While many medical supplies nowadays can be designed to be reusable or sterilizable, medical consumable items are intended for one-time use. These include gels, lotions, cleaning supplies, and other sterilizing tools. This is for the health and safety of the patient, as well as your clinic and staff.
Electrodes and Ultrasound Gels
Electrodes can be dangerous or faulty on bare skin, but applying an electrode gel can mitigate this danger while improving the conductivity of the electrode during use. These gels can be applied by hand or users can utilize a gel pad for quick application and difficult visualizations. In addition, the gel feels more comfortable for the patient and adheres to the skin. For reusable electrodes, the gel must be wiped clean and reapplied during each use.
Ultrasound transducers also require gels and lotions for better functionality and more accurate readings. Ultrasound-specific lotions are available in a variety of sizes and refill bottles for a consistent supply.
No patient wants to feel freezing cold gels and lotions applied to their skin, and that’s where gel warmers come in. As the name suggests, gel warmers keep these materials at a mild, warm temperature that’s comfortable for the patient and safe to apply for the caregiver. MFI offers gel warmers from Parker and Chattanooga, two trusted brands in the therapy field.
To ensure patient and staff health, a clean and sterile clinic is another necessity. MFI Medical carries cleansers, wipes, disinfectants, and antiseptics. In addition, there’s a variety of hand soaps, hand cleaners, and lotions to keep hands clean and sterile for clinical environments or high traffic areas.
Cleansing solutions help keep transducers and probes clean between uses. This cleaning step keeps these items sanitized and free from gel and lotion. For more convenience, there are disinfectant wipes available where the user can use a single towelette to get the job done. Brands of sanitizing wipes that MFI carries include Parker, PURELL, Dynarex, Metrex, and more.
For cleaning hands on the go, clinicians can use a hand antiseptic to quickly cleanse and sterilize hands between procedures or patient visits. To cleanse the skin before applying an electrode or transducer, it’s recommended that skin cleanser be applied first. Lotions can also be a staple to keep hands moisturized and nourished, especially in fields where handwashing is common and prone to drying out the skin.
Covers and Gloves
In addition to cleaning supplies, there are protection tools needed for examiners and certain devices. Specialized devices like probes need covers to keep devices sterile between uses. Probe covers are easy to slide on and secure and can be quickly removed and disposed of once the exam ends.
For a physician's hands, gloves are a necessary accessory to protect the examiner from bodily fluids without sacrificing patient interaction. Sempermed is a leader in glove manufacturing, with a wide variety of latex-free, powder-free, and durable gloves. They come in latex, nitrile, vinyl, and more. Most are also safe for use in food handling or around chemotherapy drugs.
MFI Medical is unique in that we work closely with brands you love and trust in order to bring you the best pricing. With medical consumables, we understand that these are supplies that need replenishing often. As such, we offer a convenient subscription service for these products, and work with these brands to bring affordable pricing for first time purchases and refills. Be sure to also check back throughout the year, as these deals change frequently.