Mountain View Medical Supply

Monday, January 31, 2011

Reporting to the FDA is Important to YOU

Consumers play an important public health role by reporting to the FDA any problems when using any product that the FDA regulates. The FDA regulates human drugs, animal drugs, medical devices, biological products, foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics and radiation-emitting electronic products. Immediate reporting plays an even more important role.

There are four types of problems that should always be reported:

Serious Adverse Event - Results in death, is life threatening, causes admission to hospital or longer than expected stay, causes permanent disability, birth issues/stillbirth or requires care to prevent permanent damage.

Product Quality Problem - Suspected counterfeit product, contamination suspected due to unusual odor or color and inaccurate or unreadable product labeling.

Product Use Error - Mixing up products with similar names/packaging, wrong dose taking due to confusing instructions/label, error using a device due to confusing or misleading design/instructions/packaging or lab test used for another purpose.

Problem with Different Manufacturer of Same Medicine - Not getting same result from generic as brand name.

Here is how to report to the FDA:
For the FDA’s 24 hour emergency line, call 301-443-1240.
For human vaccine reporting, call 800-822-7967.
For blood transfusion fatalities, call 301-827-6220.
For cosmetic problems, call 800-332-1088.
To report illegal or suspicious online products, go to
or forward emails to
For animal drug or device problems, call 1-888-332-8387.

To report all other problems, and to find the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in your geographic area go to

Source: FDA 101: How to Use the Consumer Complaint System and MedWatch

Friday, January 28, 2011

I Want to Be Like This Guy When I'm 75

This is an actual job application that a 75 year old senior citizen submitted to Walmart in Arkansas. They hired him!!!

NAME: Jack Buckley (Grumpy ***)

SEX: Not lately, but I am looking for the right woman (or at least one who will cooperate)

DESIRED POSITION: Company’s President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever’s available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn’t be applying here in the first place ?

DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that’s not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.


LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.

PREVIOUS SALARY: A lot less than I’m worth.

MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.



PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they’re better suited to a more intimate environment.

MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?


DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would be “Do you have a car that runs?”

HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, so they tell me.

DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job - no! On my breaks - yes!

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?: Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde supermodel who thinks I’m the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I’d like to be doing that now.



Courtesy of

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Social Security in 2037

I read today that Social Security, as it stands today, will run out in approximately 2037.

I am 40 years old. In the year 2037, I should be very close to retiring.

One of the proposals to extend Social Security is to increase the retirement age.

Here is what the Social Security Administration mandates for current retirement benefits:

Full retirement age is 67 for those of us born after 1960.
If you start your retirement benefits at age 62, your monthly benefit amount is reduced by about 30 percent. The reduction for starting benefits at age
63 is about 25 percent;
64 is about 20 percent;
65 is about 13.3 percent; and
66 is about 6.7 percent.

Now dont get me wrong, I think we need to fix Social Security, if its possible. But when I am 70, I hope to be enjoying my grandchildren, having a nice garden and having the time to actually homebake tons of goodies at Christmas time. Not working.

I'm a little irked that all of the money I have paid into Social Security wont do me squat in my retirement. Not to mention the money I will continue to pay until Social Security runs out, or at this rate, until I die, because I will now have to work until I die.

I'm also a little irked that the surplus money in Social Security has been "loaned" back to the government who's debt to income ratio puts them in the "DO NOT LOAN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES" category. (The same category lenders ignored enough to help put us in our current recession)

Simply put, this is a mess.

So I ask, is it really a good idea to have our government oversee our healthcare system?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Call 2-1-1 for Community Resources Near You

First there was 911, a simple emergency number so you don't have to fumble through the phone book while your house burns down. Then came 411, an informational number you can call from any phone to find the nearest pizza joint or hair salon. Now, there is 2-1-1.
What is 2-1-1? It’s a 911 or 411 with a heart. Spearheaded by United Ways, it’s a resource/assistance for Americans needing help - serious help - ranging from financial assistance during a family crisis to finding adequate care for an aging parent, to searching for the highest quality child care. Its your link to essential community resources and it is currently available to about 75% of the US, with more coming on board each month.
2-1-1 is also a way for others to give back to their community. The whole point of 2-1-1 is to put resources and volunteers in touch with those that need help.
2-1-1 is the most comprehensive listing of non-profit human service agencies, with some regions having information on over 11,000 programs.
To reach a 2-1-1 near you, simply dial 2-1-1 from any phone, or visit and go to the “2-1-1 Finder” in the lower right hand corner to find your local resource.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Children of Nurses

Do nurses give birth to better kids? Maybe, maybe not. But what is surprising is the number of accomplished people who have mothers that are nurses.

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino
Author James Ellroy
Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard
Glee star Lea Michele
Former President Jimmy Carter

Actress Maria Bello
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith
Host/Actress Whoopie Goldberg

Actress Laura Linney
Former President Bill Clinton, whose mom was also the child of a nurse.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Really, UPS, Really?

Its the first of the year, and this means that several of our vendors hand over the dreaded price increases.

As a company that prides itself on keeping prices as low as possible, we always dread the price increases. First it was anything metal, then anything cotton. Now, our shipping service, UPS, has increased their prices.

Don't get us wrong, we love UPS for their timeliness, ability to track packages in a single click, and their lovable drivers. But, really?

So, without due, we hesitantly introduce our new shipping rates:

UPS ground shipments within the state of Colorado, under $100 are now $8.50.

UPS ground shipments outside the state of Colorado, but within the contiguous US, and under $100 are now $8.50 - $10.00.


Any packaged order over $100 is still FREE!!

For full information on our shipping policy, click HERE.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Having Hip or Spine Surgery?

Surgery on the hip, or surgery on the spine are major surgeries to have. Both will limit your mobility and movement for a period of time, which is MAJOR! We dont realize how much we appreciate our bodies until movement and mobility are limited.

To make your recovery quicker and easier, Mountain View Medical Supply has put together two great Kits!

First, we offer a Hip Kit:
This Deluxe 6 Piece Hip Kit includes:
* Sock & Stocking Aid
* 26" Reacher
* 19.5" Dressing Stick/Shoe Horn
* 22.5" Long-Handle Bath Sponge
* 27" Black Elastic Shoe Laces
* 27" White Elastic Shoe Laces
All for only $38.13!

Second, we offer a Spine Kit:
This Deluxe 6 Piece Hip Kit includes:
* Sock & Stocking Aid
* 26" Reacher
* 19.5" Dressing Stick/Shoe Horn
* 22.5" Long-Handle Bath Sponge
* 27" Black Elastic Shoe Laces
* 27" White Elastic Shoe Laces
* Toilet Tissue Aid
All for only $54.57

To shop and view our full line of Rehab Therapy products, click HERE

Monday, January 17, 2011

Buy Online & Get 10% OFF!

HURRY! Dont wait another minute and SHOP HERE NOW

Friday, January 14, 2011

Lab Coats, Physician Coats, Whatchamacallits...

Mmmmmmmm...remember the candy bar called Whatchamacallit?

Anyway. We have always offered Lab Coats at Laurel Uniforms & Apparel, but now they are conveniently at your "I-want-to-buy-online-at-midnight-in-my-PJ's" fingertips! Click HERE to shop now!

We have Men's, Women's, Unisex, Long, Short and all of them are white!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Critical: Moisturization!

According to Scrubs Magazine, 83% of nurses report that too much handwashing has caused such dryness that their hands have literally cracked.

We have several products that our customers swear by, and many of them are diligent handwashers in the healthcare industry too!

Sween Cream has vitamins A and D, and is an effective, soothing preparation for use on red, sore or irritated skin. Sween Cream has 4 moisturizers that immediately help restore dry, fragile skin that's at risk for cracking, especially around heels and elbows. Sween Creams non-occlusive formula absorbs quickly into the skin.

Item #CO7069 - $11.19/11 oz. Jar

Sween 24 Cream is a highly effective moisturizing cream that helps prevent and temporarily protects chafed, chapped, or dry skin. Eliminates the need for multiple daily applications and moisturizes for a full 24 hours. Nonirritating and non sensitizing.

Item #CO7092 - $6.23/5 oz. tube

Atrac-Tain Cream Contains 10% Urea & A.H.A to help relieve severely dry skin. Specially formulated to provide intensive moisturization. This cream is our STAFF PICK for the best moisturization!

Item #CO1814 - $12.72/5 oz. tube

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Clearance on Our Holiday Scrub Tops!

These were $22.99

NOW $17.50!!

We have a few sizes left at these GREAT PRICES, so hurry!

Mickey's Christmas Party

This Mickey Mouse Cheer Holiday Scrub top has contrast binding that finishes the neckline and sleeves of a slim fitted mock wrap top with patch pockets and side vents. Center back length: 25". Made of 100% Cotton.

I'll Be Back

This women's holiday print fit & flare top features a V-neckline and three front pockets (2 patch and one cell phone pocket). Contrast binding edges the neckline, sleeves and cell phone pocket. Center back length: 25 1/2". Made of 100% cotton.
Frosty says "Ill be back again someday!"

Rudolph and Santa

This women's holiday print fit & flare top features a V-neckline and three front pockets (2 patch and one cell phone pocket). Contrast binding edges the neckline, sleeves and cell phone pocket. Center back length: 25 1/2". Made of 100% cotton.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Got Gloves?

We do!! And we have several of them that have recently had a price reduction!

Latex Free Nitrile Powder Free Exam Gloves
These gloves are an excellent latex-free alternative. Lightly textured for grip and blue in color for visibility. Beaded cuff. Tested for use with chemotherapy drugs. Non-sterile.
Select Size:
Medium - ML-CUR8315
Large - ML-CUR8316
100 per box, sold by the box.
Was $8.45
NOW $8.18!

Latex-Free Powder-Free Aloetouch 3G Exam Gloves are made of synthetic vinyl and are coated with Aloe Vera to help moisturize and soothe dry hands. Gloves give outstanding tactile sensitivity with a unique softness and flexibility.
Select size :
Small - ML-MDS195174
Medium - ML-MDS195175
Large - ML-MDS195176
100 gloves per box, 10 boxes per case. Sold by the box.
Was $7.45
NOW $6.73!

Latex Free Nitrile Powder Free Exam Gloves
These gloves are an excellent latex-free alternative. Lightly textured for grip and blue in color for visibility. Beaded cuff. Tested for use with chemotherapy drugs. Non-sterile.
Select Size:
Medium - ML-CUR8315
Large - ML-CUR8316
100 per box, sold by the box.

Powder-Free Latex Exam Gloves from Curad. These gloves offer premium comfort and protection with excellent barrier properties. Low protein textured for secure grip and polymer coated for easy glide on.
100 per box, 10 boxes per case.
Select Size:
Small (ML-CUR8104)
Medium (ML-CUR8105
Large (ML-CUR8106)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter Bird Feeding Tips

During cold winter months, a steady flow of birds are sure to visit a well stocked yard. Here is a list of tips and tricks to entice our feathered friends!

This high-energy birdfood is one of the most important offerings during the winter months. It is a great source of energy to replace the protein rich insects that are hard to find in the winter. Store extra suet in your freezer so you are sure to never run out.

Fresh, unfrozen water is vital to birds in winter. Invest in a bird bath heater, or place a bowl of warm water out everyday for your backyard birds.

Don’t remove your birdhouses during the winter! Birds need plenty of roosting places to provide shelter and keep warm.

Instead of throwing out your old Christmas tree, throw it on the ground, along with other shrubbery and logs, where it can offer extra cover.

Many ground feeding birds will welcome seed sprinkled on the snowy ground where it is easily found. Piles of leaves attract insects that ground feeders would love to snack on.

Offer a variety of foods at various feeders throughout your yard. Put out seeds of several varieties and mixes, fruit such as orange halves, crumbled bakery items, chopped nuts, and popcorn. Of course birds never tire of black oil sunflower seeds, which in addition to high protein meat, boasts a high concentration of oil. Birds use their oil glands to spread the oil over their feathers to keep them buoyant, dry and warm.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

41: Number of Days to Valentines Day!

I know, I know. We JUST got through the major holidays.

But, we just got in the cutest Valentine scrubs ever!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP our newest Valentine scrub additions!

Otherwise, here is a preview:

Mickey's Valentine Party

Caring for the Cause:

Heart on the Line:

Pink Zebras:

Young Hearts:

Dont forget to pair these tops with our best selling KOI Scrub Pants, available in 21 different colors, including pink and red!

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year Resolutions

Apparently there is a right way and a wrong way to make new year resolutions. For me, approximately 50-75% of resolutions fall by the wayside, most by January 31st. I found out that to reach a goal, you need to have a game plan for achieving that goal. I expect great success this year with this new knowledge!

The top resolution in the US is spending more time with family and friends. Maybe because we spend two major holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, with friends and family, by January we feel we have already met this goal and check it off the list. So when December rolls around, it becomes a resolution again!

Number 2 and 3 on the resolution list is fitness and weight loss. As a person who hits the gym year round, I hit it harder in November and December because January and February are jackpot months for gym memberships. By March, most gym passes are collecting dust and the wait for a machine is non-existent once again. You gotta stick with it!

Number 4 on the list is to quit smoking. I think this used to be higher on the list when smoking in the home or public places was more acceptable, and inevitably easier to do. My philosophy on this one is that until a smoker is ready to quit, it wont happen. And most smokers quit randomly. They wake up one day and decide to do it. Pick a day, any day, and just do it!

Number 5 on the list is to enjoy life more. As I get older, this goes higher on my “everyday” list. At the end of my life, I want to slide in sideways and exclaim “what a ride!”.

Number 6 is to quit drinking. I thought drinking several glasses of red wine per week was recommended because it was actually proven to be heart healthy? Im going with that...

Number 7 on the list is to get out of debt. Of all of the goals, this one needs a solid game plan! We live in a country of excess and its almost the norm to spend more than we make. Kill two birds with one stone and have a potluck game night with friends and family. How fun!

Number 8 is learning something new. I think it counts if instead of a romance novel, you read a biography about someone interesting, like Marilyn Monroe. Or, the Discovery Channel is always documenting and showing new things!

Number 9 on the list is helping others. This one, in my opinion should be higher on the list. We are a country of giving and it is in our nature to help others. From donating clothes from your closet to mentoring a child who has no strong family structure, we can all find a way to help out someone in need.

Finally number 10 is get organized! This one can help you achieve all of your resolutions/goals! Planning can be bare basics. If you’re a techie, use the calendar/planner on your phone device or computer/iPad. If you are not a techie, there are small pocket planners up to large day timers to help keep you on the right path.
Only you hold the key to your life, so go on, drive it and have a great year!