Category Archives: Cross Contamination

Preventing Cross-Contamination During COVID-19: What Your Practice Can Do

Cross-contamination continues to be a legitimate concern for gynecologists, especially during the global pandemic COVID-19. Cross-contamination can compromise the safety of a medical practice by spreading through a number of different routes, including physical contact, airborne spread, respiratory droplet transmission, or physical objects. Preventing cross-contamination within a gynecology office should be priority when the health […]

Does a Speculum’s Design Affect the Success of a Vaginal Examination?

Design is more than just aesthetic. Good design can accentuate the features of any tool, especially a medical device. A strategically designed medical device can positively impact a patient’s experience and a physician’s experience during an examination. More specifically, a vaginal speculum’s design has the power to facilitate a successful pelvic examination. The SpecuLume EZ, […]

What Are the Major Risks of Using a Metal Speculum?

The metal speculum has been used by physicians for hundreds of years. It is made of a sturdy material, and it is designed to be a reliable tool a gynecologist uses to conduct a pelvic examination. The metal speculum even boasts environmental and economic benefits, as it minimizes medical waste and seemingly reduces costs. Although […]

Now Is the Time for Single-Use Devices

As a healthcare provider you’ve recently experienced first-hand the substantial impact that cross-contamination can pose. Simple processes and office activities that you once did are now subject to review, not only by you but also by your patients. The typical person, your patient, now has a heightened awareness to what can happen if they are […]

The Importance of Preventing Cross-Contamination

If cross-contamination was not already a key talking point among your practice’s team members, there’s no doubt today’s conversations include concerns regarding cross-contamination. Cross-contamination is the transfer of harmful bacteria or other microorganisms from an individual, object, or surface to another unique individual, object, or surface. With the rise of virus and healthcare-associated infection transmissions, […]

How Does the SpecuLume EZ Compare to Other Speculums on the Market?

While selecting medical devices to supply your practice, you should be educated regarding the many options available to you. More specifically, each speculum offered to gynecologists provides varied benefits and consequences based on each’s respective features. Cyalume Medical can proudly say the SpecuLume EZ is one of the most effective and efficient medical devices available […]

What’s Wrong with a Traditional Speculum’s Design?

It’s hard to believe a medical device’s design can influence a patient’s experience during a pelvic examination. Over the years, physicians and patients have reported the traditional speculum to be flawed in design. Although much more modern speculums have entered the medical device marketplace, physicians should be aware of a traditional speculum’s key design flaws […]

What Are the Key Benefits of a Single-Use Speculum?

As the medical industry moves forward with improvements in technology, research, and treatments, it’s only natural that the medical devices used prove to be equally beneficial to both patients and physicians. One medical device projected to be the future of gynecology is the single-use, disposable speculum. First and foremost, single-use speculums significantly decrease risks of […]

How Cyalume Medical Is Designing Speculums for the New Decade

The new decade is finally here, and 2020 is ushering in the brightest innovations in medical technology. Cyalume Medical, a division of Cyalume Technologies, is revolutionizing gynecology’s oldest medical device, the speculum, with its SpecuLume EZ. This single-use, disposable speculum provides vivid illumination using patient-safe, chemiluminescent technology. In the past, clinicians would perform vaginal examinations […]

Where Is Cross-Contamination Prominent in a Gynecologist’s Office?

In today’s age, cross-contamination is still a very real concern for gynecologists. Physicians are trained to protect patients and fellow staff members from the harmful effects of cross-contamination. These effects, brought on by microorganisms, can compromise the safety of the practice by spreading through a number of different routes, including physical contact, airborne spread, respiratory […]