Pride Mobility Products
Lift chairs feature super-soft fabrics selections
Pride Mobility’s LC-525 lift chair series is now available in fudge, garnet and pecan Ultrafabrics Ultraleather, which offers a detailed grain pattern expressive of premium grade leather. The two-tone shading of this soft fabric is the result of a laboratory process that layers grain patterns to create depth and texture. The hypo-allergenic and pet-friendly lift chair series features a “zero-gravity” position, back style, infinite-position hand control and super-soft fabrics selections.
Heavy-duty lift features increased weight capacity
Harmar’s AL-500HD, a heavy-duty version of its Universal Power Chair Lift, increases its weight capacity to 400 lbs. and secures the chair with ultra-safe and versatile Q’Straint retractors. The lift has been tested to ensure reliable performance, durability and convenience with one-switch operation. It does not require modifications to the mobility device and will accept the company’s Swing-Away option, which allows easy access to a vehicle’s cargo area.
Foot-operated Wheel Lock
Foot-operated wheel lock designed to improve ease of use
Convaid’s new foot-operated rear wheel lock replaces the current hand-operated rear wheel lock on the Cruiser, EZ Rider, Metro, Rodeo, Safari Tilt, CuddleBug, C-Sport and Clipper wheelchair models. The foot-operated lock is designed to help improve the chair’s ease of use. Benefits include an audible click when the brake is completely engaged and a lock or an unlock position, which prevents partial engagement and the wheel from wearing out.
Responsive Respiratory Inc.
2013 Oxygen Solutions Catalog
Catalog showcases new oxygen products
Responsive Respiratory’s 2013 Oxygen Solutions Catalog includes a myriad of products for the oxygen market including conservers, regulators and cases, carts, racks, cylinders and accessory items. The new catalog also showcases new home filling products and accessories introduced in late 2012. The full color, glossy catalog is a complete respiratory resource guide for the home healthcare, hospital and EMS markets. The catalog is available for download in PDF format on the company’s website or can be requested by phone.
Airway clearance technology offers alternative to traditional suctioning methods
Philips Respironics’ CoughAssist T70 is designed to provide a comfortable alternative to traditional suctioning methods. The device clears secretions from the lungs by gradually applying positive air pressure to the airway and then rapidly shifting to negative air pressure. The shift in pressure creates a high expiratory flow that simulates a deep, natural cough. Instead of introducing a suction catheter into the airway, air is delivered through a face mask, a mouthpiece or through a simple adapter that allows the device to function with an endotracheal or tracheostomy tube.
Comfort Care Clothing Co.
Adaptive Pajama Top
Adaptive pajama top allows caregivers to easily dress bedridden patients
Comfort Care Clothing Co.’s adaptive pajama top design allows caregivers to easily dress and undress hospice and hospital patients with limited or no mobility. The company uses soft, breathable materials to ensure maximum comfort and ease of laundering, while maintaining the patient’s dignified and hygienic appearance. The quick snaps located down the sleeves allow caregivers to quickly change the patient without having to remove intravenous devices or vital monitoring systems.
Algorithmic program compares patient information with Medicare’s coverage criteria
DMEevalumate.com is an algorithmic program that compares patient information entered by a physician with Medicare’s coverage criteria. The program automatically determines what durable medical equipment the patient does qualifies for, which eliminates any guesswork for the practitioner, the DME provider and the patient. It also eliminates the perception of fraudulent behavior. Providers can invite their physicians to register and use DMEevalumate.com for complete and accurate DME documentation that providers can then use for prior authorization approvals and audits.
Rio Bath Lift
Bath lift features a compact, portable design
Invacare’s Rio Bath Lift features easy, tool-less installation, a modern, clean design with easy to clean surfaces with no slots or rips, self-release suction cups that can easily be removed, a stationary backrest and a compact, portable design. Bath lifts are attractive because they provide a cost-effective alternative to expensive and labor-intensive bathroom renovations. Installing simple bath safety accessories such as bath lifts will aid in the safety and security in the bathroom.
Board of Certification/Accreditation International (BOC)
Board of Certification/Accreditation
Expert Assistance, Step-by-Step Process
- BOC standards have been developed
to be inclusive of CMS standards for
DMEPOS providers, as well as federal
regulations and requirements.
- BOC’s Accreditation program provides a
step-by-step system with expert guidance
and assistance to help providers earn
accreditation for their HME businesses.
- BOC offers one-on-one help from its
accreditation experts who will answer
providers’ questions and offer detailed
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Oxus Reliability Plus
POC accommodates many ambulatory, clinical needs
Oxus Reliability Plus (by CHAD) is FAA approved, uniform pulse, ultra-low vibration POC. The concentrator features a scroll compressor, membrane dryer that removes up to 80 percent of the humidity in the air, full text message alerts, 9 liter flow settings between 1 and 5 equivalent LPM and a long battery life with several charging options. The unit weighs 10 lbs., comes with its own pull cart and shoulder carry bag, and it can accommodate a wide range of ambulatory, clinical needs.
American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc.
American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics
Broad O&P Certification Standards Criteria
- ABC accreditation standards create a
baseline for minimal expectations of the
physical environment and organizational
function of O&P patient care locations.
- Standards are grouped into eight categories,
such as Administrative, Patient
Records, Human Resources, Patient Care
and Management, Product Safety and
Claims and Billing Compliance.
- Starting this year, ABC has increased the
number of certification exams to six times
a year for all discipline-specific written
and written simulation exams.
Responsive Respiratory Inc.
Home Filling Cylinders
Home filling cylinders for Invacare units available in an E cylinder size
Responsive Respiratory now offers home filling cylinders for Invacare units in an E cylinder size. RRI exclusively offers home filling cylinders in this configuration. Genuine home filling valves and cylinders are available at a fraction of the typical cost. Users can upgrade broken all-in-one units with a new valve and Respond C5 Conserver for less than the cost of the repair.
The Compliance Team Inc.
Customizable Sleep Care Program
- Founded in 1994 by Sandra C. Canally,
RN, The Compliance Team is the first
privately held, woman-owned healthcare
accreditation organization to receive
deeming authority from CMS.
- Accreditation programs include: Critical
Access Hospital, Rural Health Clinic,
Medical Home, Infusion/Specialty & LTC
Pharmacy, DMEPOS, Diagnostic Sleep
Center, Home Health Agency, Private
Duty, Hospice Care and Ocularist.
- Offers a new Exemplary Provider accreditation
for Sleep Care Management that is
customizable to cover all sleep medicine
delivery models including home sleep
testing and DMEPOS (medical devices
and supplies) enterprises as well as
facility-based and non-traditional diagnostic
centers, and dental sleep medicine
Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA)
- Features an Online Workroom to efficiently manage the standards documentation
process in small, incremental steps.
- Provides coaches to review individual
documents, and provide answers,
support and encouragement throughout
- Offers ACT post-accreditation service to
maintain high quality standards between
Roadnet Technologies Inc.
Mobile GPS tracking app provides enhanced functionality
Roadnet Technologies’ MobileCast vehicle GPS tracking software on the Android smartphone operating system enables companies to see a fleet’s transportation routes in real-time and make changes to particular routes based on occurring events or conditions. The application allows drivers to review their daily routes, complete stop surveys, examine stop information, record arrival and departure times, complete stop reconciliation, add delivery receipt information and mark stops as undeliverable. It also features integration from other Google Android technology such as voice navigation and traffic.