Whiteboard Wednesday: Selecting The Right Lab Mixing Equipment

Whiteboard Wednesday Topic

How to select the right laboratory mixing equipment for your facility.

There are three categories of laboratory mixing equipment:

  1. Lab mixers
  2. Shakers
  3. Rockers

Watch our video below to learn more!

Whiteboard Wednesday: Why Reliable Specimen Bags Are Key For Handling Laboratory Samples

Today we’re talking about reliable specimen bags for handling laboratory samples on Whiteboard Wednesday. The problem with selecting sample bags is that the user must have a reliable, high-quality bag for certain applications. Watch today’s Whiteboard Wednesday to see what types of sample bags are reliable for sampling!

Featured Product: 3B Scientific Clinical Breast Trainer

Today’s featured product is our 3B Scientific Clinical Breast Trainer! This medical anatomy trainer is an excellent tool to improve clinical skills in diagnosis and palpation.

Features:

  • Five identifiable anatomical anomalies
  • Fluid filled cyst for aspiration and palpation
  • 2 palpable lumps (approx. 1 cm and 1.5cm diameter) on the lateral side of the breast
  • Infection in Armpit in axilla region
  • Lump in tissue above the clavicle
  • Modular design for simple replacement of skin, cyst, lump axilliary gland
  • Skin detaches for replacing cysts
  • Realistic tactile feel
  • Easy to keep clean
  • Weight: 1.11 kg (2.45 lb)
  • Dimensions: 33 x 25 x 15 cm (13.0 x 9.8 x 5.9 in)

This clinical breast trainer is a great medical tool to use for hands on learning. Have a question or comment about our clinical breast trainer? Leave a message in the box below!

Whiteboard Wednesday: The Different Types of Pipettes For Your Laboratory

This week’s Whiteboard Wednesday features different pipette types for your laboratory setting. Today we discuss the different types of pipettes offered on our website, which include:

  • Adjustable Volume
  • Fixed Volume
  • Electronic
  • 8-Channel
  • 12-Channel
  • Repeater
  • Positive Displacement
  • Disposable Polyethylene

Watch today’s Whiteboard Wednesday to learn more about our different pipette styles!

6 Anatomical Models For Setting Up Your Physical Therapy Anatomy Laboratory

In physical therapy, it’s important for medical staff to fully understand the human anatomy and how it works. Did you know the brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text? For learning purposes, anatomical models are an excellent tool to use.

So what type of anatomical models will help set up your physical therapy anatomy laboratory? We’ve listed a few top anatomical models used for physical therapy training and applications.

  1. Lifting Demonstration Figure: Provide your clients with a graphic demonstration of the effects of correct and incorrect lifting techniques on the spine.
  2. Shoulder Joint with Rotator Cuff 5-Part: This model shows the musculature of the rotator cuff and the origin and insertion points of the shoulder muscles.
  3. Muscled Knee Joint Model: Included with this model is an educational card, this model is articulating the right knee with ligaments: meniscus, fibular collateral, tibial collateral, anterior and posterior cruciate and patellar ligament with patella.
  4. Functional Elbow Joint Model: This model provides an excellent graphic demonstration of the anatomy and mechanics of the joint, allowing better doctor-patient or teacher-student understanding.
  5. Hip Joint with Removable Muscles 7-Part: For educational purposes, the origin and insertion areas of the muscles have been raised and presented in color on the hip joint.
  6. Functional Model of the Knee Joint: In this model, the ligaments flexibility allows an excellent demonstration of the full range of motion, including flexion, extension, inner and outer rotation.

For a full list of joint anatomy models and other anatomical models for setting up your physical therapy laboratory, be sure to visit our anatomical model category on our website.

Why Medical Training Models Are Essential For Medical Students

Medical training models are common for teaching medical students certain medical applications and procedures. Anatomical models and simulators will help guide students in learning the process of a procedure, while increasing their comfort level with the application. Medical training models not only provide the student with hands-on practice, it gives the student a visual to apply real life situations instead of reading about it via books and slides.

We have a variety of models and simulators to choose from, such as CPR simulators, medical patient simulators, IV training models, real baby care dolls, and more! Our I.V. Injection Arm Model is unique in that it allows a realistic training to teach competence to medical staff. This model is also great for group instructors because of its high quality, stain resistance and easy to clean material. Many instructors use this model for the following training:

  • Intravenous injections
  • Correct puncture of peripheral veins for blood sampling. The following veins can be punctured: basilic vein, cephalic vein, median cubital vein, dorsal venous rete of hand
  • Positioning of a venous catheter

Another popular medical training model is our Basic Billy Basic Life Support Simulator. This simulator is used to teach students CPR techniques focusing on the depth and force of compression during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Cardiac failure is one of the leading causes of death and with this medical training model, it shows how easy it is to provide help and save lives through correct CPR techniques.

Are you currently using any medical training models in your facility?

Whiteboard Wednesday: Why Accidents Happen In The Laboratory

Today on Whiteboard Wednesday we talk about why accidents happen in the laboratory! As we know from last week’s Whiteboard Wednesday, lab accidents can easily take place in just about any laboratory setting.

Watch our Whiteboard Wednesday video below to find out ways to prevent laboratory accidents.

Featured Product: BrandTech BRAND UV-Transparent Spectrophotometry Ultra-Micro Cuvettes

Today, BrandTech’s BRAND UV-Transparent Spectrophotometry Ultra-Micro Cuvettes will be our featured product! These cuvettes are a popular choice for many working in research and testing laboratories.

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Features:

  • BRAND UV-Cuvette UV-transparent ultra-micro cuvettes are a popular disposable alternative to quartz cuvettes in DNA, RNA, and protein analyses as well as many other applications between 220nm and 900nm.
  • UV-Cuvettes eliminate the tedious and time-wasting cuvette washing, and the risk of sample carry-over associated with reusable quartz cuvettes. Process QC applications avoid the need for qualified SOP’s for cuvette cleaning.
  • The proprietary plastic material offers chemical compatibility superior to that of conventional plastic cuvettes of acrylic or polystyrene, and may be used with most polar organic solvents.
  • Cuvettes have recessed windows to help protect against scratching and fit most commercial spectrophotometers and photometers. They are grouped by mold cavity number to maximize consistency between cuvettes and reduce variation in extinction coefficient.
  • Use the semi-micro size UV-Cuvettes for sample volumes between 1.5mL and 3.0mL, and the macro UV-Cuvettes for samples larger than 2.5mL, or for applications where chemical resistance is primary. Ultra-micro sized UV-Cuvettes may be used with sample volumes as small as 70µL.
  • Individually wrapped UV-Cuvettes micro are free of DNase, DNA and RNase!

Specifications:

  • Filling Volume Minimum: 70uL
  • Filling Volume Maximum: 550uL (15mm window) / 850uL (8.5mm window)
  • Sample Window Dimensions: 2mm x 3.5mm (minimum)
  • Light Path: 10mm
  • Range of Application: 220-900nm

Have any questions regarding our featured product? Let us know in the comment box below!

Whiteboard Wednesday: Improve Your Lab’s Safety With Test Tube Racks

This week on Whiteboard Wednesday we discuss ways to help improve your laboratory’s safety with test tube racks. Chaotic laboratories are a nightmare for lab employees and more importantly can be a major safety hazard! Each year, untidy laboratory work spaces contribute to over 10,000 lab accidents. Fortunately, keeping your lab organized and well kept can prevent many of these accidents. Test tube racks are an excellent tool to use for improving your lab safety.

A few of our favorite test tube rack designs include:

  • Interlocking test tube racks
  • Stack-able test tube racks
  • Plastic test tube racks

Coming Soon…New Anatomical Models!

We’re excited to announce that we’re adding new products to our anatomical model category!

These new anatomical models are excellent tools for learning and understanding human anatomy (most commonly used for medical students and explaining procedures to patients). This new addition will include skeleton models, simulators, skin models, heart models, eye and ear models, and more! These models are manufactured from 3B Scientific and Denoyer-Geppert and will be live on our website mid-April.

Have any questions about our latest product addition? Leave a comment in the box below!