Selecting a Suitable Dialysis Recliner for Soothing Patient Care

Undergoing dialysis is often a painful, time-consuming, and uncomfortable procedure for the patient. For the caregiver, the challenges come in preparing a patient, cleaning a dialysis station, and caring for the patient while they are undergoing the procedure. Using a comfortable, adjustable recliner especially made for dialysis procedures can go a long way in helping both the patient’s and the care provider’s

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Vinyl or Nylon: Choosing the Best Upholstery for Your Wheelchair

You’ve finally decided which wheelchair you want, but what about the upholstery? Should that even be a concern? Customers often debate between vinyl & nylon in choosing their wheelchair upholstery. Which is better? The answer is, “it depends!” Since comfort — or the lack of it — will be a significant factor in an individual’s overall experience with a wheelchair, take time to choose the right wheelchair with the appropriate upholstery for

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Do Your Eye Test Charts Go the Distance?

Your eyesight is literally a window to your surrounding world.  We depend on our eyes for so much of the life experiences we take in each day, thanks to our vision and distance-gauging abilities. In fact, we identify up to 80% of all impressions by means of our sight. Adults, especially over 65, and children alike should maintain their eye health – and

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Improving the Efficiency of Your Ambulatory Surgical Center with Hausted

As of December 2012 there were approximately 5,357* Medicare-certified ASCs and about 3,360 HOPD, according to ASC Utilization data. In 2006, there were almost 35 million ambulatory surgical visits; approximately 20 million surgeries and procedures were performed in HOPDs, and approximately 15 million were performed in ASCs. And the trend of moving outpatient services to ASCs is continuing with no

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Safer Bariatric Patient Care: Hausted Procedure Stretchers and Surgi-Chairs

Despite the myriad of diets and weight loss plans that are now available, the percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight, including obesity is 70.7% (2013-2014) with over one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults classified as being obese/bariatric. Center for Disease Control: National Center for Health Statistics. Safely caring for, transporting and treating obese

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The Baby Boomer Impact on Hospital Wheelchair Transportation

By 2050, more than 20% of the world’s population will be at least 60 years of age, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Physical activity levels tend to decline with age; only one third of 70-79-year-olds meet basic WHO guidelines for physical activity. Trends show the baby boomer generation will continue to have increasing health issues, age-related disabilities, diabetes, obesity, hypercholesterolemia

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Technological Transfer: Equipment Designed to Help You and Your Patient

Stand-Pivot-Sit … three simple words but very difficult motions to make if you’ve had a stroke, hip replacement, or simply suffer from balance issues. The acts of standing, pivoting and sitting are the basic mechanics of moving from one seated position to another. These motions represent a major challenge if you cannot easily flex your knees or hips or do

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300 Pounds Is the New 250 for Wheelchair Weight Limits

Uh-oh. The title says it all. We have a collective weight problem in the United States, and we’re not losing it any time soon. The impact of our nation’s expanding waistline is spilling over into the healthcare field, not just in terms of co-morbidity factors associated with excess weight, but also in terms of the equipment necessary to safely treat

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7 Simple Tips to Get an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

Approximately one-third of US adults have hypertension, and more than two-thirds of this group are unaware they are affected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is sometimes called “the silent killer” because high blood pressure frequently harms the body without causing visible symptoms. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to stroke, kidney damage, vision loss, memory loss, fluid in the lungs, angina, erectile dysfunction, peripheral artery disease, and damage to

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4 Keys to Success in Planning Healthcare Seating

Comfort in care is the foundation for a standard of excellence in a healthcare environment.  With today’s reimbursement based on patient satisfaction, led by the HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction Survey, healthcare facilities need to ensure that patients are safe and comfortable from the time they are admitted until they are discharged. It’s important to start off a patient’s visit on the right note with

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