(PRWEB) January 11, 2013
As the winter weather continues to intensify, and the mercury drops further on the thermometer the propensity of an injury and illness to the elderly and infirm goes up.
It’s important to keep health and safety in the forefront of the mind.
“For patients who use home medical supply products, such as assistive devices also known as ambulatory aids, getting around anytime can be burdensome, but becomes exponentially more difficult when there is ice and snow on the ground. It’s important for the patient to know their own limitations so as not to expose himself or herself to any further danger.“ Says David Winzelberg CEO of the home medical supply company.
With the influenza (flu) virus at almost epidemic proportions across the country, there are important steps to take to protect ones-self. According to WebMD, the flu is now widespread in 41 states and 2,257 people have been hospitalized with laboratory confirmed flu virus, with eighteen child deaths attributed to it. Curtis Allen of the CDC says that we are at week five with the usual flu season lasting 11 to 12 weeks. Even that 11 to 12 weeks is not a hard and fast number. The saying in the influenza world is that if you’ve seen one flu season, you’ve seen one flu season. Each one is different.
The home medical supply company carries an extensive lineup of antimicrobial masks that help curb the spread of the influenza virus, such as the BioMask Antimicrobial Face Masks by Medline Model# BIOM2001AZ. A box of 50 of the masks is on sale for $40.04. The antimicrobial mask has been tested on specific seasonal flu viruses, Pandemic H1N1*, Avian* and Swine* & Equine.
Hand hygiene is extremely important in preventing the spread of the flu virus as well as other illnesses. Using gloves are very common around someone who is already sick, or for a patient undergoing treatments for various maladies. One such is the Sensicare Ice Blue Nitrile Gloves, Large, Box of 200 - Model# 486803H by Medline selling for $20.94. They are nitrile, which is latex-free so they will not cause a latex allergic reaction.
Other methods of hand hygiene is the use of a hand sanitizer, they are extremely effective and do not require water. The home medical supply company suggests the Sterillium Comfort Gel Hand Sanitizers, model# MSC097063H. The Sterillium® Comfort Gel kills 99.999% of germs in 15 seconds without the use of water, it boosts skin moisture levels, and leaves hands feeling healthy and soft. A bottle of 475 Ml is on currently on sale at Medsupplyshop for $29.89.
For those concerned about getting around in inclement weather, Medsupplyshop offers the following.
Patients looking to purchase a heavy-duty rollator, should look for features that lend themselves to safety. The 10215RD-1 rollator by Drive Medical is Heavy Duty with a comfortable large padded seat in red is an ideal choice. It’s strong steel construction is reinforced to support up to 400 lbs. It’s qualities include large 8 inch caster wheels which make them ideal for ensuring a smooth ride over most surfaces and it’s loop brakes make it very easy to stop on any surface. The 1021RD-1 rollator by Drive Medical is currently selling for $141.44 at Medsupplyshop.
For patients using walkers, the home supply company offers some practical safety add-ons that would include the folding walker basket - Model# rtl10200fb selling for $24.05. The folding walker basket allows the patient to keep himself or herself hands free to use the walker. Another safety precaution walker bound patients can use are the Walker Ski Glides - Model# 10110b by Drive Medical for sale at $10.14. The ski glides are made of a composite, which provides durability and long life and smooth transportation on most surfaces. The Walker ski glides are for use with 1-inch diameter walkers and are available in both black and white.
Medsupplyshop.com wants to know what health and safety precautions you are taking this winter. Please let us know via our Facebook page and we will give you a discount coupon code, just for sharing!
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The home medical supply company can be found online at http://medsupplyshop.com and their expert phone support can be reached by calling 877-633-9324.