What Is ALARA?

What Is ALARA?

What is ALARA? As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) is a buzzword commonly used in medical disciplines utilizing ionizing radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is a phrase that should be considered whenever a patient, healthcare professional or a physician is in a situation where they might be exposed to radiation.  However, [...]

Using Gel Positioners To Prevent Pressure Ulcers

Using Gel Positioners To Prevent Pressure Ulcers

Preventing Pressure Ulcers In The Operating Room Pressure sore, decubitus ulcer, and pressure ulcer are all terms used interchangeably to describe localized injuries to the skin and/or underlying tissue that usually occur over a bony prominence as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear and/or friction. What Is A Pressure Ulcer? The National [...]

3 Different Types Of Prescription Lead Glasses

3 Different Types Of Prescription Lead Glasses

For those who wear corrective lenses and need to protect their eyes from radiation, we offer three different prescription lens types for our lead glasses. After reading this post you will understand the different types of prescription lens types that we offer, eyeglass prescription terminology, and what prescription information is needed to properly place your [...]

How Do I Order Prescription Lead Glasses?

How Do I Order Prescription Lead Glasses?

Question: How Do I Order Prescription Lead Glasses? This is a frequently asked question that we receive from our new and existing customers. This post will walk you through the necessary steps to ensure that your order is processed in a timely manner. It is our goal to make your experience as painless as possible. We [...]

7 Reasons To Select Carbon Fiber Armboards

7 Reasons To Select Carbon Fiber Armboards

Why Carbon Fiber?  Carbon fiber is a popular material used in many industries including the medical device field, aerospace, and automotive engineering. The fiber-reinforced polymer which contains carbon fibers is extremely strong and lightweight. Although carbon fiber may be more expensive when compared to other materials, the impressive strength-to-weight ratio and rigidity of carbon fiber [...]

6 Ways To Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury In The Lab

6 Ways To Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury In The Lab

What is RSI? RSI is an acronym for repetitive strain injury which occurs when the same physical movements are repeated over an extended period of time. A repetitive strain injury is an injury to a part of the body that is caused by overusing or straining that body part. “Strain occurs when the body part [...]

Whiteboard Wednesday: Surgeon Cooling Systems

Whiteboard Wednesday: Surgeon Cooling Systems

How Do Surgeons Stay Cool In The Operating Room? Today on Whiteboard Wednesday we talk about how surgeons stay cool in the operating room. A major concern for medical staff working in the OR is fatigue caused by overheating.  Overheating is caused by the multiple layers surgeons and staff must wear for protection. During certain [...]

3 Different Styles Of Phenolic Armboards

3 Different Styles Of Phenolic Armboards

What is phenolic? An organic compound, phenolic is a term given to several different substances made from phenol. Phenol is an important industrial commodity that participates in the chemical reaction that produces many materials and useful compounds. One of the major uses of phenol involves its conversion to plastic or similar materials. What are phenolic [...]