The women’s health market has seen substantial
growth in recent years, and product manufacturers have been working to help
women’s health providers stock their shelves.
According to Research and Markets, the global women’s health market is
set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.84 percent during the
years 2016 to 2020. Women’s health refers to the overall well-being experienced
by women, which includes physical, mental, and social well-being. It
deals with the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and conditions
that affect women, such as HIV/AIDS, endometriosis, infertility, polycystic
ovary syndrome, postmenopausal osteoporosis, and cancer (primarily ovarian
and breast cancer).
This growing niche market can be served well by HME providers, as the
industry offers myriad products for women’s health issues. According to the
CDC, 38.5 percent of women 20 years and older are obese, which can lead
to a number of ailments that HME providers can address. Also, breast cancer
awareness has caused increased education and the growth of related markets,
such as lymphedema.
From breast pumps to maternity wear to post-mastectomy products, HME
providers should consider the revenue-generating opportunities of serving
this growing market. Whether you are looking to expand your women’s
health inventory or are looking to break into this product-based business,
here is just a sample of some of the items available that were created with
women in mind:
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
GentleFeed Dual Channel Breast Pump
Breast pump provides adjustable multi-level dual channels to optimize expressio
The GentleFeed Dual Channel Breast Pump with an LED display provides
adjustable multi-level dual channels for optimum expression.
The pump features a closed system anti-backflow
diaphragm, includes two soft silicone cushion
breast cups and comes with a carrying
tote. The unit is operated by four
AA batteries when on the go,
and also comes with an A/C
power supply for home use.
The pump is BPA free and has
a one-year limited warranty.
SHOWER SHIRT Co. LLC
Water-resistant garment protects chest surgery patients
The SHOWER SHIRT is a new, patented, water-resistant garment to protect chest
surgery patients with post-surgical drains, tubes, dialysis catheters and medi-ports
from water while showering. Surgery patients
are routinely instructed by surgeons not to
shower unprotected until surgical drains, catheters,
or ports are removed — which can span
up to three weeks for mastectomy patients,
and many months for dialysis patients.
Belly Support Panty Helps Minimize Discomfort
The Cezara belly support panty has an adjustable stretch band that supports the back
and lifts the belly. It has internal padded cushions and compresses tender abdominal
tissue, including scars and Cesarean scars. The garment was designed to be easy to
wear and adjust to a changing body. The panty helps
relieve pressure and promote healing and can be
supportive during pregnancy, and after regular or
Cesarean delivery. The garment is made from cotton/spandex and is sized the same as regular panties, from
size small through 5X.
Board of Certification/Accreditation International (BOC)
BOC Mastectomy Fitter
Become a BOC Mastectomy Fitter
Founded in 1984, the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is a non-profit agency
dedicated to meeting the demands for quality patient care by offering credentials for
professional suppliers of comprehensive orthotic and prothetic care and durable medial
equipment services. Trained and certified mastectomy fitters are integral to the physical
and emotional well-being of patients. BOC Mastectomy Fitter (CMF) certification assures
the public of an enhanced commitment to patient care and compliance. EW members
save 10 percent on Mastectomy Fitter certification.
American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc.
Mastectomy Fitter Certification
ABC Offers Mastectomy Fitter Certification
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc.
(ABC) is a credentialing board for the orthotics and prosthetics profession and has
more than 14,000 certified individuals and over 6,000 accredited facilities. ABC’s
orthotic and mastectomy fitter certification prepares individuals for direct
patient care. ABC’s facility accreditation program is recognized by the
CMS, Veteran’s Administration, major healthcare insurance providers
and HMOs throughout the United States as a leader in orthotics and
Cure Ultra Intermittent Catheter
New catheter aims to offer women affordable, easy care
Cure Medical’s new Cure Ultra Intermittent Catheter is designed for women
who are seeking an easy-to-use, pre-lubricated catheter at an affordable price.
The 6 in. long, sterile, single-use Cure Ultra comes in sizes 8-16 French, and
features an easy tear top; fire-polished eyelets; pre-lubricated straight tip; and
a “no roll” connector/funnel end. Packaged discreetly in a U-shaped, pocketsized
wrapper, the catheter is DEHP- , Latex- and BPA- chemical free.
Cool-jams Performance Sleepwear
Cool-jams Performance Sleepwear
Sleepwear Made to Combat Night Sweats
Cool-jams Performance Sleepwear is a collection of moisture wicking sleepwear that
helps combat night sweats. The sleepwear is made of an advanced micro-fiber fabric that
pulls heat and moisture away from the skin
to the outside of the fabric. Once the moisture
is absorbed, it dries rapidly (four times
faster than cotton). The sleepwear keeps
the user’s body cool, dry and temperature
regulated. Cool-jams offers women’s and
men’s styles in sizes small to 3X.