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  • The Key Benefits of Digital Thermometers
    The Key Benefits of Digital Thermometers

    Digital thermometers are choice of most medical practitioners today. The key benefits of digital thermometers over the traditional mercury-based thermometer is their speed and accuracy.

    There are four types of thermometer:

    1. Mercury Thermometers

    There are the ones most of us are familiar with – the traditional thermometer before there was a concerted move away from using them due to safety concerns relating to the dangers of using mercury, which is a poisonous substance. Also, mercury thermometers are invasive.

    2. Digital Thermometers

    The new kid on the block, digital thermometers have replaced the mercury thermometer in most medical facilities. They are quick and accurate.

    3. Tympanic Thermometers

    A tympanic (ear) thermometer measures the temperature inside the ear by reading the infrared heat.

    4. Temporal Artery Thermometers

    A temporal artery thermometer m

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  • The Key Benefits of a Riser Recliner
    The Key Benefits of a Riser Recliner

    Your OT may have recommended a specialist chair, in this instance a riser recliner, or you may have seen one in a friend’s house.

    You probably have your favourite chair, and it probably provides some level of support, but you should consider the following three questions:

    1. Do you find it difficult to sit down or get up?

    2. Do you need extra support?

    3. Do you sit in the same chair for long periods?

    With those questions in mind, a riser recliner is good in two ways:

    1. The rising action helps you sit down and stand up.

    2. The reclining action can make you more comfortable, especially if you are sitting down for a lot of the day.

    This can help with some medical problems. If it’s difficult to sit down and stand up, you may need someone to help you all day (or you may end up in the same chair all day). Or if you can’t get comfortable, you may e

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  • Hospital Beds Go To Ukraine
    Hospital Beds Go To Ukraine

    Since the full-scale assault and invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, there has been a huge increase in the demand for hospital equipment to deal with the current and expected casualties from the conflict. This demand comes from within Ukraine itself and also from those counties that border with Ukraine as they are witnessing a massive influx of refugees from the conflict.

    In January of this year Beechfield Healthcare began the replacement of the existing bed and mattress fleet of over 500 beds in Tallaght University Hospital (TUH). A contractual obligation in the contract was the removal and safe disposal of the bed and mattress fleet. We decided to recycle the bed and mattress fleet by working with a charity that specialises in upcycling hospital equipment and distributing that equipment to hospitals in need. These hospitals are generally poorly resourced and are frequently challenged by a lack of medical equipment.

    James Gargan, commercial director at Beechfield Healthcare,

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