Author Archives: Cyalume Medical

Help Stop The Spread of HPV with Single-Use Speculums

Approximately 79 million Americans are infected with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) according to the Cleveland Clinic. With an additional 14 million newly infected each year. While the majority of HPV transmissions can be attributed to sexual contact, it’s also possible to spread HPV through subpar sterilization of medical devices and tools, such as speculums.   […]

Five Things Your Patients Hate Most About Traditional Speculums

Gynecological exams aren’t exactly at the top of the list for how women want to spend their time. Sliding into the stirrups can be anxiety-inducing enough and when that speculum makes an appearance, women everywhere cringe. We do it because we know it’s important to proactively get regular exams and screenings, but the traditional speculum […]

Common Complications Caused by Traditional Speculums

While there are tried and true practices that accompany medical exams and processes, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a healthy dose of improvement. This is certainly the case with the design and functionality of traditional speculums. Check out these four common challenges associated with old school speculums and how SpecuLume EZ is solving […]

The Most Reliable Tools Used Throughout Women’s Health Practices

Women should have access to knowledge, resources and tools that allow them to feel empowered about their health care. Medical technology and research continue to open the doors to more pertinent information about women’s health concerns and how we can better address them. Physicians everywhere are continuing to broaden their scope of knowledge and expertise […]

COVID-19 Today: How Is the Virus Affecting Gynecology?

Once again, due to the upswing of COVID cases many patients may find themselves having their routine, non-emergency medical appointments delayed. Medical professionals are having to navigate patient safety concerns with mask mandates, gloves and sanitizer (for both providers and patients) becoming even more of a mainstay in most medical offices and hospitals. Since it […]

How Cyalume is Building a Better Patient Experience

The patient experience is made up of many components and moving parts that all work together – technology, expertise, skilled healthcare providers and more. At Cyalume, we are dedicated to doing our part to create the best patient experience possible. Our 40 years of experience as a leader in chemical light solutions, and as an […]

Simple Cross-Contamination Prevention Tactics Your Medical Practice Can Instill

In a world where germs and contaminants are of utmost concern, medical practices should be keen on all attainable cross-contamination prevention tactics. From standardized sanitation to modern technology, medical professionals and facilities would benefit from implementing a safe and effective cross-contamination prevention strategy. Before diving in, it is important to understand how contaminants spread and […]

Why Your Practice Should Eliminate the Use of Reusable Speculums

Since the start of standardized women’s healthcare, clinicians have relied on reusable speculums to facilitate vaginal examinations. Reusable speculums are typically made of a sturdy material, like metal or surgical steel. Benefits to using reusable speculums include a reduced environmental impact and reduced material costs. Although these medical devices are still used by some women’s […]

Can Poor Lighting Affect the Success of a Pelvic Examination?

Proper medical lighting is necessary in order to conduct a successful vaginal examination. Ample illumination, seen through various light sources, is expected to illuminate the examination area in order to aid the clinician, streamline processes, and increase detection accuracy. Knowing this, clinicians must ask themselves if poor lighting can severely disrupt or completely deter a […]

Technological Advancements Designed to Fight Cross-Contamination Throughout Gynecology

The last decade has seen an intense shift in the use of technology throughout medicine. Digital systems and innovative devices have been integrated into everyday practices at women’s health facilities. This technology brings about many operational and administrative benefits; but perhaps the most relevant benefit of all is technology’s ability to help fight cross-contamination during […]