Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Furniture Solutions

Did you know that ProMed offers complimentary custom design services? We work with the best brands in the business to help you make your dream facility a reality. To learn more, contact any of our knowledgeable territory managers or give us a call at (800) 648-5190.

Sister Natalie is thrilled with Rosary Hill's new chairs!

A custom chair for Rosary Hill

Rosary Hill's chairs and complementing table tops 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Create a Homelike Environment with Our Textiles and Linen

Whether you're on a tight budget or looking to provide linens just like the ones your residents enjoyed in their own homes, ProMed has your solution. Our Textiles and Linen product offering includes bath, bed and dining linens as well as textile products designed exclusively for the healthcare market.

We offer:
  • Reusable and disposable pillows
  • Standard, premium and knitted sheets
  • Bath blankets
  • Bed blankets and spreads in both patterns and solid colors
  • Standard and premium terrycloth products in a wide variety of colors
  • Multiple styles of clothing protectors
  • Reusable underpads
  • Linen accessories, such as hampers, storage carts and bags

To learn more about ProMed's Textiles and Linen product line, contact your territory manager, give us a call at (800) 648-5190 or visit us online at

Monday, July 21, 2014

Study: Common Arthritis Drug Prevents Worsening of Alzheimer's

A common arthritis drug, Etanercept, might be capable of doing double duty. According to a newly published study, individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease did not deteriorate in terms or cognition or behavior when they were given Etanercept every week for six months.

Etanercept blocks a blood protein that is released as part of an inflammatory response. High levels of this protein have been associated with worsening Alzheimer's disease.

The researchers are calling for further trials.

To learn more, click here.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Study: More RNs Delaying Retirement

Research has found that registered nurses over the age of 50 are working an average of 2.5 years longer than RNs in previous decades.

From 1969 to 1990, about half of RNs worked until age 62, and 10 percent remained working until 69. Between 1991 and 2012, however, 74 percent of nurses worked until the age of 62 and almost 25 percent worked to 69.

The researchers attributed this increase to the recession as well as the delayed retirement of baby boomer RNs. They also noted that this trend isn't unique to nursing.

To learn more, click here.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Protect Diabetic Feet This Summer

While it might feel great to kick off your shoes and feel the grass beneath your feet during the summer, it's important that people with diabetes remember they're more prone to foot-related complications and continue to take measures to prevent them.

Here are four tips to protect diabetic feet during the summer:

  1. Forget the flip-flops. While flip-flops and other sandals allow feet to feel cooler, they're not supportive. Instead, consider a breathable, well-fitted athletic shoe that offers both support and comfort.
  2. Don't overlook small cuts and scrapes. Many diabetics underestimate the havoc that can be wrought by a scrape, open blister or superficial cut. Diabetes lowers the body's natural defense against bacteria, thereby opening the door for cellulitis to set in. This infection can quickly spread into the bloodstream from a seemingly small wound on a foot or leg. Diabetics are a higher risk for cellulitis than non-diabetics.
  3. Keep skin clean and dry. Fun at the pool and beach or any activity that results in sweating can result in extra skin moisture, which in turn can lead to an overgrowth of skin fungus and potentially an athlete's foot infection. If the infection makes its way into the foot skin through cracks and fissures, cellulitis can result.
  4. Control blood sugar. When blood sugar is normal, the potential for foot complications is significantly lower. In the summer, this might mean saying no to the barbeque, pie, ice cream and other warm-weather goodies that pop up at celebrations.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Google, Novartis Pair to Create Blood Sugar Monitoring Contact Lens

Photo credit: Getty Images

Google has announced plans to partner with Novartis, a European drug maker, to develop a "smart" contact lens that has the ability to monitor the wearer's blood sugar.

Novartis's eye care unit, Alcon, has struck a deal to license the smart contact lens technology from one of Google's research divisions and use it to develop new products. The prototype lens uses sensors and a radio antenna thinner than a human hair to monitor blood sugar. Although Alcon has not stated how this data would be transmitted, the goal is to make it available for upload to smart phones and other devices.

To learn more, click here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Featured Product Category: Dietary Care

ProMed has everything you need to meet your residents' individual nutritional needs, whether they're receiving enteral feeding, have a medical condition that requires special supplementation or just need to consume extra calories, fiber or protein.

Our Dietary Care product category includes:

Enteral pumps and accessories
Our exclusive Compliance® enteral pump is accurate, reliable and easy to use. We also offer spike sets, bag sets, feeding tubes, irrigation kits and other essential accessories.

ProMed offers enteral and oral nutrition products for a wide variety of needs, including sole source nutrition, calorically dense and high-protein formulas, pediatric nutrition and more.

Thickened liquids
For residents who have difficulty swallowing, we stock a variety of thickeners as well as pre-thickened liquids.

We also provide an exclusive Enteral Delivery Program in-service guide to our customers. This guide takes you step by step through using the Compliance enteral pump and includes a handy list of related accessories to keep on hand.

To learn more about our Dietary Care products, contact your ProMed territory manager, give us a call at (800) 648-5190 or visit us online at