Thursday, November 21, 2019, has been declared Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Due to the serious nature of skin injuries, and the wide range of the world population who are affected by skin injuries, healthcare professionals from around the world are raising awareness of the pressure injuries that are caused by medical devices.
You don't wear plastic clothes or sleep in plastic sheets, so why wear a plastic mask when you sleep? Cloth is better because soft is better. Here are 12 reasons why you should ditch the plastic and switch to cloth masks:
If you've ever tried on a traditional CPAP mask, you know that they do not fit naturally and are often uncomfortable right away. This discomfort leads to many different issues when it comes to providing the therapy you need. Here are the five most common complaints with traditional CPAP masks:
Our Founder and CEO, David Groll, was recently interviewed for the Singular Sleep blog. He explained the origins of Circadiance and our SleepWeaver CPAP masks. Read the full interview below:
Sleep Apnea is characterized by frequent breaks or pauses in breathing during sleep. It is one of the most common sleep disorders and is estimated to affect approximately 20 million adults in the US with an estimated 80% of the cases going undiagnosed.
This blog is excerpted from an article featured in the 2019 summer issue of neonatal INTENSIVE CARE magazine.
In Part 1, we shared the significance of monitoring, in general, for patients, parents, and healthcare providers. In Part 2, we will continue to share the importance of monitoring and why our Smart Monitor 2 family of cardiorespiratory event monitors should be used in the hospital, as well as the home.
This blog is largely excerpted from an article featured in the 2019 winter issue of neonatal INTENSIVE CARE magazine.
Infant Monitoring in the Hospital and Home provides clinical value to healthcare providers. Monitoring enables the diagnosis and management of at-risk vulnerable infants to provide better outcomes. Monitoring also improves the quality of life for a pre-term infant by enabling the baby to go home earlier, and peace of mind for their family, knowing that their baby will not suffer from undetected life threatening events while lowering the cost of care by providing a low cost alternative to hospital care, enabling earlier NICU discharge.
Having a premature baby can lead you down a path with a few bumps in the road. Many things are different and going home with your precious cargo can be scary for most parents. So what can you expect as you take your baby home?
Designing and making medical devices can be a challenging way to earn a living. Medtech manufacturers operate in a complex and ever-changing regulatory environment. Complicated reimbursement rules can make payment lengthy, risky and difficult. Medical device design often requires the integration of multiple technical and clinical disciplines. So why do we do it?
Imagine you’re pregnant, nearing your due date, and filled with a combination of both excitement and nervousness, but then things take an unexpected turn and your baby is here early. They are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and you have to touch your baby through the door of an incubator.