In advance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)—which takes place in october—Bright Medical, a national medical supply company located in Philadelphia, has added discounted pink gloves to its extensive product line.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
In response to the growing demand for pink products, Bright Medical of Philadelphia now carries three different varieties of pink surgical gloves by Medline: Generation Pink Pearl®, Generation Pink®, and Generation Pink 3G. Not only are these gloves practical, they are economical; each box contains twice the usual amount of gloves, which saves you money and helps reduce waste.
Both types of pink nitrite® disposable gloves—Generation Pink Pearl® and Generation Pink®–have superior chemical resistance and barrier protection. Generation Pink Pearl® gloves combine the extra protection of nitrile with the soothing comfort of an organic aloe lining. At the same time, their glamorous pink sheen evokes the beauty of pink pearls.
Generation Pink® gloves are extra-sensitive powder-free and latex-free nitrile exam gloves that deliver proven protection from the toughest of health care situations. Their delicate pink tone adds a touch of brightness to these challenging health care scenarios.
And, finally, Medline’s Generation Pink 3G synthetic medical gloves, made of a patented latex-free vinyl, are perfect for those who prefer a more traditionally-textured glove.
As we all know, surgical gloves are crucial to sound medical practice. Patients, caregivers, and medical personnel all require—and deserve—the right protection. In a very literal sense, surgical gloves save lives.
Pink surgical gloves save lives in another sense, as well: they promote the cause of breast cancer awareness. Indeed, ‘going pink’ is a great way to your show your support—both monetarily and symbolically—for this cause. For every package of pink gloves that you purchase, both Bright Medical and Medline donate a portion of the proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).
The mission of the National Breast Cancer Foundation is to promote the early detection of breast cancer by providing mammograms for those in need. It also strives to increase awareness of breast cancer by providing education, diagnostic services, and support services to those who need it. Your purchase of pink gloves helps to achieve these goals—and to fund research on the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure of breast cancer.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca), a maker of anti-breast cancer drugs. Today, during the month of October, several well-known fundraising events take place: the National Race for the Cure, the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure, walks sponsored by various breast cancer research institutes, and an annual Ride to Empower bike ride. Many companies—Bright Medical and Medline included—see NBCAM as a catalyst for heightened consumer involvement in the war against breast cancer.
In a symbolic sense, wearing pink gloves is an important gesture of solidarity for consumers. When you do so, you are joining the many individuals and companies who don pink every October to show their support for breast cancer awareness and research. Ever since the day in 1991 when the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors, pink has symbolized hope for women and breast cancer. In 1993, Evelyn Lauder of the Estee Lauder Companies founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, making the pink ribbon its symbol. Today, more than a dozen world- famous landmarks—including the Empire State Building, the Tokyo Tower, and Constantine’s Arch in Rome, to name a few—bathe themselves in pink light during the month of October.
Symbolism aside, pink gloves are a welcome addition to the world of medical supplies, lending prettiness and fun to everyday tasks. So are the other pink products that Bright Medical carries. The popularity of Bright Medical’s latex-free face masks—with their pink breast cancer logo—and its pink ‘ComfortEase’ polyester-and-cotton scrubs attests to the fact that pink, today, is not just for little girls, but for everyone.
Similarly, pink—like the battle against breast cancer—is not just for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s for every day of the year.
So, think pink—and Bright Medical— the next time you buy disposable gloves. And think about the difference you can make in fighting breast cancer.
Tired of looking for various mobility devices that take all of your money time and room? There is a solution. Combine the functionality of both a rollator and transport chair in one unit. It newer was so easy: in just seconds our Excel Translator by Medline easily converts from a rollator to a transport chair and vice-versa.
The Excel Translator allows rollator users to sit down and ride in a transport chair when their legs get tired. And, transport chair users can stand up and walk along when they want to get more exercise. Best of all, you only need to own one piece of equipment, rather than two!With just one device you can walk, rest and ride!
The Excel Translator weighs only 18 lbs which is no heavier than the average rollator or transport chair. It comes with a convenient cup holder, under-the-seat basket, zippered side carrying case, and easy-to-adjust push-button foot rests. You will be delighted with the comfortable, spacious seat which is more than 75% roomier than our average rollator seat. Yet Seat size 19″ x 16″ is typical for most standard transport chairs.
• Easy-to-adjust push-button footrests lock to sides of translator when not in use.
• Breathable nylon upholstery ensures comfort sitting and helps to protect skin.
• Height-adjustable push grips allow to adjust the rollator for every patient and reduce the stress on arms and joints. They also can help prevent poor posture and prevent injury from misuse or falling
• Comfortable hand brakes are easy-to-operate, specially constructed to lock the wheels for additional security while resting.
• Restaurant-style permanent armrests provide additional comfort.
• with Convenient side carrying case and Roomy, under-seat basket easily carry needed items for travel, shopping and everyday use.
• Convenient cup holder allows to have your beverage with you everywhere without worries.
• Strong carrying handles ensure extended usage of the product.
Incontinence is not just an embarrassing problem. It’s expensive too! Consider the number of times you need to attend nature’s call in a day. Same will be the number of adult diapers you will need on a daily basis. The price of these adult diapers is not affordable if you do not adopt a methodology to curb the expenditure. If you simply hop in to the nearest departmental store to buy adult diapers, chances are you’ll end up spending lots of money, as they are usually selling incontinence products on list price, although if you are lucky, some promotional discount may be possible.
Considering the importance of adult diapers for you to lead a normal life, price seems to be less of a factor. However, when you add up the amount you spend monthly on your adult diapers supply, then price could become a major factor. Thus, it becomes pivotal for you to save money, and buy inexpensive adult diapers from the market. But how? By thinking before buying.
Generally, we don’t give it a serious thought as to how come adult diapers are so expensive? The ex-factory cost of adult diapers is a fraction of what they are actually sold for in the market. But when we add up the commission paid to a number of middlemen, like retailers, wholesalers, sales people, etc., their price shoots up considerably. Also included in their price are the overheads associated with their storage, transportation, packaging, etc.
Amidst all this increase in the adult diapers’ prices, it’s the incontinence patients whose interests take a severe beating. They have to shell out those hard earned dollars just to save themselves from the social embarrassment.
However, the price factor can be neutralized, or at least minimized, when you buy adult diapers from an online medical store, which observes ethical and transparent policies. These store, generally, procure the adult diapers straight from the manufacturers; thereby, removing a few middlemen from the process. Moreover, they do not need to maintain expensive showrooms to display their collection. They simply list the products they currently have, along with all the relevant details. The buyers are offered handsome discounts on the list price because they sourced them for less.
So, no need to store humongous quantity of adult diapers during yearend sales. Just log in to one of the reputed online medical stores and buy inexpensive adult diapers all the year around.
The bed ridden patients often require the services of a caregiver for, apart from other chores, changing adult diapers, which the doctors usually prescribe for such patients. This is actually one of the most challenging tasks for both the patient as well as the caregiver. The patient needs to get over with the embarrassment of being naked in front of the caregiver, while caregiver has to carefully maneuver the adult diapers during every change so that the contents do not spill out of the diapers while changing, while at the same time, avoiding any inconvenience to the patient.
Thus, your adult diapers must carry all the caregiver-friendly features so that once you are not ashamed of being naked and dirty in front of the caregiver, he/she should be able to change your adult diapers with minimum fuss. So, what all should be there in your adult diapers?
Firstly, you need to make an ideal choice of the adult diapers that not just fit you nicely, but also prevent the spillages from the side walls. The Velcro tabs on some of the adult diapers are used to fasten and loosen the. The major advantage of the Velcro tabs is they keep the adult diapers in their place irrespective of the kind of movements you indulge in. Moreover, the caregiver can easily unfasten and adjust the adult diapers in order to prevent spillages on the bed while changing them.
There are pull-on type adult diapers too that are preferred by those incontinence patients who are not bed ridden. The major advantage of pull-ons is their ease of changing. You can simply use them like a boxer brief and pull it up or down while changing. But these run the risk of spillage of contents in case a caregiver is changing the diapers of a bed ridden patient.
The disposable adult diapers are usually considered caregiver-friendly because they don’t need to worry about washing and drying them, once changed. The associated tasks of putting them in a laundry bag, taking them to washing room, and actual washing and drying could easily drain the caregiver, if you are using reusable adult diapers. But with disposable diapers, the caregiver will simply dispose the dirty adult diapers off and replace them with a brand new piece.
The role played by adult diapers in the lives of incontinence patients is nothing short of a miracle. Imagine a powerful soaking device that won’t let a drop of urine to fall out even in case of full bladder discharge! While such products have been common among babies for long, but for adults, diapers are indeed intuitive, utilitarian as well as a boon. For those who have tried out the good ol’ sanitary pads and napkins will know the difference between those ordinary protectors and the powerful adult diapers.
When it comes to quality incontinence products, there is little competition to adult diapers. The advantages of having adult diapers’ protection are immense. Some of these include:
1. They protect your honor and reputation among your social circle and peers, by preventing the leakages from coming out in the open while you are having a good time with them.
2. They uphold your professional prestige by giving you the confidence of negotiating and communicating with your employees, employers, and other colleagues. The scenario can be appreciated only if you imagine your position had the incontinence episode happened in the office when you were not wearing adult diapers. It could be a disaster, if even a small drop of urine is visible on your trousers or pants.
3. They relax your mind while you are tending to the household chores. Imagine your position when you are dirtying your home while dusting your living room! It’s a nightmare during the daytime to leak without protection of adult diapers.
4. They prevent bed wetting. Can you ever go to bed with a relaxed mind that your leakages won’t destroy the mattress and bed clothing by repeated wetting? If you are not wearing adult diapers, you cannot!
The bottom line is that adult diapers are the best incontinence products you can ever imagine. They are far more superior to the simple sanitary napkins that are designed to prevent small leakages from menstruating females. When the leakages are as immense as full bladder or full bowel emptying, you need powerfully absorbent adult diapers that are tailor-made for such situations. The best part about adult diapers is they don’t protrude from the clothing, meaning they perform their function silently, without ever letting anyone know that you are indeed wearing them.
Undoubtedly, adult diapers have given a new lease of life to the incontinence patients. They can now walk confidently and move about with their head held high, as they know any amount of leakages will be effectively controlled and not allowed to drip from the trousers or any dress. The only negative you can experience using adult diapers is the occasional occurrence of rashes on the skin. Although not all the users experience rashes and they can be effectively controlled if you use good anti-bacterial agent to clean the skin around your private parts every time you change the diapers, yet a few patients may get rashes due to unavoidable exposure to the waste matter for a long time.
Both home remedies, as well as medicated agents are available to treat rashes. A lot of people prefer home remedies, like washing the skin around the rashes with warm water and letting it dry in the air. Usually, this technique is effective in babies whose skin is ultra-delicate and can’t tolerate moist environment. However, with adults, this technique might not work, because you just can’t expose your private parts for such a long time. Moreover, without medication, on the rashes, chances of worsening of rashes can’t be ruled out.
Cleaning the rashes with vinegar and cornstarch are some of the other ways people try to get rid of them. However, these are unreliable techniques that you just can’t afford to try for too long.
A better option is available in the form of antibacterial lotions that can be used to wash the rashes and the skin around the private parts. If you are following the practice after every diaper change, most of you won’t have rashes at all and if you are already having them, they’ll be healed in no time. Many topical creams are also available to treat adult diapers rashes. They contain strong anti-bacterial agents that kill the bacteria and help in fast recovery.
Any time wasted on trying home remedies against adult diapers rashes could only aggravate the damaged skin. The bacteria tend to react quickly and attack the surrounding skin with impunity, if no anti-bacterial agent is applied on these rashes quickly. However, if the rashes do not heal even after anti-bacterial cream, do not delay your appointment with the doctor to seek expert advice.
During the earlier days of incontinence, you probably overlook the small leakages, whether in public or at home. This is a natural human tendency to ignore something potentially embarrassing in the initial stages. However, when public accidents start to grow in numbers as well as potency, then you need to act as quickly as you can. Ideally, you should not be lax when nature first alerted you during a minor incontinence episode. But even if you have, there is help around in the form of adult diapers.
What are adult diapers? These are just what they sound like. They are diapers and they are meant to be worn by adults.
What do these adult diapers actually do? They do the same function as the baby diapers, i.e., protect the urinary or fecal discharges from spilling out of the diapers and on to the clothing, and probably out of the clothing too.
Why do adults require diapers? For the same reason why babies require diapers. The toddlers can’t control their bowel and bladder movements due to underdeveloped pelvic floor muscles and the inability to communicate their urges. The incontinence adults can’t control their bowel and bladder movements due to weakened pelvic floor muscles occasioned by age and other factors, like injury, surgery, disability, etc. The leakages are so sudden that they happen without any warning.
How can adult diapers prevent public accidents? In the same way as baby diapers shield the urinary and fecal discharges from public view. The adult diapers protect the leakages of incontinence adults from coming out; thus, preventing a public spectacle that could’ve been occasioned if the trousers are wet from the urinary or fecal leaks.
How do adult diapers actually work to prevent public accidents? In order to help the adult diapers work in your favor in public appearances, make it a point to wear them every time you move out of your home. Generally, when we are amidst our social circle of friends, peers and colleagues, we tend to forget about the time. It could very well be the time for your incontinence episode. If you are wearing the adult diapers, you need not worry about these episodes, as they are well equipped to tackle the leakages. And the best part about adult diapers is their strong absorbency, which can easily take in a couple of incontinence episodes.
You just can’t stop the aging process. No matter how hard you try to reverse the signs of aging, they’ll show up sooner or later. And it really doesn’t matter if the person concerned is your loved one, like one or both parents. In your heart of hearts, you won’t like them to age, but nature has to play its part without exceptions. And one role that nature plays to perfection is to afflict several older people with incontinence, i.e., the inability to stop urine or feces from flowing out.
This is just like absence of the feeling of urges. If you don’t feel it, doesn’t mean that it’s not there. The body continuously produces solid and liquid waste matter in the form of urine and feces, which must be discarded in order to prevent them from damaging vital organs of the body. But when you lose the power in the pelvic floor muscles to control the urinary or fecal outflow, they tend to flow outwards without any urges.
Your aging parents could also be suffering from incontinence, just like millions of adults in the US alone. And it’s time to repay your debts in the form of special care for your parents. You can help them prevent those embarrassing moments and uphold their dignity by introducing them to the adult diapers. The benefits of adult diapers cannot be overemphasized, especially in case of seniors, who crave for respect more than anything else from the younger generation. Accidental urinary or fecal leakages could seriously dent their pride and dignity. But adult diapers can prevent such accidents without any fuss.
Initially, your parents may oppose the idea of adult diapers due to obvious reasons. Moreover, they might have some doubts about the efficacy of adult diapers. You just need to sit down with them for some minutes and hear them out. If you are well versed about the quality, comfort, absorbency, sleekness and hygienic features of adult diapers, you can easily convince your parents to banish all fears and doubts and embrace the adult diapers with a smile. It would be even better if you have one or two sample adult diapers with you, which you can source directly from the company with a request citing reasons, while you are trying to convince your parents to introduce adult diapers in their lives. If they like what they see, they’ll surely wear it.