Avoiding Retained Surgical Items In The OR

Avoiding Retained Surgical Items In The OR

Avoiding Serious Reportable Events (“Never Events”) In The OR Retained Surgical Items (RSI) are included in the National Quality Forum’s list of Serious Reportable Events (commonly referred to as “Never Events”) as a, “foreign object unintentionally retained after surgery.” The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will no longer pay the extra cost of treating [...]

Radioprotective Garments: A Medical Physicist’s Perspective

Radioprotective Garments: A Medical Physicist’s Perspective

If you read our previous blog post on ALARA, you learned that the ALARA standard used worldwide for managing dose to radiation workers actually stems from the Linear-No-Threshold (LNT) dose-response model. If the LNT model is correct, risk of deleterious effects like cancer increases linearly with radiation dose, and there is no safe amount of [...]

Discover Gucci Radiation Resistant Glasses

Discover Gucci Radiation Resistant Glasses

Are you fashion savvy? Have you been searching for a fashionable way to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation? Then look no further. Gucci radiation resistant glasses have arrived. Gucci, a name synonymous with high-fashion and stylish sophistication is the latest addition to our radiation protection eyewear line. Gucci’s styles for women [...]

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 [...]