|July 2012 · Vol. 24, No. 7
DISPOSABLE EXTRA-SMALL SPECULUM
Welch Allyn introduced the industry’s first extra-small KleenSpec® Disposable Vaginal Speculum for virginal and pediatric patients as well as postmenopausal and posthysterectomy women. Available in August, this speculum joins the company’s suite of vaginal specula designed to work with the Welch Allyn Cordless Illumination System. The KleenSpec line is constructed of smooth, molded acrylic with wide handles for improved ergonomics and manipulation, says Welch Allyn.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.welchallyn.com
SCARAWAY® SILICONE SCAR SHEETS
ScarAway® Silicone Scar Sheets are an effective, affordable, over-the-counter treatment to reduce and prevent hypertrophic and keloid scars that may result from surgery, injuries, or burns, reports Mitchell-Vance Laboratories. Unlike scar-minimizing creams and ointments, ScarAway delivers a slight pressure directly to the scar, and mimics the natural barrier function of healthy skin, diminishing the scar’s appearance and restoring skin to its natural texture and color. The sheeting is nongreasy, ultra-thin, flexible, breathable, and durable with a soft fabric backing.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.MyScarAway.com
PREMAMA LIQUID PRENATAL VITAMINS
Premama, a flavorless prenatal vitamin drink mix, can be added to juices, milk, iced tea, and more. Premama includes the necessary vitamins and minerals, including folic acid, iron, DHA, CoQ10, and calcium, to support prepregnant, pregnant, and breast-feeding mothers. The unique mix of ingredients has been shown to help relieve common prenatal vitamin side-effects, such as nausea and constipation. Premama is 100% natural, lactate-free, gluten-free, and certified kosher.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.drinkpremama.com
HARMONY™ PRENATAL TEST DETECTS COMMON FETAL TRISOMIES
The Harmony Prenatal Test from Ariosa Diagnostics and available through LabCorp, is designed as a safe and highly accurate option to test pregnant woman for fetal anomalies using a directed approach to analyze cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in maternal blood. The Harmony Prenatal Test detects common fetal trisomies such as Trisomy 21 (associated with Down Syndrome) in pregnant women of at least 10 weeks’ gestation with a single fetus conceived without the use of an egg donor.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.ariosadx.com
GE HEALTHCARE’S NEW VSCAN: MORE SCAN TIME, BETTER RESOLUTION, EXPORT OPTION
GE Healthcare has upgraded Vscan, its pocket-sized, hand-held ultrasound (US) tool. New features include 50% more scan time (extended battery life), a more user-friendly interface, enhanced resolution, and an “export to PDF” option that allows physicians to more efficiently document findings. Vscan provides black and white anatomic and color-coded blood flow images. While Vscan is not intended to replace a full fetal US survey, it can provide physicians a quick look to assess fetal viability, says the manufacturer.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT https://vscan.gehealthcare.com
SODEXO HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Sodexo Health Care Services provides food and facilities services to hospitals across the country. Using the latest technologies, Sodexo employees implement environmental services and cleaning programs that have reduced hospital-acquired infections, improved patient and staff satisfaction, and contributed to cost savings for more than 1,700 client hospitals.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.sodexousa.com
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