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Welch Allyn Stethoscopes June 03 2016

Here at MonsterMed.com, we offer three types of Welch Allyn Harvey Stethoscopes: the Welch Allyn Harvey DLX Double-Head Stethoscope; the Welch Allyn Harvey DLX Triple-Head Stethoscope; and the Welch Allyn Harvey Elite Stethoscope. These stethoscopes are very popular among our buyers and YOU should know more about them!

Both the Welch Allyn Harvey DLX Double-Head Stethoscope and the Welch Allyn Harvey DLX Triple-Head Stethoscope are specifically designed to highlight specific sounds and allow the user to hear cardiac, pulmonary and vascular sounds without concentrating pressure techniques. The dual bore tubing creates two uninterrupted sound channels that transmits a full range of sound through the brass weighted chestpiece. The regular double-head models feature a low-frequency bell and adult flat diaphragm, while the double-head prediatric models are available with a low-Frequency bell and pediatric diaphragm. The rotatable triple-head models feature a low-frequency bell, adult corrugated diaphragm and pediatric diaphragm.

The DLX stethoscopes are latex-free, full-range cardiology/pulmonary stethoscopes that carries a 10-year warranty. The double-head models are offered in black, burgundy, navy, forest green, and pediatric black while the the triple-head models are offered in back, burgundy, navy, and forest green.  Both feature rotatable binaurals and interchangeable comfort sealing ear tips, the binaurals and chestpieces are chrome-plated brass.

As for the Welch Allyn Harvey Elite Stethoscope, there’s a reason it have been around for a countless amount of time: reliability. It’s styling, superior comfort and auscultation capabilities make this a stethoscope that cardiologists can rely on. The dual-bore tubing creates two uninterrupted sound channels for the optimally weighted chestpiece. The Elite diaphragm is designed to accentuate the most important sounds enabling the user to hear cardiac, pulmonary and vascular sounds. It is a full-range cardiology/pulmonary stethoscope, comes with a non-chill stainless steel chestpiece, is not made with natural rubber latex, and comes with a 10 year warranty. This double-head stethoscope features a bell and flat adult diaphragm, with pediatric diaphragm models available. It has rotatable stainless steel binaurals and interchangeable comfort sealing ear tips. It comes in black, burgundy, navy, forest green, and black pediatric tubing. Also, you can choose the tubing length with this stethoscope!

If you’re searching for a stethoscope that sounds great, check out these today on our website!


What is an Integrated Diagnostic Wall Set? September 23 2015

So you are in your physician’s exam room for a routine check up. What do you see? You are most likely sitting on an exam table. In the corner we see the most dreaded of all exam room items…the weight scale. Hopefully you received good news when you stepped on that instrument of fear! On the counter top, we see sundry jars filled with cotton tipped applicators and alcohol preps. On the wall we see a few important items. Maybe a red sharps container for needle and syringe disposable, exam glove boxes in their wire brackets and, of course, the Integrated Diagnostic Wall Set.   

You may first ask…What the heck is an Integrated Diagnostic Wall Set? Simple…it’s a set of diagnostic tools that are integrated on a board that is wall mounted. Today’s most popular sets usually include some combination of blood pressure aneroid, thermometer, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, pulse oximeter, specula dispenser, thermometer cover dispenser. And the key word is ‘combination.’ This means that one customer may need only an otoscope and Blood Pressure system, while another customer may only need a pulse oximeter and ophthalmoscope. And guess what, wince they are integrated on the wall board, a customer can buy any configuration they need. 

Next you may ask…Why the heck is in on the wall? The answer is simple…space! You mean the vast vacuum home to the USS Enterprise and Millennium Falcon? No, not that space (but I wonder which one is faster?). We mean counter space.   Think about it. Over the years, the level of care has improved by the introduction of new measurement tools to healthcare professionals. And as physicians added these new items to their exam room, their amount of workable counter space has been reduced. Thus the need to have these measurement tools mounted to the wall.   

And ready for bells and whistles? Some Integrated Diagnostic Wall sets, like the Welch Allyn Connex Integrated Diagnostic Wall Set, are offered with an attached vital signs monitor, feature advanced touch screen controls, feature continuous monitoring for procedures, early warning alarms when a vital reading falls below normal levels, and the ability to communicate electronically to an Electronic Medical Record Software. Pretty cool, huh? 

Purchasing the configuration that best fits your needs may seem a bit tedious with the amount of options available so be sure to call MonsterMed’s customer support team for assistance.

 

 


The NEW Welch Allyn PRO6000 Ear Thermometer is Here! August 12 2015

 

MonsterMed is incredibly excited for the launch of the Welch Allyn PRO6000 ThermoScan Digital Ear Thermometer. Ever since we first heard whispers about the product in the beginning of year, we have been on the edge of our seats waiting for the launch announcement. We have finally received it! 

The Welch Allyn PRO6000 ThermoScan Digital Ear Thermometer has a number of new features and functions that improve upon the popular PRO4000 Thermometer. The PRO6000 will round out Welch Allyn’s industry leading line of thermometers, which includes the SureTemp Plus 690, SureTemp Plus 692 and CareTemp Touch Free. The Welch Allyn PRO6000 Ear Thermometer will start shipping on September 1, 2015. 

The PRO6000 Digital Ear Thermometer’s key feature is PerfecTemp Technology, which provides superior measurement accuracy without the need for precise positioning in the ear. It also corrects for shallow placement in the ear, which is a common issue that results in low readings. The PRO6000 has a superior user interface design with a large, backlit display that’s easier to read in low room light conditions and is located on the back of the device for easy viewing. The ergonomic handle design fits comfortably in your hand and is easy to hold and operate while audible and visual cues will help guide the operator on proper use. Clinical workflow enhancements include a 60 second pulse timer for manual measurement of respirations or pulse, a dedicated memory recall, C/F scale conversion operation buttons and the ability to set temperature scale default to Celsius or Fahrenheit. The PRO6000 integrates with the Connex Spot Monitor to simplify EMR data transfer and reduce user error. 

In addition to the PRO6000’s improvements, there have also been improvements on the disposable probe covers as well. The new probe covers for the PRO6000 feature a flange design that prevent unauthorized “knock-off” probe covers to be used which could   potentially jeopardize reading accuracy and damage the device.

The PRO6000 ThermoScan Digital Ear Thermometer is ideal for medical environments including ICU, PACU, ED, Triage, Surgical Floors, Blood Banks, Dialysis, Long Term Care, School Health, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine and more. It is the ideal choice for critical patient measurement applications requiring higher precision accuracy. Order your PRO6000 today!

 

 


Time for Some Screening! May 29 2015


It’s that time of year when schools begin screening current and new students for vision and hearing. It’s also that time of year for schools to use up that access budget for new equipment. This gives educational health offices the perfect opportunity to invest in a Welch Allyn VS100 Vision Screener or an OAE Hearing Screener. Either of these units will make yearly screenings quick and easy, perfect for kids! 

Welch Allyn VS100 Vision Screener

This unit was recently demoed for MonsterMed at our semi-annual vendor conference. Our reps were given eye exams right at the Welch Allyn booth. (In fact, I have some issues with my eyes that I didn’t even know existed and could be the cause of my migraines-my official doctor’s appointment is next week). The VS100 Vision Screener has been far more popular then expected and the customer’s feedback once they use the system is even more proof. When we say that this unit is easy-to-use, we should actually be saying ridiculously easy-to-use. The operator points the VS100 at the patients face, clicks a button and seconds later they have a read out, notifying the tester of any issues. 

Welch Allyn OAE Hearing Screener

The new OAE Hearing Screener from Welch Allyn truly is the next generation of ear care. It can objectively screen for hearing loss in children from newborn to school-age in about 10 seconds. This fast and accurate testing is a must have for any school with a large population. Adding to the speed of the device, the 4-button operation makes the OAE Hearing Screener even easier to use then before. The last important feature that we are going to highlight is the 15 hours of run time on a single charge. Simply charge the unit overnight and run it for the entirety of the following workday! 

One or two nurses usually test the entire school within the span of 2-4 weeks. That’s a lot of work on top of their normal tasks. Why not make it easier for your staff and use that excess budget for a Welch Allyn VS100 Vision Screener and a Welch Allyn OAE Hearing Screener from MonsterMed?

 

 


Vendor Spotlight - Welch Allyn May 21 2015

We are excited to announce a new blog series, the Vendor Spotlight! In these posts, we will showcase a vendor within Healthcare.   And who better to start with than a company who just expanded their portfolio with some new and exciting products?   Here is our Welch Allyn Vendor Spotlight! 

Almost every Medical Professional knows the name Welch Allyn, but how much is actually known about the company itself? Welch Allyn is celebrating their 100th year as a Healthcare Manufacturing Powerhouse with products like their Macroview Otoscope, Panoptic Ophthalmoscope and Green Series 777 Diagnostic Wall Sets. With products like these, it is no wonder why it is the most highly searched for brand of medical products. Since 1915, Welch Allyn has continually applied practical innovations to further healthcare technology progress and help healthcare professionals delivery better care. Dr. Francis Welch and William Noah Allyn founded Welch Allyn with the vision to help transform care, and today, their vision stands firm with their third generation ownership and a diverse list of product categories available in 26 different countries. 

Virtually every exam room that you step into has at least one Welch Allyn product in it. Consistently seen is the discontinued Welch Allyn 767 Diagnostic Wall Set or it’s more advanced predecessor Welch Allyn 777 Diagnostic Wall Set. The 777 Wall Set is customizable to each office’s needs. Otoscope, Ophthalmoscope, Blood Pressure, Thermometry and even Vital Signs, can all be added to a configuration. The 777 puts all of these important diagnostic devices within an arms reach of your patient, while giving them all a home so they do not get misplaced. 

Welch Allyn continues to stand among the industry leaders continuing to improve their product line with new and exciting products. If you have not had a chance to see their new line of products, be sure to check out the VS100 Spot Vision Screener and the CareTemp Touchless Thermometer. These 2 new products from Welch Allyn were showcased at a recent convention that MonsterMed was privileged to be a part of. Our employees were able to see these products in action and the results are astounding!

 

 


New and Exciting Welch Allyn Products April 28 2015

Welch Allyn has an exciting slate of new products for 2015. Let’s take a quick look at some of these new and soon to be released products. 

CareTemp Touchless Infrared Thermometer

The newly released CareTemp Touchless Thermometer offers speed and efficiency without touching the patient. The CareTemp Thermometer can obtain readings from 4-6cm away from the center of the patient’s forehead with its infrared sensor. The measurement distance feedback system detects proper or improper measuring distance, keeping accuracy at an all time high. The CareTemp is quickly becoming very popular with its amazing price point. 

Braun Pro6000 Ear Thermometer

The Welch Allyn Braun Pro6000 Ear Thermometer will feature a better user experience with clinical workflow. It will have a back-lit display and dedicated function buttons for a 60 second pulse timer, C/F scale conversion and last temperature memory recall. With fast captures readings in only 2-3 seconds; this will surely be a high-end Ear Thermometer.


Connex Spot Vital Signs Monitor

Another newly released unit is the Connex Spot Vital Signs Monitor. This monitor is designed to automatically obtain vital signs including blood pressure, temperature and SpO2. The Connex Spot Monitor features optional wireless connectivity, accuracy with the patient in any position and adaptability with changing EMR. This touch-screen device connects directly to your EMR and transmits patient data from the point of care. Optional Nonin, Covidien or Masimo Pulse Oximetry gives the user a variety of options. 

ProBP 2400 Digital Blood Pressure Device

Soon to be released (est. June 2015) is the ProBP 2400 Digital Blood Pressure Device. It is a budget friendly digital blood pressure device that provides features specifically suited for the professional environment. The ProBP provides a 3-reading average and manual mode making it well suited for a wide range of clinical situations. 

 

Check back with MonsterMed for the products that are not yet released and check out the new products that are available now.


 

 


Product Battle: ADC ADView vs Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor February 20 2015


Get ready fight fans for a real bruiser. We are putting the ADC ADView Vital Signs Monitor up against the extremely popular Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor. We have no idea where this one will go but it should be fun. 

Price

Starting out with a bang, the ADC ADView takes this category without any argument. Considerably lower in price than the Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor, the ADC ADView gives you flexibility in what you need. Each module is interchangeable at anytime, so even if you don’t purchase your original ADView with SpO2 or Temperature, it can be added later on. 

Aestethetics

This is a tough one, since both units have the look of a Vital Signs Monitor. They both have a large display with easy to use navigational buttons. Both have a bright display that makes the readings easy to see, even from a distance.

Features

Both units start out with Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP), Pulse Rate and Means Arterial Pressure (MAP). Each also allows the addition of Oral/Rectal Thermometry. The Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor gives you the option for Masimo or Nellcor Pulse Oximetry, which is nice if you have parts that can be used from previous systems, or just personal preference. ADC’s ADView does not give the option for Masimo Pulse Oximetry. Both units offer 3 mounting options which include a Wall Mount, Table Stand or Mobile Stand. Optional Bluetooth Technology is available on the ADC ADView for wireless connectivity to an EMR through integration on your computer system. While the Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor does offer connectivity to EMR systems, it is not a wireless connection. 

Conclusion

Both units are extremely popular and to this day, MonsterMed has not received a bad review or return on either unit. If you are looking for a more inexpensive unit that offers easier future upgrades, then the ADC ADView is the unit for you. If you are in need of a unit with Masimo Pulse Oximetry and looking for that house-held name in Medical Equipment, then the Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor is for you. Either unit is a win/win for the user.

 


Blood Pressure…Ooohhh Yeeaahhh!!! November 13 2014

In a few of our past blog entries we have discussed the merits of automatic blood pressure testing versus manual blood pressure testing. Whatever option you choose, it’s important to know that there are suggested best practices for taking blood pressure. There are many things that contribute to the accuracy of a blood pressure reading and keeping them all in mind can be a task.  However, by following a few simple steps, you can all but ensure that your reading is as close to accurate as possible.

Step 1: Set the Mood

And we don’t mean dimming the lights and putting on soft jazz.  We mean, to get the most accurate reading, the patient needs to be relatively at rest by sitting still for 3 -5 minutes, in a comfortable, supporting chair. Make sure their feet aren’t dangling unsupported. Make sure they are quiet, and that the room is a comfortable temperature. You may also wish to evaluate if they seem stressed or not, as stress can throw off readings pretty badly. Basically, make sure the patient is comfortable.

Step 2: Remove those Clothes

Woaaaahhh….we are only talking about your shirt sleeve!  It doesn’t seem like it would do a lot, but having the patient’s clothing under the blood pressure cuff can throw off systolic pressure readings by as much as 50mmHg. Have the patient roll up their sleeve, and make sure you are putting the cuff in an unobstructed area, directly on the arm.

Step 3: And Get It On

Come on…we mean get on the blood pressure cuff!  One of the easiest factors you can control is also one of the easiest to overlook. Blood pressure cuffs have an arm circumference range they work best for...in other words, there aren’t just one size fits all for the cuff.  Using them outside of that range can seriously sway a test reading. This works in either direction, whether the cuff is too small or too large. It seems like this would be an easy thing to notice, but it can be quite difficult. If there is any doubt, take the time to measure the patient’s arm circumference, so you can get the most accurate reading.

There are other factors that can affect the test, but those are mostly patient controlled. There will always be some margin of error, but using these simple steps, you can do your best to minimize it and get a more accurate reading than not.