Medical Equipment/Supplies Tips

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What products can help my pain?

Biofreeze

Biofreeze helps arthritis pain. Biofreeze comes as a roll-on or gel. It relieves pain by using cold therapy. This is a great product. You can usually buy this product from your doctor or therapist. Here is the link to their website- www.biofreeze.com

   
What if I am in a wheelchair?

Reachers

If you are in a wheelchair, it can be hard to reach things. If you have a reacher, tie it or keep it somewhere on your wheelchair. If you don't have a reacher, tongs can be used instead to help you reach things that are up high.

   
How can I make home chores easier?

Housework

When doing housework like mopping or dusting, wear any splints or braces you have. This will help you keep from straining your body and give you extra support.

   
What if I am in a wheel chair?

Basket

If you spend most of your day in a wheel chair consider getting a wheelchair that has a basket on it. That was you can keep stuff that that you use a lot in it. You could keep a cordless phone, note-pad, pencil, and any other stuff that would keep you from back tracking.

   
Where can I find products that are easy to use?

Special Made Products

My suggestion is if you have an arthritis doctor check with them. A lot of doctors get catalogs that have easy to use items in it for people with arthritis. If your doctor doesn't have any, check with a physical therapist, they also get lots of catalogs and can even order it for you and if you have insurance it may cover any items they order.

   
What if I am in a wheelchair?

Mail

If you have trouble getting to the mailbox, you can contact your local post office and they can have it delivered straight to your door.

   
I take a medication that needs to be refrigerated daily. I am planning a trip to Europe and need to know what I can buy for keeping my medication cool throughout my stay. There will be no refrigerator in the room.

Keeping Your Medication Cold

There are portable refrigeration devices that would meet your needs, and that could make the trip with you, due to their small size and portability.

The one that I think would best meet your travelling refrigeration needs is the Engel 15 Portable Freezer. It provides for both freezing and refrigeration options and runs on a 12-volt battery or 110 household current. It is used by EMS/Ambulance personnel and Public Health Nurses to maintain proper temperatures for medications and cold packs, as well as for personal medications when camping, boating or travelling.

The specs are as follows:

Model Number MRFD-015D-A

Volume 14 Qts - Capacity 21 (12 oz) cans

Inside Dims (Inches) 13.75 x 7.5 x 7.5

Outside Dims (Inches) 17 x 11 x 14.5

Freezing Ability From zero to 80 degrees

Variable Temp Control

Weight 23.5 Lbs

Shoulder Strap

Refrigerant Gas Type CFC Free 134A

Power Input DC12V - 3.9A

Power Cord 9' detachable

Fuse 10A Thermal

Warranty 1 year

It is available through the dealer - Engel - or through other distributors on the Internet, such as The Cellar Store.

   
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