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Welch Allyn MacroView Otoscopes

Welch Allyn MacroView Otoscope

Welch Allyn, a leading global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, today announced the launch of the MacroView(TM) Otoscope diagnostic set, a hand-held otoscope with an innovative new design that gives healthcare providers a panoramic view of the ear. Featuring 30 percent more magnification than traditional otoscopes, a nearly full view of the tympanic membrane, and an adjustable focusable eyepiece, the MacroView Welch Allyn Otoscope can help healthcare providers to make faster, easier, and more accurate diagnostic decisions.

"The sleek new design and groundbreaking technology of the MacroView mark a major advancement in handheld otoscopy," said Cindy Kuiper, Welch Allyn product manager. "Healthcare providers now have a tool that actually makes an examination more precise and efficient without changing the way they already use conventional otoscopes. At this point, the MacroView stands above the rest for general assessment of the ear."

According to Kuiper, performing otoscopy is a standard procedure during a general medical examination, particularly for children. The MacroView Otoscope's advanced optical system and increased field of view provides a dramatic result in terms of the detail the practitioner can see in and around the tympanic membrane.

Welch Allyn SureTemp Digital Thermometers

SureTemp® Plus Offers More Accurate Thermometry Readings

San Diego, Calif., USA, -- Welch Allyn, a leading global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, today introduced two new electronic thermometers. The new SureTemp® Plus 690 and 692, both offer more accurate oral, axillary, and rectal temperature readings on patients of all ages and have an easy-to-read LCD display with icons that clearly communicate information to users regardless of language. An improved user interface and ergonomic shape with rubber grips makes taking fast, reliable temperatures more convenient. Interchangeable, self-contained oral/axillary and rectal probe wells and probes reduce the risk of cross-contamination and provide for easy cleaning.

"Both the SureTemp Plus 690 and 692 are flexible and fast and have the most advanced technology available," Whitney Bouma, product manager, said. "Whether a medical professional needs durability for the office or security features for a hospital, this thermometer works to ensure the most accurate temperature readings."

One of the fastest thermometers ever developed for adults and children alike, the SureTemp Plus 690 is an affordable electronic vital signs device that can withstand the constant use in a medical practice. The lightweight SureTemp Plus 690 features a recall button to capture the last temperature reading in an instant. It also has a convenient storage space for 25 probe covers and an optional wall mount that holds an additional 50 probe covers.

While the SureTemp Plus 690 is ideal for the office based medical practitioner, the 692 model features several security enhancements, such as a programmable location ID indicator on the LCD display, that discourage theft in a more volatile hospital environment. The lightweight SureTemp Plus 692 is decisively accurate and naturally intuitive. Its easy-to-read LCD display and ergonomic shape make it one of the fastest available today - providing 4-second oral, 10-second pediatric axillary and rectal, and 15-second adult axillary measurements.

3M Electric Littmann Stethoscopes

3M™ Littmann® Electronic Stethoscope Model 4000

Premium brand Littmann Stethoscope with new Sound Analysis Software. Be prepared for the future.

Auscultation is in the digital age - see what you hear and share your findings based on more than sound alone.

  • Offering state-of-the-art amplification, processing, recording and wireless data transfer
  • Enhanced diagnostics through more detailed analysis of body sounds
  • Enhances and simplifies teaching
  • Allows remote consultation
  • Enables compliance with patient confidentiality
  • Allows historical data archiving

Get your electronic stethoscope today.

AED Defibrillators from Welch Allyn

New Defibrillators Make Saving A Life As Simple As 1-2-3

Buffalo Grove, Ill., USA, -- Welch Allyn, a leading global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, now offers a new line of automated external defibrillators (AED), the AED 10 and AED 20, which both feature an intuitive design to guide virtually any rescuer through a cardiac emergency. Using text messages, voice prompts and instructional illustrations, the AED's automatically determine if a lifesaving shock is required, yet protect against inappropriate delivery of electrical current to the patient. Intended for easy operation and quick deployment, the AED 10 and AED 20 use the simple "1-2-3" rescue approach--a proven life-saving protocol used throughout the world.

"We want to make AEDs easy-to-use for ordinary people, reducing the time to deliver a first shock, which may mean the difference in saving a life," said Adrian Alvarez, Welch Allyn's director of marketing for defibrillation products. "For every minute that goes by without receiving a defibrillation shock, survival rates decrease by up to 10 percent, and it usually takes an EMS team six to 12 minutes to arrive at the scene."

Featuring the latest advances in defibrillation technology, Welch Allyn's AED 10 is the ideal device for very basic response. Clear audible instructions and visual prompts on a large high-resolution display, as well as a color-coded defibrillation pad are among the features that make the AED 10 easy to use by minimally trained first responders. The unit, which weighs only 3.5 pounds, can be housed in a quick deployment configuration that may include a compact wall cabinet, mounting bracket, or wall rack to meet a facility's specific storage needs. One high performance lithium battery powers the AED 10. The device is backed by a five-year limited warranty that includes loaner service.

Welch Allyn's AED 20 combines technology and versatility with optional manual defibrillation and optional "Lead II" monitoring with traditional snap-based electrodes. The AED 20's automatic analysis, joule selection and charging are ideal for both basic and skilled medical personnel. Its lightweight, yet rugged design offers durable performance and advanced features. The device is backed by a five-year limited warranty that includes loaner service. The device optional manual defibrillation and optional single channel monitoring with diagnostic ECG waveform display are ideal for the medically trained and advanced rescue responder.

In addition to AEDs, Welch Allyn also manufactures and markets a complete line of sophisticated crash cart defibrillators, AED parts and multi-parameter monitors for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest and related cardiopulmonary emergency events.

Welch Allyn Diagnostics

Welch Allyn® Integrated System with 767 Wall Transformer, Standard Ophthalmoscope, Standard Diagnostic Otoscope, 767 Wall Aneroid, and KleenSpec® Plus Diagnostic Otoscope Specula Dispenser Model 76792

Instrument integration -- complete diagnostics right within your reach.

In an era where efficiency is becoming increasingly vital, it is imperative that medical professionals have all the instruments they need right where they need them most. That's why Welch Allyn created the new 767 Integrated Diagnostic System. This innovative system offers many of Welch Allyn's state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments -- all in one easy-to-order, easy-to-install, wall-mounted package.

Features:

  • All the instruments you'll need to perform a complete diagnostic examination.
  • Choose a 3.5v Direct Ophthalmoscope with five apertures and a halogen lamp OR 3.5v Coaxial Ophthalmoscope with six apertures and halogen lamp for long-lasting, reliable performance.
  • Diagnostic Otoscope with Halogen HPX™ lamp with 30% more light output than traditional halogen lamps.
  • Handle-based rheostats for quick light-intensity adjustments.
  • 767 Wall Aneroid with easy-to-read, jeweled-movement, mercury-free manometer, certified to be accurate within one percent of scale (±3 mmHg).
  • KleenSpec® Plus Disposable Specula Dispenser filled with built-in storage compartment.
  • Sturdy, pre-drilled mounting board mounts easily to any wall, preventing loss or theft.
  • 767 SureTemp® Electronic Thermometer provides highly accurate oral temperature readings in 4 seconds, rectal temperature readings in 15 seconds.

Key Components:

  • 767 Wall Transformer without Clock
  • 3.5v Standard Ophthalmoscope (Head Only)
  • 3.5v Diagnostic Otoscope with Specula (Head Only)
  • 4mm Disposable Tip
  • 767 Tycos® Wall Aneroid with Durable One-Piece Adult Cuff
  • Filled Dispenser with Storage
  • 34" Instrument Panel

Welch Allyn Vital Signs Monitor with NIBP

Welch Allyn® Vital Signs Monitor with NIBP, Nellcor Puritan Bennett™ Pulse Oximetry, Temperature, and Printer Model 52NTP-E1

Advanced monitoring made affordable.

The Welch Allyn Vital Signs Monitor makes automated vital signs monitoring affordable, even for procedures, minor surgery, and treatments. The Welch Allyn Vital Signs Monitor is modular, so you can select precisely the features you need today and add more capability whenever you want it.

Features:

  • Standard non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) as well as pulse rate and MAP.
  • Available options include the choice of Nonin® brand or Nellcor Puritan Bennett™ Pulse Oximetry. Other options include SureTemp® Thermometry and an integrated thermal printer.
  • Includes automatic blood pressure mode, STAT blood pressure mode, programmable alarms, and built-in memory.
  • Standard RS-232 computer interface for uploading patient data to your network or PC.
  • Includes 15-minute tutorial video.

Key Components:

  • Vital Signs Monitor
  • Nellcor™ Durasensor, Adult Oxygen Transducer
  • Oral Temperature Probe, 9 ft.
  • Transformer
  • Power Cord
  • Large Adult Cuff, Black
  • Neoprene Large-Adult Bag, 1 Tube
  • Neoprene Coiled Tubing, 8 ft.
  • Cuff Clip
  • Probe Covers (box of 25)
  • Printer Paper, 6 rolls

Technical Specifications:

Dimensions: 6.5 in (16.5 cm) x 8.6 in (21.8 cm) x 5.0 in (12.7 cm)
Weight: 6 lb (2.8 kg)
Blood Pressure Accuracy: Meets or exceeds SP10-1992 AAMI standards
Temperature Accuracy: Temperature Calibration Accuracy: +/- 0.2 F(+/- 0.1 C)
Pulse Oximeter Accuracy: Accuracy: +/- 2 digits in the range of 70-99% saturation

UltraScopes User Reviews

Ultrascope User Testimonials

“I was amazed that I could hear inspiration and expiration through chest tube dressings.”

- Donna J. Barnes, Respiratory Therapist

“I had just purchased a new Littman Classic II at the show 15 minutes before I tried one of your stethoscopes and the demo sold me on yours which I have been using as my primary stethoscope ever since and all my co-workers now want one!”

-Bill Weedmark, FF/EMT-Asst. Chief

“Have shown and have three of my fellow physicians purchasing one.”

-Henry J. Kobrinski Physician’s Assistant

"This specialized product is excellent for detecting early pregnency and analyzing fertility treatment results."

Dr. Marutsky

“I can hear better with this scope than any I have ever used."

-Doreen Brown-Martinez, RN

“The sound conduction is superior to my Littman Cardiology Stethoscope.”

-Lucy Starbuck, Veterinarian

“...Up here in the northern parts of Norway...Sometimes it’s as long as 90 miles to the hospital and for me to be able to do my best under these conditions I need top class equipment. I was seconds away from ordering a Littman Cardiology III when I came across the UltraScopes web site...The quality of the sound is superb. In my opinion it can be compared to the more expensive Littman I was supposed to buy...”

-Bent-Krister Osbakk, Saltdal Ambulance--Norway

“Great color scheme! Excellent acoustics.”

-Debra Ann Reilly, MD

“Went to buy a Littman, but when I heard the UltraScope, as far as I’m concerned, it’s the only one. Littman who?”

-Debra L. Andrade, LPN

"It is fabulous. So far the best stethoscope I have ever used.”

-Christina McConnell, Flight Nurse / Paramedic

“When researching which scope to buy, the UltraScope was recommended by more professionals than any other scope. Thanks for making my decision an easy one.”

-Tiffany McKay, Nursing Student

UltraScopes

About the Ultrascope line of products:

UltraScopes are pressure sensitive stethoscopes for assessment of heart / lung sounds in patients and animals. The UltraScope head is machined from an extremely crack resistant modern plastic. The head, tubing and binaural assembly filters external noises while amplifying heart / lung sounds without batteries or electronics. Each head is completely manufactured in the United States and is individually designed, therefore no two are exactly alike. Frequency range 20-35 kHz. Adult head dimension: 2” diameter.

About the Ultrascope warranty:

UltraScope is pleased to offer you a Lifetime Warranty against defects in workmanship and materials. This warranty includes the head, eartip, diaphragm, and diaphragm retaining ring. Degradation of the binaural tubing due to bodily oils is not considered a defect, nor is premature aging of the tubing material, diaphragm or eartips caused by improper cleaning. Your warranty card must be returned within 30 days of purchase. The warranty is for the original owner only, and is not transferable. Warranty on electronic heads are limited to one year.

The owners, employees and thousands of satisfied customers believe the UltraScope is the best overall value available in the market. If you are dissatisfied with your stethoscope, we will replace or refund the purchase price of the stethoscope within 20 days of purchase. It is our goal that every customer is completely satisfied. We hope you will purchase your UltraScope for its high quality and unique appearance, and that you will use it for life! Thank you for your business.

Bruce Parker, Owner

Simply said, simply the best... UltraScope

Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs

Welch Allyn® Spot Vital Signs® -- NIBP only (pulse rate and MAP)
Model 4200B-E1

Vital signs in seconds, payback in no time!

Taking vital signs just got easier with the Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs, the first ever hospital-grade, automated, multi-parameter device created specifically to spot-check vital signs. The Spot Vital Signs offers measurements that are quick, easy, affordable, and accurate; lightweight portability; and a variety of mounting options to meet your needs. The base unit measures blood pressure and heart rate, with other options available, such as Nellcor Pulse Oximetry.

Features:

  • Standard non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) as well as pulse rate and MAP.
  • Uses the oscillometric method to determine systolic and diastolic pressure, MAP and pulse rate.
  • Adult durable one-piece blood pressure cuff.
  • Large LCD display with backlight.
  • Extremely user-friendly and easy to use.
  • Lightweight and portable: Weighs just 4.5 pounds.
  • Training video available.

All of these features come together to make the Spot Vital Signs one of the most versatile tools in the Welch Allyn line of products.

Technical Specifications:

Dimensions: 9.70"(24.64cm) x 5.72" (14.53cm) x 4.73" (12.01cm)
Weight: 4.5 lbs (2.04 kg)
Blood Pressure Accuracy: Meets or exceeds SP1--1992 AAMI Standards

Littmann Stethoscope Repair, Maintenance & Usage

Frequently Asked Questions About Littmann Stethoscopes

Q. I can’t hear anything out of my stethoscope. What is wrong with it?
A.
If the acoustic performance seems to be lacking or absent, the following areas should be checked before assuming there is a problem with the stethoscope:

  • Proper Headset Alignment - 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes have headsets which have been designed to be worn at an anatomically correct angle, oriented towards the user's ear canals. Wearing the stethoscope headset incorrectly can result in poor acoustic seal, and in some cases, complete sound blockage.
  • Before placing the eartips in your ears, hold the stethoscope headset in front of you so that the eartubes point away from you. When the eartips are in your ears, the eartips should be pointed forwards.
  • Not everyone's ear canals are the same. If after inserting the eartips in a proper manner, the fit does not seem comfortable and acoustic performance does not improve, grasp each of the eartubes, adjusting the headset for a custom fit.
  • Proper Fit of Eartips - It is important that the proper sized eartips are used to achieve optimal acoustic performance. This is especially true when using the soft-sealing eartips. If the soft-sealing eartip is too large for the user, the compression of that eartip while in the ear could result in poor acoustic performance. This could also be true if the eartip is too small. Finding the correct size of the individual's ears results in the best acoustic performance.
  • Obstruction - If the stethoscope is commonly carried in a pocket or hasn't routinely been cleaned, it is possible that somewhere in the sound pathway (chestpiece, tubing headset or eartips) there is something such as lint or dirt obstructing it.
  • Complete Seal in the System - Stethoscopes rely on an airtight seal in order to transmit body sounds from the patient to the user's ear. Loose parts in the chestpiece, loose tubing or cracked tubing can prevent an airtight seal.
  • Indexed Chestpiece - When using a doublesided stethoscope, the user needs to open, or index the bell or diaphragm by rotating the chestpiece. If the diaphragm is open, the bell will be closed, preventing sound from coming in through the bell, and vice versa.
  • If all these issues have been addressed and it is still difficult to hear, your stethoscope will need to be returned for servicing or repair.

Q. Why does the tubing on my stethoscope become stiff and rigid?
A
. The tubing used in all 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes is a PVC (polyvinylchloride) tubing that becomes hard when exposed for long periods of time to the lipids found in human skin. Wearing the stethoscope around the neck may cause stiffening of the tubing over time.

If worn around the neck, we recommend trying not to let it come in contact with skin by wearing it under a collar. It is also recommended that the tubing is treated with a vinyl protector such as Armor All® Protector once a month. This will not prevent stiffening, but may slow the process down.

Armor All® is a registered trademark of Armor All Products Corp, USA.

Q. Is there a difference in sound quality between long and short tubing?
A.
Past publications have suggested that the shorter the tubing, the better the acoustic response. Laboratory testing has shown this to be true, but the average hearing person will only pick up a difference if there is an extreme increase in stethoscope tubing length. In fact, based on the manner in which sound waves travel, there is a slight advantage in low frequency sounds with longer tubing.

Most heart sounds are considered to be in the lower frequency range. Length of tubing seems to be a personal preference, based on physique and infection control issues viewed by the user.

Q. What is the sound difference (acoustic response) between one 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscope and another?
A.
There are many factors that contribute to acoustic response, such as having a complete seal from the point of auscultation to the stethoscope user’s ear canal. External factors can also contribute. We can cite our laboratory test results, but these do not include factors like ambient noise, motion artefact and ear canal seal. Because of variables in each individual’s hearing, we recommend trying the stethoscopes before purchasing.

The price of the 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscope product range correlates to the laboratory test results in acoustic response. The 3M™ Littmann® Master Cardiology Stethoscope has the best acoustic response (5dB ‘louder’ than the 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology III Stethoscope. Keep in mind that these results are in the “low frequency” range (50-200 Hz) where one is listening to most heart sounds.

Q. How should I routinely clean my stethoscope? Can I sterilize it?
A.
Avoid extreme heat, cold, solvent and oils. The stethoscope should never be immersed in any kind of liquid, or steam sterilized. If sterilization is required, it should be gas sterilized in a 3M™ Steri-Vac™ Sterilizer, followed by aeration for 36 hours in a 3M™ Steri-Vac™ Aeration Cabinet.

Q. Can I put a tunable diaphragm (like on the 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology III Stethoscope) on my old 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology II Stethoscope?
A
. No. The new 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology III Stethoscope has an attenuating ring behind the diaphragm to make the tunable function possible. The old 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology II Stethoscope cannot be retrofitted to a 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology III Stethoscope.

Q. Can any of the 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes be used during an MRI?
A.
No. All 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes contain metal.

Q. How do I know which type of replacement eartips to use on my stethoscope?
A.
It is important to know whether your eartips are threaded or snap-tight. Older 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes have the threaded type. In early 1994, the more secure snap-tight eartips were introduced. Because of the design of the headset, snap-tight and threaded eartips are not interchangeable. If your stethoscope was made prior to mid-1994 and no other repairs have been made (ie: binaural replacement), the eartips should be threaded. These are available in soft-sealing, firm and hard white plastic and in both large and small sizes. If the stethoscope is newer than mid-1994, it uses snap-tight eartips, which are available in large and small, soft-sealing and firm. The white plastic eartips are not available in the newer stethoscopes. Most medical supply stores will know which eartips will fit on your stethoscope.

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