Updated: November 26, 2012 6:08AM
MUNDELEIN — From new walking aids, including knee walkers and deluxe rollators, to new marketing and merchandising programs for durable medical equipment and continence care products, Medline Industries, Inc., introduced a number of innovative solutions for home medical equipment (HME) providers at the annual Medtrade Conference in Atlanta, Ga., earlier this month.
“Reimbursement cuts are impacting everyone’s bottom line. So it’s becoming increasingly important for HME providers to offer quality, well known and high-end products like our Curad brand and Guardian line that clinicians and therapists highly recommend to help drive more traffic to their stores,” said Rich Derks, president of Medline’s durable medical equipment division.
Medline introduced the following new products at Medtrade:
G2 Knee Walker: A viable alternative to crutches, the Medline G2 knee walker is designed for patients with either right or left below-the-knee injuries.
Deluxe Comfort Rollator: Provides comfortable seating and smooth operation in one mode. Extra thick, memory foam seat contours comfortably to create an ideal cushion for tired users. It has a 300-pound weight capacity.
Respiratory SuperSoft Nasal Cannula: Soft, flexible and non-sticky so it’s gentle on the ear, cheek and chin — all sites where sores can develop with even short term oxygen use. This innovative cannula helps reduce pressure and friction on delicate tissue while enhancing patient comfort and compliance.
Curad Post Surgical Mammary Compression Dressing: Recommended for recovery from breast surgery, open heart operations and other chest surgeries. The innovative dressing features maximum support and security when covering and protecting incisions. It has a front zipper opening and adjustable straps with a hook & loop closure to provide access to the surgical site for easy inspection and dressing changes. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each compression dressing will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund mammograms for underserved woman.