Join the Fight Against Drugs, Equip Your Clinic with the Reliable Drug Testing Kit DUAL (Met/Thc), BLUE SCREEN
There is never a better time to join the government’s war on drugs than now. With many big names in the Philippines who are connected to these illegal substances being arrested, as well as small-time drug syndicates serving time behind bars, we should do our part to help out. So, aside from prompt reporting of drug pushers and users whenever you see them, better stock up your clinic with drug testing kit DUAL (Met/Thc), BLUE SCREEN and the likes to help people test themselves and clear their names from use of these dangerous things.
Drug Testing Procedures
It is required to have yourself tested against drugs when you get employed or when you subject yourself to government procedures and the likes. But since drug testing through urine samples are quite easy to do, many people opt to have themselves tested to clear their names from bad reps, especially in this time of the fight against drugs.
For these procedures, some of the most used kits are the drug testing kit DUAL (Met/Thc), BLUE SCREEN and the drug testing kit DUAL (Met/Thc), SD Bioline, which you can both get online at Philippine Medical Supplies. How are these kits used? Let us find out.
- These kits are rapid, one-step screening tests for the detection of multiple drugs and metabolites in human urine.
- The specimen, which is the urine, and the testing kit should reach room temperature before usage. Once the testing kit is opened, it should be used as soon as possible.
- The test device should be placed on a clean, flat surface. Then, 3 full drops of urine should be transferred to the specimen well of the testing kit. Take care not to trap air bubbles on the well.
- Wait for the colored lines to appear and read the results after 5 minutes. Results read after 10 minutes are no longer reliable.
For the results, here are the interpretation:
- Positive for Met – no line appears at the Met test region.
- Positive for THC – no line appears at the THC test region.
- Negative – three lines appear.
- Invalid – control line does not appear.
It is important for people to have themselves tested or to have their staff and employees tested against drugs so they can live a more peaceful life, especially in this day and age.
So make sure you get all the testing kits you need. And while you’re at it, have yourself tested for STDs as well. These diseases can be contagious and can really ruin your life. Get your Syphilis Test, BLUE SCREEN and other test kits for STDs at Philippine Medical Supplies now.
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Unconsciousness is a medical emergency that requires immediate care. This situation can include those who are in a comatose state and those suffering from altered mental status. And if they aren’t treated right away, the situation can result to a life-threatening condition and may be the cause of the patient’s death. So, when you see someone in such a state, take out your first aid kit (FA0001) and begin emergency treatment right away.
Unconsciousness: A Medical Emergency
Unconsciousness is a state wherein a person is unable to respond to others as well as to activities. Some reasons for this condition include:
- Major illness or injury
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Low blood sugar
- Low blood pressure
These causes and the resulting loss of consciousness can be fatal if left untreated. Therefore, you should know how to handle such cases and learn the first aid treatment for them.
First Aid Treatment for an Unconscious Person
An unconscious person needs immediate treatment as soon as unconsciousness begins. And to help out, here are the steps you should take to manage the situation.
- Immediately asses if the person is unconscious or has an altered mental state. Ask questions like “what is your name?” or “what day is it today?”
- If the person is unconscious or has a changed mental status, call 911 or any emergency response team.
- Check the person’s ABC (airway, breathing, circulation). If you have a stethoscope with its Eartips, LITTMANN 40002, use it to establish if the patient has a pulse and to check for breathing. Start CPR if necessary.
- Roll the patient to his side if breathing is confirmed. If it stops at any time, put the person on his back and repeat CPR.
- If you suspect spinal injury, leave the patient lying as he is. But if vomiting occurs, carefully turn the patient’s whole body to the side at one time.
- Keep the patient warm until medical personnel arrives.
Keep in mind that you should not do the following in this situation.
- Never leave the unconscious person alone.
- Do not give any food or water.
- Do not slap the person or splash water on his face in an attempt to revive him.
With this knowledge, you will be able to save many lives. And if you have an emergency kit with you, along with your Stethoscope and eartips, LITTMAN 40001, you will be able to apply what you have learned more effectively.
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Early Detection of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Using HIV Test Plate, BLUE SCREEN and Syphilis Test Plate
Sexually transmitted diseases are some of those conditions that no one wants anyone else to know about. The stigma it brings can crush a person’s self esteem and destroy his future. Thus, many avoid medical centers and diagnostic exams to detect such diseases and keep things to themselves to avoid being judged. Thankfully, with home test kits like the HIV Test Plate, BLUE SCREEN and Syphilis Test Plate both available at Philippine Medical Supplies, people can now check whether they have any of the dreaded STDs early on and can then have the proper treatment for it if they test positive.
Early detection and treatment can spell the difference between good prognosis and complications that can lead to serious health conditions and even death.
Early Diagnosis of STDs
There are a number of sexually transmitted diseases that can be contracted by anyone through unprotected sex. And you don’t want to be one of them.
Unfortunately, it is not just through coitus that such diseases can infect a person. One example is the human immunodeficiency virus responsible for the fearsome AIDS. It can be transferred from one person to another by sharing needles or other injecting tools or through birth from a mother to her child.
And once you have the virus, your immune system becomes weak and severely damaged, which can make you vulnerable to life-threatening diseases.
As for syphilis, if left untreated, it can cause loss of vision, hearing, memory, brain or spinal cord infection and death.
This is why you need to have yourself tested if you ever experience the symptoms of the illnesses above and other STDs. With home kits such as the Syphilis 3.0 Test Plate (30’s), SD Bioline, you no longer have to go to clinics for diagnostic tests. You can do it yourself and know the results early.
You can then seek proper treatment if the results of your home test is, unfortunately, positive. Early treatment will help you prevent the serious complications that many STDs come with. And you can live your life as normally as possible.
So if you ever have doubts about any illness you may have, don’t hesitate to get yourself tested. You can always get the best home kits at Philippine Medical Supplies.
Don’t let such diseases ruin your life. They may even cause infertility and ruin your chances of having kids. And if you are ready to get pregnant, there is the ovulation test kit that can help you start your pregnancy journey.
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There are many laboratory tests that people should not skip out on, especially when they are experiencing signs and symptoms of serious diseases. And one test that people should place particular attention on is the Hepa A Test HAV (IgG/IgM), SD Bioline, as well as the Hepa B Test. Why? As much as diabetics monitor their blood sugar through blood glucose monitoring devices frequently, many should also check their antibodies against Hepatitis A and B to prevent contracting the disease.
Let us learn about these diseases now so we will know how important taking the Hepa test and being vaccinated against it is.
- Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis A virus.
- It is a communicable disease that can be transmitted from one person to another through the oral fecal route or by consuming contaminated food or water.
- It is self-limiting and does not lead to chronic infection.
- Its symptoms include stomach pain, fatigue, nausea, low appetite and jaundice.
- Vaccines against Hepatitis A virus is the best way to prevent having it.
- Hepatitis B is a more serious infection of the liver that can cause scarring of the organ, liver failure and even cancer.
- It can be transmitted to others by coming in contact with an infected person’s blood, open sores and other body fluids.
- Its symptoms include jaundice, fever, fatigue, light-colored poop, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
- It is potentially life-threatening and does not have a cure.
- It usually goes away after a few months if an adult contracts it.
While Hepatitis A is not a serious disease, its B counterpart can be fatal. This is why people should take the Hepa B Test (HBsAg), SD Bioline and know whether they have antibodies that can fight off the disease and not suffer the dangerous symptoms and complications.
And the good news is that people can now test themselves at home with the Hepa A and B test kits that can be purchased at Philippine Medical Supplies.
On a different note, with the spike in dengue fever rates at the moment, the availability of the Dengue Test Kit Combo, ICHECK (10’s) can make families check for the disease on their sick loved ones and have them treated right away so that the deadly disease won’t progress into the hemorrhagic stage.
And these tests can all be ordered at Philippine Medical Supplies. Check them out today and get the test kits that can help you prevent serious diseases from hurting you and your loved ones.
The world has really evolved as we know it, and with it come new diseases, some of which have no known cure or treatments just yet. So, to be on the safe side, many of the world’s population has stocked up on facemask carbon earloop, 50’s that they wear in and outside of their homes as a preventive measure to keep themselves away from these unknown illnesses.
Now, what are the airborne diseases that we should be aware of and the ways to protect ourselves from them?
Airborne illnesses are those that you can get simply through breathing. The viruses and bacteria which cause these diseases float through the air and enter a person’s body when someone infected by them coughs, sneezes, or even just talks, spreading his nasal and oral secretions in the air. These kinds of diseases are hard to control.
And these airborne diseases include the following:
- Common cold
- Chicken pox
The above conditions can be treated and prognosis is good if they are managed early on. So, if ever you experience symptoms like fever, headache, coughing, congestion, sore throat and loss of appetite among others, seek medical help immediately so your condition does not worsen. Because if it does, you will need to be admitted in a medical facility where an IV line needs to be inserted and stabilized with a padded board splint (orange) so IV medications can be given.
Unfortunately, there are diseases spread through the air that are quite serious. One of these is the dreaded menigococcemia that can be fatal when it develops into its late stage causing bleeding disorders. When this happens, patients can fall into a coma and loss their ability to breathe by themselves. Doctors will then need a laryngoscope with 4 blades fiber optic, OLTEN, to establish mechanical ventilation.
No one wants to be infected with such a dangerous disease. And what better way to prevent it than by keeping your immune system strong through healthy living with proper diet and exercise. Taking vitamins and making use of preventive measures such as wearing masks, especially when going out, are also effective ways of not contacting contagious diseases.
Now, all you need to do is ditch those unhealthy habits and eat those fruits and veggies as well as increase your water intake to strengthen your body’s defenses. And don’t forget to visit Philippine Medical Supplies for personal protective items like the face mask.
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The out-patient department (OPD) nurse sits on her revolving stool with wheels (heavy duty) as she waits for patients to come in. It’s relatively a slow day because the room is only half filled. Normally a public hospital with an OPD in some places would be filled to the brim. But the problem is the society and communities surrounding the hospital. They don’t really know what an OPD is and would rather go to the place they are familiar with, the Emergency Room.
What Happens in an OPD?
OPDs in public hospitals deal with patients that have minor symptoms or diseases that don’t require hospitalization. It can be a mild but annoying cough, mild stomach upset and more. There are departments that handle such cases from a general practitioner to OB, surgery and pediatric departments. These are supposedly in place to treat patients without clogging up the hospital wards. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks that way. They immediately go to the ER to demand their own treatment and hospitalization. This has led to overcrowded emergency rooms which in turn is deadly for patients that do require emergency treatment.
You’ll find cases of a patient demanding to be treated for a moderate cough while another patient who is having a heart attack is being forced to wait. If only people know the functions of the different departments in a hospital, then things would be better.
Getting Treated in the OPD
#1 Information Taking
When you enter the OPD, you start first with your information being recorded. Most OPD will already have a database or record of your visits. You will get an OPD card with your vital information and records of your previous visits.
#2 Vital Signs Taking
Next, baseline vital signs will be obtained. The nurse will often use equipment such as a sphygmomanometer, an infrared ear thermometer (SURGITECH ET-101A), weighing scale and more. Other equipment will depend on your chief complaints.
#3 Wait Time
The wait time for OPD really depends on the number of patients. Some departments will have one or two doctors. However, the wait times are better as compared to the ER.
#4 Getting Treatment
Some of the common diseases and disorders that can be treated in an OPD are as follows.
- Cleaning of minor wounds (with some suturing)
- Clearing airways with a Portable Mesh nebulizer (CAREWELL)
- Treatment of hypertension with Oxygenation and/or medications
- Immobilization of sprains, minor fractures and dislocations
- And more.
#5 Getting Ready for Admission
If the doctors on duty in the OPD find enough reason for you to be hospitalized, you will be given a referral note. The note can then be used in the ER for your admission. It’s that easy to make use of the out-patient department to handle manageable diseases and disorders without clogging up the emergency room.
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Where to Find Medical Supplies, such as the Ear Thermometer, SURGITECH ET-101H, for Your Personal Needs
Wouldn’t it be good to have a complete set of medical items, such as the ear thermometer SURGITECH ET-101H, and especially a first aid kit, at home? With the right knowledge and skill in using such items, you can save a life in emergency situations without the need for medical assistance, which can sometimes arrive too late.
But where can you get such supplies, when you have so many competition, like medical students and professionals, in getting them? Many medical supplies stores easily get their items out of stock, which means you have to wait until they’re available again. And, sometimes, it takes weeks to months before the item you need is restocked.
Fortunately for the average Joe, Philippine Medical Supplies always have what you need on hand. And they can deliver the items right at your doorstep.
Now, what items should you have ready for any medical emergency at home?
Medical Items You Should Have On Hand
Have you ever been in a medical situation where you feel helpless because there is nothing you can do but wait for an emergency team to arrive? Don’t put yourself in the same position again.
Simply by having the right knowledge and the appropriate items and devices, you can do something to save someone. And these medical supplies would include:
- First aid kit, complete with monitoring devices such as the ear thermometer and BP apparatus.
- Warm compress and ice bag.
- Antiseptic solution and sterile wound dressing.
- IV kit, tourniquet (CAT) and plain NSS.
- Emergency medicines.
Apart from these emergency supplies, it will also be useful to have devices on hand that can help in specific conditions that any family member is suffering from. For instance, if someone has asthma, having a nebulizer at home is essential. Or if someone needs physical therapy, a black box stimulator will be quite handy.
It is important to know the conditions of each family member as well as those that you are predisposed to so that you can be better prepared. Also, equip yourself with the knowledge on treatment and first aid management so you can deliver the right care. Don’t forget to call your doctor immediately if something untoward happens.
Now, all you have to do is visit Philippine Medical Supplies and look for the things you need so you can have them delivered to your home. Expect a hassle-free transaction when you do so.
Knowing about certain medical instruments is a must for people who want to enter the medical field. And having these tools for themselves is a great way to learn about them and practice their use. This is why many medical students get their own instruments for educational purposes. And one of these items is the Sims uterine curette 12 1/2”.
What is the Sims Uterine Curette?
The uterine curette along with the Sims uterine sound 12 1/2” are popular instruments in the OB department.
- Obstetricians often use these in dilation and curettage procedures, as well as in removing tissue from the lining of the uterus for biopsy or cleaning purposes.
- The Sims uterine curette is teardrop shaped, fenestrated, with the loop tip being sharp.
- Its shaft is malleable and can be manipulated in different angles for whatever need the patient has.
- The Sims uterine sound, on the other hand, is used for probing and dilating the uterus and also for measuring the length of the cervical canal. Unlike the curette, it is straight but can be curved as necessary.
- Both the uterine curette and sound are frequently used in OB/Gyn procedures such as diagnostics and operations.
These are the basics about the Sims curette and sound.
If medical students have these instruments of their own, they can easily remember things about them and practice their uses on dummies. This is one reason why many medical professionals seek hospital items and buy them for their own use.
And if you plan on getting the curette and sound, Philippine Medical Supplies can easily provide them for you. But its not just instruments that this company offers.
Other items such as the Dengue Duo (Dengue NS1 Ag + IgG/IgM) SD Bioline 10s and different medical devices like the BP apparatus and blood glucose monitor are also available at the website. This is perfect for medical students and even professionals who are looking for hard to find items which can be safely delivered at their home. Even non-medical people can take advantage of this online store for the health benefits that their items provide, especially in monitoring certain health issues.
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2018 has been a bumpy year for most people with all the calamities, riots and what not that may require breaking out the first aid kit (FA0001) and treating a couple of scrapes or two. Time to restock again because who knows, 2019 might even be a bumpier year. Let’s look at the basic and advance items you can put into your kit.
Items to Put in Your First Aid Bag
A first aid bag or kit can come in handy in certain types of situations. It may not be the sole thing that can save the life of a person, but you can stabilize the victim and it can mean all the difference in the world. These are the items that should be inside your bag.
Great for cleaning scrapes and cleaning the surroundings of wounds. Just remember not to apply it to directly on open wounds. These are the disinfectants that you can place in your bag. These can be used to wash your hands.
- Alcohol (Ethyl 70%)
- Betadine Cleanser
- Betadine Antiseptic
- Bacitracin (ointment or powder)
#2 Gauzes and adhesive tapes
Gauzes are wonderful multipurpose materials that can be used to pack bleeding wounds, cover open wounds, cleaning and more. In a pinch, they can be wound into tourniquets or makeshift arm slings. Adding the adhesive tapes and you have a pair that can conquer any type of wound.
- Gauze 4×4
- Gauze 8×10
- Adhesive tape (hypoallergenic) 1”
#3 Vital Signs Recording Devices
Some first aid kits ignore these devices but having them in your bag can really help you.
- Digital thermometer
- Digital / Aneroid Sphygmomanometer
- Stethoscope withEartips, LITTMANN 40002
They’re more for your protection to keep yourself from being contaminated by blood borne diseases and to prevent you from carrying pathogens from one patient to the other. It also reduces time in between when you have to wash your hands.
- Clean gloves (small, medium, large)
- Sterile Gloves (size 6.5,7.5,8.5)
#5 Elastic Bandage, Splints and other Immobilization devices
Fractures require different approaches. You’ll need items to immobilize them to prevent more injury to the client.
- Elastic Bandage 4” and 6”
- Splints (3×5, 3×12, 4×12)
- Cervical collar
- Arm slings
If your bag still has some space in it, it never hurts to have the following items.
- Bandage Scissors
- Blanket (thermal)
- Resuscitation equipment (self-inflating bag, airway or pocket mask)
- Extra pair of Eartips, LITTMANN 40001
List of numbers for emergency assistance
Be Ready for Any Emergency
Any disasters can be mitigated if you’re ready. With items from Philippine Medical Supplies, you can find all kinds of healthcare equipment that you can order and have them delivered right to your home.
A vehicular accident (VA) can lead to suspected broken bones that needs stabilization such as a hand injury that will require a SAM Splint Soft Shell (NAR). There are many things that will happen during such accident and it’s important that you respond appropriately should there be delays in health care delivery.
The Accident Scene
The first you have to do if you respond to a VA is to survey the scene and assess the safety. Here’s a small checklist.
- Is it safe for you to approach?
- Is it safe to perform emergency health care on the site?
- Is it safe to keep the patient on the scene until ready for transport?
The important thing is to remember you have to be uninjured if you’re going to help. In some departments, patients are moved immediately away from the wreckage in case of explosions which can happen if the gas tanks are punctured.
Stabilizing the Patient
There are several pressing injuries or suspected injuries that you need to address. The mnemonics ABC is still useful in keeping the patient safe until transportation.
- A – Airway
- B – Breathing
- C – Circulation
In a vehicular accident, airway can be obstructed or compromised by the following:
- Spine damage – especially the cervical vertebrae.
- Mechanical obstruction – Anything that can block the mouth, nose and throat. The tongue in particular can roll back to cause obstruction.
- Head posture – the posture of the neck and head can deviate and cause obstruction to the airway.
Rather than waiting to determine which can obstruct the airway, most emergency response personnel will apply a Cervical Collar Soft, TOPCARE which helps solve or at least reduce any of the mentioned obstructions to airway and solve breathing problems.
Circulation is another problem with especially when bleeding occurs. Most superficial wounds can be closed with Silk sutures, but deep ones might require institutional care like in a minor operating room. Sutures such as Vicryl 3/0, Plain 2/0 strand Softcat, B-BRAUN (12’s) and even Chromic 3/0s and 2/0s will be needed to close any wounds.
Dealing with Fractures and Sprains
Vehicular accidents will sometimes cause fractures and sprains. They are usually immobilized with splints or for bigger fractures, with orthopedic casts such as a circular mold which covers the whole extremity or a partial mold that’s either anterior or post mold. They are immobilized to help the bones and sprain heal. After a set amount of time, circular molds need to be cut away with a tool such as a Plaster Cutter 10” and the patient can proceed to rehabilitation to improve strength on the injured part.
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After Childbirth – Proper Newborn care and biophysical Data recording with Infant Weighing Scale Mechanical, INMED
Put your nurse cap white on and let’s refresh ourselves with proper newborn care. The birth of a baby is certainly a miracle. Just imagine it came from inside a mother from a tiny clump of cells to a bawling baby boy or girl. Proper care must be taken to ensure the survival of the baby within the first 24 to 48 hours.
The First Cry
As the baby is delivered from the womb, amazing changes start to happen. The first cry signals the baby’s functioning lungs. Inside the womb, the lungs are not yet functioning and thus doesn’t a lot blood supply. The amazing process somehow times the baby’s birth so that the lungs are activated after delivery. Just imagine if the baby started breathing inside the womb. Depending on the hospital protocol, you can rest the baby for a while with the mother, or just allow the mother to see the baby before being wheeled to the newborn care station.
Dealing with the Cord
The umbilical cord is sealed with a cord clamp that’s near to the navel before it’s cut. There are a lot of literature out there that says to wait for the pulsations of the cord to stop before clamping and cutting. Others perform a milking technique to squeeze the blood into the baby. Everything depends on the protocol of the hospital you’re in.
The Importance of Warmth
Inside the womb, the baby is kept at a very nice and toasty body temperature of the mother. Once out of the womb, the differences in room temp and body temp might trigger shivering of the baby as he or she tries to maintain body temperature. The shivering requires a lot of oxygen and could put the baby into respiratory distress. Don’t underestimate warmth, it could mean a lot of difference in the survival of the baby. Always maintain warmth when transporting to the newborn care station, when cleaning off the baby or putting the baby on an infant weighing scale mechanical, INMED. Determine if the baby is small for gestational age (SGA) or full term.
Baby’s first Physical Check-up
Most nurses do their physical check-up of the baby while it’s on a weighing scale for convenience. The size of the head, body length and abdominal circumference are recorded for baseline statistics. Should there be abnormal increases or decreases will alert the Pediatric doctor of any problems. Other areas of the body are also checked. Using a digital thermometer, the anal temp is measured for a proper body temp reading as well as to check for anal imperforation. Eyes are not usually checked because they take some time developing but the ears can be checked with an Otoscope Pocket (LED), WELCH ALLYN 22880.
Cleaning Up and Rooming In
The baby will likely be covered in vernix caseosa. It’s a white, jelly-like substance that functions as lubricant to make childbirth easy. There will also be some blood, mucus and other secretions on the body of the baby. Proper newborn care must include the gentle cleaning of the baby and swaddling them and giving the baby to the mother for their first proper bonding and initiation of breastfeeding.
Dealing with Infant Jaundice
Unfortunately, there will be times when the baby has some problems that need to be taken cared of. The most common problem is infant jaundice. Sometimes the immature liver of the infant can’t handle the breakdown of fetal blood cells and their skin sometimes turns to yellow. An Infant Phototherapy Bilirubin, TRP100 might be needed to expose the baby to gentle UV light to facilitate the breakdown of bilirubin and turning the baby back to normal.
Be prepared for newborn care. Philippine Medical Supplies has all the equipment and medical supplies you need. Order online and get it delivered to your lying-in clinic or hospital.