Respiratory Care

As a manufacturer of life safety products and pressure gauges commonly used on respiratory equipment, we would like to acknowledge this important week October 20-26th, as it is Respiratory Care Week.  History of AARC and Respiratory Care Week  The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has roots leading back to 1943, where Edwin R. Levine, MD established an inhalation therapy program using on-the-job trained technicians to manage post-surgical patients at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. It wasn’t until 1946 that the group of students and other doctors began the Inhalation Therapy Association (ITA).  40 years later in 1983, US President, Ronald Regan issued a proclamationRead More →

School Bus

As our children go back to school and jump on that big yellow bus, excitement and anxiety runs through me as a parent. How safe are they aboard that big bus? School bus fires – too rare or too frequent? School buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road, as they are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries, but what about fires? The discussion of school bus fires is often dismissed with the quick assumption that they are too rare to worry about. But a report published on November 2016 by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal reportedRead More →

I recently came across an article online by Patient Safety Solutions that went on to describe a product as “sorely needed”.  As I continued to read the article I was surprised to learn that they were talking about our product, the Critical Alert, low oxygen alarms.  Oxygen Tank Monitoring Oxygen tank monitoring is one of the many challenges hospital and nursing home staff face daily. While accidents resulting from oxygen tanks rarely occur, when they do, it can be very costly for the health of the patient and the facility, making it critical that patients’ tanks are monitored regularly to avoid unnecessary risks and adverseRead More →

There’s nothing like a nice cold draft beer, especially in the summer. Beer on tap is the way to go, because a good bar – whether it’s a craft beer bar or your favorite neighborhood dive bar, will usually put time into its draft selections.  In a bar, draft should be moving faster than bottles, so it’s usually fresher too. But not many of us know what really goes into serving the perfect beer.  How Keg Beer Stays Fresh A kegerator is a draft beer system that is housed inside a refrigerator. The main parts of a kegerator include the refrigerator, beer keg, CO2 tank, regulator, shank, draftRead More →

Fire Safety

Summers are well-known for heatwaves and long periods without rain, along with fire pits and outdoor cooking. So, we would like to share some summer fire safety tips. Check the gauges Every home and business, regardless of industry, should have a fully charged fire extinguisher handy. Make sure you inspect your fire extinguisher every 6-12 months so that it’s ready when you need it most. Verify the locking pin is intact and the tamper seal is unbroken. Examine the extinguisher for obvious physical damage, corrosion, or leakage. Confirm the pressure gauge or indicator is in the operable green range and lift the extinguisher to ensure it is still full. Areas of your home There are some specific areas youRead More →

Are you prepared? It seems like every time I turn on the news, I hear about another car catching on fire. As someone who works within the life safety industry, I feel the need to share the importance of having a fire extinguisher in your car. While it is not required on all vehicles, given the risk, drivers should consider investing in a car fire extinguisher. Only certain vehicle classes are legally required to carry fire extinguishers, but extinguishers give personal vehicle owners peace of mind and sense of preparedness. Vehicle fire statistics According to the most recent figures from the U.S. Fire Administration, firefighters responded toRead More →

oxygen Bar

For centuries, people have spent their Friday nights looking for the hottest watering hole, now many are bellying up to an oxygen bar for the chance to sniff oxygen. Is it healthy or just hype? We have become a society of shallow breathers, causing us to become oxygen deprived. Research has shown this habit of shallow breathing affects us in many ways. Some may notice an increase in fatigue, loss of concentration, and even muscle cramps, caused by our shallow breathing.  Focusing on your breathing can have a significant impact on your stress level and can create physical changes such as lowering your blood pressure.Read More →

Nurse helps patient

MIJA would like to thank and recognize all the dedicated nursing professionals who care for critically ill patients and their families. In honor of their dedication and effort, May is designated National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month. This observance is an excellent time to celebrate the amazing critical care nurses that make a difference in the lives of their patients each and every day! What is Critical Care Medicine? Critical care medicine is the specialized care of patients whose conditions and diseases are life-threatening and who require comprehensive care and constant monitoring, usually in intensive care units. Critical Care includes conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, respiratory issues, burns, gunshot wound, andRead More →