Seeing Clearly

Protect your eyes with the lightweight Uvex Carbonvision wide-view safety goggle. The goggle features a coating to ensure maximum anti-scratch and anti-fog properties, as well as durability and safety. The lenses offer 99.9 percent ultraviolet protection. A flexible frame fits to different face shapes, and the body is fixed to the frame for easy cleaning and maintenance. The goggle is available in clear and gray lens tints. Honeywell Safety Products launched the Uvex Carbonvision goggle, and it is available now through safety equipment distributors in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.uvex.us. Tags: safety gogglePublished: 10/22/2012 12:22:00 PM Original Article… Syndicated From…

AxoTrack Named One of 2012’s Best Innovations

AxoTrack needle visualization technology was named one of the world’s best innovations for 2012 by Popular Science.  The device, invented by emergency physician Stephen F. Ridley, MD, combines traditional ultrasound imaging with advanced magnetics. While it was originally designed to improve the safety and accuracy of placing central venous catheters, the device is now used for a range of needle-guided procedures. Clinicians using the device are provided with real-time updates of needle position that can be visualized as the needle travels through the tissue to its intended target. For more information, visit www.somaaccesssystems.com. Read the Popular Science article about AxoTrack at http://bit.ly/axotrackpopsci.  Tags: needle visualization technology, needle-guided procedures, placing cathetersPublished: 11/15/2012 12:24:00 PM Original Article… Syndicated From…

Panasonic Introduces 32″ 3D Monitor for Surgical Suite

Panasonic, a provider of health care display and monitor products, released a 3D medical grade 32” class monitor, which delivers 2D and 3D image quality and can display three images (from three separate sources) at once.   The EJ-MDA32U-K uses an Xpol circular polarizing system, which maintains the stereoscopic effect. It also enables several clinicians and medical students in the OR to watch the same 3D display. It also produces high-definition images with more than two million pixels.   The monitor supports two HD-SDI inputs, two DVI inputs and an analog input. It is fully compliant with medical equipment standards. Tags: monitor, imagesPublished: 4/24/2013 7:29:00 AM Original Article… Syndicated From…

ScanMed Allows for Quick Medical Information Retrieval

  Rocket Surgery Concepts has created a convenient way for first responders to retrieve vital medical and emergency information; it’s all on the wrist.   ScanMed QR (Quick Response) allows customers to visit www.ScanMedQR.com and create a profile of all of their medical illnesses, medications, and allergies. After the profile is completed, customers order a silicone sports band ($24.99 per year), and each band is laser etched with the wearers’ unique QR code (consists of the details on the profile).   When an emergency happens, first responders can scan the patient’s QR code (by using an iPhone or Android smartphone), and instantly see the profile information. The company is working on extending this product to children, which will give parents to ability to provide medical treatment consent forms for their kids and other features. Tags: first responders, medical record, patient informationPublished: 4/30/2013 7:06:00 AM Original Article… Syndicated From…

Measuring Tape for Children

  The Mercy TAPE, which stands for “TAking the guesswork out of Pediatric weight Estimation,” is based on a technique called the Mercy Method that estimates weight based on the length and circumference of the upper arm. The Mercy TAPE, which looks like a tape measure, translates the measurements into a weight that is displayed directly on the device and requires only basic addition by the user.   Researchers from Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, MO, found that the tape, which estimates the weight of pediatric patients ages 2 months to 16 years, is more accurate than other methods currently available for children. It works just as well in underweight and overweight children as it does in those of normal weight.   For more information, visit childrensmercy.org.Tags: Mercy TAPE, Mercy Method, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Body weight Published: 6/7/2013 9:20:00 AM Original Article… Syndicated From…