April 13 QuickMedical joined with Bartell Drugs in support of the American Diabetes Association. QuickMedical and Bartell Drugs lent a helping hand to the American Diabetes Association Seattle Expo. The Expo was a day-long free event at the Washington State Convention Center designed to help the community learn how to eat healthy, be active, and change the future of diabetes in Seattle. The Expo included health screenings, cooking demos, and expert presentations on diabetes and health.
Bartell Drugs and QuickMedical assisted in the Expo's health screening area. Cholesterol and A1C tests are both important ways to screen for diabetes risk. Bonnie, from our sales team, and Robert, our sales director, attended the event and assisted in QuickMedical's donation of QM Elite nitrile exam gloves, alcohol wipes, and gauze pads to the health screening area. The Bartell Drugs health screening area ran lipid tests using CardioChek medical devices and A1C tests using the Bayer A1C Now+ Meter for diabetes care. These items were also supplied to the event by QuickMedical.
Thanks to Bartell Drugs for being a great customer and letting us help their efforts with the American Diabetes Association. Events like the Expo prove that education remains one of the best ways to fight and stop diabetes.
China confirmed six new cases of human H7N9 avian influenza on Sunday April 21. While China is a very large ocean away from the west coast of the USA, avian flu shouldn't be taken lightly. A total of 33 cases, including 11 that have ended in death, have been reported in Shanghai. According to the Chinese government the confirmed H7N9 cases are isolated and there has been no sign of human-to-human transmission. Pictured above is a seven-year-old girl who tested positive for the H7N9 avian influenza virus and her parents at a Chinese press conference. She's doing fine and has not spread the virus to anyone.
Traveling around the world was at one time only something available to the very rich or very adventurous. Today, transoceanic travel by air is commonplace. As the world becomes smaller, the odds of serious diseases spreading throughout the world in a relatively short time become greater.
In Asia, the medical facemask has become iconic. Face masks, along with proper hand hygiene are the best defenses against flus of all kinds. Currently, the bird flu outbreak in China is not considered a pandemic, but the possibility exists due to the highly contagious nature of the the flu virus.
QuickMedical is your online source for medical face masks. We'll keep you posted on the latest news from around the world on potential disease outbreaks. If you have questions or comments, click ahead to post.
QuickMedical and what was once known as QuickMedical GS Veteran Sales have consolidated operations to become a complete unit. QuickMedical GS is now a full division of QuickMedical. Read the press release here.
What does this mean for QuickMedical's customers? It means that QuickMedical can now provide enhanced service benefits to our Federal Government customers. We've tripled the front line sales staff which means we can provide a customer with a quote in 24 hours or less. It also means we have a new name, but the same great customer service and medical equipment and medical supplies for the government.
QuickMedical invites our government customers to look for our new name, QuickMedical GS online and when you use GSA Advantage. Watch the video below on how to use GSA Advantage.
QuickMedical's Gail got a thank you card in the mail from Seniors to the Rescue's Gail. Seniors to the Rescue is an organization for older adults in assisted living communities. It organizes projects that older adults can do which support animal rescues. Gail wrote to QuickMedical, "Thought you'd like to see my fundraising board with all of your great products."
The Boo-Boo Bags are assembled by older adults and then donated to animal rescue centers to raise donations. The bags include some of QuickMedical's best-selling products including sterile alcohol wipes, cotton balls, and gloves from Dynarex.
We're happy to provide products to assist Seniors to the Rescue, and many other great organizations that help people make the most of their health.
This month is a first at QuickMedical-- we have two employees of the month. Both Tony and Jeryd on our warehouse team were instrumental in our recent warehouse expansion, and have been awarded Employees of the Month.
QuickMedical recently completed an extensive restructuring and expansion of its warehouse facility in Issaquah, Washington. The expansion included construction of new, efficient shelving units designed to maximize the available space in the facility. Due to the combined efforts of the warehouse, sales, customer service, and product staff, QuickMedical's customers were barely affected by the renovation. Customer orders shipped on schedule despite the massive renovation.
Working beyond their usual hours, Tony and Jeryd made sure that the warehouse restructure went as smoothly as possible. Their unique efforts ensured that the warehouse expansion was successful. Congratulations to you both, and thank you for your efforts, from the management and staff of QuickMedical.
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.
The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Geoffery Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. In the "Nun Priest's Tale," a tricky fox and proud rooster have a battle of wits that's not quite as funny as some of the other tales, but makes a direct connection with the date being known for trickery. While the ancient Romans had a spring festival called Hilaria, in which pranks were a part, it wasn't until the late 18th century that the day was commonly celebrated and known as "April Fools' Day."
According to Alex Boese, the holiday came into being because of changes in the modern calendar. Up until the late 18th century some European towns still celebrated spring as the start of the new year. Dates for New Year celebrations ranged from March 25th to April 1st. As the modern Gregorian calendar came into use, with January 1 being celebrated as the first day of the new year, people who still celebrated the new year in spring were called fools.
Today in Italy, France and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes on each other's back as a trick and shout "April fish!" Meanwhile in the USA many companies issue phony press releases or goofy blogs to entertain and drum up word of mouth.
Getting the medical equipment and supplies you need is no laughing matter, however. You can count on QuickMedical to be your trusted source for online medical equipment and supplies.
Happy April Fools' Day from QuickMedical!
CEO Scott Hanna has a recipe for perfect smoked chicken legs using the Traeger wood pellet Texas Smoker. In the video above watch as Scott fires up the grill, seasons the chicken legs from Costco with Johnny's seasoning, and smokes up to 60 chicken legs in the smoker for over 2 hours on the 180 degree temperature setting.
Remember to avoid spreading salmonella, handle the raw chicken using QM Elite nitrile gloves. The gloves also work when turning the chicken on the grill, because they can withstand the high temperatures of the smoker. Click read more for step by step instructions.