Buying Medical Equipment – Quality and Value Matters

Posted by admin on August 10, 2013 at 8:51 am. Filed under: Medical Equipment

If you’re in the market for medical equipment, perhaps for home use or on behalf of a healthcare establishment, there should be two things at the top of the agenda at all times – quality and value. Fail to get products that meet these two criteria and you won’t get the necessary results, so just how can you find equipment that meets these core objectives? Well, with a bit of time and forward planning, it needn’t be that difficult. Here are a few points you need to bear in mind.

• Make sure you’re getting products from leading brands. In a medical situation buying from reputable, trusted brands is the only option – a person’s health could be on the line and that’s never worth gambling with, so if you want quality make sure to buy products you trust.
• Check they meet all appropriate safety regulations. Ideally buying from a leading brand should ensure any products meet appropriate regulations, but you’ll want to double-check just in case.
• Consider future maintenance costs. You’ll want to factor in future costs when deciding the type of products you’re going to need – with new technology appearing all the time it’s tempting to go for the most advanced products possible, but that might not always be the most cost-effective decision. Always do a bit of research to make sure you’re getting the technology you need without blowing the budget.
• Be on the lookout for hidden charges. Some suppliers like to include add ons such as batteries, cables or software, so make sure you’re taking everything into account before you calculate prices.
• Check for warranties/guarantees. Warranties and guarantees can make the world of difference, not only ensuring you’re getting quality products but meaning you won’t have to fork out again should your product develop a fault.
• Shop around. Every supplier will be able to offer something slightly different, so it’s worth shopping around to check individual prices. It might take a bit longer but the savings will be well worth it, and make sure to factor in things like additional discounts (student discounts, for example, can quickly add up).
• Consider buying in bulk. Perhaps more suitable for those in a business setting rather than a personal one, but worth considering nonetheless – a lot of suppliers will be able to offer great discounts when buying in bulk, so if you’ve got the requirements or the budget to accommodate make sure to think about this option.

Finding the right supplier

Ultimately, finding the right supplier is the only way to be confident you’re buying products that will meet your criteria, and that’s why you need to get in touch. We specialise in the provision of medical equipment and can offer everything from BP monitors to patient handling equipment, and with quality and value coming as standard you can be sure you’re in the right place. We realise that budgets are becoming increasingly tight, both for individuals and healthcare establishments, so make sure to see what we’ve got to offer and you could soon have the supplies that meet your budget as well as your standards.

 

Evacuation Chairs For Patients

Posted by admin on July 20, 2013 at 10:08 am. Filed under: Medical Equipment

Patient handling equipment is a vital part of any institution that is entrusted with a duty of care to its residents. Whether it is a hospital, residential home or other care facility, the correct equipment must be on hand for the patients who are depending on it. They need to be transported around the complex or in the event of an emergency, even evacuated from it. This puts various pressures on the equipment used in the building, with a great requirement for them to be secure, adaptable and easily moved across many different types of terrain including stairs and uneven ground. The most numerous type of equipment will most likely be chairs. In a hospital most of the people will only require a transport chairs to be moved, so it is important that you invest wisely.

One of the most recognisable transport and evacuation chairs is the Attendant Wheelchair. It is manufactured to exacting standards to be something that both you and the patient can feel entirely comfortable with. It can easily be loaded into the back of vehicles including cars and ambulances to transport. The handles on the back make it particularly easy for the operator to guide around while the material is made from a flame retardant substance for extra safety in an emergency. One of the issues with a piece of equipment like this is that it cannot easily scale stairs, however. Fortunately there are chairs especially built for the task. The TSC 10T Stair Chair has been specifically designed to allow access to stairs – something which is necessary when a fire means that lifts are inaccessible. This folding chair is easy to store and deploy and completely removes the need to carry equipment and patients downstairs. In an emergency it is easy to see how carrying could jeopardise everyone involved in the transportation of that patient. The friction braked tracks of this chair allow you to scale stairs easily and safely in a matter of minutes. It can even scale tight staircases due to its braked front swivel casters. The entire chair is built to last from high grade stainless steel.

Self-propelling wheelchairs are one of the most important medical supplies available. Giving a patient their own ability to get around can reduce the pressure on staff in general. Of course, these chairs can also be used to guide patients around the facility if they need it. The chair is made to be as durable as possible from high quality chrome-plated steel. The pneumatic wheels are a large 24 inches and sit below comfortable arm rests. This is a very comfortable chair that will be great for many different occupants weighing up to 140 kilograms.

Some chairs are designed for evacuation from very confined spaces like on aeroplanes. One such example is the folding Evacuation Chair which has two sets of handles so it can be operated either way up or even carried by two people. It is also great on boats and high rise buildings.

 

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