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How to Choose the Best Suction Catheters?

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 by Hunaid German

The main purpose of suction catheters is to keep the upper airway clear of secretions and to prevent plugging. There are different types of suction catheters available, such as closed system, open system, yankauer tips, latex red rubber catheters and latex free suction catheters. They are long, flexible tubes that connect to a suction machine or collection canister.

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TENS Units

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

There are numerous ways to alleviate discomfort associated with pain. Through the use of NSAIDs or heat and ice packs, many of our aches and pains can be solved. One unique way of dealing with pain is through the use of a TENS unit. By using electrical impulses to affected areas, we can seek pain relief in a non-medicinal manner. These units are simple to use and are battery-operated.

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Breath Actuated Nebulizer (BAN)

Posted on Jul 14, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Breath Actuated Nebulizer (BAN) is the most effective and fastest therapy available for breathing maladies or disease. Many times a standard handheld nebulizer can be wasteful since some of the prescribed medication, such as albuterol, may not be inhaled.

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Tactile Stimulation: Therapy for Stroke, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia Patients

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

As we age the risk of strokes, Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive disorders such as dementia increases. Once these scourges have reared their ugly heads, recovery or maintaining quality of life can be a long, difficult road with many bumps. One of the options available to physical/occupational therapist is the use of tactile stimulation. This type of therapy is known as sensory stimulation therapy.

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Pleurx Drainage Kit

Posted on Jul 12, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Pleura are a thin membrane that covers your lungs as well as the inside of your chest cavity and the effusion is when liquid accumulates between these two layers. When excess fluid builds up around the lungs this is called a pleural effusion.The Denver Pleurx drainage kit is the cure for this effusion.

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Posted in Irrigation and Drainage Supplies

Pocket Catheters - A Brief Guide

Posted on Jul 12, 2018 by Taikhum Sadiq

Pocket catheters are the same as standard catheters, with the added feature of be concealable. They are discreet enough to be carried around in a pocket, a purse, briefcase, backpack, or makeup bag. Some pocket catheters are so compact that they can be hidden within the palm of the hand. They are packed in small packets and can be carried around in the pocket as the name suggests.

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Posted in Intermittent Catheters

Cold Therapy Systems

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Cold therapy or cryotherapy is used to treat acute injuries to your musculoskeletal system. Anyone who has experienced a sprained ankle or wrist has heard the phrase “put some ice on it.” Applying cold or ice therapy to an acute injury can help shorten recovery time and potentially minimize pain.

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Posted in Hot/Cold Therapy Systems

How to Use TENS and EMS Units for Pain Management & Muscle Stimulation

Posted on Jul 07, 2018 by Hunaid German

TENS is a small, portable and battery-operated machine which is worn on the body. TENS machines send small electronic stimulating pulses across the skin surface and along the nerve strands. This help to ease pain especially in people suffering from painful conditions such as back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, ankle and foot pain, multiple sclerosis and sciatica.

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A Weighted Vest Can Help!!

Posted on Jul 07, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Many children diagnosed with autism have a hard time calming themselves down or concentrating on certain tasks. Therapy designed to calm these children or help them focus can sometimes benefit from the use of weighted therapy. This type of therapy can also be called deep-touch therapy.

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Posted in Relaxation

Does Medicare Cover Nebulizers?

Posted on Jul 06, 2018 by

If you have asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, or other respiratory conditions, your doctor may recommend treatment with a nebulizer. A nebulizer is a machine that converts liquid medications into a fine mist that can more easily be inhaled into the lungs.

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Posted in Nebulizers And Compressors

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