Starboard’s committed history to neonatal securement devices.

There’s a surprising lack of good, truly neonatal-specific devices in the medical industry - oftentimes medical device manufacturers realize that there is a gap in their products from not offering a neonatal version of their adult device. Usually, to fill this gap, they just shrink their adult device down. Once in a while, there [...]

By |2021-06-21T16:23:03-07:00June 21st, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Starboard’s committed history to neonatal securement devices.

Most Common Catheter-Related Complications

Catheters are some of the most commonly used medical devices in the world. Every day, close to 1 million patients have a catheter placed, meaning over 307 million catheters are used every year in the USA alone. Because of their widespread use, catheters end up causing a great deal of complications. In fact, 30-46% [...]

By |2021-05-24T16:57:24-07:00May 24th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Most Common Catheter-Related Complications

Why have some of the top suppliers of temperature monitoring esophageal stethoscopes gone on backorder?

The answer is because of their suppliers. Most of the multi-billion dollar companies that manufacture temperature monitoring esophageal stethoscopes have run into severe backorder situations of late. Why? Because unlike Starboard Medical, they don’t make their own sensors, but instead purchase them from someone else and have to rely on them to ship on [...]

By |2021-04-27T10:17:17-07:00April 27th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Why have some of the top suppliers of temperature monitoring esophageal stethoscopes gone on backorder?

Foley Catheters: A Forgotten Danger

Oftentimes, the most common medical procedures can have some very scary statistics. Something that seems routine and common can be riskier than it looks. Cosmetic surgeries can lead to brain damage, botox injections can cause paralysis, even just suturing a scraped knee can prompt a sudden staph infection.  Having a urinary catheter is one [...]

By |2021-02-09T16:11:33-08:00February 9th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Foley Catheters: A Forgotten Danger

Disposable Temperature Probes are the Key to Social Distancing in Hospitals

“Stay at least 6 feet away from others” seems to be the national anthem right now. I hear it again and again at the grocery store, the office, the bank. Officials are urging everyone to socially distance whenever possible, but the problem is that it isn’t always possible.  I have been to the doctors [...]

By |2021-02-09T16:11:38-08:00November 24th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Disposable Temperature Probes are the Key to Social Distancing in Hospitals

IV Pumps Outside the Rooms

A lot of strange things have become the new normal in recent months. You legally can’t travel to most of the world, many schools and businesses have gone virtual, you probably went months without going to a single restaurant, and summer was a lot less eventful than in the past.  Covid-19 sure has had [...]

By |2021-02-09T16:11:48-08:00October 14th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on IV Pumps Outside the Rooms

That Device with the Gates from ________

You are a vascular access nurse. You work hard to make life easier for all the other nurses and clinicians at your hospital. You are the expert that they call in to place difficult IVs and complete dressing changes on various central lines.  Now, imagine that you had to work the night shift and [...]

By |2021-02-09T16:12:09-08:00October 1st, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on That Device with the Gates from ________

Red tape. Nurse frustration. Permanent change.

Covid changed everything, obviously. It’s changed work, hospitals, even home. Do you remember what it was like to go to the movies? Or to dine inside a restaurant? Or even just to have a business meeting without worrying about a pandemic? Every aspect of life has changed, and a lot of these changes [...]

By |2020-08-25T12:38:10-07:00August 19th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Red tape. Nurse frustration. Permanent change.

A History of Catheter Securement

Did you ever wonder where catheter securement devices came from, who invented them, who developed them, or why they were ever created in the first place? The history of catheter securement devices started with a tragedy - a needlestick injury that would change the way catheters are secured for the better.  According to [...]

By |2020-08-11T14:51:11-07:00August 11th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on A History of Catheter Securement

A Life-Changing Product That Wasn’t Given a Chance.

One of the most bittersweet things that can happen to a small medical device company like us is when a patient reaches out to us about how happy they are with one of our products.  This sounds like it should be a happy incident, but sometimes it's not. Last year, an elderly patient [...]

By |2020-07-16T18:02:14-07:00July 16th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on A Life-Changing Product That Wasn’t Given a Chance.
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