Monthly Archives: December 2011

How the Influenza Virus Spreads

The flu test kits include specific medical supplies designed to quickly diagnose this dangerous influenza virus. Flu test kits contain medical exam gloves, test devices, pipettes, and swabs. Continue reading

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Understanding Difficult Patients

What do you do when your patient will not discuss taking life saving medication or will not even consider surgery that may help alleviate their pain. Even if it is simply the Flu Vaccine, it is important that when you … Continue reading

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The Advantage of Medical Test Kits

The process of testing for common illnesses and some diseases has become increasingly streamlined over the years.  Gone are the days when diagnosing the flu, detecting the presence of a sexually transmitted disease, or confirming a pregnancy could take weeks.  … Continue reading

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PT/INR at Home

Gaining accurate data regarding blood coagulation via PT/INR is the only way to truly ensure that the anticoagulant program that you have designed for your patient is functioning as expected.  In the past, the only way to carry out testing … Continue reading

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Snow Days vs. Sick Days

Part of the fun of wintertime, was the chance to stay home from school.  Just about everyone who attended school in an area where snowfall was common during the winter months, wished and hoped for at least one or two … Continue reading

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Clarifying INR/PT Monitoring

POC testing has vastly improved the level of care available to patients who are undergoing any sort of anticoagulant therapy.  The reduction in time between testing, results, and adjustment has been greatly reduced.  Also, the ability to monitor a patient’s … Continue reading

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Exam Gloves’ Rise in Popularity

It has only been over the course of the last 20 years that the use of latex exam gloves has been so prevalent.  Prior to that, latex gloves were worn in hospitals, but, until the early 90s, they were not … Continue reading

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Doctoring on the Road

Some professionals thrive in environments where they come into the same workspace every day, work with the same friendly faces, and go home to the same four walls each night.  Some professionals enjoy constant motion, a new city or country … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Medical Supplies

Medical equipment has changed considerably over the years.  Early Western medical equipment left a bit to be desired, and was often used to operate on both livestock and their human owners.  The development and practice of sterilization techniques, as well … Continue reading

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Making the Healthcare Process, Healthier

Medical practices and procedures have come a long way, especially regarding the cleanliness of operating rooms, tools, and medical practitioners themselves.  Joseph Lister’s revolutionary ideas about the importance of sterilizing surgical tools, and the cleanliness of medical staff, almost instantly … Continue reading

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