Thursday, 2 November 2017

Meet Us at MEDICA, Stand No.: 13D03, from 13 - 16 November 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany

GPC Medical Limited invites all the visitors at the MEDICA show to visit our Stand No.: 13D03 for a one stop shop for all your hospital and medical needs. We exhibit our products every year at this show taking this opportunity to apprise our customers about the latest research oriented medical products made by GPC Medical.

This year we will be exhibiting our comprehensive range of medical products at Stand No.: 13D03, from 13 - 16 November 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany.


GPC Medical at MEDICA 2017, Germany

 

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Friday, 24 February 2017

Different Types of Sterilization and Their Medical Uses

Microorganisms are always present around us responsible for different types of reactions. They cause infections and spread different diseases. Sterilization is an easy and effective process to kill these pathogenic organisms and prevent microbial contamination. It’s a daily practice in hospitals and doctors sterilize instruments to protect patients from infections. Prolonged infections and severity in the disease are the outcomes of the use of unsterilized tools and instruments while the risks of transferring germs from one patient to another also get higher.  Here we are going to describe different types of sterilization and their benefits. 

Autoclave Sterilizers

 

Dry Heat Sterilization 

High temperature is used in dry heat sterilization method and it usually performed in ovens. Rapid heat sterilization and toaster oven and are the two types of dry heat sterilization in which the instruments are placed in the oven and temperature is raised up to 160C 0r 190C respectively.

Benefits:
  • Effective for heavy tools
  • No risks of rust and corrosion
  • Maximum takes 15 minutes

 

Steam Sterilization 

Steam sterilization is also known as autoclaving. The method uses pressure-temperature relation and considered as the most effective method to kill bacteria and germs. On increasing the temperature the pressure will automatically get higher and usually the ideal temperature for steam sterilization is 133C. Corrosion and rust are the major drawbacks of steam sterilization.

Benefits:
  • Produce high temperature required for killing microbes present in cellular protein
  • Rapid delivery of heat and penetration of dense materials
  • High temperature kills both bacteria and viruses

 

Solvent Sterilization  

Liquid disinfectants such as glutaraldehyde and ethanol are used in health care facilities. Isopropanol is another solvent for fat denaturing and added 60-90% in water. The material that needs to sterilize is immersed water for a certain time and the instruments are cleaned off later. IPA and ethanol have no effect on spores but they show significant results in killing bacteria and germs. Peracetic Acid can be used for this purpose. Moisture and high risks of corrosion make it unsuitable for iron and steel instruments.

Benefits:
  • Best method to kill vegetative organisms and spores
  • Easy and affordable method
  • Deep sterilization due to the penetration

 

Radiation Sterilization 

In the radiation sterilization method, high energy rays are used to kill the germs and bacteria. These high energy rays are strong enough to damage internal human body organs. Non-iconic and iconic are the two types of radiation sterilization. Ultra violet radiation is called non iconic sterilization while X-rays and Y-rays fall in the category of iconic sterilization method.

Benefits:
  • Use of rays as per the tolerance of the object
  • X-rays sterilize plastic items
  • No chemical changes and rust corrosion risks
With the passage of time, medical science is progressing rapidly and new ways of sterilization are being introduced to ensure the maximum protection from germs and microbes. Glass bed sterilization and filtration methods are also proving their metal while the experiments to check the effectiveness of ultra sound are also underway. 

References:

http://www.gpcmedical.com/190/sterilization-equipment-&-accessories.html

https://gpcmedical.blogspot.in/2014/08/sterilizers-autoclaves.html


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Your Guide To The Wheels you Need

The need for a wheelchair arises either due to growing age or to prevent temporary disability or to assist a permanent disability factor. If this is your first time you are looking for a new wheelchair or if planning to upgrade the current version of your wheelchair, the process of finding an appropriate one will be a bit overwhelming to know where to start your search. Considering the fact that there is a wide range of wheelchairs, because different users have different preferences and there is a wide range of disabilities, each wheel chair comes with their own pros and cons.

Wheelchairs


Here is the quick guide to make your buying decision easier:


The Basic Wheels 

These wheelchairs are the most basic version, which can be used by the user himself or an attendant my assist him. People with good muscular strength find this wheelchair as the best solution. It can be termed as most durable wheelchair that includes leg and foot rests. It sometimes comes with a version that offers elevating leg rests and either desk-length or fill-length arms. They are portable and easily foldable, ideal for those who travel often. The seat width ranges from 16 – 20 inches.


Wheels that don’t Feel

Lightweight wheelchairs are much less demanding to move than the more heavyweight basic traditional wheelchairs you might have come across. These seats are foldable and made with a material that is lighter, which allows you to effortlessly perform routine chores.


The Every Day Wheels

Made with steel frame these standard wheelchairs are durable and strong, offers different features such as permanent arms or removable arms, elevating leg rests, detachable footrests, variable seat widths, full or desk length arms.

Wheels that Recline

Recliner Wheelchairs are made to assist in severe hip extension contractures, pressure re-distribution for prevention of skin breakdown and orthostatic hypotension. These seats are best utilized alongside raising leg rests, which will permit the client to reposition their legs and feet too.

Wheels that Help

Designed specifically for an attendant or a companion to push, this version is actually meant others to help one rather than the user himself. Small-sized wheels make it impossible for the user to use it independently; it can only be used with the support of a companion. They are light-weight and compact in size.  Ideal for those who don’t use wheelchair often but need assistance during strenuous activities.

The Modern Wheels

Motorized or electric wheelchairs are quite often loaded with electronic control frameworks to help in controlling and speed. People with weak health conditions, critical breathing and heart conditions, and in permanent state of disability or any state that makes it impossible for them move a manual wheelchair are greatly benefitted with electric wheel chairs. In other words, these wheelchairs are suitable for any individual lacks the ability or strength to cope with a manual chair. There are power wheelchairs made particularly for indoor and open air utilized and some intended to be utilized for both.

There is a wide range of wheelchairs catering to different need of users. To determine a perfect fit to cater your need a thorough research prior is necessary. Get opinion from your doctors, wheelchair users in your circle to assure yourself that whichever version you will opt for, shall meet your needs. If you are fully dependent on a wheelchair, it is essential to find the right option.

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