NU-HOPE Adhäsive Öfters Waterproof Skin Barrier
NU-HOPE Laboratories, Inc. have designed a stronger bonding adhesive that provides a waterproof skin barrier in ostomy applications. The durable adhesive gives users longer wearing time even when there are problem situations such as oily skin, perspiration, scarring, or poorly located stomas.
NU-HOPE adhesive, which has a built-in dauber, dries in minutes. It also has the ability to repel effluent without having to remove the adhesive or start over. In addition, it protects the skin from urine if the pouch opening is larger than the actual stoma size.
For more information, contact NU-HOPE Laboratories, Inc., PO Box 221150, Pacoima, CA 91333-1150; 800-899-5017.
Medication Trays Are Designed for Long Life
Raymo Products Inc. has a line of light-weight, rigid medication trays that allow easy handling due to its finger-lift side openings. Every tray holds cups for 1 1 /2 oz. of liquid, pills or capsules, and /or space for syringe supplies.
The trays are formed from 1/3 inch thick, high impact strength, white polystyrene. Raymo Products Inc. has designed them for long life, easy sanitizing and quiet use.
For more information contact Raymo Products Inc., 212 South Blake St., Olathe, KS, 66061-0248; 913782-1515.
Basics of Managed Care Discussed in AHCA Guide
The American Health Care Association has developed a manual that provides instruction for long-term care providers who need to understand the basics of managed care, including business plan design, contract negotiation, and other legal and regulatory issues.
A Guide to Managed Care: Principles for Contract Development examines issues that typically arise in the managed care environment and offers strategies for addressing those issues.
For more information, contact David Kyllo at 202898-6312.
Pump Action Wheelchair Offers Users Greater Mobility
The Pump Action Wheelchair reduces stress and strain on the hands that is often experienced when maneuvering a wheelchair. The design of this item allows individuals confined to wheelchairs to better utilize their upper body strength and move about more effectively.
The design is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers.
For more information, contact Dept. DB, Invention Submission Corp., 903 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222; 412-288-1788.
Bathing System Offers Barrier-Free Tub Access
Arjo Inc.'s Carousel, a new bathing system, offers an alternative to manual lifting and rotation of ambulatory and partially-dependent individuals into traditional door tubs. A rotating swivel seat design reduces the risk of back injury to staff members.
The Carousel's pivoting chair, which includes the seat and surrounding chair wall, offers 230-degree rotation for flexible entry into the tub. The seat height it 19 1/4 inches from the floor, and a removable leg rest elevates individual's legs to the proper height for rotation into the tub section.
For more information contact Arjo Inc., 8130 Lehigh Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053; 800-323-1245.
Tablet Form of CholesterohLoworing Drug Available
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has introduced a new tablet form of Questran, which is widely used for cholesterol-lowering drug therapy. The new Questran tablets versus the Questran powders will provide a more convenient dosing regimen, which may enhance patient compliance. Questran powders will continue to be produced.
Questran tablets are indicated as an adjunct to diet for the reduction of elevated cholesterol in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia who do not respond adequately to diet alone.
For more information, contact Patrick Donohue at 609-252-5685.
Information on Alternative Prostate Canter Treatment
Amersham Healthcare is offering free information on an alternative to traditional prostate cancer treatment. "Seed" implantation therapy is an emerging non-surgical option for early-stage prostate cancer.
Seed implantation is a procedure in which tiny low-level radiation pellets are inserted directly into the cancerous prostate. The procedure minimizes the trauma, complications and side effects associated with surgery, while avoiding the risks of delaying treatment until the cancer progresses.
For more information, contact John Kouten at 212-532-6300.
Travel Urine Collector Saves Spate
NU-HOPE Laboratories, Inc. has introduced a new lightweight urine container that minimizes the worries of spillage, comfort and storage during travel. Compact and fully collapsible for storage, the container expands as needed during use, and therefore requires no vent.
Attached to the container is a secure, threaded connection with a clear, flexible 5-foot tube and standard connector tip, provided for comfort. The NUHOPE Travel Container is a closed system with a capacity of one gallon and it is easy to empty.
For more information, contact NU-HOPE Laboratories, Inc., P.O. Box 331150, Pacoima, CA 913331150; 800-899-5017.
Emergency Response System Available Through Sears
Personal Communication Systems, Inc.'s CareLine Emergency Response System is the first non-fee, personal emergency response system offering confirmed message delivery. Sears Roebuck and Co. have entered into an agreement with Personal Communication Systems, Inc. to have the system available at Sears Shop at Home services.
CareLine has no installation or monthly service fees. CareLine comes complete with a wireless remote and its design makes it transportable. The system provides direct 24hour emergency notification to the people you know and has a two-way conversation speaker phone.
For more information, contact Dan Glynn at 800951-8733.
Oral Moisturizer Helps Dry Mouth Sufferers
Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals has made available Optimoist Oral Moisturizer, a new saliva substitute for dry throat and dry mouth sufferers. The moisturizer will minimize dry throat and mouth that can occur due to stress, radiation therapy, diabetes, depression and the use of antihistamines.
If left untreated, dry mouth can lead to gum recession, rampant tooth decay and periodontal disease. Optimoist Oral Moisturizer, which is an alcoholfree formula, is available over-the-counter.
For more information, contact Laura Knapp at 508-4681155.