According to CNN Money, bus transportation is regarded as one of the safest modes of public transportation. Millions of passenger’s ride safely every day via charters, tours, scheduled service, and shuttles. Safety of Passengers The manufacturers and operators of buses have gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of their passengers. During the past several years we have witnessed the increase in the transit industries embracement and investment in fire suppression systems for board buses. Costs Associated with a Bus Fire An average of 2500 bus fires are reported annually, with an estimated $24.2 million lost in direct property damage each year according toRead More →

National Skilled Nursing care week (NSNCW) was established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967. This national week of observance was formerly known as National Nursing Home week. This celebration gives us the opportunity to recognize the key roles of skilled nursing care centers and their hard work in caring for seniors and people with disabilities throughout America. The AHCA announced the 2018 NSNCW theme is “Celebrating Life’s Stories”. This was served to commemorate life’s most important events, relationship, and experiences that formed perspectives of residents, family, staff, and volunteers in long or short-term care. Read more on the official press release. TheRead More →

According to USMedicine.com, Veterans are three times more likely to develop COPD than the general population. Actually, it is the fifth most prevalent disease in the veteran population, affecting approximately 15 percent of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare users. Below we will take a closer look at why veterans are more likely to be affected by this incurable disease and its effects on the healthcare system. Causes of COPD Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, irreversible asthma and many forms of bronchiectasis are all possible ailments a patient diagnosed with COPD can face. Cigarette smoke is the leading cause of COPD. In fact, 75 percent ofRead More →

MIJA de Mexico, Juarez, recently celebrated 20 years in business.  We are extremely proud of their quality products with on time deliveries to customers all over the globe. In 1998 MIJA elected to move its’ high volume spiral wound Bourdon tube pressure gauge production from Plymouth, MA  to Mexico to compete in the growing global marketplace. This decision has proven to be one of the best decisions MIJA could have made for the company and our customers. Jim Sommerio, President of MIJA de Mexico has been with MIJA since day one, and many of Jim’s employees have also been with MIJA the full 20 years. Read More →

no smoking oxygen in use sign

Consider the following tips to ensure fire safety at home when using medical oxygen. Never Smoke or allow anyone else to smoke in your home. Post “No Smoking” signs in every room where oxygen is used. Keep oxygen cylinders at least 5 to 10 feet away from heat sources. Do not use lotions, creams or other greasy products that contain petroleum. Store oxygen cylinders in an upright position or securely in an oxygen storage cart. Turn your oxygen supply valve to the off position when oxygen is not in use. Avoid anything can create sparks including electric heaters, electric blankets, electric razors, hair dryers andRead More →

middle aged at home care giver helping senior woman

What are some of the most important tips regarding patient safety? Accredited home care agencies follow the national patient safety goals set by the Joint Commission. This means that they need to think about the patients comprehensively. Home safety evaluations are a must to determine risks. In a home, everything from adequate lighting, plumbing, furniture and home design must be accounted for to minimize risk. Patients that use medical oxygen are at risk for potential fire outbreaks, so it is important to educate patients and their families about oxygen safety in the home. Oxygen enriched areas will make materials burn more quickly. It is importantRead More →

  Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), aims to educate the community about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with chronic lung disease. This year’s theme, “Improving Life, One Breath at a Time,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome shortness of breath and the pulmonary professionals who work every day to alleviate that struggle and improve patients’ everyday life. MIJA Inc. wants to do our part in raising awareness about pulmonary rehabilitation and the difficulties that come with chronic diseases that affect your lungs. Although Pulmonary Rehabilitation can’t cure yourRead More →

National Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness building campaign for healthcare safety. This year’s we will focus on safety culture and patient engagement. There has been great progress in patient safety over the years but studies show that medical error and preventable harm are still a major source of injury or death among patients. “A recent national survey conducted by the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and NORC at the University of Chicago found that 1 in 5 people reportedly experienced a medical error in their own care, and one-third reported an error in the care of a close relative or friend.Read More →