Flexisplint Inc. recently introduced a flexed arm board that dramatically reduces the complications of antecubital IV therapy. It also serves as an ideal restraint in the first 24 to 48 hours after brachial embolectomy or placement of an A-V fistula in forearm. The armboard fits the natural bend of the elbow and serves as a gentle reminder to the patient not to bend the elbow.
The Flexisplint flexed armboard consists of a reusable outer plastic shell, a disposable inner foam pad and two disposable straps with velcro locks.
For further information contact: Flexisplint, Inc. 27691 Pochea Trail, Dept. JGN, PO. Box 2845, Hemet, CA 92343 (714) 652-4848.
Medication Management Program
Parke Davis has introduced a program called Elder-Care to encourage older patients to ask health care practitioners for help in managing their medications. Components of the program, which is being distributed to pharmacists, include the Elder-Care symbol and patient information booklets entitled "As We Grow Older."
A nationwide campaign to promote the Elder-Care theme, "Not asking questions may be hazardous to your health," is under way.
For additional information contact: Warner-Lambert Company, 201 Tabor Road, Morris Plains, NJ 07950. 201/540-2000.
Research Plus, Inc. has designed a disposable communicating tool that allows patients to communicate when endotracheal or tracheostomy tubes prevent speech. The CommuniCube, which is labeled in English and Spanish, allows staff members to answer simple questions or requests quickly.
For complete information contact: Research Plus, Inc., P.O. Box 324, Bayonne, NJ 07002. 201/823-3592.
Heelbo, Inc. now manufactures the Limbo, a quilted limb holder that helps prevent skin abrasion. The quilting and the cuff's "bellows" action provide air cooling and ventilation. Seamless edges help prevent skin abrasion. The restraint secures with a velcro fastener, and the strap wraps around the slips through a self-locking, rustproof buckle.
For more information contact: Heelbo, Inc., 5745 West Howard Street, Niles. IL 60648. 312/647-7711 or 800/323-5444.
Two new signs for directing the handicapped to the proper exit have just been introduced from Seton Name Plate Corporation.
These signs are 10" x 12" to allow easy visibility . To allow quick mounting, an adhesive backing comes on all signs. The printing is on the underside of the 1/16" thick, easy to clean plastic, giving each sign durability and vandal resistance. Fast delivery is assured with both signs on the shelf, ready for shipping.
Designed for businesses, hospitals, public buildings and other facilities, these signs are creating a much safer environment for all handicapped people.
For more information, write Seton Name Plate Corporation, P.O. Drawer ZAG-1331, New Haven, CT 06505 or call 203/488-0085.