By now it should be news to no one that there is an obesity epidemic in the United States. For decades we have been warned to eat right and stay in shape by hundreds medical studies, alarmist investigative media reports, and a seemingly endless parade of diet and fitness programs. Evidently, few were listening.
Booth # 444 BARRI-CARE® broad-spectrum, antimicrobial ointment is designed to provide a protective barrier around ostomy sites, tracheotomy tubes, wounds or skin lesions where drainage is common. This ointment is a preventative technology that helps avoid skin maceration, while protecting against moisture and bacterial contamination.
Custom Comfort Medtek recently releases a bariatric line of medical furniture designed to comfortably fit people weighing from 325 to 1000 LBS. The new bariatric series features seating benches, blood draw chairs, exam tables, reclining chairs, and lounge chairs as well as recovery and treatment tables.
The Excell Care ES Bariatric Bed is designed to safely and comfortable support patients weighing up to 1,000 pounds. The bed is equipped with a number of features that help caregivers perform routine tasks with less stress and strain that is usually experienced when dealing with bariatric patients.
The Popitz Sniff Positioner, a specially designed ribbed-foam support pillow, has an added benefit of reducing the incidence of sleep apnea in bariatric patients. This is helpful to this population and the nurses who care for them following weight-loss surgery, as most facilities do not allow the use of C-PAP machines by these patients during the first few post-op days due to the increased risk of esophageal rupture.
The electrically operated Extra Care Bariatric Transport Chair can accommodate patients weighing up to 850 pounds and can be adjusted to a reclining position for easy patient access. It has drop down side rails, independently elevated leg rests, and eight-inch all-surface casters for easy transport.
Clinically effective to 500 pounds, 30-inch wide Action® G2 Bariatric Composite Pads increase protection for bariatric patients. Featuring a Shear Smart® Akton® polymer surface atop a high-density viscofoam base, its low-profile design improves patient stability and surgeon access. Three-, five- and six-piece sets sold with a one-year warranty.
These “Repair” and “Sharpen” tags call attention to devices in need of maintenance. Ideal for operating rooms, nurses stations, emergency rooms, these colored tags make it possible to quickly and easily identify, at a glance, instruments that need to be serviced. Repair tags are red and Sharpen tags are blue.
The Patient SAF-T Label System™ is a use-friendly system allows users to customize medication labels online at www.ORmedlabels.com, via phone or via fax, and receive a free sample of your custom labels. There are a variety of label options to chose from such as label background color, text color, text, preprinted labels, blank labels, large labels (medicine cups, bowls and basins), small labels (syringes), or a combination of these with no limit on sheets per pack.
The new Rosenwasser forceps (K5-8010) was designed for inserting the donor tissue during lamellar surgery. It features very thin vaulted shanks and a unique pre-calibrated heel stop. This design prevents the tips from completely closing, providing enough space to securely hold the folded endothelial tissue without crushing it.
The Instrument Tape Carousel holds up to 12 rolls of surgical instrument marking tape and has a reservoir to hold instrument tip protectors. This provides those processing the instruments with a convenient method to tape and protect them. The Instrument Tape Carousel is made from a medical grade polymer and rotates to provide easy access to all tape colors.
The TABLEGARD® Dynamic Pad is specifically designed and sized for operating tables and stretchers. It features 29 specially designed air cells optimized for pressure relief and patient stability. The TABLEGARD utilizes a dynamic peristaltic air pressure cycle which assists in the prevention of pressure damage.
All of the best medical supplies and instruments that Shippert Medical has been supplying for the past 25 years, plus many new products in Aquaplast splinting, Bovie electrocautery, disposable scalpels, Veronique garments, and a complete line of liposuction products. Cost effective innovation can always be found with Shippert’s quality products that are ISO Certified and CE Marked.
The Action® G2 Composite Pad can help improve the comfort and safety of patients weighing up to 500 pounds. The Shear Smart® surface of Akton® dry polymer protects skin integrity while the high-density viscofoam base immerses the patient to improve pressure reduction. Its low-profile design improves patient stability and surgeon access.
These 40-inch Carbon Fiber Back or Leg Extension provides completely metal free imaging of upper and/or lower body surgical procedures with a C-arm. The Carbon Fiber Extension is light weight and easy to install on several Skytron surgical tables, including the Hercules 6700B and UltraSlide 3600B.