Stethoscopes Need Regular Care and Now Clinicians Can Do It Themselves

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Praveni™ cleaning and preventive maintenance products have been specifically developed to help clinicians maintain the trusted stethoscope.

Cleaning & maintenance for trusted medical instruments

Praveni products have been specifically developed and thoroughly tested for use with the unique materials of stethoscopes to ensure safety and efficacy.

The natural aging process and exposure to environmental factors, including skin oils and cleaning and disinfecting products, all contribute to the degradation in appearance and performance of the medical instrument that clinicians trust most often. Vinyl tubing can become brittle and develop cracks and small openings can become clogged with debris. Soiled surfaces can also decrease the effectiveness of disinfection.

In addition, the precision tolerances required for the proper acoustic performance of a stethoscope can be especially vulnerable if the moving parts of stethoscopes with two sided chestpieces are not lubricated periodically. Cleaning and disinfecting agents can also remove lubricants and without periodic lubrication acoustic or mechanical performance can be compromised.

According to Michelle Skjervold, President of SKJ Brands, LLC, stethoscopes and other medical instruments require regular care to maintain their performance and professional appearance. Some cleaning and disinfecting products can miss intricate details, remove essential lubrication, leave lint or a residue and actually accelerate the aging process of some materials. Degradation in appearance and performance happen gradually over time and the clinician may never notice the diminished effectiveness of their instrument.

Comprised of a team of stethoscope experts from leading manufacturers, SKJ Brands, LLC has developed a new system of products that work together to clean, restore and protect plastic, rubber, vinyl and metal surfaces and to lubricate precision mechanisms. According to Michelle, “Praveni products have been specifically developed and thoroughly tested for use with the unique materials and surfaces of stethoscopes to ensure safety and efficacy. There is no other system of products that has been specifically developed for this purpose.” For more information visit http://www.Praveni.com.

About SKJ Brands, LLC
Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, SKJ Brands, LLC develops and markets cleaning and preventive maintenance products for stethoscopes under the brand name Praveni™.

SKJ Brands, LLC is comprised of a team of stethoscope experts who understand the importance of maintaining the performance and professional appearance of the instruments that clinicians trust most often.

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Todd Skjervold
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