Choosing a suitable Mayo stand can significantly improve your work day, whether in a busy operating room, an outpatient clinic, or any healthcare environment. A broad range is available, and choosing the right one can be difficult. This blog will explore the factors to consider when selecting the perfect Mayo stand for your needs.
The more things change, the more they stay the same - Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808-1890)
Obstetrics has evolved over the years, incorporating cutting-edge technologies and well-established techniques. Yet, Intermittent auscultation of the fetal heartbeat is as critical today as its inception.
Warming cabinets need constant monitoring to ensure they run smoothly and preserve the contents inside. We have found that the fan motor and PC board are the two most common parts replaced in most warming cabinets. (Click HERE to learn why you should replace your fan motor every two years.) The fan motor is a vital part of the cabinet and must always be in good running order. The PC board also has a crucial role in ensuring that the cabinet is kept at the right temperature, even if all other parts are functioning.
With Natus announcing that they are exiting the doppler business, we know that it is important to you to find the best possible replacement when your current devices reach end-of life. The Lifedop series of dopplers offers great functionality at an even better price!
Are you having trouble troubleshooting your Transmotion stretcher? No problem! Not only do we have our knowledge base resource online that provides instructional videos, how-to's and IFUS, but our tech support will gladly navigate you through troubleshooting the problem. Simply select your model of Transmotion stretcher from the page and navigate to the part you require, and you will find the part numbers, pricing and availability on our service-friendly website.
The handheld doppler is essential for vascular and obstetrical assessments in most hospital departments. It is a staple instrument like the stethoscope or blood pressure cuff, used frequently and is vital to providing quality patient care. However, dopplers are delicate instruments that are easily damaged when mishandled, and Stat Medical Inc has been involved with the servicing and parts supply for dopplers since 2001 because we recognize the importance of this device and that downtime is painful.
What effect does design have on the positive outcomes of inpatient behavioural health patients?
We must look at the science of evidence-based design and understand that the environment contributes to patient recovery and outcomes. Roger Ulrich* is a well-known researcher from Gothenburg, Sweden, that has published influential studies on the subject that are worth reading. A google search will bring up some of his publications, such as "Psychiatric ward design can reduce aggressive behaviour," and others that show the value of design in patient outcomes. Here are some basic principles to follow that will turn into greater depth, as considered.
Is your warming cabinet certified by the National Safety Commission for Warming Cabinet? Your answer will be "no" because there is no such regulatory body for the design and construction of the cabinets littered throughout healthcare facilities worldwide. As manufacturers look for competitive advantages to sell more cabinets, they are free to cut corners without oversite or regulations outside of electrical safety, and this is something of concern.
What can go wrong with a basic warming cabinet? Although it may seem to be a simple device, these warming cabinets hold therapeutic fluids and blankets, where failure to maintain these cabinets can have a more significant effect than you may have imagined.
At the end of page 24 in the Mac Medical Warming Cabinet manual, you will find under the Semi-Annual Checklist (point 2) that the manufacturer's recommendations are to replace the fan motors in your warming cabinet every two years to ensure uninterrupted service.
Surgical services have long since identified stainless steel as the industry standard for any furniture or equipment that will be exposed to infectious materials and require a total wipe down. Since the recent pandemic, we realize that far more than just the Surgical Services can be exposed to highly contagious or infectious materials. The IPAC risks of materials once considered suitable are increasing transmission rates or H.A.I.’s (Hospital Acquired Infections).
Mental Health is a new "buzzword" in a post-pandemic world. However, there is nothing new about the challenges in designing safe spaces for mental health facilities! It might surprise you to know that 1 in 5 Canadians have suffered some form of mental illness or that by the age of 40, 50% of the population will have had or currently has a mental illness.