Rechners Offer Added Benefits
Lumex's enhanced collection of three-position Ortho-Biotic recliners is designed to meet all special needs of acute and long-term care settings while providing the therapeutic benefits for which recliners are well known. The collection includes the model 574 recliner, the Preferred-Care Drop Arm Recliner, the recently introduced Heavy Duty Recliner, and the new economical StandardPius Recliner.
The Ortho-Biotic Three-Position Reel iner, model 574 is well-known for its high quality features that comfortably serve a patient's physical needs while facilitating patient care. The anthropometric design of the seat and back reduces pressure areas, eliminates bottoming out, and provides proper support for enhanced long-term seating comfort. It is available in 15 flame and stain resistant designer color vinyls.
The Heavy Duty Ortho-Biotic Three-Position Recliner (Model 561) is engineered to endure long-term heavy duty institutional use. Constructed of heavy gauge steel, the main frame has a lifetime warranty. The poured contoured foam design in the seat and back cradle and support the patient. This is augmented with standard, padded side bolsters for extra support and padded side panels which help protect agitated patients from injury.
Lumex further enhanced its extensive recltner collection with the introduction of the new StandardPius Recliner Model 570), which offers quality comfort and care at an economical price.
The Preferred-Care Three-Position Recliner (Model 330) combines a warm residential appearance with durable construction. The unique drop arm mechanism allows safer and easier lateral transfers.
These recliners offer numerous therapeutic benefits, including position changes that help maintain skin integrity, aid in circulation, and ease discomfort from respiratory, heart, and other ailments. Additionally, recliners offer a healthful, comfortable seating environment for bedridden and chairoound patients which encourages recovery and facilitates the transport of patients to locations with more stimulating psychosocial involvements.
For more information, contact Vanessa King, Lumex, 100 Spence Street, Bay Shore, NY 1 1 706; 800-645-5272.
Winged Infusion Set Adds Safety
Ryan Medical, Ine, announced the Shamrock Safety Winged Infusion Set. This new product can help reduce the probability of accidental needlestick injuries after infusion.
The new safety winged infusion set includes an ultrasharp infusion needle, locking needle shield, 1 2 in Polysoft tubing, and easy-to-hold "shamrock" design.
For more information, contact Milt Hinsch, Ryan Medical, Ine, 7106 Crossroads Boulevard, Suite 201, Brentwood, TN 37027; 800-289-7926.
Adjustable Light Shines Where Needed
A new miniature night light that clips to a pocket or can be pinned on clothing and features an adjustable bright light to allow hands-free activities in the dark is being introduced by MC Johnson Co, Inc.
Lite-A-Nite is a miniature hands-free night light that attaches directly to clothing and features an extra bright bulb which shines up to 3 feet away. Designed to illuminate a specific area, the light rotates a full 360°, stays in place once positioned, and lays flat against its base when not in use.
Developed for nurses and other medical personnel, Lite-A-Nite eliminates the need for holding a flashlight to take a blood pressure, examine a dressing, check an IV bottle, or make other observations in a patient's dark room. Made from plastic, it measures only 3 in x 2 in and runs on one AAA battery. Lite-A-Nite is priced at $10.95 and comes with a AAA battery and an extra replacement bulb.
For more information, contact Philip Baker, MC Johnson Co, Ine, 695 Lancaster Street, Leominster, MA 01453; 508-534-8483.
Polymer Package Absorbs Spills
A new superabsorbent polymer product absorbs and holds water-based liquid spills for convenient, leak-free, safe disposal. The polymer pouches, sold under the Liqui-Sorb name, are offered by the Specialty Packaging Division of American Colloid Company.
New optional features include a disinfectant and deodorizer for minimizing odors. Liqui-Sorb is a granular polymer material contained in flexible flowthrough heat-sealed pouches, each intended for a single use. The polymer absorbs up to 400 times its own weight in aqueous fluids, forming a gel-like substance that will not leak or rip under pressure. Liquids are safely contained within the pouch, forming a compact, disposable means of cleaning up noxious spills and leaks. The polymer is nontoxic, non-irritating, non-flammable, and odorless; it appears on the list of products approved for use by US Government agencies.
Liqui-Sorb pouches may be formulated to any required size to serve as package or drum liners. Applications include but are not limited to protecting packages of biohazardous fluids, toxic waste, liquid alkalies, urine and blood samples, poisons, and other hazardous solutions.
For more information, contact Daphne Perkins, American Colloid Company, Specialty Packaging Division, 1500 West Shure Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1434; 708-392-4600.
Rehabilitation Bed Available
Neuropedic announced a double bed that holds up to 600 lbs. The Hi-Lo Rehabilitation Bed is a totally electric six-way adjustable double bed and holds one or two people comfortably. Features such as an anti-skid floor locking device, easytouch controls, a manual override, full side rails, and a pecan headboard and footboard come standard with every bed manufactured.
Each bed is equipped with the patented neurosurgeon designed Neuropedic mattress. As a registered USFDA medical device, the mattress has passed extensive clinical testing procedures by health-care facilities from coast to coast in the areas of pressure sore prevention, and orthopedic and spinal cord injuries.
The double bed is fully customized to suit the needs of users such as in-home patients, hospitalized patients, rehabilitation and specialized health-care facility patients, long-term care patients, and maternity patients. The Neuropedic Hi-Lo Rehabilitation Bed is available in a full extra-long size (53 ? 80), and offers users a lifetime structural warranty.
For more information, contact Maria Grzech, 717-825-8827.
Chair Flotation Cushion Maintains Seating Stability
Spinal Technologies introduces the Spinal-Tech chair flotation cushion, the patented anti-decubitus chair flotation cushion engineered to help maintain patient seating stability which can be used as either an air, water, or gel cushion. By using the principle of flotation and displacement, the Spinal-Tech chair flotation cushion spreads the patient's weight and distributes pressure over a larger area, while automatically positioning the patient with stability toward the rear of the chair.
The unique design effectively conforms to body contours, creating an extremely comfortable seating environment for the user. The cushion consists of two separate parts: an inner chamber which can be filled with either air, water, or gel, and an outer air frame that is constructed from heavy duty heat-sealed washable vinyl.
The inner chamber, when filled with air, becomes an extremely lightweight flotation cushion at just 2 lbs. When filled with water or gel, the flotation cushion weighs about 12 lbs. The inner chamber is also constructed with a series of baffles to further maintain patient stability. The air frame, which surrounds the inner chamber and serves as a safety liner, is higher in the front and gently slopes lower toward the rear, helping to assure the proper positioning and stabilization of the patient in the chair.
For more information contact, Spinal Technologies, 1985 Rutgers University Boulevard, Lakewood, NJ 08701; 800-257-5145.