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Jul
31

Looking for Medical Marijuana, Find It in Adams County

Looking for Medical Marijuana, Find It in Adams County Medical marijuana is legal in 31 states, including Maryland, as well as DC and Guam. Numerous studies point to the fact that marijuana has many therapeutic uses. In Adams County, the drug is available in several forms. It can be smoked, vaporized, taken in tablet form or can be added to certain foods. Uses of Medical Marijuana Marijuana is most often used to combat pain. It is not strong enough to deal with severe pain, the type associated with a broken leg for example. However, it is effective for relieving chronic pain, the pain that plagues millions of people. It is far safer than opiates, a user cannot overdose, and it is far less addictive. Marijuana eases nerve pain in general, and in particular, the pain associated with MS, multiple sclerosis. There are few options, and the opiates that are available tend to sedate the sufferer. This is not the case with marijuana. People suffering from debilitating nerve pain and MS find they can get on with their day without feeling disengaged. Marijuana also has proven to manage the effects of nausea, and it also is used in the treatment of glaucoma and is helpful during weight loss programs. Although research is still ongoing, it appears it will help veterans suffering from PTSD. Many veterans that are using marijuana report significant improvement in their condition. It is also used with patients that have HIV. Consult with Your Doctor In the past, the medical community dismissed the fact that marijuana was helpful in reducing the effects of many diseases and disorders. This is no longer the case. Doctors now suggest that patients be open and forthcoming with their questions. There is a great deal of evidence that medical marijuana does help, and doctors understand that. If you are looking for a source for medical marijuana in Adams County, visit Herbology. For more information, visit their website. 2 people like this post. Like...
Jun
28

Important Points In Medical Device Cleaning Validation

Important Points In Medical Device Cleaning Validation With innovations in materials, medical devices are more durable, have longer life cycles and can be used over and over again. While this can save on the cost of treatment or disease management for patients and medical facilities, it also creates concerns about ensuring that devices are cleaned and sterilized between use to prevent issues with cross contamination. Common Solutions Used for Cleaning The most common types of medical devices reused in facilities are in surgical units, intensive care units, and emergency treatment areas. The disinfectants used in cleaning the medical devices after use can include several different chemicals and compounds. This can include OPA solutions provided by several different manufacturers and in different concentrations. GTA is the other common solution used in these types of settings. As with OPA, this is a solution that can be used on medical devices that are not suitable for sterilization in an autoclave or similar processes due to the heat-sensitive nature of the material in the device. How To Validate Cleaning Processes Cleaning of the medical devices using the appropriate concentration of the right cleaner is the first step. However, a very important part of the medical device cleaning validation process is to ensure that the solution is effective and is actually providing the cleaning required. Often these solutions are reused, so testing is critical to validate the effectiveness of the GTA or OPA solution prior to the cleaning process. Test strips are a simple option for use in medical device cleaning validation. They are very easy to use and simply require the solution to be placed on the indicator pad of the test strip. The test itself takes just seconds with a clear color change displaying if the solution meets the MEC (minimum effective concentration) approved by the FDA. With easy to read and use test strips as an effective and fast medical device cleaning validation process, facilities can be sure the solution is providing the necessary level of protection for patients. Be the first to like. Like...
Apr
11

Development of Biocompatible Coatings

Development of Biocompatible Coatings Surface modification improves biocompatibility, says the NCBI. That’s why the need to further the development of biocompatible coatings is increasing. Less damage By making implants and medical tools biocompatible, it lessens the damage in the surrounding tissues and blood vessels during surgeries. The less friction with the tissues, the less damage there is to recover from. This makes it possible for patients to suffer from less pain and enjoy shorter recovery times. Better integration For implants, infection is always a threat. That could derail the results of the surgery and lead to other health risks and problems for the patient. With these coatings, though, physicians are well able to provide patients with implants that treat their conditions, all while reducing or killing all threats of infection. More options The need for better safer results drives the development of these coatings further. That means you can expect even better quality coatings to come out in the next few years. With better options in the future, these coatings could help you achieve better results. Improve technology Some of these coatings are improving bone tissue repair and engineering fields, pushing the technology even further and saving more lives in the process. With these coatings, optimum repair and recovery is so much more possible than before. Development of biocompatible antibacterial coatings for storage bags for platelets also help bacterial adhesion by as much as 94 percent, all without compromising the biocompatibility of the storage bags towards the platelets. Biocompatible coatings lead to better integration of implants to the surrounding tissues, less friction and damage, and faster recovery times. These are just a few of the advantages from the development of the coatings. If you want to see how these coatings can help you produce better results, reach out to a coating provider as soon as you can. Be the first to like. Like...
Mar
24

The Advantages To Unit Dose Packaging

The Advantages To Unit Dose Packaging Any pharmaceutical company has to make a determination of the best packaging option for each of the medications they produce. For those medications in capsule, pill or tablet form, unit dose packaging is becoming an increasingly viable option. The premise of this type of packaging, which typically uses blister packaging methods, allows patients, pharmacists, and hospital staff to dispense medications conveniently, safely and efficiently. It is also an ideal option for products sold over-the-counter, providing consumers with an easy way to transport a single dose safely and securely in its own packaging. To help understand the benefits of this option to end users, both patients, and health care facilities, let’s take a closer look at the advantages of unit dose packaging. Safety There are several safety factors involved in this type of packaging. Since the back of the blister pack is printed with the name of the medication, there is much less risk that medication will be confused for another. Additionally, as each dose is separately packaged, there is no chance of contamination of the medication. For example, moisture cannot enter the blister package as it could a bulk bottle, eliminating degradation of the medication. There is also the option for full compliance packaging with the blister packs. This includes child-resistant packaging, tamper proof packaging and specialized packaging options to eliminate the risk of counterfeit medications. Inventory Management Blister packs are very easy to count and manage as they can be stacked in trays for highly visible confirmation of supply levels. It is also easier to note any unauthorized decrease in the meds very quickly, something that is not possible to bottled and bulk medications. For hospital staff, patients and pharmacists, unit dose packaging offers an efficient way to store, inventory and manage medications. This is a user-friendly, cost-effective packaging option that is ideal for a wide range of uses. Be the first to like. Like...
Jul
26

Considerations with Medical Device Cleaning Validation Processes

Considerations with Medical Device Cleaning Validation Processes Any type of medical device used with a patient has to be developed, manufactured and tested extensively to ensure it is completely safe. This includes requiring the complete cleaning of the device after the manufacturing process to remove even trace amounts of potentially harmful chemicals or contaminants that may be required during production. Medical device cleaning validation is a part of the development process. All components have to meet specific standards as found in the United States Food and Drug Administration Quality System Regulations (QSR) Part 820. This clearly outlines the steps that have to occur to validate the cleaning process to ensure that the medical device is free from both particulate matter as well as chemical residue. The Steps There are several steps or aspects of medical device cleaning validation that have to be completed and recorded. There will be variations in the specifics for each device, but overall the steps themselves will be identical. Understanding the manufacturing process – the first step identifies all chemicals and particulate matter that will come in contact with the device. This includes understanding the exact manufacturing method as well as any materials included in the production from third-party vendors and suppliers. Limits – once all chemicals and potential contaminants used in the manufacturing process are known it will be essential to determine safe limits for each. Information on limits for each type of chemical can be found on Material Safety Data Sheets from the different suppliers of the products. Different devices, based on their use and if they are internal or external, will have different limits. Testing – developing the most effective testing methods for medical device cleaning validation will be critical. The easier the testing method used on the device, the lower the risk of errors or inaccurate measurements. Test strips are a highly effective option for many chemical residues, and they are easy to read and very accurate. Validating the test – whatever testing method is used, the test itself has to be validated. Using testing strips or materials developed using top testing labs will simplify this process as the test has already been approved. Additionally, the testing method itself has to be validated. This is typically complete by the manufacturer, ensuring the test is correctly used and that the cleaning method selected is effective. This process can be lengthy and take several weeks to months to complete. The more chemicals and contaminants that are present, the more complicated...

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