By: Michael Falco / Quality Manager

Sooner or later, every medical device manufacturer will undergo a third-party inspection. It may be initiated by customers, by third-party auditors (for ISO certification, for instance) or by a government body. So how does a company prepare? The answer is simple: Check yourself first! At ADC our self-auditing process is deeply embedded in our quality management system.

By: Cindy Maley / Product Manager

So you've purchased your first stethoscope. You've probably played with it a bit, but now it's time to get down to business. How do you use the darn thing? Wait, how do you even wear it? Although most of our scopes and all of our professional models come with detailed instructions for use, we’d like to provide a more personal tutorial on using and wearing your new instrument.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

More than five years ago we introduced our Advantage Plus and Ultra digital home blood pressure monitors with average mode technology. One of the most important recent innovations in home BP measurement, the feature averages three consecutive measurements, minimizing variability, reducing operator anxiety, and resulting in more meaningful data for the practitioner.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

This past April, the World Health Organization celebrated its annual World Health Day. Each year, the WHO highlights a different global health concern, and the focus this year is on controlling high blood pressure. They explain how hypertension is both preventable and treatable and provide guidance on how stakeholders can reduce hypertension and its impact.

By: Ashleigh Pritchard / Creative Department

"You can have any color you want so long as it's black," to paraphrase a quote from industrialist Henry Ford. It seems like only yesterday medical instrument colors were equally limited. Not so today. ADC's stethoscopes, sphygs, shears, and other core instruments are produced in a huge selection of colors and finishes, for departmental coding or simply personal preference.

By: Cindy Maley / Product Manager

Almost everyone knows that blood pressure is one of the most important measurements in medicine. Every time a patient visits a physician's office or hospital, blood pressure is one of the first vitals taken. Since blood pressure plays such a key role in maintaining overall health, we’ll review the basics of blood pressure and some of the terminology used in its measurement.

By: Michael Falco / Quality Manager

You hear it on the news all the time, some product has been recalled from the market due to a defect or safety concern. It touches each of us, from concern over the foods we eat to the consumer products we purchase. One of the most effective ways of combating potential defects and non-conformities is with test protocols and equipment that ensures a higher level of quality.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

Warranty coverage can, and should, be an important consideration when making a purchase decision, particularly on bigger-ticket items where replacement costs are relatively high. But, buyers beware: a warranty isn’t always worth the paper it’s written on. First and foremost, you need to know a little something about the company issuing the warranty.

By: Cindy Maley / Product Manager

May was established as National Hypertension Education Month and for good reason: the statistics are alarming. Nearly 1/3 of U.S. adults – 68 million of us – suffer from high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. The good news is hypertension can be controlled and even prevented. But first we must understand what we can do to lower our values.

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