Most patients prefer to stay at the comfort of their own home while recovering from an illness or an accident instead of staying in a hospital or other healthcare facilities. This is made possible by the durable medical equipment or any medical equipment that are used to aid patients at home. To be considered as a DME, equipment must comply with the following requirements: (1) allows individuals to perform tasks that are otherwise impossible or difficult to do without the aid of an equipment; (2) provides therapeutic benefits; (3) durable and can withstand repeated use; (4) used to serve a medical purpose; (5) generally not suitable for people without an illness or injury; and (6) appropriate for home use and can be transferred to other locations to enable an individual or patient to complete activities of daily living (ADL) and even instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). Activities of daily living (ADLs) are self-care activities such as transfers, toileting, grooming and hygiene, dressing, bathing, and eating while instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are activities associated with independent living like preparing meals, managing money, shopping, doing housework and using a telephone.
DME may include iron lungs, oxygen tents, hospital beds, and wheelchairs, blood-testing strips and blood glucose monitors for diabetics, potty chairs, canes, lifts and other similar equipment, among others. Generally, DME are used by individuals at home or institutions like nursing home or assisted living facility. It can either be rented or purchased. Prescribed by healthcare providers in coordination with home health agency, DME may be provided by suppliers specializing in the equipment. This helps most people afflicted with a certain condition and injury to have an enhanced quality of life.
In the United States, the leading provider of specialty medical products is Duramedix Healthcare. This company provides medical supplies, equipment and healthcare products for patients nationwide. Aside from the wide assortment of healthcare products and medical supplies, this company also accepts special orders to meet the specific needs of the clients. Their Chief Executive Officer is Jason Nikouyeh who is a widely known professional in the healthcare industry. As part of his responsibility, he monitors the daily operations with due focus on contract negotiation; supervises strategic marketing and sales; manages and maintains the company cash flow; and expands business and contracting with medical supply companies. Under Jason Nikouyeh’s leadership, the team of highly experienced experts at Duramedix Healthcare ensures that their clients receive the most suitable DME products for them coupled with excellent service and customer care.