Product Focus

Rope Dressings

Made by Ferris Mfg. Corp., PolyMem Wic Silver Rope is used to manage cavity and tunneling wounds, including stages III and IV pressure ulcers and infected surgical wounds. This is a QuadraFoam dressing that is reinforced for enhanced strength. The small particle silver in PolyMem Wic Silver Rope helps protect wounds from microbial contamination.

QuadraFoam formulation dressings continuously cleanse, fill, absorb, and moisturize as well as help to reduce wound pain through all stages of healing. These dressings, also available as cover dressings, minimize patient discomfort and promote a moist wound healing environment. Samples for evaluation, case studies, and clinical evidence are available upon request.

For more information, call (800) 765-9636 or visit

Staff Footwear

The Dream from Shoes For Crews is designed for performance. Its simple styling and flat sole are topped off with genuine leather uppers. The compressed foam mid-sole technology not only makes the Dream feather light, but also makes it shock absorbing. The cushioned insoles are removable and Shoes For Crews’ exclusive SFC Mighty Grip slip-resistant outsole complete the package.

For further information, call (877) 667-5477 or visit

All-Foam Furniture

The Carefoam two-piece model (shown) is a key component of a restraint-free fall-reduction program. The “all-foam” construction eliminates hard edges, reducing the potential for skin trauma. The furniture is designed to comfortably accommodate in a variety of seating positions, providing head, neck, and lumbar support.

Manufactured from five different densities of foam, including “memory foam” in the seat, the chair provides overall support and pressure reduction. Unique features accommodate both weight-bearing residents and the use of a mechanical lift.

For more information, call (877) 236-2687 or visit

Laundry Systems

Milnor’s open-pocket and divided cylinder Staph-Guard washer-extractors boost washroom production in healthcare laundries through innovative cylinder design and a space-saving size. Staph-Guard machines have fewer doors to load and unload the machines compared with a divided cylinder. Goods are loaded in the soiled side through a single inner door and unloaded through one door on the clean side.

Staph-Guard divided cylinder and open-pocket washers prevent cross-contamination, while maintaining the quality of your linens.

For more information, call (504) 467-9591 or visit

Passenger Vans

Commercial passenger and ADA-compliant, wheelchair-lift-equipped vans and buses are Mobility Transportation Services’ only business. Because they are specialists, they can customize a van to a client’s specifications and deliver in less than 30 days-in fact, many times in less than 10 days-at the lowest price. Financing with $0 down at special interest rates is available.

For more information, call (800) 496-4280 or visit

Infection Control Education

Infection Control & Prevention in Long-Term Care: A Comprehensive Resource Manual helps you develop policies and procedures to create a sustainable and effective infection control program in your facility. This guidebook addresses major issues that every program should tackle. Customize its contents to suit your facility’s specific needs.

Available from Vendome Group, publisher of Long-Term Living, this manual includes illustrative examples, lists, and diagrams; checklists and protocols; tables and charts; fully sourced regulations, policies, and published findings. Receive a bonus CD-ROM with interactive training tools and customizable lessons, including examples presented in the manual.

To order, call (212) 812-4674 or visit

Safety Footwear

Because different work situations require different types of protection, SKECHERS Work makes a full line of protective and stylish footwear designed for the healthcare industry. One of its newest products, the Aboveboard-Crescent loafer, offers a slip-resistant sole and is made with the highest standard of durability, style, protection, and comfort.

For more information, call (800) 746-3411 or visit

Stand-Up Lift

For residents who need transfer assistance, the Roze stand-up lift, from Invacare Continuing Care, is designed to promote independence for the resident and relieve the lifting burden from the caregiver. The height-adjustable kneepad and 450 lb weight capacity accommodates the majority of residents in a facility. Plus, the Roze lift is designed to allow transfers by one caregiver. The multifunction hand controller allows the caregiver to operate the lift while staying close to the resident.

For more information, call (800) 668-2337 or visit

Wheelchair Washer

Medco Equipment’s all-purpose automatic wheelchair washer cleans and sanitizes up to 20 wheelchairs in an hour, with a 99.9% reduction of bacteria after one wash. The all-purpose washer also sanitizes commode chairs, shower chairs, walkers, carts, and more.

No special plumbing or electrical hookup is needed. With a simple one-button operation, detergent and rinse agents are automatically dispensed, with more than 300 washes per gallon each. The washer is built with heavy-duty stainless steel and has four permanent swivel/locking casters for easy transport. Features include an OSHA-approved safety front door handle, emergency stop button, auto-off door switch, and solid-state electronic controller, and it is UL listed.

For information, call (800) 717-3626 or visit

Cleaning/Sanitation Products

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., manufactures a full line of quaternary and phenolic-based formulations designed specifically to provide clean, sanitary conditions in resident rooms and all restrooms. Quat-based products provide excellent bactericidal and virucidal activity, along with superior deodorization and cleaning ability. Phenolic disinfectants provide bactericidal, fungicidal, and tuberculocidal properties.

A complete line of floor cleaners, strippers, sealers, and finishes are available. Spartan’s Rx Total Healthcare Sanitation Training Program expedites your cleaning and sanitizing effectiveness.

For information, call (419) 531-5551 or visit

Long-Term Living 2009 April;58(4):40-41

Topics: Articles