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Product Spotlight

November 1, 2007
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Nurse Call System


The Tek-CARE®400 nurse call system from TekTone® Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc., is programmable to meet a facility's specific needs and goals, while providing a choice of centralized or decentralized system configurations. The system runs on a proprietary network and does not require personal computers, which are prone to lockups and viruses. The Tek-CARE400 features a touch screen master station, a variety of resident stations, peripheral devices and pagers, and management and reporting software. The master station is spill resistant, centrally powered, and completely self-contained, and has a small footprint. Full duplex audio between master and resident stations ensure clear communication.

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Drying Tumblers



Available in 30- to 175-pound capacities, the Pro-Series II Drying Tumblers from Continental Girbau, Inc., are equipped with an easy-to-use programmable microprocessor control that offers up to four timed-dry or auto-dry cycles and a no-heat cycle. An antiwrinkle feature reduces wrinkles by initiating an unheated airflow and tumble action after the end-of-cycle signal. The dryers are designed with an instant electronic ignition, which reduces drying time and conserves energy; a modular electrical system for added reliability and easy servicing; and a multiple-burner heat system to efficiently reach desired temperatures.

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Adult Stretch Briefs



First Quality XtremeFit™ Briefs feature stretchy side panels and Easy-Lock Fastener® closure tabs that are easy to grip, stretch, and apply. The stretchy side panels create a comfortable custom fit and reduce a typical four-brief sizing system to a two-brief system, improving efficiency and cost savings.

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Walk-In Bathtub



Wasauna's Safe Hands Bath™ walk-in bathtub allows the elderly and residents with disabilities to easily and safely get in and out of the tub. The walk-in design eliminates the need for a resident to climb over high tub walls. The tub features an outward swinging door, which reduces the amount of maneuvering needed to open and close it. The Safe Hands tub includes a textured nonslip floor and adjustable hydrotherapy water jets that stimulate blood circulation and relieve aching muscles and joints.

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Enteral Feeding Pump



Easy to operate, the SENTINEL™ enteral feeding pump from OST Medical, Inc., includes advanced software that records and analyzes data for use history. Its clear, large display window can be read from a distance and is adjustable for brightness. The SENTINEL can run for 12 hours on battery power, and the memory is never erased in a power failure or when the pump is turned off. The pump can also be equipped to transfer data wirelessly for electronic health record keeping.

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Staff Training Courseware

NetLearning provides a number of distinct courseware series specifically tailored for healthcare professions. The Leadership & Management course covers topics such as time management, delegation, change management, and effective staffing. The Dosage Calculation Safety Series includes a pre- and post-test module, user-selected/saved calculation preferences, medical equipment images, and real drug labels. The Pain Management series addresses specific conditions, from diabetes to HIV/AIDS, and covers pathology/etiology, assessment, appropriate interventions, and patient education.

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Infection Prevention Program



PDI®, the healthcare division of Nice-Pak Products, Inc., provides a program aimed at assisting healthcare facilities to comply with hand and surface sanitization to reduce the spread of healthcare-acquired infections. The PDI PIT™ Crew program, short for “Preventing Infections Together,” takes a multidisciplinary approach to preventing infections in nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. At each location, PDI will work with staff members to educate and train employees in the latest products and techniques in infection prevention, disinfection, hand hygiene, and skin antisepsis.

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Conversation-Starter Cards



Talking Points™ was created to stimulate interesting and meaningful conversation between residents. Daily Talking Points™ can be displayed at dining tables during mealtime and are divided into two sections. The first recalls past events, such as historical events and birthdates. The second section offers thoughtful questions that encourage residents to share how these events have affected their lives. Talking Points™ provides a springboard for conversation, helping residents build relationships by bringing the past to the present.

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