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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 […]

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 […]