Briefs: LifeGas, ResMed, Pride, MED

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LifeGas permit helps cut cylinder costs

ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Transportation recently gave LifeGas a special permit to use ultrasonic examination (UE) technology to re-test aluminum cylinders. That's good news for HME providers, say LifeGas officials. Cylinders re-tested for safety using advanced UE technology can stay in the field for 10 years, twice as long cylinders tested hydrostatically. "Homecare companies can cut their re-test costs in half, which can lead to substantial savings," said Anthony Eafrati, LifeGas homecare market manager. "This is a step change in recertification that delivers real savings at a time when home medical equipment providers need it most."

ResMed tallies record earnings

SAN DIEGO - Sleep product manufacturer ResMed in October reported revenue of $282 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010, a 14% increase over the same period last year. Income was $66.4 million and net income $56.7 million, an increase of 26% and 35%, respectively, compared to last year, the company reported.

Pride, Quantum point kids in right direction

EXETER, Pa.  - Ten students with disabilities got some hands-on work experience in October during Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) at Pride Mobility Products and Quantum Rehab.DMD brings disabled students and job seekers into the workplace so they can job shadow, explore career opportunities and receive mentoring that sometimes leads to an internship or job. The event highlighted careers in research and development, marketing, education, reimbursement, government affairs, sales and technical service.

CAMPS and MED team up for learning

LUBBOCK, Texas -The California Association of Medical Product Suppliers (CAMPS) and The MED Group/MED University have teamed up to bring MED University education to CAMPS members. MED University includes more than 130 courses. Most are approved for IACET CEUs or AARC CRCEs to fulfill industry, association and professional on-going educational requirements.