Caring for Campers with Food & Environmental Allergies - Auvi-Q Auto Injector
Food allergies have increased steadily over recent years, currently approximately 7% of children in the U.S. Approximately 40% of these children have multiple allergies, and they are at higher risk for allergic reactions and anaphylaxis when they are at camp (1,2,3). This is because they have more opportunities to try different foods than at home or school, and the risk of cross-contamination is higher. In addition, campers may experience bug bites, pet dander, insect stings, snake bites, and other allergens. This blog will describe how camps must prepare to deal with anaphylactic reactions that can arise from food and environmental allergies.
Choosing a Crash Cart for Your Healthcare Facility
DiaMedical USA offers crash carts that come in various sizes, configurations and materials. Each type of crash cart has its own benefits so that resuscitations are properly handled. The following article specifies these considerations so that you have a better understanding when choosing the right crash cart for your hospital or healthcare facility.
Administering and Dispensing Medications in Simulation
Automated Medication Dispensing Systems have recently become essential fixtures in hospitals. They are used to prevent medication errors, streamline inventory management, and reduce diversion of controlled substances. They are also complex systems that require hands-on training before use with patients in clinical settings. SimServeRx Dispensing Carts and Cabinets were designed for this very purpose. In this blog, we will look at how the SimServeRx system is used to teach pharmacy and nursing students how to use automated medication dispensing systems.
4 Reasons Why You Need An AED
AED is an abbreviation for Automated External Defibrillator. An AED is a small medical device that is used to restore a normal heart rhythm. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which is frequently misdiagnosed as a heart attack disrupts heart beat regularities. The majority of SCA occurrences arise when a person's heart begins to beat in a pattern known as ventricular fibrillation (V-fib). Instead of contracting and relaxing to pump blood across the body, the heart quivers very quickly.
Epinephrine Training: Simulation Education for Anaphylaxis Situations
Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that happens within a few minutes to hours after exposure. Symptoms typically develop rapidly after exposure. Swelling of the airways and shock can lead to death within a few minutes without immediate treatment. Epinephrine is a primary emergency drug that is used to treat anaphylaxis. It activates alpha-adrenergic receptors to reduce vasodilation that occurs with anaphylaxis. This helps maintain blood pressure, especially within the central circulation. Epinephrine also activates beta-adrenergic receptors to relax the smooth muscles within the bronchi. This helps to open the airway and relieve bronchospasm, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
5 Things to Know Before Buying a Stethoscope - Stethoscope Buying Guide
Stethoscopes are true ”Partners in Practice” for healthcare professionals. The Stethoscope is essential for the assessment of heart, lung, and bowel sounds in inpatient care. Quality stethoscopes are essential for hearing faint heart murmurs and abnormal lung sounds.
Differences in Variants of Training Headwall - Purchasing Guide
Training headwalls are specifically designed to create simulated patient environments for healthcare education. There are many configurations, including functional or non-functional, horizontal or vertical, and wall-mounted or mobile. Choosing the right type of training headwall can be a challenge for educators. Continue reading our Training Headwall Guide to learn more about the different types of training headwalls.
What does AED stand for & What does an AED do?
AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. An AED is a small medical device that is used to restore a regular heart rhythm for people who are having a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) which is often confused for a heart attack.
What Type of Medications Are Used With Infusion Pumps?
IV Pumps have become one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment in any hospital or surgical center. It’s important that providers are trained on how to administer different types of IV medications and the recommended infusion pumps for drug delivery. Throughout this post our DiaMedical USA nurse educator will highlight different types of IV infused medications and how they should be safely administered.
Infusion Pumps: Everything You Need to Know
Infusion Pumps are commonly used in all types of hospitals and medical settings. These highly complex systems administer a variety of medications and fluids to patients on a preset schedule. Providers working in dialysis units, critical care teams and nursing homes use infusion pumps on a daily basis. Below you will find a guide on understanding the common functions of Infusion Pumps and how they are used in medical environments.
The #1 Hospital Bed For Healthcare Education - Meet The Vantage Med Surg Tutor Bed
When it comes to choosing a hospital bed for a healthcare simulation lab there are many choices. Most instructors wish to have what is currently being used in the local hospital but this is typically cost prohibitive. Up until now the best choice has been to purchase a reconditioned bed. Reconditioned beds can be a great option, however, unless your facility is equipped to handle maintenance, it may not be the best option. Our team at DiaMedical USA listened to the needs of instructors and developed the Vantage Med Surg Tutor Bed. We believe this is the best option for healthcare educators as it is a brand new electric bed with a modern design, low maintenance requirements and is similarly priced to reconditioned hospital beds.Modern Design & Innovative Functionality¬†The Vantage Med Surg Tutor Bed is the only new training hospital bed on the market that has been specifically designed to offer all the same features and functionality of a patient ready hospital bed. The Vantage Bed's modern design allows instructors to safely and effectively train their students on both basic and advanced bedside care. Popular Vantage Bed Features:5 functional positions: High/Low, Fowler, Knee, Trendelenberg, Reverse Trendelenberg
5 Reasons Why Your SimLab Needs a Loaded Emergency Crash Cart From DiaMedical USA
Every minute is crucial during emergency code response. The odds of patient survival are improved when healthcare providers are able to quickly identify all the items they need within a Crash Cart. For even the most seasoned hospital staff responding to an emergency code is the most stressful and mentally strenuous task they will perform.
5 Reasons Your Students Should Train With a Medication Administration System
When it comes to training in a simulation lab it’s the instructors responsibility to provide the most realistic training setting possible. With the SimServeRx™ instructors can utilize both Bedside SmartCarts and Medication Dispensing Cabinets to provide a realistic overview of the entire medication management process right from the classroom. Our team of nurse educators have highlighted 5 of the most important reasons you should train with a medication administration system like SimServeRx™
Why Choose a Reconditioned Hospital Bed?
Whether you’re a part of a large healthcare system or need just one bed, Hospital Beds are an investment. When people hear that a product like a hospital bed is reconditioned they often think that the product is worn-down and out of date. This is a common misconception. Healthcare facilities expect their beds to be in perfect working condition and come with a warranty, but often times reconditioned options will suit their needs for a fraction of the price. What does “reconditioned” really mean? What truly separates a New Hospital Bed from a Reconditioned Hospital Bed? DiaMedical USA is here to answer your questions.
4 Ways The Loaded Crash Cart Will Change Your Simulation Lab
In simulation labs across the country, students are learning life saving techniques to prepare them for their careers in healthcare. Healthcare education is changing every day, with new technologies enhancing students’ preparedness. DiaMedical USA’s Loaded Crash Cart is a convenient solution for any simulation lab. Here are 4 ways it’ll change your healthcare education program:
Simulated IV Fluids? We Can Do That!
Teaching proper IV administration and blood transfusion techniques can be challenging and quite often very costly. DiaMedical USA and SimLabSolutions.com have found a cost-effective solution for instructors to provide a realistic way for students to practice these critical skills. These solutions can be applied to a variety of healthcare education settings and programs, including: