Nurse Call System
The Tek-CARE®400 nurse call system from TekTone® Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc., is programmable to meet a facility’s specific needs and goals, while providing a choice of centralized or decentralized system configurations. The system runs on a proprietary network and does not require personal computers, which are prone to lockups and viruses. The Tek-CARE400 features a touch screen master station, a variety of resident stations, peripheral devices and pagers, and management and reporting software. The master station is spill resistant, centrally powered, and completely self-contained, and has a small footprint. Full duplex audio between master and resident stations ensure clear communication.
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Available in 30- to 175-pound capacities, the Pro-Series II Drying Tumblers from Continental Girbau, Inc., are equipped with an easy-to-use programmable microprocessor control that offers up to four timed-dry or auto-dry cycles and a no-heat cycle. An antiwrinkle feature reduces wrinkles by initiating an unheated airflow and tumble action after the end-of-cycle signal. The dryers are designed with an instant electronic ignition, which reduces drying time and conserves energy; a modular electrical system for added reliability and easy servicing; and a multiple-burner heat system to efficiently reach desired temperatures.
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Adult Stretch Briefs
First Quality XtremeFit™ Briefs feature stretchy side panels and Easy-Lock Fastener® closure tabs that are easy to grip, stretch, and apply. The stretchy side panels create a comfortable custom fit and reduce a typical four-brief sizing system to a two-brief system, improving efficiency and cost savings.
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Wasauna’s Safe Hands Bath™ walk-in bathtub allows the elderly and residents with disabilities to easily and safely get in and out of the tub. The walk-in design eliminates the need for a resident to climb over high tub walls. The tub features an outward swinging door, which reduces the amount of maneuvering needed to open and close it. The Safe Hands tub includes a textured nonslip floor and adjustable hydrotherapy water jets that stimulate blood circulation and relieve aching muscles and joints.
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Enteral Feeding Pump
Easy to operate, the SENTINEL™ enteral feeding pump from OST Medical, Inc., includes advanced software that records and analyzes data for use history. Its clear, large display window can be read from a distance and is adjustable for brightness. The SENTINEL can run for 12 hours on battery power, and the memory is never erased in a power failure or when the pump is turned off. The pump can also be equipped to transfer data wirelessly for electronic health record keeping.
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Staff Training Courseware
NetLearning provides a number of distinct courseware series specifically tailored for healthcare professions. The Leadership & Management course covers topics such as time management, delegation, change management, and effective staffing. The Dosage Calculation Safety Series includes a pre- and post-test module, user-selected/saved calculation preferences, medical equipment images, and real drug labels. The Pain Management series addresses specific conditions, from diabetes to HIV/AIDS, and covers pathology/etiology, assessment, appropriate interventions, and patient education.
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Infection Prevention Program
PDI®, the healthcare division of Nice-Pak Products, Inc., provides a program aimed at assisting healthcare facilities to comply with hand and surface sanitization to reduce the spread of healthcare-acquired infections. The PDI PIT™ Crew program, short for “Preventing Infections Together,” takes a multidisciplinary approach to preventing infections in nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. At each location, PDI will work with staff members to educate and train employees in the latest products and techniques in infection prevention, disinfection, hand hygiene, and skin antisepsis.
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Talking Points™ was created to stimulate interesting and meaningful conversation between residents. Daily Talking Points™ can be displayed at dining tables during mealtime and are divided into two sections. The first recalls past events, such as historical events and birthdates. The second section offers thoughtful questions that encourage residents to share how these events have affected their lives. Talking Points™ provides a springboard for conversation, helping residents build relationships by bringing the past to the present.
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“Heart Wide Open— Self-Care for Caregivers,” created and published by Sterling Heart, Inc., addresses the effects of compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout. The handbook is also published in Spanish, addressing the specific needs of Hispanic caregivers. The handbook is small enough to fit in a pocket and can be customized with an organization’s logo, mission statement, and resource directory.
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QuietCare®, a behavioral monitoring system created by Living Independently Group, Inc., has alert features such as Wander and Night Motion to help caregivers provide early intervention. Wander Alerts notify staff that a resident is leaving his or her apartment or room at night, a behavior common among residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Night Motion Alerts uses bedroom sensors positioned to trigger as soon as a resident leaves the bed.
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Low-Impact Cork Flooring
Cork Innovations has a selection of attractive, thick, low-impact cork tiles from a variety of manufacturers. Because 90% of its tissue consists of gaseous matter that creates its shock-absorbing properties, cork flooring benefits people with arthritis, chronic pain, and knee or back injuries, or those who stand for long periods of time. When cork floors are subject to pressure, the gas in the cells is compressed and volume reduces. When released, a cork floor rapidly recovers its original shape.
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Mattress Safety Device
The Halo Safety Ring, available from HD Supply, is a patented institutional bed mobility device that prevents lateral mattress movement and gap space in critical zones one, two, three, and four. The safety ring meets and exceeds the Hospital Bed Safety Workgroup and Food and Drug Administration’s final dimensional guidelines to prevent bed entrapment. HD Supply carries one- and two-sided models and a one-sided model with hardware for Invacare beds.
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Silver Wound Dressings
ALLEVYN Ag from Smith & Nephew Wound Management is a silver hydrocellular foam dressing designed to simplify the use of silver in wound care by providing controlled silver release at bacterial levels throughout its seven-day wear time. It creates a moist environment to promote faster healing, and its exudates absorption and dressing properties minimize messy dressing changes.
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The 32-page matting catalog from AliMed®, Inc., showcases a full line of matting for commercial, industrial, and residential applications. Matting & Floor Protection provides more than 90 products in an easy-to-read format design specifically for the mail-order buyer. The catalog focuses on safety and comfort, including entrance, antifatigued, antislip, and hard-to-find specialty matting.
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