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Medline scrubs come in four distinct fabrics: AngelStat®, Encore, ComfortEase™ and PerforMAX™. Choose AngelStat for a premium fabric that is competitively priced, providing the best overall value. Choose Encore scrubs if you’re looking for the most economical scrub fabric. Choose comfortEase for the best selection of styles, prints and colors. Choose PerforMAX if you are looking for rugged yet comfortable high performance scrubs that are easy to care for and easy to wear.
Compare these fabrics side-by-side to find the scrub that best fits your needs.
Medline unisex scrubs are designed to mirror men’s sizing, with a full cut in the chest, waist, thigh, and length. We suggest you refer to our sizing chart to find the size that is right for you.
Wounds heal faster, with less pain and less scarring, in a moist environment. Advanced wound dressings work by hydration, adding moisture to the wound bed, or by absorption, absorbing drainage thereby keeping the wound bed moist. Choose dressings according to the characteristics of the wound.
Worldwide, breast cancer comprises 10.4% of all cancer incidence among women, making it the second most common type of non-skin cancer (after lung cancer) and the fifth most common cause of cancer death. In this article, we will discuss the symptoms, causes and risk factors associated with breast cancer.
Hot and cold therapy provides consistent, even thermal therapy. Cold therapy is used to reduce inflammation and swelling by lowering skin temperature. Hot therapy is used to treat torn muscle and tendons after inflammation subsides.
Approximately 2.5 million survivors of Breast Cancer are currently living in the United States. Breast Cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States, the other is skin cancer. Nearly 90% of women that are diagnosed with Breast Cancer will survive the disease for at least 5 years. Each year, more than 211,000 American women are diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Hydrocol® II is a family of sterile hydrocolloid wound dressings formulated to provide a moist environment conducive to wound healing. The Hydrocol® II line includes Hydrocol® II, Hydrocol® II Sacral and Hydrocol® II Thin. Hydrocol® II’s unique formulation allows most of the gel – including the absorbed exudate and debris – to come out of the wound with the removal of the dressing. Hydrocol® II leaves minimal residue in the wound and may be removed without damaging newly-formed tissue.
Encouraging photo-protection is the leading preventative health strategy used by physicians involved in skin care (dermatologists, plastic surgeons, etc). Although sun avoidance is becoming increasingly more desirable, outdoor occupations and lifestyles make total avoidance impossible for many individuals. Limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing and using sunscreen regularly may reduce the risks of skin damage, some types of skin cancer and other harmful effects due to sun exposure.
Hydrofera Blue Bacteriostatic Foam Dressing is a sterile absorptive foam dressing made of Hydrofera Bacteriostatic (PVA) polivinyl alcohol sponge, Methylene Blue and Crystal Violet for use in local wound management such as: pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, donor sites, abrasions, lacerations, radiation burns, post-surgical incisions and other external wounds caused by trauma.
Cubicle curtains are curtains used around beds, in front of doorways and in other areas where privacy is an issue. All health care facilities are required to provide a certain level of privacy for their patients/residents. The first step is getting the right measurements and this guide is designed to do just that.
Urinary Incontinence is the inability to control your bladder which causes the involuntary passage of urine. There are seven types Urinary Incontinence: Overflow Incontinence, Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Mixed Incontinence, Temporary Incontinence, Functional Incontinence, Anatomic or developmental abnormalities.
In our last post we introduced you to the, excuse us, technicalities related to the hazardous state of affairs commonly called ‘constipation‘. Additionally, its causes were discussed as were the most effective ways to combat the situation. As promised, we are back with the precise list of edibles that need to be a staple of your healthy diets, which also of course aid in keeping the gut motivated.
If a rabbit doesn’t eat enough high-fiber foods, its teeth may grow uncontrollably, piercing the roof of its mouth and knifing the base of its brain. Your brain is safe, but there’s no such surety about the rest of your body. Skip the fiber and you extend an open invitation to several different cancers. You also raise your risk of diabetes and heart disease by up to 20 and 40 percent, respectively, say some scientists.
The number of bathroom accidents increase everyday which includes death risk for people of all ages. A careful study of available bathtubs and shower suggests that safety was never a major issue in their design, keeping that in mind many bath safety products have been developed and made available to people all over the world to avoid any accidents. These accessories greatly assist in easy and safe transferring of a person to get in and out of the tub.
Healthcare professionals should adhere to the following precautions when caring for residents with symptoms of respiratory infection: Decontaminate hands before and after contact with the resident. Adhere to Droplet Precautions for 5 days after the onset of the illness. While moving or transporting a resident, have him or her wear a surgical mask if possible.
Nutritional experts have proven that a healthy diet can have amazing effects on the way we age; this article will discuss 10 powerful foods that can help you achieve optimal energy, reduce your cholesterol levels, fight against cancer and heart disease while protecting your skin from ultraviolet radiation.
Ten Tips for Cleaning and Disinfecting Shared Medical Equipment. 1) Make a list of all the medical equipment that will be shared between healthcare personnel. 2) Assign cleaning and disinfection duty to staff who will keep your policy in mind while performing the task. 3) Communicate all administrative decisions to staff members both orally and in writing.
Allergies are a major cause of illness in the United States. Up to 50 million Americans have some type of allergies. Allergies are an overreaction to things that are typically harmless to most people. When you’re allergic to something, your immune system mistakenly believes that a particular substance is harmful to your body. If reducing exposure to allergens is not possible then medications including antihistamines can be prescribed.
Thanks to the advanced technology in today’s healthcare industry, choosing the right medical examination gloves can be a difficult task. Gloves are available in different material ranging from vinyl, latex and nitril. To make the selection process even more difficult, gloves are also categorized as sterile, non-sterile, powdered and non-powdered. Healthcare professionals ranging from nurses, caregivers, surgeons, dentists and lab technicians are required to wear either Exam Gloves or Surgical Gloves according to their job description.
Let’s face it; most of us have been burned before. From simple sunburn to touching a hot pot on the stove, almost everyone has been a victim of a minor burn. About 500,000 people receive treatment for minor burn injuries every year. Children are particularly at risk of getting burned accidentally. Most burns are mild and the severity of the burn depends on the number of skin layers affected.
A toothache can be a very painful experience; this pain is caused when the root nerve of a tooth is irritated. The most common causes of a toothache are infection, decay, injury or if a tooth is pulled out. The pain radiates to the jaw and sometimes causes ear pain as well. In the past, heart problems have been linked to dental pain as well, although this is not normal.
To prevent the spread of infection and disease, medical equipment must be cleaned, disinfected and sterilized before it can be used again. Sterilization will cause the equipment to be free from all sorts of bacteria and viruses. Equipment such as gloves and needles are disposable but it is not financially feasible to dispose of more expensive medical equipment between uses. This is where sterilization comes in. In this article, we will walk you through a step by step procedure of sterilizing medical equipment.
Nursing home residents who are unable to re-position themselves while in bed often develop Pressure Ulcers or bed sores. This is an injury to the skin which is caused by constant pressure over a bony area which reduces the blood supply to the area. These residents require special care because pressure ulcers can be painful and the broken skin can also allow infection into the body. If untreated, pressure ulcers can deepen and even expose the bone.
Residents who are not willing to cooperate with caregivers during a bath can pose numerous safety challenges to themselves and the caregiver. Here are 10 tips that can make the bathing experience more comfortable for the resident and easier for the caregiver. Caregivers should give a bath in private while ensuring that the resident stays warm and covered. This will cause the resident to feel comfortable and will cooperate with the caregiver.
An estimated 8 out of 10 people suffer from back pain, making it the most common medical problem. Symptoms can be from a minor muscle ache to a sharp pain, limited range in motion and the inability to stand up straight. It can come suddenly, from an accident or lifting something heavy. It can also develop slowly due to the result of age related changes in the spinal cord.
The word Arthritis refers to the inflammation of one or more joints. This condition is frequently accompanied with joint pain. Around 350 million people worldwide suffer from arthritis. Over 40 million people living in the United States have this disease and 60% of them are women. The first step in arthritis treatment is rest and application of topical creams. Over the counter food supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin have also been helpful to some patients in the past.
The majority of today’s skin problems occur due to sun exposure. Heat exhaustion and heatstroke can often occur when sweat glands fail to function properly. Excessive exposure to the sun can cause sunburn, dry and peeling skin. By using proper skincare products and ideas, you can enjoy the summer while having youthful looking skin for years to come.
Hand hygiene is a vital part of patient care in today’s healthcare practices. The association of contaminated hands and infections has been confirmed through medical tests in the past. Current and past evidence also establish that contaminated hands are responsible for transmitting infections in high risk areas such as surgery rooms and intensive care units –ICUs.
Blood Pressure is known as the silent killer because a person might have high blood pressure and not even know it. It is easier to get an idea of your BP range if you get regular check-ups but that can also change drastically. An accurate blood pressure monitor to check high blood pressure at home is highly recommended because you never know what your blood pressure is at any given moment.
Over the years, newer formulations and technology have allowed for the production of a nitrile glove that fits and feels more like latex (stretchier and with a better fit than previous nitrile exam gloves, which were much stiffer and thicker). For clinicians, this is a great latex-free option from a feel, fit and glove strength perspective. In addition to nitrile, many facilities throughout the United States are using vinyl exam gloves (made from PVC). While historically viewed as inadequate for use clinically, newer technologies in the past few years have also enabled the production of stronger and stretchier vinyl gloves.