Product Focus

Vital Signs Monitoring

Life Systems’ Rosie® II Vital Signs Monitoring System captures Sp02, E-Temp, blood pressure, and pulse rate in 45 seconds. Smart Inflation™ increases patient comfort by monitoring blood pressure during inflation and stopping when necessary. It customizes itself to each individual’s requirements. The patented NIBP with Dynamic Linear Cuff Deflation technology deflates smoothly, is controlled by the pulse rate, and measures pressure at every pulse all the way down.

Patient records are transferred to a PC or clinical software through an RS-232 cable port. Secured to a locking wheel base, the Rosie II provides mobility and ease of use with a 6-hour battery life. The system is available with an optional bar code scanner.

Two-Way Radios

Motorola, Inc.’s newest line of business two-way radios, the CLS Series, is available from Tech Wholesale. The radios provide healthcare and assisted living users the ability to instantly communicate while maintaining service for residents. Lightweight and affordable wireless communication tools, the radios help to maintain efficiency and increase responsiveness for residents. With an easily accessible Push-To-Talk button on the front of the radios and headset accessory, users can have instant access to coworkers and can easily manage activities such as dispensing medication, coordinating meals, and responding to emergencies. A hands-free option is also available.

Adaptable Bed

The UltraCare® XT bed, from Joerns Healthcare, delivers flexibility by providing a solution for any healthcare environment—whether skilled nursing, deluxe accommodations, short-term rehab, or even offering comfort and safety to bariatric residents. With advanced positioning, UltraLock safety and mobility, and hi-lo speed options, you can provide the safest care with just one bed.

Bladder Volume Measurement

The BladderScan®, available from Direct Supply, provides accurate, noninvasive bladder volume measurements to help create retraining plans and toileting schedules for residents. It also reduces the need for catheterizations, and helps you comply with F-tag 315.

Safety Footwear

The TWX from Shoes for Crews is a track and field-inspired athletic shoe that combines comfort with one of the most versatile shoe styles around—the cross-trainer. This water-resistant, full grain leather shoe features Shoes for Crews’ SFC Mighty Grip™ slip-resistant outsole and comfortable removable insoles. Featherlight technol- ogy, featuring a compressed foam midsole, makes this shoe 4 oz. lighter than before.

Disposable Undergarments

SCA’s TENA® Stretch Briefs are super-absorbent for nighttime or extended wear. Their stretch sides provide full breathability to promote skin health and comfort. A moistureproof lining protects clothing and linen against wetness and is color coded for correct product selection. TENA’s hook system allows secure fastening and refastening anywhere on the brief. A wetness indicator alerts the caregiver that the brief has been soiled and needs to be checked. TENA Stretch Briefs are available in two sizes: Medium/Regular (33″-52″) and Large/Extra Large (41″-64″).

Work Clog

The SKECHERS Work Oswald-Clara clog features a Nano Lite® (soft plastic foam) upper in a slip-on casual work clog style with a roomy toe and a padded collar with embossed detail. This easy-to-clean clog has a cushioned comfort insole and a slip-resistant rubber clog outsole that is rated as ASTM F 1677-96 Mark II.


The Invacare Lynx scooter allows users to accomplish daily activities with ease. Designed with a four-piece assembly/disassembly, it can be easily taken apart when needed. The scooter’s compact size and seamless functionality allow it to easily transition from tight turns within the facility to wide-open spaces outdoors. The Lynx scooter also offers a travel range of approximately seven miles, making long trips worry-free.

Nurse-Call Cord

Dwyer Precision Products, Inc., has designed Headcall, a new pneumatic (air-activated) nonelectric nurse call cord for the safe and easy use of elderly residents. With a large, soft elliptical touch surface, assistance is just a touch away. Dwyer products are approved for use in oxygen-enriched atmosphere and can be used in any care environment.

Long-Term Living 2008 August;57(8):43-44

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