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Allegro Medical and Cure Medical have teamed up to provide consumers with a unique incontinence experience. Cure Medical invests into both manufacturing technology and research to find the perfect product for their users. This dedication came straight from the founder of Cure Medical. Bob Yant, founder of Cure Medical, suffered a C-5 spinal cord injury when he hit his head on a sandbar. Being a catheter user himself, Bob wanted a product that was different and more comfortable than what the market had to offer. He created what the Cure Catheter is today. Since the day of his injury, Bob became dependent on others and wanted to give back to find a cure. He has committed 10% of all Cure Medical’s net profits to be donated to spinal cord research. Now many devoted scientists can pursue their research and ideas with these donations 1.
Cure Medical has changed catheters forever with their manufacturing processes. Cure designed their catheters to have the least amount of trauma upon catherization. This is because of their unique fire polished eyelets. These eyelets increase comfort when inserting and reduce the risk of UTI’s. Cure slits the catheter and then melts the tube for that smooth eyelet versus other catheters that only have the eyelet cut. Below you can see the differences between a Cure Catheter and others on the market.
Some other unique facts for the Cure product line are that they’re also DEHP and latex free. Most all still have the same flexibility of traditional catheters. Below are a few new products that Cure Medical has released with the features above.
Cure Intermittent Straight Catheter with Hydrophilic Coating
The Cure Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter is a high quality affordable hydrophilic sterile straight tipped catheter with a purified water packet and gripper for easy use. Unlike saline, the purified water minimizes staining. The sterile purified water packet allows you to activate the hydrophilic catheter anywhere. These come in the most common french sizes with a universal funnel on the end that can be attached to most extension tube kits.
Cure Twist Pre-Lubricated Intermittent Female Catheter
Cure Medical thought outside of the box to give females a conveniently packaged and discretionary catheter to hide in a purse or other carry bag. This no drip, no mess sterile female catheter is about the size of a mascara wand. The Cure Twist hydrophilic female intermittent catheter is pre-lubricated with easy, twist open top. This catheter carries all of the other common features that Cure Medical offers.
Allegro Medical supports Cure Medical in their research for a cure. Help support the research with the purchase of Cure products at Allegromedical.com. Since 1997 Allegro Medical has been a leading supplier of medical supplies to providers and consumers. Rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your catheter and incontinence supply needs.
Many people avoid going to the doctor to get a shot of medicine due to a fear of needles. Unlike the needles of the early 1900′s which were blunt, non sterile, and thick, modern technology changed administering antibiotics and injections forever by developing needles that minimize pain and trauma.
A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that fits tightly in a tube to assist pushing liquids or solids into an object either through a needle, tubing, or a nozzle. The most common use of a syringe is to administer injections into the body. Syringes come in both a disposable all-in-one unit with the needle attached or with the plunger and tip separate. Syringes come in a number of designs in order to properly choose a tip that best suits the needed application. The common tip styles are luer lock, slip tip, catheter tip, and eccentric tip 1. Also the needles come in a variety of gauges or thicknesses, and lengths depending on what and where you will be administering.
The two common needle types you will come across are the polypropylene slip hub and the luer lock hub. The luer lock hub is specific to the luer lock syringe barrel as it uses threads to screw on and attach. The slip tip polypropylene hubs work with the rest of the other common types of syringes. These syringes slip over the barrel tip and compress for easy installation and removal.
These needles also have the option of having different thicknesses between 14 gauge to 30 gauge and lengths between ¼” and 2”. Shorter needles are usually for injections for right under the skin, longer lengths for getting past muscles, finer gauges for less pain, and thicker gauges for long needles and thicker skinned individuals 2.
Some common syringe barrel types are the luer lock, normal slip tip, catheter tip and eccentric tip. Most needles will work with each type of syringe barrels as they use the polypropylene attachment as seen above. A regular slip tip syringe is very common as the needle installation and removal is quick and simple. A catheter tip is commonly used for injecting through tubing or where a regular slip tip needle is larger than the standard slip tip.
Eccentric tips are common when one needs to get very close to parallel with the skin. The tip is just about in line with the outer body of the barrel to give one that close needed access. This is common when one is trying to inject into a surface vein and you don’t want to penetrate through both walls of that vein.
The final syringe type one will come across is the luer lock. As stated earlier, the barrel and the needle tip simply twist together to give a more permanent use as you can see in the above picture. These also have been designed to make a more leak free connection between the male end on the barrel and the female needle counterpart 3.
The most common and recognized type of syringe is the U-100 insulin syringe. These insulin syringes are meant to be one time use only thus the low cost. The U-100 indicates the concentration of your insulin meaning there’s 100 units of insulin in every 1 mL. The picture to the right shows a standard insulin syringe with a protective safety cap which has been removed. The needles are typically very thin and range between 23g to 25g to cause the least amount of trauma and bruising to patients. These syringes come in both permanently attached and removable needle types.
Safety should always be used when dealing with syringes. A sharps container is filled with used medical needles and any other sharp medical instruments such as IV catheters and surgical blades. You can read more through this blog. There are many general safety rules that everyone needs to abide by. You should never throw loose or used needles into the garbage, never flush used needles down the toilet, and never put needles in recycling containers. You should always use a specific container designed for the disposal of sharps and dispose of it properly 4. Check out “Sharp Thinking – The Point of Disposal” for more information on sharp disposal.
Since 1997 Allegro Medical has been a leading supplier of medical supplies to providers and consumers. Rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your syringe and medical supply needs.
There are natural vitamins and chemicals in the body that help restore and rejuvenate one’s skin. You should be looking to find products that have natural premium ingredients inside that best replicate the same chemicals your body produces. Taking care of your own and another’s skin is so important because it is the body’s natural barrier to acquired conditions such as pressure ulcers, cuts, skin tears, and infections.
Choosing the correct skin care item to maintain healthy skin can be an overwhelming because there are so many different ingredients and brands of skin care products. The competitive marketing of these different skin care products through T.V. commercials, YouTube, and Facebook doesn’t make one’s choice any easier. People need to be aware of what they are actually purchasing and what the active chemicals do to their skin. For example, benzoyl peroxide is commonly use to treat acne, but it is an extremely skin drying chemical that no matter what moisturizer you use, it won’t help revitalize your skin 1.
To help maintain or restore your bodies’ skin to its natural state, one should follow an easy multi-step skin wellness plan – cleanse, moisturize, and protect.
Step one is to cleanse the skin. One should be choosing a product that is gentle with no harsh ingredients. A very popular and naturally safe ingredient is Jojoba oil which gets extracted from the jojoba plant. This is very similar to oils produced in the skin so doing a complete cleanse with a product that contains this natural ingredient is most beneficial to ones skin.
Kendall No Rinse Body Wash and Shampoo
This Kendall body wash and shampoo is a gentle no rinse cleanser you can use for your body, hair, or sensitive perineal area. This cleanser contains the natural jojoba oil to restore moisture back to your skin. The use of traditional over the counter soaps tend to try the skin and raise the pH level to where your skin dries out and is susceptible to germs and bacteria. So when you’re looking for a cleanser, look for something that contains natural oils along with being “pH-balanced” 2.
Step Two is to moisturize your skin. You want to look for something that has Dimethicone as its active ingredient. This ingredient replaces oil lost from excessive dryness or over exposure to wetness. This helps rejuvenates the natural barrier that your body produces. People with cracked, chapped or chafed skin will benefit from this product.
Secura Skin Moisturizing Lotion
This moisturizer is especially beneficial to treat dry, rough, itchy, and minor skin irritations. One should apply this as often as the skin needs to condition and moisturize dry skin. Moisturizing creams with a high amount of Dimethicone can be used on the perineal area to prevent future irritation to the skin. Moisturizers can also help alleviate irritation tosensitive skin 3.
The third step is to protect your skin. These products often contain an ingredient called Benzalkonium Chloride which protects against microbial contamination. These contamination’s are what cause secondary infections including fungi and bacteria. Exposed skin in the workplace, home, or clinical setting can pick up unwanted contamination’s. These bacteria’s also can cause unwanted odors that have been accumulating on an unsanitized surface.
Thera Antimicrobial Body Cleansing Spray
This is a no-rinse antimicrobial spray that inhibits bacterial growth while washing the skin of germs and other infectious bacteria. These are the last step to help hydrate and improve the appearance of the skin.
Since 1997 Allegro Medical has been a leading supplier of skin wellness and medical supplies to healthcare providers and consumers. If you are combating skin problems, rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your skin care wellness needs.
Nutritional supplements have been designed to assist with ones daily intake of nutrients. People with health risks who have a hard time meeting the necessary daily nutrients find these supplements satisfying. One is able to fill in any deficient vitamins and minerals while obtaining all other essential needs 1. Instead of popping a single pill for a specific vitamin, one is able to obtain 100% the bodies need of all essential vitamins.
Ensure Plus Shakes – 8 fl oz Recloseable bottles
These Ensure shakes are very popular for people of all ages. Since this is a liquid consumable you can take this with you and have it be a completion of your meals total vitamins and nutrients. Although this contains 50% of your daily vitamin C consumption amount, you will receive the rest through your regular meal. These all in one shakes are to help fill in any missing essential vitamins and minerals and taste great while do so!
“For years I have struggled with my weight. It didn’t matter how much I ate or what I ate, I just couldn’t gain anything. Back in January of 2008 I was 80lbs. I started drinking Ensure Plus about the end of January. I know weigh 114lbs. I drink at least one a day, usually in the morning. and occasionally will have one at night before bed. It has made a huge difference in how I look and feel. I finally look healthy and I feel great. I have so much more energy. I would recommend this to everyone that has under weight issues or just needs a boost in energy”
- by Feeling Great from Stillwater, NY
Oxepa – Complete Nutritional Supplement
This is great for people who may be critically ill with limited ability to feed them self. This is very similar to the ensure shakes but this Oxepa supplement can be used as a sole source of nutrition. It contains 100%+ of your daily essential vitamin amounts.
Since 1997 Allegro Medical has been a leading supplier of nutritional supplements to healthcare providers and consumers. If you are combating health problems above or are looking to better yourself, rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your health wellness needs.
Vitamin C may be the most familiar of all nutrients for its strong benefits. Since we can’t self produce Vitamin C, we need to absorb it through food or supplements. It is always best to receive your vitamins through natural foods however, it’s not always obtainable. This is where vitamin supplements are beneficial. Receiving Vitamin C from natural foods such as green vegetables and fruits are the best ways to absorb Vitamin C. Did you know that Papaya, bell peppers, and broccoli have the largest amounts of Vitamin C? Eating healthy has nothing but positive benefits for your body such as a stronger immune system, heightened alertness, and clear thinking 1. Vitamin C is also commonly known for its benefits for your skin, brain, and immune system which I will go into further discussion below.
How much vitamin C do you need? Below is a chart listing average daily recommended intake rates for people of different ages 1.
|Birth to 6 months
|Infants 7–12 months
|Children 1–3 years
|Children 4–8 years
|Children 9–13 years
|Teens 14–18 years (boys)
|Teens 14–18 years (girls)
Below we will discuss a few of the benefits and why you should really consume the recommended amount each day!
Vitamin C has many benefits that goes unnoticed throughout the year but can really help you during winter. Did you know that vitamin C can reduce the length and severity of cold? According to the NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements, people who are exposed to cold weather can consume 250 milligrams of vitamin C daily to reduce the chance of catching a cold by up to 50% 2!
You probably don’t associate wound care healing with vitamin C either. Collagen is part of the skins connective tissue which is needed in order for form a closure for a wound such as scraps, cuts, or gashes. The body needs vitamin C in order form collagen and to speed up the healing process for your wounds 2. People with skin ulcers can especially benefit from a healthy dose of vitamin C to help the healing process of these open wounds. Skin care companies often place vitamin C in their lotions because of the benefits to help prevent wrinkles and tighten your skin definition. Vitamin C in lotions assists with slow aging to protect the skin from the sun, pollutants, and other environmental hazards as well 4.
Vitamin C is necessary to make certain neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are the signals that carry thoughts, feelings and commands throughout our brains. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is affected by the most commonly used medications for depression. While it doesn’t combat depression directly, it has been used to as an overall mood support assistant 1. Eat healthy and be happy!
Below are some products that are ways to receive vitamin C.
Betancourt Essentials Vitamin C 100 Tablets – 100 soft gel pills
This is a direct method to consume your daily amount of vitamin C. These pills are typically taken in the morning so your body can break down and use this vitamin all day. This is a great way to help promote a healthy immune system.
Emergen-C Bone Health Formula – Powder form added to glass of water
Emergen-C Bone Health Formula in conjunction with adequate nutrition and weight bearing exercise, is an important component for maintaining peak bone mass at all ages. 500 mg of Vitamin C as 7 mineral ascorbates, 250 mg of extremely soluble forms of Calcium with Vitamin D and Magnesium. The added Vitamins C & D aid maximum calcium absorption – so your bones will really feel the good. And you taste buds will enjoy the mixed berry flavor.
Since 1997 Allegro Medical has been a leading supplier of vitamin C nutritional supplements to healthcare providers and consumers. If you are combating health problems above or are looking to better yourself, rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your health wellness needs.
Have you heard of the term “Resolutioner”? In the fitness industry it’s a widely used term for people who sign up for a gym membership right after the New Year. The month of January usually sees about a 30% increase in new gym memberships. People are joining for the right intentions, but sadly, most of those new memberships go inactive after 30 days 1. Below are some interesting stats according to a U.S. Government survey.
- 75% will last a week
- 64% will keep the membership for a month
- 46% will make it to the six month mark
According to Town Sports International CEO Robert J. Giardina, “Exercise isn’t easy. Most people don’t like it. But if they can get past a certain point — usually it’s about two months or 12 workouts — they get committed.” We all know about exercise is great for one’s health but there are some other health problems that exercising has proven to treat effect and efficiently. Here are some health problems you can help overcome to stay driven to keep going back to the gym or even some simple workouts at home.
Anxiety: The world we live in is so fast paced that it’s no surprise that we all suffer from anxiety. We worry over work, school, money, and family issues. Studies have proven that people who exercise are 25 percent less likely to develop anxiety than people who don’t 2. Psychologists suggest that a 10 minute walk may be just as good as a 45 minute workout. They have seen that exercise may improve mental health by helping the brain cope better with stress 2. Challenge yourself. Take a lap or two around your workplace building and see what happens after a week of doing this.
Sleep Problems: Have a hard time sleeping? Lifting weights and general exercise is just as good as building muscle as it is with helping you catch some sleep. Multiple studies shown that people who exercise experience deeper, higher quality sleep than people who don’t. Insufficient sleep is linked to a variety of health problems that can be fought off with exercise. Push back on that weight gain, fatigue, heart disease, and stress. So if you suffer from sleep apnea, you have another reason to get back into a workout routine 3.
Asthma: Exercise isn’t something that will eliminate asthma but it’s been proven to dramatically reduce its effect. In fact, asthma is made worse by weight gain because fat cells can produce inflammation which causes asthma to flare up. Which methods should you use? There are better exercises than others to help reduce the symptoms of asthma. According to Health.com, walking is the best form to improve asthma control 4. A recent study by the National Institutes of Health have shown that after 12 weeks of 3 day week exercises, adults have improved asthma control and fitness levels without provoking an asthma attack. This same study showed that adults who started into a swimming program have shown an increased lung capacity and decreased asthma related symptoms 5. So which ever method of exercise you chose will help give you relief from your asthma.
Have a hard time making it to the gym and feel more comfortable working from home? No problem, below are some items that will make exercising from home easier.
High Step Platform -
Don’t be constrained to the limits of your room size. Get cardio and strength building all in one unit of these step platforms. This set includes four 2 inch step risers and one 4 inch high step riser to give opportunity for growth. Burn fat, build muscle, and sleep better with this high step platform.
MagneTrainer ER Mini Exercise Bike:
Just as above, this item is perfect for use at your home or work. With its compact size you can store it away easy. This mini bike has a large range of resistance which is great for anyone between beginner and advanced. As many people say, you won’t find an easier or faster way to help boost your fitness level!
“I love the ease of using the mini exercise bike for exercise while I am in my family room. I am able to relax in my chair while doing it to give relief for a knee injury.”
by Mo from Bartlett, IL
Cando Jump Ball:
Exercise shouldn’t be limited to only adults. Kids can have fun while alleviating some of their health problems. These jump balls are ideal for exercise activities all while having fun. These Cando jump balls range in a variety of sizes to fit almost any child. As Cando states, this is a Fun way to provide proprioceptive and vestibular stimulation. Pick up some for your loved ones today!
Since 1997 Allegro Medical has been a leading supplier of medical fitness equipment to healthcare providers and consumers. If you are combating the health problems above or are looking to better yourself, rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your health wellness needs.
True or False. Cold weather makes you sick? If you were like me and said true, then you’re in the same boat as the majority of the population. This misconception has been repeated for so long that we all start to believe it is true. The magnificent thing about science is the ability to challenge and prove theories. So how come more people get sick in the winter than in the summer? It comes down to the simple fact that people are inside together for longer periods of time1. With the days getting shorter and people staying inside for longer periods of time person to person contact increases. The heightened contact of sick people talking, coughing, and sneezing are the top causes of cold and flu transmission 2.
Flus and bacteria’s travel quickly from one person to another and anyone can become sick and experience seriously complications. In fact, cold and flu germs can fly up to six feet through the air. Keep a broom stick distance away from someone who is ill or is showing signs of being ill if you or a loved one has a weakened immune system. Below are some interesting statistics through research by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases3.
- 59% of people who are infected do not know there are prescriptions to treat the flu
- 41% of people who are infected don’t believe their flu is contagious
- Between 5-20% of the U.S. population become sick with the flu each year
- More than 200,000 are hospitalized from seasonal flu- related complications
Some ways to lower your risk of infection are to avoid crowds of people, avoid touching dirty surfaces, eat a healthy diet, get plenty of sleep, try to reduce your stress level, and get an annual vaccine4. Additionally the American Medical Association recommends that all people over the age of six months receive an annual vaccine. Here are a few items that can help lower your risk of sickness this flu season.
Having an air purifier in your room will drastically bring down the chances of getting any airborne germs from spreading through your living area. It’s pretty impressive that these devices are able to capture 99.7% of these allergens through multiple stages of filtration. With the constant room circulation, your airborne allergens are minimalized.
Another way to stop the spread of germs is to wipe down surfaces with a disinfectant wipe. These wipes clean and disinfects surfaces and medical equipment in just one easy wipe. These are ideal for precision cleaning to your bathroom, door handles, general surfaces, and medical devices.
A very common flu aid is instant hand sanitizing gels. Being sold in a variety of sizes you can place a bottle next to your sink, in your purse, in your car, or at the office. These gels kill 99.9% of all microorganisms in just 15 seconds. These particular gels also moisturizes with no need to rinse and are very convenient for on the spot use.
Since 1997 Allegro Medical has been a leading supplier of flu season supplies and medical equipment to healthcare providers and consumers. If you are combating the flu or suffering from flu problems rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your cold/flu season product needs.
The creation and advancements of smart phones have impacted many industries and now have taken the portable device to endless possibilities. Mobile devices have revolutionized how the caretaker, physician, and end user practice medicine1. Companies have developed apps to work flawlessly with their products to make your experience more rewarding and informational. Imagine sitting in line at the grocery store and wanting to know your blood pressure. Simply pull out your phone, open a specific medical app, and the information at your fingertips is endless. You can calculate a couple quick numbers, and send those results in a flash straight to your doctor to review instantly.
Companies like iHealth and Jacobs Ladder have found ways to make keeping your information easily accessible. You can look at graphs and observe trends of how your body is evolving. The more you use the app, the more conscious of your body’s developments you will be. Can more than one person use this medical device? Certainly! You can save different users, so you will consistently have accurate information. Each smart phone assisted device has its benefits, but they all are effective, provide information quickly, and ultimately, are the way of the future2. Smart phone medical devices are here to stay and listed below are some of the most popular ones.
iHealth – Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
This device is one of the first of its kind for smart phones. The iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor makes it easy to check your own blood pressure at any time or anywhere. The included mobile app measures and tracks your systolic and diastolic numbers, heart rate, pulse wave, and measurement time3. Take this information and share it with your family and most importantly, your doctor. You get accurate results with the motion sensor technology built right in. It knows when your cuff has been properly installed and will notify when ready.
The Biggest Loser – Jacob’s Ladder
You have seen it on TV and now you can have it at home. Get the same intense workout that you see on NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser. No more waiting on others to finish with the equipment at the gym as you can have this total body workout machine at home. Jacobs Ladder has just released a smartphone app for their gym so you can log your results and then, if you want, post them to Facebook or send them out in a email to someone else. It also helps to show progress so you can log where you were and where you are now. This gym just became the ultimate workout experience.
“It will work your entire body from shoulders, triceps, biceps, quads, glutes, back, and calves. It is a beast of a machine and where I go I can use it most times without waiting because people don’t want to work out that hard. It you want to get in shape this Machine is it. It is the best piece of equipment that any Gym could purchase because you get to most of the least amount of time.”
-DC Stan from DC
Allegro Medical offers the latest and greatest of medical equipment to its customers. New and exciting products are arriving each and every day here at Allegro Medical. Visit us at www.AllegroMedical.com to learn more about these and other smart phone products.
The winter season is in full force across much of the country. The blizzard cold weather along with the constant snow fall makes it tough on people with medical conditions. Don’t worry about the weather. Allegro Medical has what you need to make your winter season less of a hassle and more of a small nuisance. Here are some helpful items that are both unique and will make your life easier this winter season.
Here are 4 items to lower your frustration this winter season:
Cane Ice Grip –Never feel worried about slipping or falling on an icy or snowy surface again. These winter hazards occur in any situation such as a walk to grab the newspaper, a trip to the movies, or a visit to the grocery store. These falls can lead to a variety of injuries from cuts to broken bones and the elderly aren’t the only ones susceptible to these injuries. The two most common injuries are twisted and broken ankles and broken pelvises 1. This one of a kind attachment has been made to help prevent these injuries and fits on any cane or crutch sized from 5/8” to 1” in diameter.
“I have been on crutches for 9 months now and I feel far more secure with the ice grips on the tips. We have a lot of ice and snow here and this product allows me access to outside when the need arises”
by Designer from Massachusetts
Fatso Tire – Tired of getting stuck in deep snow in your wheelchair? This all terrain tire is designed to fit on most wheelchairs. The Fatso wheel assembly will enable you to take your existing wheelchair and turn it into an off road vehicle. These tires are great for the snow as you will glide over effortlessly making your mobility issues a thing of the past. Live in the mountains and have daily snowfalls? Live by a beach and would like to enjoy the water up close? Live in the desert and would like to venture off the beaten path? These tires will do you justice to expand your freedom in unfriendly wheelchair mobility situations.
Sheepskin Wheelchair Products – Through my travels through the cold winters I have seen wheelchair users out in the harsh cold temperatures. I always ask myself what is keeping them warm from the cold winter chill? Many wheelchairs only come equipped with a thin leather or poly/vinyl seat so this is a access point for the cold weather to penetrate one in a wheelchair. Sheepskin seat covers have excellent insulating properties which will keep your body warm and your behind comfortable. Sheepskin chair covers have more benefits than just staying warm. For those with allergies, sheepskin is considered by the medical profession to be hypoallergenic 2. Also one can be susceptible to pressure ulcers while sitting in a wheelchair 3. Pressure on the skin reduces blood flow to the area and without enough blood, the skin will die. Testing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology Leather Research Centre confirmed the advantages of medical sheepskin in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers 4.
Spa2Go – Stay warm anywhere this winter with the Spa2Go inflatable and portable whirlpool spa. This spa is fast and simple to set up for you and three of your friends. This unit includes micro air jets which provides a relaxing massage and is perfect for those suffering from arthritis, chronic pain, knee problems, back pain and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia specifically affects 1% to 5% of women and characterized by chronic widespread of pain 5. Spas are perfect to help reduce these pains and have a nice relaxing experience in the any season but especially in winter.
“We have had our Spa2Go for almost 5 years and love it. We use ours mostly in the winter, the heater is wonderful and the hot water is great for aching muscles. I would recommend this to anyone.”
Happyspa from Kansas
Make your winter season more enjoyable by getting equipped with the winter proper gear. Allegro Medical has been serving all your winter medical needs since 1997.
Being disabled in today’s society hasn’t been easier with a transfer aid. There are countless options for transferring a loved one or yourself in those hard to get at places. Transfer aids are used for many different activities such as getting into a car, using the restroom, taking a bath, and moving into a chair. If a person is able to bear some of their own weight for a short amount of time, there are various products to assist in transferring between two locations 1. Transfer boards are meant to bear the full weight of the person and are designed to be smooth for easy motion 2. As with any medical equipment, careful professional assessment to the individual situation is recommended to ensure that the most proper choice is made.
The first types of transfer aids are wooden boards which are commonly used to move oneself to and from a wheelchair to another chair or bed. These wooden boards are the most common because they come in a plethora of shapes and sizes. Typically made of multiply wood, these boards have been fabricated with smooth surface to provide a quick and effortless transfer. Each of the ends have a tapered effect so you can slide the boards under oneself with ease and the slim ends ensure a comfortable movement on and off the board. AllegroMedical.com offers these types of transfer boards from trusted brands such as Drive Medical, Mabis, Invacare, Beasy Boards, Sammons Preston and more!
“This product works great transferring my quadriplegic husband from bed to wheelchair. It certainly saves some stress on my back.” Anon from Harrisburg, PA
The next type of transfer boards are the modified glide transfer boards. These boards serve the same function as the wooden boards but have some new technology built in. The board has a glide system that makes the movement effortless by moving along the friction less surface. These boards have been designed so that no lifting is required which reduces the physical strain on the patient and caregiver. These modified transfer boards also come in different shapes to remedy those hard transfer situations. A benefit of having the curved board is when one is transferring from a wheelchair because the arm is not removable and the wheel can be an obstacle.
The last type of short distance transfer aids are the custom transfer aids. These custom products are generally seen in the restroom and used for moving into the shower or toilet. With adjustable legs you can match it to your restroom needs by raising or lowering its height to meet your tub, chair, and toilet. These aids are self standing and more of a semi-permanent fixture since one will need it every visit to the restroom. Having a built in back makes using the shower easy as well. No need to struggle in the restroom anymore! There are hybrids of these which feature the rotating glide as seen earlier along with the smooth surface for effortless transferring.
Since 1997 Allegro Medical has been a leading supplier of mobility transfer aids and medical equipment to healthcare providers and consumers. If you are having troubles with your mobility rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your mobility and transferring needs.
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