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Why It’s Important To Keep Patients Warm During Surgery

Surgery is stressful for patients, both physically and mentally. To ensure smooth procedures and comfort, medical personnel should prioritize keeping patients warm. Read on to explore why it’s important to keep patients warm during surgery. Hypothermia Prevention One of the most significant risks to patients during surgery is hypothermia, which occurs when the human body loses more heat than it produces. Patients under anesthesia often become cold because anesthesia causes the blood vessel...

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Staff 10/30/2023

Choosing Surgical Tables for Your Hospital

When a patient is under operation, it’s important to keep their body in a stable position to give the surgeon clear, steady, and easy access to the operating site. All medical equipment manufacturers keep this in mind when crafting surgical tables, but that doesn’t mean every operating table is built the same nor serves the same purpose. That being said, many types of tables are available, and picking the right one can be overwhelming. To help you select the right equipment for your ...

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Staff 9/13/2023

4 Types of Patient Monitors You Need for Your Practice

In an ideal world, every nurse would have one patient they could care for and easily keep an eye on, but unfortunately, that’s just possible. A nurse can’t always be present when a patient takes a turn for the worse, but that’s where patient monitoring devices come in handy. These devices can track various vitals, such as heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, and more. While every medical facility is a little different, there are a few types of patient monitoring dev...

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FHC 8/24/2023

3 Ways Medical Blanket Warmers Can Benefit Patient’s Health

Patient comfort was not at the forefront of medical care centuries ago. Anesthesia, hand washing, and sterilization are relatively new methods. Thanks to the wonders of modern medical science and technology, patient comfort is now a priority, and we understand how it contributes to treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery. Comfortable bedding and hospital gowns, in-room televisions, and other small comforts are staples of quality medical facilities. While medical blanket warmers are seemingly sim...

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Staff 7/26/2023

What To Consider When Choosing Medical Equipment

You need to know there’s a lot of work that goes into getting started if you want to open a medical facility or practice. You must also know that no facility is complete without the right equipment to diagnose and treat patients. However, picking the right tools and machines to stock your facility can be a daunting task considering the advancements in medical science and technology. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing medical equipment if you’re feeling overwhelmed or ar...

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FHC 7/25/2023

Demand for Refurbished Medical Equipment Continues to Grow

The increase in demand for refurbished medical equipment has been on the rise for years, and it doesn’t have any signs of slowing down. This increase is due to two main factors… Cost constraints are one of the major factors for driving the growth of this market. This is partially due to a decline in hospital reimbursements. For example, an MRI reimbursement used to be around $1,500; however, it’s now around $400. This makes it harder for facilities to afford expensive, new equi...

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Staff 1/16/2017

Shop Smarter with Refurbished Medical Equipment

Shrinking budgets are no secret in today’s healthcare sector. Few facilities have the resources available for the latest and most sophisticated equipment, but at the same time, healthcare providers are urged to decrease wait times and improve patient outcomes. This imbalance leaves clinics looking for ways to get the equipment they need without spending their entire budget. That’s where refurbished medial equipment can help. But it’s important to be certain that you’re ge...

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Staff 8/23/2016

Are Your Non-Organic Produce Part of The DIRTY DOZEN?!

As the years pass, farmers are using more and more pesticides to keep our fruits and vegetables fresh and unsullied from wildlife. As people have grown to learn of the harms of pesticides, they have steadily pushed for more organic foods. According to the Environmental Working Group's EWG 2015 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, these are the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables you should ALWAYS buy organic: 1. Apples 2. Peaches 3. Nectarines 4. Celery 5. Potatoes 6. Cherry Tomatoes...

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7 Tips for Keeping the Fun in Sun

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month! You should always be aware of how to detect and prevent skin cancer, so we came up with a few tips to help you out this summer! 1. Avoid Peak Sun Time – the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 am and 4 pm, try to avoid extensive exposure and seek shade or use a good amount of sunscreen during this time. 2. Steer Clear of Tanning Beds - Indoor ultraviolet UV tanners are 74% more likely to develop melanoma than those who have ...

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Don't Suppress Your Stress!

In light of national stress awareness month, we felt we should share some tips to remind you to unwind. Everyone experiences stress, but not everyone understands how stress can impact their life. Stress can cause a variety of bizarre symptoms you may not even realize. Here just a few common signs of stress: 1. Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain 2. Gritting, grinding teeth 3. Stuttering or stammering 4. Tremors, trembling of lips, hands 5. Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms 6. Light heade...

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National Nutrition Month - Tips for a Nutritional Lifestyle

Show Your Ambition for Nutrition this National Nutrition Month by creating a great plate for a healthy lifestyle. Here are just a few helpful tips from the United States Department of Agriculture to a perfect nutritional plate! 1. Balance calories - Find YOUR optimal calorie level for managing a healthy weight and exercise regularly to maintain your balance of calories. 2. Pace, don’t race when it comes to enjoying your food – take time eating and make sure to recognize your bodyR...

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Amerinet Signs Agreement with Future Health Concepts for Medical and OR Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Louis February 18, 2015 – Amerinet Choice®, the preferred portfolio subsidiary of Amerinet Inc., announces a new agreement with Future Health Concepts, Inc. FHC for non-acute care medical and OR equipment. Through this agreement, Amerinet members will receive substantial savings on FHC’s broad range of equipment, including, but not limited to, ancillary stainless steel equipment, blanket warmers, cabinetry, case carts, OR tables, scrub sinks and stretch...

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5 Valentine’s Day Tips for Your Body & Your Date

In light of upcoming Valentine’s holiday and American Heart Month, we thought we should share some tips that not only show your date’s heart love, but also your own! We wish all of you a Happy Valentine’s Day! 1. Heart-Healthy Dinner It is common for many couples to eat out on Valentine’s Day, but the best way to give your heart some love and your wallet! is to prepare a healthy home-cooked meal. EAT THIS! NOT THAT! 2. Germ-Free = Love’s Key February may be the mont...

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Future Health Concepts 40th Year Anniversary

We want to wish all of you a Happy New Year at the beginning of this wonderful year. This year marks our 40th year anniversary at Future Health Concepts , and we want to take the time to thank all of our faithful customers out there. Since 1975, Future Health Concepts has been supplying all of your medical equipment needs, at the prices you deserve! Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s when FHC was first starting out and disco was still cool, our flagship items were only Amsco and Ca...

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

It may be Movember, but there is a reason behind every mustache this November. The Movember campaign seeks to raise funds, which are responsible for the sprouting of millions of mustaches around the world, during the month previously known as November. Guys take action by signing up , shaving down their face on Movember 1, and growing a mustache for the month. They grow and groom their new mustache , asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. Here are some quick facts on prostate canc...

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10 Tips for Surgeon Cell Phone Use in the OR

1 . Surgeons can't ask staff to help them make or receive calls. 2 . To avoid signal interference, cell phones should not be within 3 feet of surgical, anesthesia and monitoring equipment. 3 . Engage only in urgent or emergent outside communication, minimize personal and routine calls, and keep calls as brief as possible. 4 . To minimize use of cell phones, forward incoming calls to desks in the pre-op or PACU areas or to hardwired phones in the OR. 5 . Silence ringtones and employ an inaudible ...

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3-D Printing Could Revolutionize The Medical Industry

With 3-D printing developing immensely over the past few years, more and more medical facilities have been open to the idea of applying these technological advancements into various medical procedures. Since the first 3-D printer in 1984, there have been thousands of 3-D objects utilized in the medical field; from a transplantable kidney , to a new nose , and even to blood vessels . The development of 3-D printed objects has not only decreased the cost of buying these objects, but has also made ...

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Plastic: The New Medical Material

As more and more medical products are introduced into today’s world, the restrictions and requirements for those products also increase. These constraints control everything from what can be produced, to where the materials are allowed to be made. Along with those requirements, come cost pressures brought on by international competition, safety and sustainability concerns, and, finally, manufacturability issues. This is not a field for the timid. At the same time, those pressures are an in...

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Is your Hospital Equipment a Security Risk?

  With the latest breach of the Heart Bleed Virus, many people are concerned their personal information may be at risk. Most people are making sure they are changing their passwords and checking websites for a possible information infringement. However, has anyone ever considered the possibility of hospital equipment being at risk? According to a recent article by Kim Zetter, It’s Insanely Easy To Hack Hospital Equipment, computers aren’t the only risk when checking for a securi...

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What is the Difference Between FHC Refurbished Equipment and Other Refurbishers?

There are many words in the English language that have more than one meaning, depending upon who is saying it. At FHC, refurbished has a different meaning to us than some other industry refurbishers or used dealers. Buyers need to be aware of what those differences are when they are looking to buy refurbished equipment and saving their facility with quality, good as new medical equipment. FHC Refurbished – if something is refurbished at FHC, it had more than just a new coat of paint and so...

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