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 […]

The Importance of a Standardized Pelvic Examination

A pelvic examination is a routine medical screening of a woman’s reproductive organs. This particular exam helps physicians evaluate abnormalities in the rectum and pelvis and source any causes of pain, bleeding, or discomfort. During this short exam, physicians perform a manual uterine palpitation of the vagina, cervix, ovaries, and uterus. Although the pelvic exam […]

How Can the SpecuLume EZ Save Your Practice Money?

Cyalume Medical’s SpecuLume EZ, the single-use chemiluminated vaginal speculum, can provide physicians, patients, and medical practices with an array of key benefits – like the benefit of being cost-effective. This modern medical device was specifically designed to combat cross-contamination, increase patient comfort levels, and increase patient turnover. That being said, how exactly can the SpecuLume […]

The Benefits of Using Individually Packaged Medical Devices

Single-use medical devices are individually packaged. This means they are ready for use without having come into contact with other medical devices, equipment, or contaminants. These devices are intended to be used once on a single patient and immediately discarded as medical waste after an examination. What are the benefits of using individually packaged medical […]

Common Sterilization Risks Clinicians Should Be on the Lookout For

A medical practice must enact routine sterilization procedures in order to safely use reusable medical devices; however, there are specific risks associated with modern chemical sterilization. More specifically, excess chemicals can pose risks to staff members and patients during the sterilization of reusable speculums and reusable batteries. Common sterilization, also known as reprocessing, risks can […]

The Evolution of the Vaginal Speculum

Medical innovations have the opportunity to transform the institution of medicine, and more importantly, individual patient lives. Specific technology, equipment, or devices can have long-term impact on the way medical examinations are completed. Join Cyalume Medical as we review the evolution of one of medicine’s oldest medical devices: the vaginal speculum. The Birth of the […]

What Drives Physicians to Opt for Single-Use Medical Devices?

Reusable devices versus single-use devices: that is the age-old battle when it comes to medical inventory. Each individual medical practice will have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of both options; however, many will find that single-use devices are universally preferred among physicians across a variety of healthcare specialties. What drives physicians to choose single-use […]

The Dangers of Biodebris and Medical Device Contamination

Now more than ever, cross-contamination is a legitimate concern for those individuals operating small or large medical facilities. Cross-contamination occurs when biodebris containing harmful properties is carried over to another host. Bacteria and contaminants can spread to staff members or patients through physical contact, airborne spread, respiratory droplet transmission, or physical objects. Sterilization can help […]