What’s on your radar? Emerging devices and products for pediatric healthcare professionals
As the healthcare profession grows so do the medical possibilities. Keeping up to date with current practices, new products, and changing technologies can be overwhelming. Whether you are a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist, you know the challenges faced with pediatric care involving prescription medications. Along with ensuring the correct dosage, side effects, and related treatments, you have the task of encouraging small children to take their medicine.
Let’s be honest, this isn’t enjoyable for anyone involved. The medical staff, the parents, and especially the children dread these moments. Recommending the MEDCOAT pill-swallowing solution to your patients not only takes the fuss out of taking medication but allows you to focus on the primary objective – a successful medical outcome. Eradicating the issues for those that struggle with pill swallowing removes the need to find alternative methods to consuming prescription pills.
Keeping emerging pediatric devices and products on your radar also improves your overall standard of care. Your patients will see how you took the time to find them a simple solution to an age-old problem faced not only by children but many adults as well. Not to mention, MEDCOAT’s purpose is two-fold. In addition to finding an answer to a common struggle, they see the possibilities for eliminating the “yuck-factor” often linked with taking pills, supplements, and other oral medications. The innovative MEDCOAT coating substitutes the pill’s original taste with sweet flavors such as strawberry, cola, and citrus. This becomes especially helpful in the pediatric field as these patients can begin to associate their daily medications with a fun flavor that in a way tricks their minds into actually enjoying or at least tolerating medication time.
Just as healthcare professionals remain committed to continuing education in their field, it is just as important to stay informed of new products hitting the market that will be beneficial to their patients.