Mountain View Medical Supply

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

New Product: RockTape and RockSauce

RockTape is a special kind of tape known as kinesiology tape and is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries.
RockTape can be used for: Achilles tendonitis, Plantar fasciitis, Jumpers knee (PFS), ACL/MCL issues, Rotator cuff, Groin and hamstring pulls, Lower back issues, Shin splints, Tennis and golf elbow, Pain associated with pregnancy, Postural correction and more.
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RockTape - $18.67
Use your RockTape with RockSauce - The most powerful topical you can buy. Rock Sauce is the first and only warm topical pain cream designed for use with Rocktape. When applied directly to the surface of Rocktape, Rock Sauce soaks into Rocktape and slowly releases itself which provides cooling and warmth for up to 1 hour.  Rock Sauce is powerful. How powerful? Try 20% Methyl Salicylate, 10% Menthol and .002% Capsaicin.
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RockSauce - $17.23


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Proper Care & Storage of Ostomy Supplies


Ostomy supplies are not inexpensive, to say the least.  So, it’s important to understand how to apply them properly, and equally important to know how to take care of and store supplies until use.  Proper care and storage helps make your ostomy supply expenses as economical as possible.

When you receive your ostomy supplies, especially when they are a new brand or type, be sure to read carefully the instruction sheet and guidelines included in the box.  They may include specific recommendations for that given product.  Review instructions periodically to refresh your memory, and to see if any recommendations have changed over time.

Generally speaking, all ostomy supplies should be stored in a cool, dry location.  Too much heat can melt or weaken many of the materials used in ostomy wafers/barriers, pouches or accessory items.  Avoid leaving supplies in a hot car, or in direct sunlight. 

Keep supplies such as wafers/barriers and pouches in their original box.  By doing so, you save the brand name, product identification number, and the lot/date information for those specific items.  You may never need this information, but in the event you do, you will be glad you have it.  When reporting quality control problems all of the information on the box will be required.  Or, if you find yourself in a pinch and needing to buy from a new source, you are sure to get the exact product you need. 

Some ostomy suppli8es do have a “shelf-life”.  Meaning, the product may have an expiration date.  If this is the case, the dates may be recorded on their containers.  If you find you have a box with an expired date, check with manufacturer, your local supplier, or an ostomy nurse for advice on usage.  To ensure you don’t end up with older, expired product, practice the FIFO method:  First In, First Out.  Place your new product behind the old product so you are sure to reach for the older product, and use it first.

While you do want to keep a stock of supplies so you are always prepared to change out your system, avoid the practice of stockpiling too much.  You want to make sure your reserve is as fresh as possible.  Of course, this depends on factors such as availability, proximity to a local supplier, or shipping issues.  Also, be sure to purchase supplies from a trusted vendor – one you know that will provide good service as well as stock or easily ship your required product supplies.  If you find yourself with a fairly uncommon product, most suppliers will stock your product for you if you become a regular customer.

Be sure to report defective supplies.  If you determine your supplies are defective in spite of proper use and storage, contact the manufacturer at their toll-free number listed on the box, to report the problem.  All major ostomy supply brands will either send a replacement or make adjustments.  Also, let your supply source know of your report to the manufacturer.  They also need to be aware of product problems, especially if they are providing product to you.

Adapted from Proper Care and Storage of Ostomy Supplies, by Teresa Murphy-Stowers, via Ostomy Association of Metro Denver, Inc., UOAA Update, October 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In Stock Now: Monterey Top in Black/Electric Blue

The Monterey top style from Orange Standard is now in stock in Black with Electric Blue!
Features an ultra comfortable Henley neckline, contrast buttons and top-stitching, stacked pocket detailing for extra storage, sleeve cuffs with contrast color accents when rolled, contrast reverse cover stitching when unrolled and side slits. 
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LUKOG3106 - $19.99

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

New Product: iReliev™ OTC TENS Pain Management System

The iReliev™ Pain Management System is an over-the-counter (OTC) TENS device that provides prescription-strength pain relief associated with sore and aching muscles in the upper and lower extremities due to strain from sports or exercise, normal household and work activities. This easy-to-use device comes equipped with eight preset programs allowing you to customize your therapy and target your pain. Comes complete with three AAA batteries, lead wires, storage bag, easy carry clip holder and four reusable electrodes for effective therapy on the go.
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IRET-1313 - $71.43

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Now in Stock: Warm Up Jacket in CARIBBEAN BLUE

Caribbean Blue in stock now at Laurel Uniforms & Apparel!
This jewel neck, snap front warm-up features two patch pockets, long sleeves with knit cuffs and a cell phone pocket.  And now, we offer this popular warm-up in CARIBBEAN BLUE!

LUCH4350-CARW - $19.49-$22.49
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Better Living Corner: "Personal Breathalyzer"

Question:  "With the legal alcohol limit change, is there a personal breathalyzer test available?  I'd like to be able to celebrate at holiday parties safely."

Check out the AlcoHawk Digital Slim 2

It contains an electronic airflow sensor to ensure the user continues to blow through the unit. This is a vital new function because only samples of air from the deep lung are proportionate to blood alcohol content. This new innovative sensor ensures the user exhales through the mouthpiece over the 4-5 second exhale. This is an important feature for professional screening to prevent an intentional short exhale which could affect accuracy. 
MIQ312500 - $71.43

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Print Scrub Tops!

Spread holiday cheer with these festive prints from Cherokee and Dickies.  Both tops are made of 100% cotton and feature front pockets and side vents.  Little Snow Buddies on the left has a peek-a-boo neckband and Rudolph's Misfits on the right, has black piping at the neck.  

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Great Gift Giving Ideas!

Need some gift giving ideas?  Look no further!


The unique design allows you to apply deep pressure to sore muscles on hard to reach areas of your body.  Theracane Self Massager - $38.68  
This card holder is designed to be free standing on a table top or held in hand. Cards can be easily added or removed.  Playing Card Holder - $12.50
These leather-like universal mobility bags feature dual attachment options, top full zipper with key rings, pockets and interior that are fully lined, four front pockets and more!  Universal Mobility Bag - $23.64
These seat and back cover sets add glam, add style, add luxurious feel. Make it all about you. Stand out from the crowd and make a statement! Set includes one seat cover and one back cover. Fits all Nova 4-wheeled walker models except 4214, 4215, 4216, 4202, 4207, and 4010.  Seat Back and Cover Set - $18.18
This bed tray features two convenient side compartments and a flat surface for reading, writing or eating. Made of durable heavy-duty rigid plastic, this tray is easily cleaned with soap and water.  Tray surface: 13-1/2" x 10-1/2".  Overall 23" x 11-3/4" x 8".  Tray height: 8.  Bed Tray - $19.19
Features large digital display that records time, revolution count, revolution per minute and calorie count.
Can be used with arms or legs. Foldable for travel or easy storage.  Pedlar Exerciser - $46.81
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Monday, December 1, 2014

We are Spreading Holiday Cheer!

During the month of December, spend $100 and get the following at Mountain View Medical Supply:


During the month of December, spend $100 and get the following at Laurel Uniforms & Apparel


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Need a Hand Held Showerhead? Get a Shower Diverter Valve!

Easy to install and easy to use, this Shower Diverter Valve allows an easy switch from existing shower head to a hand held shower head.  Fits standard 1/2 tubing. 
NO9305-R - $8.18

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 24, 2014

On Your Feet All Day?

Compression Socks Combat Fatigue!
Compression socks help distribute the pressure of being on your feet all day and maximizes the blood flow from the leg veins back to the heart.  This helps alleviate leg swelling, pain and fatigue.  Light compression socks come in a variety of colors and styles. 
Click HERE to shop light compression socks now!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Don't Just Settle for Black!


Add some elegance to your mobility needs with our new Champagne color!  
Designed to be pushed by a companion or caregiver, this Nova 319 wheelchair features a 19" wide padded seat, padded backrest and fixed, full length padded armrests.
NO319 - $152.83

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Custom Embroidery - Great One-of-a-Kind Gifts!

Customize Your Apparel with the BEST!
IN-STOCK DESIGNS: Come check out our catalog of holiday designs and create a unique and special gift for that hard to buy for person on your list!
LOGO:  We can embroider your logo in up to 9 colors!  Pricing and set-up are based on logo size and stitch count.
BASIC TEXT: Add any basic text lettering to most any garment.  Standard size of basic lettering is 1/2" with a maximum of 15 letters and spaces per line.  Letter styles available are Block, Script, ALL CAPS.  
HURRY, HURRY!  HOLIDAY ORDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 1ST!
Click HERE for more information, or contact us at laurel@laureluniforms.com, 303-420-8200.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Now in Stock for Men: Warm-Up in Navy

You asked, and we listened!
This snap front warm-up for men has two patch pockets and one chest pocket with matching knit cuffs.
LUCH4450-$20.99-23.99

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

New! Easy Air Seat Cushion

The new Easy Air Seat Cushion by Nova is a lightweight, adjustable air foam combination that provides variable pressure relief and automatically re-inflates with no pump required!
Also features air release valve that allows the cushion to be custom fit.  Great for home, office and sporting events. 

Easy Air Seat Cushion - $46.00

Monday, November 10, 2014

Better Living Corner: "My stethoscope gets 'lost' easily"

These 3M Littmann Classic II S.E. stethoscopes are available in a variety of colors to help you identify and keep track of your stethoscope.  Features a two sided chestpiece, high accoustic sensitivity for superior performance, and a tunable diaphragm on one side that augments the traditional bell function of the opposite side. 
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Our New Arrivals include Mickey and Ladybugs!

LUCH6988C-MKLL in Just Scrolling Along features a cute Mickey Mouse print - $27.49
LUCH82808C-BUGM in Bug Me A Dot features a whimsical lady bug print - $18.99
LUCH6623-MKNB in Spinning A Yarn features a classic Mikey Mouse character - $27.49-$29.49

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Monday, November 3, 2014

New! Great for Groups Scrubs

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Finally!  Shopping for Groups Made Easy!
We know how it goes when buying for groups.  One size does NOT fit all.  But you want your staff to stand out, look nice and be happy with the scrubs they wear to work each day!  That is why we created a new "Great for Groups" category on our LaurelUniforms.com website!
We expanded our size runs up to 5XL and added all colors available so you can fit both men and women in all shapes and size, and in the colors you want!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Nebulizer causing nosebleeds?

NEW!  In stock now:  Nose clips for use with nebulizer for nose bleed stoppage.
Nose bleed clips
MI64019 - $47.82 for a bag of 100

How Do You Give Thanks?

During November, and with Thanksgiving upon us, its time to think about all the things that make us thankful:

For family and the other special people who have joined life's journey along the way. 
For good health if you have it, one of life's greatest pleasures. 
For a brain that allows you to think and function. 
For the seasons that remind us that life is full of change (whether we like it or not). 
For a warm bed at night. 
For a phone that allows us to communicate with loved ones that are far away. 
For food, whether you are making it or eating it. 
For access to water, one of life's most important necessities.
For music, which feeds the soul. 
For little pleasures that remind us that we are human. 
For the ability to help others in need. 

During the holidays, not everyone has the ability to visit family, or have a family to visit.  Poor health and distance prevent many folks from gathering during the holidays as they once did.  Volunteering during the holidays doesn't have to be an ongoing commitment, or even an all-day affair.  Volunteering during the holidays will, however, make the difference in the life of someone else who needs a simple pleasure to boost their spirits.


Serve Dinner at a Homeless Shelter:  Homeless shelters need volunteers to prepare and serve meals for those without a home.  Whether or not you're handy with a frying pan, homeless shelters appreciate the extra help.  Check out The National Coalition for the Homeless, or The Salvation Army for information on where to help out. www.VolunteerMatch.com is an incredible website that can help match you to very specific areas of interest in your town or city.

Deliver a Meal:  If you have a car, consider volunteering with a local Meals on Wheels program to bring a hot dinner to those who aren't able to join family and friends.

Run a Turkey Trot:  Turkey Trots are races that often benefit local charities, planned on or around Thanksgiving.  Not only are these runs for a good cause, but they're also a way to burn calories - which means you can definitely have that second piece of pumpkin pie!  Simply type "Turkey Trot (your city, state)" into a search engine to find an event near you.  Not a runner?  Not a problem!  Most Turkey Trots offer a walking option. 

Invite a Neighbor, Friend or Acquaintance:  Perhaps you learn that someone may not have a place to go for a holiday meal.  Invite them to Thanksgiving dinner with you and your family.

Take Food to Public Service Workers:  Thanksgiving is just another working day for many public service workers.  Fire Stations, Police Stations, Emergency Workers, etc., all keep the rest of us healthy and safe during the holiday.  Call ahead and ask to bring a few plates for those on duty. 

Visit a Hospital:  Call in advance (or go online) and find out your local hospitals' volunteer policy.  Get yourself setup to volunteer and visit sick patients with an activity to make Thanksgiving day special. 

Visit a Retirement Home:  Many elderly often spend their turkey day without their families who sometimes live far away.  Help ease their loneliness by visiting them and spreading Thanksgiving cheer. 

Source:  www.dosomething.org; www.volunteermatch.org

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New WonderFLEX Color for Fall: Crimson

Crimson is new this season and is now in stock at Laurel Uniforms & Apparel!
6108 Verity lady fit darted Top and 5108 Faith cargo pant - $19.09-$23.59

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ReadyBath Luxe Heavyweight Washcloths

ReadyBath LUXE total body cleansing washcloths are a soft, heavyweight, disposable, premoistened, gentle, no-rinse, pH balanced cleanser that eliminates the need for basins, soaps, linens and lotions. 
ReadyBath LUXE Washcloths
ML-MSC095102 - $2.78

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Micro-Corduroy scrubs are here!

Looking for something new in your scrubs closet?  We have micro-corduroy scrub tops, just in from Koi!
Check them out:
Koi micro-corduroy scrub tops
Top: LUKO255PR in Helen Mod Dot print - $27.99  Bottom:  LUKO253PR Bailey in Honeycomb print - $27.99 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Arrivals: HeartSoul by Cherokee

These new HeartSoul scrubs are perfect to mix and match for a stellar fall wardrobe!

HeartSoul by Cherokee


Monday, October 13, 2014

Tired and sore underarms and hands from crutches?

Are your underarms and hands sore and tired from using crutches all day, everyday?  The Crutcheze line of crutch and walker pads and bags are here to make your life easier, more comfortable, and a bit more fun!

Crutcheze pads and hand grips for crutches

Friday, October 10, 2014

NEW! Fold Up Wall Mounted Shower Seat

This shower chair mounts directly to shower wall and saves space by folding up when not in use. 
Fold Up Wall Mounted Shower Chair
NO9404 - $96.00

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wonderful Detailing from Koi!

This Jasmine top in black features pink trim, a zipper inset with leopard print and pocket detail to keep you organized and fashionable!  So darn fun you have to add this to your fall wardrobe!


LUKO244 - $29.99

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Better Living Corner: "What exactly are slip resistant shoes?"

Slip resistant shoes are certified to provide sure footing.  While a shoe may seem to "grip" the ground well, if they are not labeled "slip resistant" they may still slip when met with certain conditions such as wetness. 
The new SRANGEL shoe from Anywear is a fully molded shoe with anatomical footbed that is designed to match perfectly to the shape of your feet.  All-day comfort with each step!
Only $36.99, in stock now at Laurel Uniforms & Apparel!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

One in Four Elderly Americans are Malnourished - Are You Malnourished?


Older Americans with varying degrees of malnutrition are found throughout the community – in their own homes, in long-term care facilities and even in hospitals.  Some reasons for senior malnutrition include loss of teeth, a hard time getting to the grocery store, and lack of money.  In fact, for many older people it’s not a question of eating well, but of eating at all.  For others, disease, medication interference and dependence on others add to inadequate nutritional intake.

For older Americans, malnutrition can lead to lost weight and strength, lessened immunity to disease, confusion and disorientation, and exacerbated frailty and debilitation. Good nutrition plays a crucial role in keeping older people healthy and functioning.

Studies have shown that older adults at nutritional risk see the doctor more frequently, and have more hospital and emergency room visits.  And when in the hospital, their stays are nearly twice as long as those of well-nourished patients, resulting in much higher hospital bills.

For senior women, it is recommended they eat between 1,600 calories a day for low activity levels, and up to 2,200 calories per day for an active lifestyle (walking 3 miles per day).  Senior men should eat between 2,000 calories a day for low activity levels, and up to 2,800 calories per day for an active lifestyle (walking 3 miles per day).  The average daily calorie consumption is 2,000 calories.

So what does 2,000 calories of food look like per day?  Here is a general breakdown:
2 ½ cups of vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, etc.
2 cups of fruit such as one banana, half cup of strawberries and half cup of orange juice
6 oz of Grain foods such as one slice of bread, roll or muffin, or 1 cup of cereal, or ½ cup of rice or pasta.
3 cups of Dairy such as low-fat milk, 1 cup of yogurt or 1 ½ oz of cheese.
5 ½ oz of Protein such as seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans, peas, nuts and seeds.
6 tsp. of oil, use mainly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated such as olive or canola oil.


At any age, it's important to feed your body a diverse amount of nutrients.  Of course you should always speak to your doctor about any food or diet restrictions they may have for any special conditions or medications that modify your food intake.

The Administration on Aging, through Titles III and VI of the Older Americans Act, administers the largest community nutrition services program for older Americans, the Elderly Nutrition Program.  This program provides nutrition services including meals, nutrition education and other services to mobile and homebound elders 60 years of age and older, with a preference to those in greatest economic and social need.

So where can seniors find assistance obtaining food?  Here are some nutrition resources for older Americans:

Congregate Meals Programs are government subsidized meal programs usually held in local community centers to provide reduced cost meals to seniors, an opportunity for socializing, and volunteer roles, which contribute to overall health and well-being of older adults.  Check with your local recreation center, church or senior center to see if they host senior meal programs in your area.

Meals on Wheels:  http://www.mowaa.org/
Oldest and largest membership organization supporting more than 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs that operate in all 50 states.  Visit their website to search for a Meals on Wheels service near you.

Netgrocer online grocery store:  www.netgrocer.com
A grocery store online, delivers refrigerated, frozen, non-perishable groceries and health and beauty supplies direct to your door in 3-7 days. (Shipping charges apply)

A pioneer in the home delivery of food, now with a special program for AARP members!  They also offer modified diet foods such as gluten free, vegetarian, low sodium, heart healthy and more.

King Soopers/City Market Home Delivery:  https://homeshop.kroger.com/sf/servlet/storefront
Your local grocery store now allows you to shop from home and have your groceries delivered to your door.  Standard delivery fee is $10.95.  If you don’t have a King Soopers, check with your local grocer to see if they provide home shopping and delivery services.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program-Elderly – How to Apply:  http://www.fns.usda.gov/csfp/eligibility-how-apply 



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Dansko Shoe Arrivals!

Oh, how we love new shoes, and these new Dansko's are no exception! 

The legendary Dansko Stapled Professional launched a comfort generation. Loved by millions, this iconic style offers unbeatable all-day comfort and support. Available in an ever-evolving range of upper materials. Go ahead, treat your feet!

Medallion Embossed Patent Leather Professional Clog

Multi Ripple Patent Leather Professional Clog

Pewter Patent Leather Professional Clog
In stock now at Laurel Uniforms & Apparel!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Men's Khaki Scrubs - New!

Our Men's rack has "gone khaki"!  
Now in stock, these EDS Signature scrubs from Dickies features pockets in all the right places and a zip-fly pant!

Starting at just $22.99!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Better Living Corner: I need replacement parts for my Nova walker

"I use my Nova walker all day, every day, and now I need a replacement part.  Can you help me find the part I need?"

Mountain View Medical Supply is an authorized retailer for Nova, which means we have Nova parts for walkers and wheelchairs.  From wheels to handgrips, and rail guides to brakes, we have you covered!

Click HERE to shop Nova parts online, or call 303-455-1300 today!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Need Scrubs for your Entire Group?

We Specialize in Group Scrub Sales!
Let us know what you need, along with your preferred budget and we will find the perfect fit for your group!  
Call Laurel Uniforms & Apparel at 303-420-8200 today!
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