibiotic over-use over the last 50 years, bacteria have undergone a process known as microevolution in which common disease causing bacteria, such as the bacteria that cause strep throat and pneumonia, are becoming harder to kill with traditional antibiotic treatment.
The Guardian article states, "As many as 5,000 patients die each year in the UK of gram negative sepsis, where the bacterium gets into the bloodstream, and in half the cases the bacterium is resistant to drugs." Strep infections which have often been treated with penicillin are mutating, specifically in the penicillin- binding proteins. E. coli and Clostridium difficile are also bacteria known to be particularly hard to treat with antibiotics.
What can medical professionals do? Click ahead to read about stopping the SuperBugs.