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Meet an IMDA Member - Alamo Scientific


Alamo Scientific
San Antonio, Texas


Todd Endersby


Since 2005, Alamo Scientific has brought innovative technologies to hospitals and health systems in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska (and NICU-only in Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico). We employ 10 highly experienced salespeople with over 200 years of combined medical sales experience. They are experts at introducing and servicing new products and ideas to clinicians, particularly those in:

  •  Neonatal/newborn/pediatrics
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Critical care
  • Anesthesia/airway
  • Emergency
  • IV therapy
  • Cath lab
  • Pharmacy
  • OB/GYN

Whether it’s an OR inservice before morning cases start, a meeting with the top management for an IDN, or around-the-clock inservicing, our team members get it done.

IMDA eNews       3/14/2018

You're Millennial Sales Team - Today's millennials are your company's future. So prepare them – and yourself -- for that future at the 2018 IMDA/HIRA Annual Conference, May 20-22, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. In his workshop, sales and management coach David Tyson Jr. will suggest tools for hiring, developing and advancing your millennial sales team – and avoid costly turnover in the process. It's time to develop tomorrow's sales leaders. Learn how in this interactive workshop. Register here.

How will 3D printing fit in? - 3D printing could play a larger role in healthcare in the future, but it is more suited toward developing custom implants than mass producing products, according to a panel of experts at the Advanced Design & Manufacturing expo in Cleveland, reports Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry. "What I observe is that the cost is still not competitive with traditional manufacturing from our standpoint," said Peter O'Neill, executive director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. "What I see is that the inflection point where 3D printing becomes cost competitive is around 100 units." Cleveland Clinic Innovations is using 3D printing to help develop stents that can be placed in a patient's airways to help with breathing. Today, most of these stents are made with a one-size-fits-all approach, which can be highly ineffective, O'Neill said.

Patient safety concerns - ECRI Institute names diagnostic errors the number one concern on its "2018 Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations." Each year, approximately one in 20 adults experiences a diagnostic error, according to published studies. ECRI Institute’s 2018 list of patient safety concerns are: 1) diagnostic errors, 2) opioid safety across the continuum of care, 3) care coordination within a setting, 4) workarounds, 5) incorporating health IT into patient safety programs, 6) management of behavioral health needs in acute care settings, 7) all-hazards emergency preparedness, 8) device cleaning, disinfection and sterilization, 9) patient engagement and health literary, and 10) leadership engagement in patient safety.

Questions linger regarding duodenoscopes - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rapped the knuckles of three manufacturers of duodenoscopes for failing to comply with post-market surveillance requirements to assess the effectiveness of reprocessing the devices, reports Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry. As part of an ongoing effort to prevent patient infections associated with the transmission of bacteria from contaminated duodenoscopes, FDA in 2015 ordered Olympus, Pentax and Fujifilm to conduct a post-market surveillance study to determine whether healthcare facilities were able to properly clean and disinfect the devices. FDA said Olympus failed to commence data collection, and Pentax and Fujifilm have failed to provide sufficient data.