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- Understanding various uses for Stainless Steel Tables

Posted on 2018-09-30T00:00:00 by Trevor Kneeshaw
  • Tables are used in every department and nearly every room of medical facilities around the world. Before jumping to conclusions about what you need, it is very important to understand what you are using the table for.  Just because you had a certain style previously, it doesn't meant there is not something better suited to your needs on the market today.  This short guide below will help provide clarity around what is needed to meet your needs. 

1. What is the primary use of the table?

    • - Transporting items
      • A cart is recommended with a handle for ease of transport.
    • - Using as a work surface for long periods of time.
      • A work table that is sturdier and a little taller to make it easier to stand at for long periods of time.
    • - A place to lay items out for display or to have ready if needed.
    • - A place to store instruments close to the surgical site.

     

    2. What is the size and weight of the items are you putting on the table?

    • Very small instruments and tools
      • Just a standard flat top table with no back splash, guardrail, or lip works great.
    • Large bulky items
      • Adding a guardrail to the table is strongly recommended.
    • Transporting various items
      • A lip up on top and shelf as in a cart style is a good option.

     

    3. Do you need more storage below the table top?

    • No
      • An H-brace Table is great
    • Yes
      • A lower shelf is recommended.
    • Definitely! as much as we can possibly get!
      • Multiple shelves can be added.
      • Stainless steel drawers can be mounted under any table top.
      • Plastic bins can be added under the top or shelf of any table.

     

    4. Is the table to be stationary, mobile, or a combination of both?

    • Leg Levelers can be added to create a stationary table.
    • Locking casters come standard on some tables but can be added to any table.
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  • Cart Style


  • This cart style is great for transporting items. It has a handle at one end to make it easy to push and control during transport. It is constructed of stainless steel and can be easily customized to meet your needs.
    • Choose your size. There are stock sizes available, but make sure you get a size that works for your customer.
    • Choose your shelves. Available with 2+ shelves to meet your needs. 3 is the most common but you can add up to ten! This quantity would obviously increase the height.
    • All shelves have a 1" lip on back and sides and a 1" lip down on the front to make it easy to load.
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    Work Table Style


    This is a heavy duty 14 gauge table with 1.5" legs. This table is built for working at for long periods of time and doing intricate work where an easy to clean and sterile work space is needed. 35" height is very close to the standard height of a counter. Also the heavier duty construction makes it more stable and there is less deflection of the table top. A great fit for Central Sterile, Laboratory, Pharmacy or any other location a stainless steel work table is needed.

    A myriad of sizes available from 16 x 20 up to 36 x 96!!

    • Available with:
      • Lower Shelf
      • H-brace
      • Casters(4" heavy duty with 2 locking)
      • Leg levelers for stationary applications.
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  • Instrument Table Style



  • This is a great sturdy table designed to be used as a back table in the OR during a case. With 16 gauge top and 1" square legs it is a great fit for that application.

    • Many standard sizes available and custom sizes upon request.
    • Can be either h-brace or with a lower shelf
    • 3" casters are standard, locking casters available upon request.

    H-brace design makes it easy to work around the legs of other items

    Nested tables are a great fit for locations where a few tables are needed for a case, but not a lot of storage room is available. Can be ordered as a set or pick out your own size combination.

    Utility/Prep Table Style


    • Standard size is 16 x 20
    • Available with 1,2,3, or 4 drawers
    • Guardrail comes standard.
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  • Over bed Adjustable Height Table Style



    This table is designed specifically for use during surgery. Designed to straddle the OR table and hold instruments close to surgery site. Adjusts in height from 36" to 56" to account for varying procedures. Can be operated from either side of table. Hand crank removes and hangs inside leg.

    • Now available in 5 different sizes.
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  • Guardrail options



    If your customer needs to hold bulky items or machines such as a refrigerator or warmer, on a table top, a guardrail is a great option. It keeps items from falling of the top but it is still easy to clean. Guardrails can be added to any table. You can specify one, two or three sided guardrails. These rails are welded on at the factory and are constructed of 5/16" round solid stainless steel bar. No further assembly required.

    Drawer and bin options 


    Do you need an extreme amount of storage? Stainless steel drawers can be added below the top or shelf of any table. Choose your quantity and placement to get the storage you need.

    Plastic bins are another storage option. They can be removed completely from the table and taken to another location. Because they are all plastic and remove completely, they are very easy to clean and disinfect. Available in 4", 6", 8" and 10" depths.

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- How to choose the right Mayo Stand

Posted on 2018-04-25T00:00:00 by Trevor Kneeshaw

  • Are all Mayo Stands the same? No. There are many different types, sizes, and materials that mayo stands are made of. Each one has it's own unique benefit and is useful in a certain area of the medical facility. Make sure when you choose mayo stands for your facility, you get what you need but don’t over spend. This short easy to use guide will make it easy to choose the correct mayo stands for your facility:
  1. Where will the Mayo Stands be used?
    • Clinical Care
    • Doctors Office/Procedure Rooms
    • Operating Rooms
  2. What size Tray is needed?
    • Determine the number of instruments used
  3. What type of mobility is needed on the base?
  4. Does the height of the Mayo Stand need to be adjusted during procedures?

Where will the mayo stand be used?

Where the mayo stand is used has a direct impact on the material allowed.For a doctors office or clinical setting, a chrome mayo stand will be adequate. However, there are stainless steel versions available that are not much higher in price that will make your investment last much longer. Chrome vs. Stainless Steel  A great example of this style is our knob-control mayo stand. It adjusts in height with a knob and is available in 2 sizes. It is a great fit for clinical areas or low volume OR’s where a stainless steel stand is needed but some money can be saved. Due to the harsh environmental demands and the rigorous cleaning procedures in operating rooms, stainless steel is required. We recommend either our foot control mayo stand or thumb control mayo stand for use in operating rooms.  

What size tray is needed?

There are a wide variety of sizes available in mayo stands. Mid Central medical offers 4 common sizes of trays that fit most needs in medical facilities

  1. 12 x 19- a small tray for light procedures where 3-5 tools are needed. Also great for areas where space is tight. This size is available in foot control, thumb control, or know b control. A great fit for doctors offices.
  2. 16 x 21- a medium suize tray and alsot our most popular. This is a great size for most procedures and is the most widely used size in mayo stand. Great for procedures where 5-10 instruments will be needed near the surgical site. This size is available in knob control, thumb control, and foot control models.
  3. 20 x 25- a large mayostand great for those in depth procedures that require a large number of instruments to be prepped near the surgical site. A great fit for ortho cases. Available in foot control model only.
  4. 30 x 26- our extra large mayo stand for those huge procedures or where a table is needed near the surgical site.Top tray does not remove due to the size and base will not fit under standard OR table bases.However a great fit for those very large cases that require a large volume of heavy equipment to be near the surgical site.Great for ortho, spine, and cardiac cases.

What base style is needed?

  1. Roll and stay base-The most common mayo stand base style.Rolls on two casters and sets down on legs that are flat on the floor.Slides under the base of most OR tables. Can also be called a sled base.
  2. Mobile base-Rolls on 4 casters at all times.Feet do not fit under base of most OR Tables but a great added feature depending on your preference.
  3. Large mobile base-Our large mayo/vetnric stand has a T-base with locking casters to support the large top size.Does not fit under most OR table bases.

Does the stand need to be adjust during procedure?

Mid central medical has several different ways to adjust the height of mayo stands.Some can be adjusted during procedure and others are more difficult to adjust during the procedure

  1. Knob control-height is adjusted with a friction thumb knob mostly before procedure.Knob is under the sterile drape when stand is draped.
  2. Thumb control- Easily adjusts in height with a thumbe know that can be adjusted from anyside of the OR table without compromising the sterile drape.
  3. Foot control-easily sdjusts at any time with foot pedal.Sterile nurse can used the foot pedal and steady with hands on the tray.
  4. Crank control-Adjusts in height with a hand crank.Crank is under sterile drape so a little difficult to adjust during procedure.Only available on our large size mayo stand.

This buying guide is simply a guide to help choose the correct mayo stand for your facility.For more help in choosing the correct stand. Contact Mid Central Medical to have one of our trained staff identify what is best for your facility.

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- How to choose the correct Armboard for your OR table

Posted on 2018-02-02T00:00:00 by Trevor Kneeshaw

What is an armboard?  They are OR Table Accessories that attach to the OR Table to support patients arms during surgery.  It may seem very insignificant but it is in fact an important piece of equipment as most things in the operating room are.  The proper placement and proper type of armboard can make any surgery easier if done right and complicated if done wrong.  There are many different types of armboards on the market today. This post will help identify which style of armboard will best suit your needs as well as make sure it is compatible with your current table. Here at Mid Central Medical we have designed armboards by listening to our customers. Every armboard that we manufacture has been requested by our clients and serves a unique need.

Before you start, answer these 3 questions:

  1. Do you plan on C-arm imaging through that table?
  2. What is the thickness of the pad on your current table?
  3. Is there a side rail on the table you want to use?

Drop Latch Armboard

The drop latch style armboard is our most common and has been time proved and tested. As the name suggests, it attaches to the OR Table rail with a drop style lock. Simply hold the lock up, lock over the top of the side rail, lower in to place and release the drop lock to secure to the rail. To adjust the position of the armboard use the lever at the end of the board. It has a gear casting that is cast from specially formulated material guaranteed to minimizes broken teeth on the gear that adjusts the location of the armboard. We have several different options on this style.

Available in 3 sizes:

  • MCM410 6”W x 24”L Drop Latch Armboard
  • MCM411 6”W x 26”L Drop Latch Armboard
  • MCM412 10”W x 26”L Bariatric Drop Latch Armboard
  1. Cannot C-arm image through this armboard.
  2. Pad thickness must match the thickness of the table.
  3. Attaches to table side rail.

Radiolucent Armboard

The radiolucent armboard clamps securely to the OR Table side rail with a knob on the bottom side. It also adjusts in height to match the thickness of the table pad and locks from rotating with a separate clamp. This armboard is radiolucent so very easy to C-arm through if needed. Because it clamps positively to the OR table rail it will not slide, even in Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg positions.

Available in 1 size:

  • MCM401 6”W x 26”L Radiolucent Armboard
  1. You can C-arm image through this armboard.
  2. Standard 2” pad is fine because it can be adjusted to the height of the table pad.
  3. Attaches to table side rail.

Underpad Style Armboard

Underpad style armboards are flat boards shaped to slide under the pad on a table. There is a large portion of material that slides under the pad and is held in place by the weight of the patient. The armboard is suspended off the edge of the table. They can be turned to whatever position is desired. Ensure the larger part of this board is under the torso of the patient. Available in standard 6” width or 13.25” width. These work great for imaging tables and the extra wide style is used in vascular facilities.

  • MCM440 6”W x 24”L Underpad Armboard
  • MCM442 13.25”W x 21”L Extra Wide Underpad Armboard
  1. Easy to C-arm image through this armboard.
  2. Pad thickness must match the thickness of the table.
  3. Slides under pad so no side rail needed on table.

Pads for Armboards

There is varying widths, thicknesses, and lengths of armboard pads. Makes sure the one chosen is compatible with the armboard you have chosen. They are held in place with Velcro.

  • MCM414 1" x 26" Armboard Pad
  • MCM415 2" x 24" Armboard Pad
  • MCM416 2" x 26" Armboard Pad
  • MCM418 3" x 24" Armboard Pad
  • MCM417 3" x 26" Armboard Pad
  • MCM409 4" x 24" Armboard Pad
  • MCM419 4" x 26" Armboard Pad
  • MCM413 2" x 26" x 10" Wide Bariatric Armboard Pad
  • MCM443 2” x 13.25”W x 31”L Extra Wide Armboard Pad

Storage for Armboards

You’ve made a large investment into armboards for your facility. Make sure that asset lasts for many years. Get Armboard Wall Holders. They will keep your armboards off the floor, safe from un-needed handling and bumping, and also nearby for any case. Never go searching for missing armboards again.

  • MCM445 Wall Holder for Armboard
  • MCM446 Wall Holder for Bariatric Armboard

From the type used, to the pad that's chosen and especially the storage and maintenance of armboards, every step is important to the smooth operation of every healthcare facility.  Makes sure you don't skip over any of these important steps in your facility. 

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- How to choose the correct IV Pole

Posted on 2017-09-29T10:39:15 by Trevor Kneeshaw

So many choices... With all the different configurations of IV poles on the market today, it is very difficult to narrow down exactly what you need and maintain the set budget.  There are many cheap IV Poles available which may look attractive to the budget setting folks.  However, they can actually end up costing you in repairs.  Three key areas where buying cheap IV Poles may cost you are:

Shorter life time:  Some IV Poles are so cheap they are viewed as disposable.  Would you rather purchase IV poles every year or buy IV Poles that have a 5 year warranty and last longer than that?

Damage to equipment:  Many areas of the hospital mount infusion pumps to the IV pole.  If you mount it to a pole that is not rated to support it, the pole could tip over and damage your infusion pump which is worth thousands of dollars.  Buying the correct IV Pole is pretty reasonable insurance against those accidents.

Patient Risks-  As patients become ambulatory, they often push their own IV Pole as they walk.  If the IV pole is hard to push or not sturdy enough, it could result in a patient falling or becoming injured.  There is no price that can be put on that injury.  It can be minimized by routinely inspecting IV poles and buying IV poles that are suited to the area they are being used.

An IV Pole may seem like a very simple piece of equipment.  However, if you get the incorrect style, it can become a large problem.  By breaking it down into 4 simple steps, you can easily choose the right pole for your healthcare facility with the guide below.

Step #1: Choose your material:

It's very important to think about where your IV poles may be used and how long you expect them to last.  Chrome is an inexpensive options but it will not have a long life.  Stainless steel is a great choice for any application and it will last for many years.  Many times we get fooled by the difference because when chrome is new, it may look a little shinier than stainless steel.  Don't be deceived-there are some major differences. 

  

Chrome:  Chrome is a standard, durable option for clinical areas.  Is a more economical but will not last as long as stainless steel.  As the chrome coating gets worn and damaged, it will start to rust which is a large infection control problem.

Stainless Steel:  Stainless steel is a premium durable option for clinical areas and a requirement for sterile areas such a surgical.  It will last a long time and even with extensive wear, the pole will not corrode or rust.  Easy to wipe down and keep clean.

For more information on the difference of stainless steel vs. chrome, view our blog.  - Chrome vs. Stainless Steel

Step # 2: Choose your top style:

Many caregivers have different preferences when it comes to the style of IV pole top.  We have 4 top options.  all four options are available in stainless steel.  The 2 hook and 4 hook tops are the only style we offer in Chrome.  The style you prefer greatly depends on the department and what the pole is being used for.

 

2-Hook Top - Used in areas where not a lot of IV Bags are used.

4-Hook Top - The standard size used for most IV poles.

6-Hook Top - Great for areas where a lot of IV's are used such as ICU and Surgery.

8-Hook Rake Top - A different style of top with 8 hooks to separate bags and make them easy to read.

Step # 3  Choose your base style: 

As the base is the support for the IV pole, it is critical to its stability.  Choose your base wisely and consider how many infusion pumps you intend to attach to the poles etc.  


5 Leg Economy Base- Our most economical base.  5 leg epoxy coated charcoal base is 24" diameter with 2" swivel casters.  

6 Leg Economy Base- Still an economical IV pole base. 6 leg epoxy coated charcoal base is 24" diameter and 3" swivel casters.  Suitable for mounting 1-2 infusion pumps to.

5 Leg Space Saving Base- This 5 Leg base is only 16" diameter but it has extra weight to support the pole so you can mount an infusion pump to the pole.  Epoxy coated in 5 standard colors and 3" swivel casters make this a great choice where space is tight.  Suitable for mounting 1 infusion pump to.

5 Leg Spider Base- The 5 leg spider style to keep the center of gravity low and the 22" diameter base, make this is a very sturdy base.  Epoxy coated in 5 standard colors and 3" swivel casters make this a great choice for holding multiple infusion pumps.

6 Leg Spider Base- The 6 leg spider style to keep the center of gravity low and the 22" diameter base, make this is our sturdiest IV Pole Base. Epoxy coated in 5 standard colors and 3" swivel casters make this the best choice for several infusion pumps.

6 Leg Stainless Steel Spider Base- With 6 legs and a spider design this pole is very sturdy.  Add stainless steel construction and premium ball bearing casters and this base is a tank.  Impervious to cleaners and damage, this base will be around for years to come.  Suitable for holding several infusion pumps. 

Step # 4: Upgrade your casters:

Casters may be the most important part of an IV Pole.  Many hospitals choose to upgrade their castes for ease of transport.  Transitions between different types of flooring and in and out of elevators are the most difficult places to navigate.  Upgrading your casters can be money well spent in your IV Pole budget.  


Our IV Poles come standard with swivel thermoplastic rubber 2 or 3" caster.

Standard 2" or 3"- Thermoplastic Rubber wheels are a better alternative to standard rubber wheels. Non-marking, and floor-protective, the tread is chemically bonded to the core, and is resistant to chemicals and oils, and ideal for wash-down application. 2" casters are standard on our 5 Leg Economy base.  3" casters are standard on all our other IV Pole bases except the 6- leg stainless steel spider base.

Vipor - A roller blade caster with hood and ball bearings. Vipor Wheels are made from a specialized material which provides excellent abrasion resistance with a very high-tech look. They are resistant to chemicals and oils. 

Omega - MonoTech wheels provide ultimate floor protection, and a quiet, cushioned ride. They roll over obstacles with ease and will not flat spot. Excellent on any floor type, MonoTech wheels reject floor debris, including metal shavings and glass. Donut tread wheels provide easier roll ability and maneuverability. Comes standard on our 6 leg stainless steel spider base. 

The matrix below helps determine the IV Pole the best meets you needs.  If you have trouble finding it just drop us a note: info@midcentralmedical.com or connect with us.  It is our goal to get you the IV Pole that best suits your needs at a price you can afford.   

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- How to choose the correct Arm and Hand Surgery Table

Posted on 2017-06-22T00:00:00 by Trevor Kneeshaw
  • There are many different options when choosing Arm and Hand Surgery Tables.  Each one fits a unique need and every surgeon has a personal preference.  This guide will help you identify the differences and help you choose the best option for your facility in 5 simple steps.  

#1 Size:


Start with size. What size best fits the needs of the surgeon?

  • Rectangle- Our most common size that is very universal. 32" x 18" operating surface to fit any procedure large or small.
  • Hourglass- More specific to user preference. Offers wide outer support for surgeon's arms or wrists to rest on. Narrow waist to allow up close access to the arm or hand.
  • Free Access- Our smallest operating top. Not much more than an extra wide armboard designed for very minor procedures.

#2 Material:


We have tables made out of different materials. Choose the best for your budget and application.

  • Carbon Fiber- Excellent durability and C-arm image. Lightweight and extremely smooth for easy cleaning. The best material for this table.
  • Stainless Steel- Very good durability and rigidity. Opening filled in with polycarbonate for C-arm access. Very good for infection control.
  • Phenolic- Very durable and rigid material. Good C-arm imaging. Material is similar to what is used on the top of OR Tables. Easy to clean.

 

#3 Base:


Now choose your base. ranging from very stable through to suspended completely from the OR table rail, we have you supported.

  • Mobile Base- Self supporting. rolls on 4 casters, locks in place with 2 locking casters. Adjusts in height with a simple one hand lever.
  • Flip up leg with double foot- This leg attaches to the outer end of the table and folds flat along table for storage. When folded it forms a handle for carrying or storage. The double foot increases side to side stability. Leg telescopes from 30"-42"
  • Flip up leg with single foot- Same as leg above but with a single lower foot. Works well when floor space is an issue.
  • No leg- We have tables that are fully suspended from the OR Table Rail. These are excellent for C-arm maneuverability and access for surgeon's knees if they prefer to sit during surgery. Also raises and lowers along with OR Table.

 

#4 Attachment to table:

There are several different options to attach to the OR table, stretcher or stretcher chair.

  • Clamp directly to OR Table rail- This is the most secure way to attach a table to the OR table. All of our tables ship complete with clamps that are attached to the arm/hand table. No additional clamps to purchase and as they are attached, they will never be lost when it comes time for surgery.
  • Slide under pad- Many times arm and hand surgeries are performed on equipment that does not have a rail like the OR Table. For these applications, we have thin tables that slide right under the pad of the stretcher and are held in place by the patients weight.

 

#5 Table Pads:

All our Arm and Hand Tables ship complete with 2" pad. 3" and 4" Pads are also available if that is needed. On under pad applications especially, make sure the arm/hand table pad thickness matches the OR table or stretcher pad thickness. Replacement pads are in stock and available for immediate shipment.

Find your favorite table:

When you have determined the answer to the five questions above, find the item # of the table that best fits your needs on the matrix below.  To view our Arm/Hand Surgery Tables Click here.

 


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- Chrome vs. Stainless Steel

Posted on 2017-02-01T00:00:00 by Trevor Kneeshaw

 

There is a big difference between stainless steel and chrome. Stainless steel shows it's longevity by it being chosen as a building material in some of the longest lasting architecture features in the world. Chrome is used in automobile manufacturing and looks great when new but ages and corrodes rather quickly. In the healthcare setting, usage varies by department. When purchasing new equipment, please be sure you know the difference.

Perhaps one of the most iconic buildings erected from stainless steel is famous Chrysler Building in New York City. Construction finished in 1930 and the stainless steel on the exterior of the building has been cleaned only twice. If you have ever been in Manhattan on a beautiful sunny day, you can't help but notice the distinctive top of the Chrysler Building. The last time it was cleaned was over 20 years ago. This shows how durable and long lasting stainless steel is. Over 86 years old and still the original material and it still looks great. We don't expect the stainless steel to last that long in your OR, but it is a durable material when compared to chrome.

The automobile industry has used chrome extensively in past years. However, because of the properties of chrome deteriorating, the usage has been reduced in recent years. It has been replaced with plastic and aluminum which do not deteriorate so quickly. To see how long chrome can last, just look around in the parking lot. Many vehicles that are 2-3 years old have chrome pieces on them that are deteriorating and rust. The extent of this depends directly on the environment and how the vehicle is cared for. Because of the demanding healthcare environment, this becomes a great concern. Harsh cleaners and disinfectants are use to keep the equipment clean and safe which causes deterioration to start. This causes chrome equipment to have a rather short life cycle. Make sure you know what you are purchasing and how it will last before you cut the purchase order. Chrome -

  1. What is Chrome?-Chrome is a coating applied to steel for protecting the steel. There are different grades of chrome made up of different metals. As long as the surface remains intact, chrome is a good product. It looks great with a high luster finish and helps protect the material under it from rust and corrosion.
  2. How long does it last?- Cared for correctly, Chrome can last for several years. In low usage areas and dry environments it is durable. As soon as the Chrome coating is penetrated you have exposed raw steel and that rusts and corrodes. That coating can be penetrated by bumping the wall or doorway, clamping attachments on to a chrome tube, by a metal tool or instrument sliding across the surface, or even the sharp edge of a table or other piece of equipment. Once the protective surface of the chrome is penetrated, the rust and corrosion spreads under the chrome layer and it loosens and fall off, exposing more raw steel. This makes it an infection control issue in healthcare facilities.
  3. Where can chrome be used in healthcare facilities?- Chrome can be used in clinics, patient rooms, and some long term care areas. Due to the environment it's use is discouraged in Operating rooms. It does not stand up well to the cleaners and high use of the operating room.

Stainless Steel-

  1. What is Stainless Steel?- Stainless steel is a metal alloy, made up of steel mixed with elements such as chromium, nickel, molybdenum, silicon, aluminum, and carbon. Different formulas of these materials create different grades of stainless steel. 304 stainless steel is used in most medical equipment. It has between 8 and 10 % nickel content. It is the same material through out so it it gets scratched or cut, no problem, the material below is the same as what is on the surface. Stainless steel will not rust and has no magnetic properties.
  2. How long does it last?- Stainless steel can last for many years as shown in the example of the Chrysler building above. What takes it out of service in a medical facility is that it is bent or is no longer operational, not because it has rusted or corroded. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable.
  3. Where can stainless steel be used in healthcare facilities?- Stainless steel can be used in any healthcare environment. With it's easy to clean surface and longevity, cleaning and infection control is easy. Many facilities are using stainless steel in IV Poles and other high use equipment, hospital wide. It makes their jobs so much easier that it is worth the small amount they pay more for a superior product.

How can I tell the difference?

  1. This is your no fail go to test. If a magnet will stick to it, it is not stainless steel. Stainless steel is not magnetic.
  2. Chrome has a bright shine to it, stainless steel is often a satin finish, However you can not always go by appearance, some types and finishes of stainless steel are very shiny. 

Are there different types or grades of stainless steel?

Yes. There are many different alloys of stainless steel. Here are the two main alloys.

    1. #304- This grade is used in the medical industry. It has a 18% chromium and 8% nickel composition. It is specified for operating rooms and many food service applications.
    2. #316- This grade is used in corrosive environments like in products that come in contact with sea salt and acids. It has a 16% chromium and 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. The molybdenum is added to help resist corrosion to chlorides (like sea water and de-icing salts). Normally this grade of stainless steel is not required in a medical setting.

    For more information on stainless steel click here.

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- Why <24ship?

Posted on 2016-12-07T00:00:00 by Trevor Kneeshaw

 

Mid Central Medical has a program that guarantees any products that are in the program to be shipped in 24 hours or less. Derived from requests from our customers and the need to meet the demands of the healthcare market. Our products are used by professionals responsible for patients' lives and we want to support them in any way we can. By offering this service, we are helping do our part to improve lives.

You may wonder how this improves your experience as a distributor of Mid Central Medical products. Below are some of the benefits and how this program can improve your life, the lives of your employees, your customers life and ultimately the life of the patient. So, let's start with the patient:

The Patient:

 America prides themselves in having the best available healthcare in the world. Patients trust their health to doctors and nurses and confide in them to keep their health in the best condition possible. Doctors and nurses invest a lot of time in learning and gaining knowledge about their occupations. A large part of this is having at their disposal the correct tools to perform their duties. That is where Mid Central Medical helps. We provide equipment to hospitals quick so they can continue to offer great quality of care to their patients. It may be a life-threatening surgery they need a table to help perform, or a JCAHO regulation they need the correct equipment to keep their facility accredited. Whatever the situation, Mid Central Medical can deliver and help professionals support the quality of care that patients expect.

The Healthcare Professional:

Healthcare professionals are an elite class of people. They have devoted their lives to helping patients maintain great health. Healthcare professionals are a group of people in high demand as there is a shortage of them. We pledge to provide them with the tools they need and when they need them.

'What good does a tire wrench do if it arrives after the spare tire is mounted and you skinned your knuckle because you didn't have the correct tool when you needed it? The damage is done.'

We do not want that to happen to our healthcare professionals. By providing the correct equipment to them when they need it, we believe we can help improve their lives.

Sales People and other staff:

Confidence, that is the main thing we give to sales reps and customer service reps. They can depend on Mid Central Medical to provide so they can promise it to their client. Once the order is placed, we confirm it, and they know it will ship when we say it will. No following up with the supplier to see if the order was received and when it will ship, etc. They are instead focusing on the next order and taking care of their customer. More sales and more people served. Improving everyone's life.

The Health of Your Business:

 There are several key benefits to your company. Happier employees because they are more effective. Orders that have not been fulfilled can not be invoiced so your customer will not pay you. The sooner the process starts the sooner you receive the payment, enhancing your cash flow. This works together to increase your bottom line so you can earn a living and keep your business going. That is what we go to work every day to accomplish!


 

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