By: Michael Falco / Quality Manager

In previous posts, we’ve reviewed the 10 Steps to Accurate Manual Blood Pressure Measurement and 10 Factors That Can Affect Blood Pressure Readings. As important as these details are, accurate measurement also requires two things: A trained clinician and capable, well-maintained equipment. Learn more about keeping your sphygmomanometer properly calibrated.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

July 26 marks the silver anniversary of the ADA, designed to ensure equal access, accommodation, and opportunities for individuals with disabilities. While we’re not a huge fan of regulation, as it often leads to over-regulation, we do believe it is a moral imperative to remove physical or other barriers to those with disabilities, in work and in life.

By: Cindy Maley / Product Manager

Our clinician-series Adscopes are our best-selling line of premium stethoscopes. Less bulky than their cardiology cousins, clinician scopes provide a balance of performance, comfort, and price point. ADC manufactures nine different clinician scopes in nearly 100 model options, each tailored to meet various requirements and preferences. Which one is right for you?

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

On average, it takes three compressions of a manual sphyg bulb to inflate an adult cuff to 200mmHg, the typical target on most patients. But for smaller cuffs (small adult, child, and infant) it takes far fewer compressions. Care must be used to prevent accidental over-inflation, which can risk patient discomfort or even injury, as well as damage to the manometer.

By: Cindy Maley / Product Manager

IFU’s or Instructions for Use, sometimes called Owner’s Manuals or simply Operating Instructions, are everywhere. From the one-page sheet that comes with a new table lamp to the one-pound tome included with your new flat-screen TV, there’s no escaping them. And when you’re talking about medical devices, the importance of reading the IFU’s can't be overstated.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

A hypertension self-management program resulted in a meaningful reduction in systolic blood pressure values in high risk patients, according to a study published in the Journal Of the American Medical Association. In the study, a group of patients were instructed to monitor at home and were trained to adjust their own medication dosages based on their readings.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

April is recognized the world over as Autism Awareness Month, a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and important issues within the autism community. In 2014, ADC developed a line of professional grade aneroid sphygmomanometers featuring puzzle pieces, the globally recognized symbol of autism, and partnered with the Ernie’s Els Foundation for Autism.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

Unlike most firms selling core diagnostic instruments, ADC globally sources but domestically assembles right here in our New York facility. While many competitors — even so-called domestic manufacturers — moved more of their production offshore, ADC has remained committed to domestic production, even relocating final assembly of nearly 700 products to the U.S.A.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

Accurate temperature measurements start by purchasing the right brand of thermometer. Virtually all digital stick and most ear (tympanic) thermometers are made in China and sold to domestic firms under dozens of brands. But not all Chinese factories produce quality products, and the vast majority of U.S. “importers” don’t have the facilities to test their products.

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