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Author Archives: Cyalume Medical

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 […]

Which Features Matter When It Comes to Choosing a Speculum?

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Women’s health clinicians need to stock up on medical devices that promise an elevated performance and facilitate successful vaginal examinations. A speculum, the common medical tool used on female patients, should provide specific features that help streamline a standard pelvic exam. Which features matter when it comes to choosing a speculum to use throughout your […]

Top Questions Asked by Patients Before a Vaginal Exam

A routine vaginal, or pelvic, examination is conducted by a physician that will visually and physically assess a woman’s reproductive organs. Most exams will check the same organs. Healthline specifically states they will likely review the woman’s vagina, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, etc. A standard vaginal examination can be conducted at a medical clinic, […]

What Are the Benefits of Using Chemiluminescence in a Medical Setting?

The light source activated by a non-toxic, user-safe chemical reaction, also known as chemiluminescence, is an ideal alternative to traditional lighting used in a medical setting. The key ingredients that ignite chemiluminescence are often stored in a plastic cartridge that can be easily transported and installed on larger medical devices. Best of all, chemiluminescent light […]

How to Increase Efficiency Throughout Your Medical Practice

These days, medical facilities are always looking for ways to streamline internal and external practices. They want to keep operations running efficiently and effectively, so both physicians and patients are getting what they need to complete successful appointments. At Cyalume Medical, we understand the challenges medical practices face in order to keep day-to-day inner workings […]

Does the Size of a Speculum Affect the Success of a Pelvic Exam?

A successful pelvic exam is made up of many different factors. The medical environment is expected to be sterile and clear of any harmful contaminants. The physician should be properly trained in completing a safe and thorough exam. The patient should be aware of the expectations and risks associated with a standard pelvic exam; however, […]

Everything You Need to Know About Chemiluminescence Used in Medicine

Developments in technology have brought medicine many practical innovations, including advancements in tools, devices, and equipment. Chemiluminescence, a non-heat emission of light, is one of those advancements. If you are considering incorporating chemiluminescence with your facility’s current practices, you may want to dive deeper into the details behind chemiluminescent light. Understanding Chemiluminescence Chemiluminescence, the light […]

The Costly Consequences of Patient Discomfort

Women who receive routine pelvic examinations are often met with uncomfortable experiences. Many medical practices and facilities tend to leave their patients feeling anxious, tense, and overtly unsatisfied. On the surface, patient discomfort seems like just a momentary inconvenience; however, continued patient discomfort can lead to pricey consequences endured by medical practices. There are several […]

How the Risk of Cross-Contamination is Changing Medicine

Since the dawn of medicine, cross-contamination has been a threat to patient and physician health. Those involved with a medical procedure or examination had a high chance of being exposed to harmful bacteria, especially if the environment or tools used during each interaction were not deemed safe. The only difference between then and now is […]