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180 Medical Recognizes National Doctor's Day

by Jessica March 28 2014 10:40

This Sunday, March 30th, 2014, marks the 81st National Doctors' Day in the USA. 180 Medical wishes to recognize and honor the significance of this day and honor the many special urologists, rehabilitation doctors, general practitioners, and other physicians that we are proud to know and serve.

History of Doctors' Day

The very first Doctors' Day to be observed on record was March 30th, 1933, when Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, created and implemented a day solely to honor physicians. On this first observance in 1933, greeting cards were mailed, and many also placed flowers on the graves of deceased doctors.

In 1990, National Doctors' Day was signed into public laws to designate March 30th of every year as the official day to recognize physicians and their many contributions to learning, teaching, healing, and changing lives.

180 Medical's Special Message for Doctors on this Day

To all of the great physicians out there, today, all of us at 180 Medical would like to thank you for all that you do every day, you strive diligently to improve the quality of life for others. The great care you demonstrate in your work does not go unnoticed by us.

National Doctors' Day is just one day out of the year, but our gratitude for you is year-round!


About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for almost 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.

UTI Facts: Preventative Care and Management

by Catheter Experts March 25 2014 08:52
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are incredibly common and result in millions of visits to doctor's offices every year. At 180 Medical, many of us not only have first-hand experience with urinary tract infection; we also frequently talked to customers who have trouble with recurrent UTIs.

One of our goals at 180 Medical is to provide you with the information you need to succeed in turning your health and life around, so we’ve prepared this educational infographic, which should give you a bit more information about Urinary Tract Infections, what they are exactly, what symptoms are, and some basic prevention and care tips.


If you are currently experiencing what you believe to be a Urinary Tract Infection, contact your healthcare professional to schedule an appointment as soon as possible so that they can treat you appropriately.

If you currently use catheters and are experiencing recurrent UTIs, please give one of our trained specialists a call at 1-877-688-2729, and they can discuss your options for products which may help to reduce the risk of recurrence of UTIs.
  

Knowing Your Bladder: Incontinence

by Catheter Experts February 17 2014 14:11
Know Your Bladder: Incontinence
  

44th Annual SUNA Conference Approaching

by Jessica September 26 2013 09:57

180 Medical is a proud corporate member sponsor of the 44th Annual SUNA (Society of Urologic Nurses & Associates) Conference, which is coming soon on October 11-14, 2013. Register today and join your nursing colleagues for this awesome annual event held at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL.

This year’s seminar will feature various workshops, education sessions, networking opportunities, social events, advanced practice tracks, and an exhibit hall featuring the latest products and services in the field of urology.

180 Medical will be in attendance as well, so please come on by and visit us at Booth #219!

For more information on the event or to register, please see SUNA’s event page at http://event.suna.org.


About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for four years and currently holds the title of Purchasing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such fun, caring company.
  

ARN Annual Education Conference

by Jessica September 24 2013 13:58

180 Medical will be attending the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses 39th Annual Education Conference, which will be held in Charlotte, NC, this year from October 2-5. We are proud to be an ARN Corporate Member Sponsor!

This year’s conference will be an awesome opportunity for ARN members and rehabilitation nurses to further their education, fulfill any maintenance of certification or licensure requirements, and learn more about the latest research and the top approaches to patient care and rehabilitation.

The schedule includes the ARN Leadership Courses, professional tours of facilities, a career fair, along with fun opportunities to meet others like a morning zumba workout session, bowling (Bowling for RNF Dollars at Strike City Bowling) and a continental breakfast, along with various educational seminars and presentations.

ARN is excited to announce that John Hockenberry, host of public radio’s live morning news program The Takeaway, will be this event’s Opening Keynote speaker. Closing speaker is NHRA World Champion Drag Racer Darrell Gwynn, who will share his inspiring story about his determination and triumph after a tragic spinal cord injury in 1990 (when he was just 28) during a drag race.

If you’ll be in attendance at the event, please stop by the exhibit hall and visit us at 180 Medical’s booth (#109)!

For more information about ARN, please take a look at their official website at www.rehabnurse.org.

About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for four years and currently holds the title of Purchasing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such fun, caring company.
  

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ZERO Prostate Cancer RUN

by admin July 25 2013 13:54
The second annual Zero Prostate Cancer Run was held in Chicago on 6/1/13. 180 Medical was proud to help support this wonderful cause. Advanced Urology Associates is a team of renowned specialists that provide the most advanced urological care in Will and Grundy Counties, in Illinois.

“Nearly 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone, including more than 9,000 in Illinois,” said Jamie Bearse, CEO of ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer. “ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge raises funds that are critical for increasing awareness and fighting the disease.”

Funds raised from ZERO Prostate Cancer Run help prostate cancer research funding, promote awareness, supports free testing, and education efforts.

180 Medical Prostate Cancer race

Facts about Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a malignant growth in the tissue of the prostate, which is a gland in the male reproductive system. The prostate is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It wraps around the urethra, the tube through which urine flows. Cancer can cause the tumor to grow, and this can result in urine retention.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found in American men. In the curable stages, prostate cancer is not symptomatic.

It is important that men should begin prostate testing at age 50.

There are two tests used to diagnose the disease:
  • PSA blood test measures the prostate antigen in the blood
  • DRE (digital rectal exam) involves a more invasive process of the doctor feeling for bumps or hard areas in your prostate


About the Author:

Trish has worked for 180 Medical for almost three years as the Nebraska Office Coordinator. She lives in Nebraska,with her husband and daughters.
   
             

Coudé Catheters

by admin June 25 2013 09:58
A coudé catheter is a type of urinary catheter that features a slight curve or bend in the insertion tip. Using a coudé or curved tip catheter makes it easier for some men to thread the catheter past their prostate. Coudé tip catheters are also good for anyone with narrowing of the urethra and that have any blockages in their urethral pathway.

Jake Klein, MS, CPNP and Director of Urological Surgical Reconstruction and Continence Center and Continence Specialist at OU Medicine Department of Urology, gave us some examples of other instances where coudé catheters could be used:

  • Adults with prior prostate surgery or resection
  • Young boys with posterior urethral valves
  • Patients with either a urethral or stomal false passes
  • Patients that have had chemo or radiation to the urethral area
  • Males with urethral stricture disease secondary to hypospadais repairs or urethral trauma
180 Medical offers a variety of the top coudé-tip catheters. Coudé-tip catheter products come in intermittent catheter, hydrophilic catheter, or closed system catheter options. People who catheterize on a regular basis know that one size catheter does not fit all.

There are different types of coudé catheters available such as an olive tip, Tiemann tip, or tapered tip. 

The olive-tip catheter has a tip that is shaped like a round ball, which is easier to insert past obstructions if any exist in the passage way. The olive tip allows you to get past tissue that a tapered tip might get caught on – such as edge of tissue. 

The tapered tip can navigate through strictures and stomal hitches very well as they have more of a smooth upward point. 


About the Author:

Trish has worked for 180 Medical for three years as the Nebraska Office Coordinator. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and daughters.
   
             

American Urological Association (AUA) Conference 2013

by kier April 23 2013 10:00
Many of the top urologists in the world are traveling to San Diego this weekend for the AUA (American Urological Association) 2013 Annual Meeting.

This is the world's largest urological meeting that allows urologists to access groundbreaking research, new guidelines and the latest advances in urologic medicine. The meeting offers educational opportunities to the urologists and much more.
American Urological Association Conference
180 Medical is an exhibitor at this event to enable us to meet with urologists and show them how our services can help their practice. Not only is it 180 Medical's goal to make the urology office staff's job easier and save them time, but we strive to make the patient's life easier too. With our state-of-the-art self-catheterization instructional brochures and our trained catheter specialists on staff ready to help, 180 Medical goes the extra mile to make sure the customer's adjustment to using catheters is as smooth as possible.
   

SUNA Urology Symposium

by admin March 25 2013 12:01
Urology Symposium

180 Medical is passionate about the day to day things we do for our patients, nurses, and doctors. It is important to us to show our support by participating in conferences, such as SUNA (Society of Urological Nurses and Associates). Since 1972, SUNA has been advancing urology nursing practice and patient care. They are dedicated to providing top-quality education programs and networking opportunities to members. SUNA publishes a professional, peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal (Urologic Nursing Journal) and a bi-monthly newsletter (Uro-Gram). SUNA establishes the scope and standards of urologic nursing practice and the scope and standards of advanced urologic nursing practice. SUNA provides scholarships, grants and awards to deserving nurses and other health care professionals in the urology field. The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is a professional organization committed to excellence in evidence-based clinical practice, research, and education of its members, patients, families, and the community.

We had a great time at the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) Symposium in Savannah, GA for a few days, meeting with urology nurses from across the country showcasing our services and the different catheter products we carry. We are a proud corporate member of this wonderful organization that works toward improving the health of patients and their families, through education, research and evidence-based clinical practice.

It is of the utmost importance to 180 Medical to support the community, education regarding urology research, practices, and services. SUNA is a wonderful resource to the community and we are proud to have been a part of the conference.


About the Author:

Trish has worked for 180 Medical for almost three years, as the Nebraska Office Coordinator. She lives in Nebraska, with her husband and daughters.

    

180 Medical Shows Support to Urology Professionals in Oklahoma

by admin March 6 2013 15:30

180 Medical is just as passionate about nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals as we are our customers. It is important to us to show our support by participating in conferences, such as SUNA (Society of Urological Nurses and Associates).

Since 1972, SUNA has been advancing urologic nursing practice and patient care. They are dedicated to providing top-quality education programs and networking opportunities to members. SUNA publishes a professional, peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal (Urologic Nursing Journal) and a bi-monthly newsletter (Uro-Gram). SUNA establishes the scope and standards of urologic nursing practice and the scope and standards of advanced urologic nursing practice. SUNA provides scholarships, grants and awards to deserving nurses and other health care professionals. SUNA is a professional organization committed to excellence in evidence-based clinical practice, research, and education of its members, patients, families, and the community.

180 Medical recently had an exhibit at the OSUA (Oklahoma State Urological Association) Annual Meeting that they had in conjunction with the Oklahoma Chapter of SUNA in Tulsa, Oklahoma. OSUA is dedicated to study, discuss, and exchange information, experiences, and ideas in the field of urology and to engender a high quality of urological education for urologic nurses and allied health professionals. One of our Urologic Territory Managers, Michael Pampalone, represented 180 Medical while exhibiting at the meeting.

It is of the utmost importance to 180 Medical to support the community, education regarding urological research, practices, and services. SUNA and OSUA are wonderful resources to the community and we are proud to have been a part of the conference.




About the Author:

Trish has worked for 180 Medical for almost three years as the Nebraska Office Coordinator. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and daughters.