Hello, medical professionals!
WOW! Thanks to those of you that visited and ordered on the new website this last week (vericormed.com). A lot of great comments were received and plans are in the works to keep improving the experience even more!
Once again, a cornucopia of preparedness topics awaits you in this issue (okay…only 3). From tips and tricks when using your Cool Cube™, to the exploration of a mobile patient surge ER, there is something for everyone. Have a productive week!
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A) Pro Tips from Cool Cube™ Users
The best tips of 2018.*
1. “Use only one PCM panel.” (One of the most popular tips.) The temperature of a Cool Cube™ is determined by the type of phase change material (PCM) used, not the quantity. The quantity of panels determines the time it will last: the more panels = longer hold time; less panels = shorter hold time. If needing only a few hours of protection, one panel will maintain the temperature just fine for a short time. The benefits: lighter and more pack-out space available. (To get the full, qualified packout time of 65+ hours, use all six panels.)
2. “Use tongue depressors to stack panels during storage.” Sometimes storage space is limited. Stack PCM panels on top of each other with two tongue depressors (or pencils) in between each layer. This allows air flow around each panel, which will lead to a quicker, more even prep of each panel.
3. “Use a compact luggage cart to wheel around more than one Cool Cube™ at a time.” A dolly such as this enables one person to wheel around multiple, smaller-sized units such as the VT-03 and VT-08. However, you don’t need anything for the two larger Cool Cube™ PCM coolers (the VT-28 and VT-96) as they have integrated wheels.
4.”Don’t use any panels.” The insulation of the Cool Cube™ is so advanced that sometimes you may not need the PCM panels. The inside of the cooler quickly acclimates to the large mass of conditioned product. Then the Temp-Shield™ insulation does a great job at keeping ambient temperatures at bay.
5. “Quickly solidify the Series 4 PCM in an ultra-low freezer.” Let’s say that you need your Cool Cube™ later in the day, but the PCM panels are sitting in your office, not prepped properly. No problem…they can be ready to use in approximately 90 minutes: put the panels in a -25°C freezer for an hour, and then let them sit out 25 minutes prior to use. It’s a quick way to get the Cool Cube™ ready.
*Test tips out by simulating your methods/applications before actual field use.
Have a tip you want to share with colleagues? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
B) VeriCor’s “Golden Hour” Solution
FSTs for Healthcare Coalitions!
FSTs (Forward Surgical Teams) are small, mobile surgical units in the United States Army. VeriCor has reinvented the concept into something specifically for health care coalitions — the Response-Friendly® Mobile Emergency Room (ER). This system supports advanced levels of care typically needed within the “golden hour” of injury. Be ready when disaster strikes with this complete, efficient and simple patient surge system focused around the emergency room. Curious? Learn more by clicking the picture or button, or call 866-469-6019 and talk to an experienced staff member today.
C) Cases for EP Supplies
For organizing, storing and deploying medical items!
When personnel go into the field, it is essential that medical supplies arrive safe, intact and ready for treatment. Secure, mobilize, organize, and protect valuable medical equipment and supplies in storage. From the compact Upright Medical Organizer (MC-UMO) to the rolling Mobile Charging Station (MC-MCS), checkout VeriCor’s wide array of options. Customization available.