Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Product News

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Toilet Seat

Lumex introduced a redesign of its Open Padded Raised Toilet Seat, adding improvements while retaining other features.

The new Open Padded Raised Toilet Seat-model 6497 was designed with input from physical and occupational therapists from leading rehabilitation institutes throughout the United States and Canada. The new design maintains the horseshoe-shaped opening, the variable height and position brackets, and the splash shield. Improvements include a Vi-inch reduction in height of the padded seat to facilitate transfers on to and off of the seat and the addition of denser seat foam to improve comfort and stability while toileting.

For more information, contact Maureen Guma, Lumex, 100 Spence St., Bay Shore, NY 11706-2290, or call (800) 645-5372, or fax (800) L4LUMEX.…

Tape Measure

USMS, Inc. introduced Bodytape™ single-client tape measure designed to prevent cross contamination.

The 38 in. or 96.5 cm Bodytape measures any necessary linear measurements or circumference measurements such as waist, hips, ankles, calves, knees, arms, or stumps.

Also available is the Head to Heel™ Disposable Tape Measure for full body measurements up to 6 ft., 2 in. or 1 88 cm and the Babytape™ (38 in. or 96.5 cm) for pediatric use in obtaining smaller measurements.

For more information, contact USMS, Inc., 220 Miracle Mile, Ste. 214, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5909, or call (800) 636-8787, fax (305) 445-4546, or e-mail: usms@gate.net.

Wheelchair Side Wings

Skil-Care introduced Wheelchair Side Wings that provide firm, stable support for the side-leaning patient.

Designed to fit all standard wheelchairs, the wings are foam padded for comfort and vinyl covered for easy spray -and-wipe cleaning. Special mounting brackets permit the wings to be adjusted to accommodate the patient's shoulder width. They install in minutes without special tools or wheelchair modification. The side wings are available in two models: Standard support for patients of small to medium size and X-tra support for large or heavy patients.

For more information, contact Skil-Care Corp., 29 Wells Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701, or call (800) 431-2972, or fax (914) 963-2567.

Toilet Seat

Lumex introduced a redesign of its Open Padded Raised Toilet Seat, adding improvements while retaining other features.

The new Open Padded Raised Toilet Seat-model 6497 was designed with input from physical and occupational therapists from leading rehabilitation institutes throughout the United States and Canada. The new design maintains the horseshoe-shaped opening, the variable height and position brackets, and the splash shield. Improvements include a Vi-inch reduction in height of the padded seat to facilitate transfers on to and off of the seat and the addition of denser seat foam to improve comfort and stability while toileting.

For more information, contact Maureen Guma, Lumex, 100 Spence St., Bay Shore, NY 11706-2290, or call (800) 645-5372, or fax (800) L4LUMEX.

10.3928/0098-9134-19971201-13

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