Fall and Wandering Management System Designed
The Vigil 88 Sensor fall and wandering management system, designed by health-care professionals, will alert caregivers that a loved one is attempting to move through a doorway or from a bed or chair when it would be unwise or unsafe for him to do so.
By simply self-attaching the Vigil 88 to a doorway, bed headboard, chair, or wall, the patented Vigil 88 "safety zone" is established. When the patient attempts to move beyond the safety zone, a clear, distinctive, audible alert is sounded. This system is easy to understand and use: it requires virtually no installation; it is easily transferred from site to site; it requires no maintenance; it operates on a single standard 9V battery; and it arrives ready to use with simple step-by-step instructions.
For information, contact JD Monitoring, Ine, 5411 Amberwood Lane, Rockville, MD 20853; 800-782-7582 or 301460-61 84.
Knob Covers Reduce Effort
Knobbles, an elastic, glow-in-the-dark cover that stretches over door knobs and water faucet handles, provides a cushioned, ribbed surface that ensures that everyone from pre-schoolers to senior citizens can turn knobs with less effort.
Knobbles also function as "night lights." Knobbles contain glow-in-thedark crystals that recharge indefinitely from sunlight or regular room light. At night or during a power outage, the glow from the covers guides people to the bathroom or an emergency exit door.
For more information, contact Knobbles, 7235 South Steele Circle, Littleton, CO 80122; 800-654-5360.
New Scissors Design Available
Peta Scissorcraft Ltd, an English designer and manufacturer of specialty scissors for the health-care, rehabilitation, and educational markets, announced the availability of its entire line in the United States for the first time.
The Peta scissor range is ergonomica! Iy designed for use by both adults and children with weak hands and motor control difficulties due to rheumatoid arthritis and other disabling maladies. Peta's products demonstrate some of the most dramatic changes in scissor design in the past century. Many models require less than 50% of the amount of energy needed to operate conventional scissors, and most models are also available in a "self-opening" version.
Peta also offers a wide variety of lefthanded scissors and the world's only genuine ambidextrous nail scissor. Table top "push down" scissors and long loop children's scissors, as well as several self-opening tools, are some of the specialty designs.
All blades are solid stainless steel and handle materials are made from specially formulated plastics. All self- opening scissors are supplied with a bladeguard for safety.
For more information, contact The Calais Co, Calais Road, Mendham, NJ 07945; 201 -543-5665.
Urine Meter Requires Less Emptying
Bard Urological Diviston has released the Bard 350 mL urine meter for use in critical care applications. The larger capacity meter increases nursing efficiency by requiring less frequent emptying. The new meter features clearly etched graduations for easy reading. The meter is available for purchase by itself, or with a choice of preconnected Bardex Foley catheter systems with premium prepping components. In addition, the new Bard 350 mL urine meter incorporates the control fit outlet tube, which is designed to reduce splashing.
For more information, contact Bard Urological Division, CR Bard, Ine, Covington, CA 30209; 800-526-4455.