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Dynarex Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

One in eight women (and 1 in 1000 men) will develop invasive breast cancer within their lifetime. The statistic is startling, and yet to some the severity of the issue is unknown and funding for research is still needed. For these reasons, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

This October, Dynarex is going pink to support breast cancer awareness month. We are encouraging our distributors to promote Dynarex products that are pink or have pink packaging, and we are supporting the American Cancer Society through our Dynarex Cares program.

Take a look at the pink sales sheet for all of our pink medical products tailored to support this important cause. Here you will find baby powder, hypodermic needles, flow dips, as well as other dental and personal care products from Dynarex, your one-stop medical products brand since 1967.

What are you doing to support this cause and spread awareness this month?

Dynarex cares like family, and we want to hear from you. If you have medical product needs or questions please call 1-888-DYNAREX (396-2739) or contact us online.

Dynarex Supports Nursing National Development Week

Nursing Professional Development Week takes place September 24-30th. How will YOU celebrate?

Dynarex is proud to support this initiative created by the ANPD (Association for Nursing Professional Development) to recognize the amazing work done by nursing professional development practitioners nationwide.

During this week, we encourage our partners, distributors, and customers to celebrate the achievements of their staff. Why not host an educational event for your nurses on professional development?

You can use the materials provided by ANPD to help plan your celebration – check out the NPD Week Toolkit HERE. Here are some of the highlights of the toolkit. Ready to get inspired for your NPD Week celebration?

 

  1. NPD week contest: which department has the best decorating chops? Submit your photos to info@anpd.org for the chance to win a $100 prize!
  2. Show some spirit with ANPD merch. All are available for purchase right HERE.
  3. Register your department for a free NPD Week webinar. Gather the troops, grab some snacks, and enjoy a fascinating Webinar by Michele Deck.
  4. Spread the word throughout your departments. The toolkit provides an email template you can blast to the company, or you can simply rally the team for a fun intro huddle.
  5. Pull some graphics from the toolkit and promote the week on social media! By spreading awareness about this amazing event, you can ensure it gets the proper recognition it deserves.

We at Dynarex pride ourselves in supporting the nursing community by providing top-notch wound care and nursing medical supplies to our distributors. We’ll keep you posted on our activities, and encourage you to share your efforts with us on social media! Remember: professional development for your nurses is of huge importance – give it the attention and recognition it deserves.

Dynarex Introduces the DynaRule Bullseye Measuring Guide

Measuring a wound is extremely important when staging a pressure injury. Reimbursement is impacting facilities with hospital-acquired conditions. Documentation is a facility’s number one defense to ensure reimbursement for existing pressure injuries upon arrival at your facility. Documenting the size and depth helps clinicians determine if the wound is healing.  Measuring the wound width, length and depth is done with a measuring guide or a tape measure and cotton tip applicator. Measure the wound Length from 12 to 6 on the clock and the width from 9 to 3 on the clock.

Photo reference:  nursece.com

 

Which produces does Dynarex offer?

The DynaRule Bullseye Measuring Guide includes a disposable measuring guide and retractable tape measure.

What unique features does the measuring guide provide?

  • Disposable, transparent sheet makes wound measuring safe, quick, sanitary, and accurate.
  • Measures wound diameter in centimeters—up to 10 cm.
  • Straight rulers are calibrated in inches and centimeters along the edge.
  • Permits easy length, width and diameter measurement of any wound.
  • Patient’s name and date included on the sheet for documentation.

What unique features does the Retractable Tape Measure Provide?

  • The easily retractable tape measure makes the tool pocket-friendly and easily transportable.
  • Measures up to 72″ or 182 cm.
  • Flexible tape makes for easier reading.

By using these measuring tools together, your medical team is well-equipped to quickly and easily take note of key metrics in the patient’s case and determine the right treatment or proper reimbursement information for your facility.
View the sell sheet here, as well as the product page on our site. Don’t forget the many general and advanced wound care products Dynarex offers. Feel free to get in touch with one of our representatives to learn more about this product.

Black Tattoo Bibs are versatile and popular with Tattoo Shops!

Whether you’ve got five tattoo customers or 500, the best supplies should be your first priority. Black Tattoo Bibs are helpful with keeping work areas clean and safe for your customers and artists. To provide your customer with sanitary products, your one-stop shop is Dynarex.

Useful for tattoo parlors, Dynarex 2-ply paper bibs have the quality and comfort your customers have come to expect. When your customers come in for body art, piercings, or other modifications, they want to know you care about their hygiene and wellness. Not only will these bibs put them at ease, they will also feel the edgy, artful ambiance of your tattoo parlor. Our regional warehouses stay stocked with inventory, so your order of black bibs will arrive at your shops from anyone of our national distributors.

If you’re searching for the best products to stock your shelves with at your tattoo parlor, these black bibs are a great starting point. Dynarex’s knowledgeable customer service representatives can also suggest other products like:  Black Arrow Latex Gloves, Black Rubber Bands, Grommet Nipples, and Ink Cups. In order to best impress and serve your customers and artists, some of our medical grade tattoo parlor supplies come in edgy packaging. We know you want your shop to look sanitary, but not boring. And Dynarex has more of this special packaging for future products!

Dynarex knows quality, service, and your market

We pride ourselves on our educated and passionate customer service representatives. Any questions you might have about your tattoo parlor products, please feel free to ask and have them answered. We treat you like family – the quality of our service mirrors the quality of our products! We’d love to help with more of your Tattoo supplies – go online to see the Dynarex Tattoo Catalog for more product offerings!  For our newest tattoo product, black tattoo bibs, they also come in several other colors! If you’d like to make a purchase, or just learn more about all the supplies we have to stock your Tattoo shop with, please call 1-888-DYNAREX (396-2739) for your local distributor, or contact us online.

First Responder Caring Award Recognizes Real Life Heroes



 

In May of this year, Dynarex announced a new initiative. We’ve kicked off the First Responder Caring Award. It’s time that the first responders – EMT, EMS, fire, police, and paramedics – were acknowledged for their outstanding commitment to their field, their service to their communities, and the world at large.

 

The initiative was launched during National EMS Week, which was May 21-27. At Dynarex, everything we do exemplifies our character statement of “We Care Like Family.” We want to hear from you about heroic first responders and how they have helped your community–or even saved your life! We have a panel of independent judges, as well as some folks from the Dynarex team, who hear your stories and choose a First Responder Caring Award winner.

Unsung heroes deserve more praise

 

We know first responders are out there in the world and on the ground saving lives every day. It’s all too easy to forget that these heroes are people, and it can be hard to find appropriate ways to recognize them that will effectively highlight their priceless contributions. To award this excellence, Dynarex will give the winner $5,000 in medical supplies. Each regional semi-finalist will receive $1,000 in medical supplies, which can be donated to a charity of their choice – or even to their own unit! We will announce the winner at a huge industry event – the EMS World Expo Show – in Las Vegas on October 18th. The first responder that wins the award will have name recognition throughout the entire industry.

To enter, simply write a quick essay, explaining the story about your beloved first responder. We want to hear what a superhero they are! Click HERE to enter today!

The deadline for essay entries is September 30th, 2017.

Dynarex cares like family, and we want to hear from you. If you have medical supply needs or questions about the contest, please call 1-888-DYNAREX (396-2739) or contact us online.

We’re Shaking Things Up With New Tattoo Products

 


To find today’s greatest art, you only need to look at your arm, ankle, wrist, or back. Tattoos have exploded in popularity, and we want to make sure your tattoo parlor is the safest place for customers to get body art, piercing and other modifications done. Dynarex has an entire line of tattoo products, and we’ve extended our highest quality, medical grade standards to this market segment, as well. As a leader of disposable medical supplies since 1967, we know how to provide excellent service and products for all types of needs. And we’re excited to help stock up your tattoo parlor with all the products you use every day. Your tattoo artists and customers will be satisfied, and you’ll be able to better take care of your bottom line.

Three new additions to our tattoo product line continue our history of excellence

We have black tattoo bibs and black gloves in both latex and nonlatex, but there are some more new products we know you’ll want on your shelves. Made for tattoo skin preparation through cleanup, Dynarex Green Soap is specifically designed to be used before, during, and after tattoo procedures. Prepare your stencil, use Dynarex Green Soap that’s been diluted with water, and then apply your stencil to the skin. This product is concentrated and aromatic and provides versatile usage in your tattoo parlor. It can also be used for cleaning all your apparatus and instruments before you begin the sterilization process. Buy our 16-ounce bottles by the dozen, or purchase our gallon units in cases of four.

Preventing contamination and ink splatter is key to your success as a tattoo parlor, and we want to make that easy for you. Dynarex Tattoo Plastic Products (make this a link)include chair and headrest covers, tray sleeves, cord and bottle covers, and machine bags. Reducing the need for disinfectants, the chair and headrest covers will keep your seat surfaces in good shape and can prevent fabric wear, as well. Cord and bottle covers and machine bags can keep your equipment clean and can elongate the life of your instruments while also preventing cross-contamination.

In response to much demand, we have added Dynarex Black Rubber Bands to our inventory as well. These help keep tattoo needles in place while in use. Made of high-quality rubber and specifically designed for tattoo needles, we have added these to our array of tattoo products so we can be your one-stop shop for medical grade disposable items.

From black bibs to machine bags, we want to stock your shop with the very best quality Tattoo products. At Dynarex, we care about you like family and are here to help you with all your tattoo parlor needs. Call us at 1-888-DYNAREX (396-2739) for a local distributor, or contact us online. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Tattoo Hygiene: Keeping Your Body and Artwork Safe

When someone decides to get a tattoo, they are probably far more occupied with thoughts of the look of their new body art. However, safety is also a primary concern for most tattoo clients. Of most importance is hygiene. Without it, individuals can be injured or killed due to transferable pathogens permeated in unsterile equipment and unhygienic work environments. At Dynarex, we have equipment and items to support tattoo hygiene. Aside from ointments and dressings to protect the skin and wound site after penetration, other hygiene products assist tattoo artists and other body art practitioners in maintaining a sterile environment. In this environment, clients can feel as comfortable about their new tattoo as they are excited.

For the Professional
To protect the tattoo artist from harm, safety products are used to ensure procedures are being conducted in a hygienic way. Face masks, barrier films, and bibs all have comforting textures, but most importantly, they can provide protection for the body art professionals. Procedure masks, such as face masks, provide protection for the face and eyes against pathogens contained in bodily fluids. Barrier films and bibs also protect the tattoo artist from exposure to dangerous and deadly pathogens.

For the Client
Specific products are used to sterilize the environment for clients, which include half and full chair covers, headrest covers, tray sleeves, and machine bags. These covers eliminate exposure to pathogens, helping to prevent cross-contamination and to make cleanup effortless. Sharps containers are used to make for easy disposal. Once an individual receives a tattoo, much will need to be done in terms of at-home care, but there are also products that ensure the tattoo heals in a healthy and hygienic way when at home too.

 

Dynarex provides tattoo artists and body art professionals with safety products that are dedicated to tattoo hygiene. For individuals that love to display their personality and creativity through tattoos, there are many products that can help maintain a hygienic space for body art to thrive. Check out our Tattoo Catalog on-line to see all of our products.
*Information provided about Dynarex products should be considered as general guidelines to product usage and none of the information is intended to be construed as medical advice. Medical conditions should be evaluated and treated by licensed practitioners. Please see your local wound care clinician for treatment of your wound.*

Products Needed for Safe IV Tubing

Some individuals require assistance through intravenous (IV) measures, particularly when hospitalized. Often, IV’s are used on individuals suffering from dehydration, low blood pressure, or a disease that inhibits an individual from eating or drinking normally. IV administration is also used for hormone deficiencies, chemotherapy, and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). These measures are pertinent when treating patients to ensure that proper and quality care is given.

To help individuals in need, IV tubing must be used correctly and efficiently. Intravenous fluids must go through an infusion set, which is a flexible, plastic tubing. Solutions or fluids given are dependent on the individual’s condition. They are administered through a catheter placed in the vein. Antibiotics may also be given intravenously to directly treat infections in the lungs, bones, and brain. The infusion set must be connected to both the bag of fluid and to the intravenous catheter for an IV to function properly.

Other products used in IV tubing:

  • Needleless PRN Connectors are used with IV administration sets to create a safe needle-free site, which will prevent infection and cross contamination, minimize the potential for needle sticks, and eliminate inflammation.

  • IV Catheter Dressings secure and stabilize IV catheters on patients and are waterproof so patients can shower while using them.

Dynarex helps provide hospitals, institutions, and other medical companies with supplies that are necessary when receiving treatment through IV’s. IV tubing is essential to administer treatment for many conditions. With IV treatment, individuals are able to heal more quickly and efficiently so that their health and productivity can increase as well.

 

*Information provided about Dynarex products should be considered as general guidelines to product usage and none of the information is intended to be construed as medical advice. Medical conditions should be evaluated and treated by licensed practitioners. Please see your local wound care clinician for treatment of your wound*

Dynarex Stays on Cutting Edge with New Products this Summer

The healthcare field is always evolving, with new standards, products, and services. With these come the need for new health care tools and devices, and Dynarex medical supplies stays on the cutting edge as a premier supplier of healthcare products.

Here are five new products to look at:

  • Xeroform Petrolatum Dressings are sterile, fine mesh gauze infused with both Bismuth Tribromophenate and Petroleum to prevent infection at a wound site and soothe the pain. Xeroform Petrolatum dressings can be used on minimally draining wounds, which may include surgical incisions, lacerations, and burns.

  • Antifungal Powder is used for external treatment of fungal infections, including Athlete’s foot and ringworm. The powder is recommended to be used on skin folds, feet, socks, and shoes to relieve itching, burning, and irritation.

  • Abdominal Binders are made with elastic for optimal healing and provide compression and support for strains and weaknesses of the abdominal area. They are easily adjustable, help reduce rolling, and are available in five standard sizes. Abdominal binders are especially popular after abdominal surgery to relieve pain, improve respiratory function, and relax core muscles.

  • Emergency High Strength Pressure Bandages combine a thin, non-adherent dressing, elastic bandage, pressure applicator, and closure clip in one simple unit, used for fast response to severe bleeding and trauma situations. Individuals in occupations that are hazardous can use these bandages in life-threatening situations.

  • Undercast Padding, which is available in both cotton and polyester, enhances patient comfort by providing a safe healing environment under a hard cast. For individuals in hard casts, padding can help make recovery time easier and more comfortable.

Dynarex continues to bring in new products to assist companies with a growing need for medical supplies. Here is a list of all our new medical products so that you can stay up to date on what you need for your practice.
*Information provided about Dynarex products should be considered as general guidelines to product usage and none of the information is intended to be construed as medical advice. Medical conditions should be evaluated and treated by licensed practitioners. Please see your local wound care clinician for treatment of your wound.*

Dynarex Becomes An Official Partner of the New York Yankees

 

Dynarex, the premier one-stop medical supply company, has joined the hallowed ranks of fans-turned-supporters of the New York Yankees.

 

Branding in Yankee Stadium

With this move into corporate sponsorship, Dynarex will have its logo, brand, and name appear at Yankee Stadium in various locations, including first aid stations on the Field Level (Section 128), Main Level (Section 221) and Terrace Level (Section 320C). Additionally, should a guest require medical assistance, a variety of Dynarex brand products will be available for use.

Dynarex is already one of the largest suppliers to EMS companies in the country, in addition to over 15 other market segments throughout North America.

A History of Sports Partnerships

In 2016, Dynarex was a two-year sponsor of the Steelers’ MVP Le’Veon Bell Free Elite Exposure Camp. The camp brought together high school student athletes–sophomores, juniors, and seniors–with top local high school and college coaches. The exposure to one of their idols helps propel young athletes to work even harder at their academics and sports. This type of inspirational, forward thinking investment is a vital part of the Dynarex culture. Now, by partnering with the New York Yankees, a wider audience can learn about how Dynarex cares for its community–locally, nationally, and around the world.

The Convenience of Dynarex

Dynarex is already a reputable, well-known, and relied-upon brand. The Dynarex motto is “We care like family,” and that commitment shows in every aspect of our business model, from our quick responses to inquiries, to the quality products we provide, and the fair values we offer. We are always striving to improve our processes, partnerships, and transparency. Since 1967, Dynarex has developed warehouses across North America with over 1 million square feet of space dedicated to warehousing and shipping our products to our loyal distributors the world. We serve clients in the following fields:

 

  • Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Care professionals
  • Dentists
  • Labs
  • Veterinary offices
  • Tattoo and piercing artists
  • School nurses
  • And more

 

Our partnership with the New York Yankees is only a part of what makes the Dynarex difference. Learn more about how our goods and services on our website.