Which Infections Can Be Contracted Through Cross-Contamination?

When it comes to practicing medicine and operating a safe healthcare facility, medical practitioners need to be keen on keeping the environment as sterile as possible. For gynecologists, protecting patients and staff becomes a key objective. Microorganisms can compromise the safety of the practice by spreading through a number of different routes, including physical contact, […]

How Can a Single-Use Speculum Be Environmentally Friendly?

As the medical industry becomes increasingly complex over time, it seems physicians will require more resources to treat patients. More resources would inevitably mean more waste to dispose. Today, medical offices are attempting to find ways to reduce the amount of waste they produce while also maintaining eco-friendly practices. More specifically, gynecologists are introducing single-use […]

Which Type of Light Works Best with a Speculum?

Like most medical devices, there are multiple components available for physicians to try within the speculum marketplace. Speculums that come with a built-in or supplementary light source offer physicians additional guidance during a pelvic exam. From rechargeable batteries to chemiluminescence, there is a wide range of intravaginal lighting options to choose from. Alkaline batteries Alkaline […]

The Truth About Metal Speculums

The tools gynecologists use to examine a patient during a pelvic exam can influence both the physician and patient experience. The metal speculum, one of history’s longest surviving medical devices, seems to still be present within gynecology; however, it does come with its lasting impacts on modern medicine. At a glance, the metal speculum seems […]

Top 3 Excuses Women Use to Avoid Going to the Gynecologist

For the longest time, women have been avoiding going to the gynecologist. Despite the vast knowledge regarding the importance of getting exams annually, there are still a few elements that can negatively influence a woman’s decision to visit her physician. These reasons include a woman’s lack of time, the lack of education about the types […]

Why Pelvic Exams Are Critical to Maintain Women’s Health

When it comes to optimal physical health, annual medical checkups are a must. These appointments give doctors the opportunity to check up on patients, and patients can receive preventive services. Routine screenings are also important for women’s health, allowing physicians to catch cancers or sexually transmitted diseases at an earlier stage. What is a pelvic […]

How Can a Disposable Speculum Protect Your Practice Against a Lawsuit?

Practicing medicine can be delicate at times. Today, lawsuits are not only based on medical errors, but they can be based on the way a patient was treated during his or her medical treatment. Lawsuits against medical practices can basically ruin a company or a licensed professional’s reputation. This can result in financial loss or […]

How to Cut Costs by Opting for a Single-Use Speculum

Whether you are running a small clinic or a private practice with multiple locations, it is no secret operational costs in gynecology can be expensive. Traditional fixed expenses can include employee payroll, office space, insurances, medical technology, and equipment. Variable expenses can include marketing, professional development, or industry memberships. All those costs can really add […]

How Do Disposable Speculums Fight Cross-Contamination?

Modern medical devices and equipment pose many benefits to physicians. They can streamline a patient’s examination and yield more accurate results when basic tools are not sufficient. In gynecology, speculums are “critical” devices used to complete a thorough examination. That being said, speculums have come a long way since the device’s origin. Although a certain […]

What are the Different Sizes and Types of Speculum?

Understanding Features and Benefits of Each Speculum Type Typically made of plastic or medical, the cervical speculum is a tool developed in the 1800s and used still today by OB/GYNs. There are other types of speculum, such as the nasal variety, used to remove foreign bodies from body cavities, but those will not be our […]