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 […]

Which Features Matter When It Comes to Choosing a Speculum?

Speculume EZ

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 […]

The Consequences of Using Metal Speculums on Patients

Metal Speculum

The metal speculum is still a commonly used medical tool among women’s health clinicians. Benefits to using a metal speculum include its sturdy material, its seemingly low economic impact, and its effect on medical waste consumption as a whole. Metal speculums have been used by physicians for decades; however, the medical tool still presents its […]

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, […]