Mountain View Medical Supply

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hope Pink Ribbon Premium Anerioid Sphygmomanometer

Say that fast three times!
Pink Ribbon Premium Anerioid Sphygmomanometer!
Pink Ribbon Premium Anerioid Sphygmomanometer!
Pink Ribbon Premium Anerioid Sphygmomanometer!

We just love this new item! Featuring our most popular aneroid sphygmomanometer model (S82/82), the 882 includes an extra large 6" x 9" Hope Pink Ribbon nylon carry case. Features: Latex free, nylon cuff, index and range markings, artery indicator mark, gauge holder, owner ID label, standard inflation bulb and air release valve. Lifetime calibration warranty.
Cuff Range: 10" - 16".

PS882-PRB - $30.83

Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Friday: A Few New Arrivals!


LUCH6743CB-HKLI - $27.49-$29.49
Such a fun print on this square neck top made of 100% Cotton.





LUWH14354-STR - $19.49-$23.49
Pair with navy, royal, white or pink pant.




LUWH14296-BIG - $21.49-$25.49
This print goes with just about any color pant!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Better Living Corner: Patient Alarm

A caregiver asked us: "Is there a device that will alert me should my patient try to wander while I prepare her food?"

We would suggest the Medline Advantage Magnetic Alarm. The magnetic pull switch tethers to patients clothing and will release from any angle, eliminating false alarms and clothing tears. This device easily mounts on a bed or chair and features a recessed on/off switch on the side of the alarm and a battery check button which allows a check without sounding the alarm.

This system includes strap, cradle and hook, loop fastener for mounting and 2ea AAA batteries.

Item #ML-MDT5000Z
Only $29.04

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fun Valentine Scrub Prints!

Can you believe Valentine's Day is only 4 days away? Didn't we just begin 2012?

If you are like most women and plan ahead to celebrate Valentine's Day, here is your last chance to scoop up some of our super fun prints for this LOVE-ly holiday!

Top, Mock Wrap 4788C, All My Love - $20.99





















Top, V-Neck 2764C, Groove Is In The Heart - $26.49























Top, V-Neck 2954, Loving You - $25.49



















To shop our entire line of Valentine Scrubs, click HERE

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hospital Miracles

Nurses witness the miracle of birth every day. But there are some cases that stretch their beliefs to their limits...

by Marijke Durning • September 30, 2011, Scrubs Magazine

What is a miracle? Among nurses, we may jokingly say it’s having a full roster of nurses on our shift or a shift without any “code browns,” but a true miracle—if there is such a thing—is much more than that.

A medical miracle is one that can’t be explained by medical and scientific minds. They may have theories, but no one can prove them. So, the events go down in history as “miracles.”

As nurses, we sometimes see what we consider to be miracles: patients who we thought wouldn’t recover walking out of the hospital or a dying patient waiting until someone from afar arrives to say good-bye before allowing himself to pass to the other side.

Here are three miracles that we’ve found. We wonder how the nurses involved felt about them.

Man Regains Speech and Movement After 19-Year Vegetative State

In 1984, 19-year-old Terry Wallis was in a motor vehicle accident near Little Rock, Ark., that left him in a persistent vegetative state. For 19 years, Terry’s parents visited him in his extended care facility and they also brought him home for visits, all the while talking to him and tending to him as needed.

According to a report on CNN.com, in April 2003, Terry greeted his mother by saying “Mom” when she went into his room. More words followed, as well as some voluntary movements.

Terry’s recovery hasn’t been complete—he has lost his short-term memory and has other brain injuries related to the accident—but the fact that his brain was able to rewire itself enough for him to regain the ability to speak seems to be a miracle in itself.

As student nurses, we are taught to speak to our patients whether they seem to be responsive or not—we don’t know if they can hear us. Here is a good example of why we should continue to live by that rule. We just never know who will be that miracle patient.

Christmas Eve Birth Tragedy Turns into a Miracle

Nurses who work in obstetrics get to see the miracle of birth and life every day. And while giving birth on Christmas Eve may make the already miraculous process of birth and life even more special, things can go horribly wrong as well. Just ask Tracy Hermanstorfer and her husband, Mike, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

According to the Associate Press, on Christmas Eve 2009, 35-year-old Tracy was being prepped to deliver her third child when she suddenly stopped breathing. Despite immediate CPR, the doctors and nurses couldn’t bring her back to life. Fearing for the life of the couple’s unborn son, the doctors performed an emergency Cesarean section. A few moments later, Mike was told that Tracy had a pulse once again.

After much testing, doctors were unable to determine what caused Tracy’s brush with death nor can they say if it will or won’t ever happen again. However, this miracle mom is just grateful that she lived to see another day.

Funeral Called Off

Family members had gathered to say their good-byes; a funeral was being planned. It was 2008 and 65-year-old Rae Kupferschmidt had sustained a massive cerebral hemorrhage so severe that there was no hope for her survival, no matter how slim. According to the Star Tribune, doctors at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., could not detect any brain activity.

The family had Rae taken off life support and brought her home to die. But things didn’t go as expected, and within a few hours of returning home, Rae began sucking on ice cubes and responding to simple questions.

Emergency surgery was performed to drain the blood. After recuperating, Rae went home with the ability to walk and talk, and determined to live her remaining days to the fullest.

Have you ever witnessed a miracle?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Seniors: Time to Find Relationships Online?

Did you know that baby boomers and seniors are the fastest growing group of internet daters? Online dating isn’t just for “young” adults anymore, today many people over 60 are hitting the web to find new companions, casual dates or serious love. The stigma of a relationship found online is now a thing of the past!

Online dating sites can vary, so you will want to do a bit of research before committing to a site, especially if you choose a site that charges a fee. Check out www.online-dating-zone.com and click on “Seniors” at the top, to help you compare site specifically for seniors. Most sites charge from about $10 per month up to $60 per month depending on the services you want within the site. Its also ok, and common, for people to subscribe to several different sites at the same time. Most sites do offer a free trial for new members so you can try before you buy. If you don't like what you see, or the site isn't user friendly, try another site that has a free trial membership.

Once you find a site that you like and want to officially join, you will need to work on creating a profile. A profile should be honest and reflect who you are which can include photos, hobbies, interests, family history, dreams, goals and more. If you need help creating a profile, AARP offers a personal ad maker for free. Go to www.aarpmagazine.org/lifestyle and click on “Create your own personal ad” at the bottom of the page. You can also enlist the help of a trusted friend or family member. Sites like ProfileHelper.com and E-Cyrano.com can also help you create a profile for a fee. Once your profile is complete, you should have a few people provide honest feedback to make sure you are representing yourself the way you truly want to be reflected.

When you register with a dating service you remain anonymous. Until you decide, nobody is given your full name, address, phone number or email address. Sharing information is only done at your discretion, and you will want to be very prudent with giving out your personal information. If you connect with someone on your site, chat online or on the phone and exchange emails for awhile before meeting in person. Once you decide to meet in person, always select a public place with plenty of other people around. Beware that not everyone represents themselves truthfully. If they look or sound too good to be true, they probably are, so use common sense.

To make connections, it takes effort on both sides. Women especially tend to sit back and let others come to them. If you find someone you like, make an effort and send them a short note that says “I really enjoyed your profile. I think we have some things in common.” Make it short and sweet and let them know you might be interested. The worst that can happen is that they don't respond.

If you do send a note and don't get a response, don't take it personally. Just move on and keep looking. There are plenty of fish in the sea, and it only takes one person to make online dating worthwhile!

If online dating sites are not appealing to you, consider social networking sites such as eons.com, boomj.com or rezoom.com that are created specifically for boomers and older, and are great places to meet people without the looming pressure of finding a mate on a dating site.