IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Links Medical Products, Inc. (LMP) (http://www.linksmed.com), the pioneer and leader in modern tablet crushing products for nursing homes and hospitals, introduced today its new SK2 second generation tablet medication crushing system.
The new system offers nursing homes, hospitals and others involved in medical care a device specifically made to easily crush appropriate tablet medications using LMP's patented, tear resistant tablet crusher pouch.
The crushing of tablets is a common med pass practice in those instances where patients are unable to swallow tablet form medications. The crushed pills are usually added to fruit juice, soft foods or enteral (tube) feeding systems for easier consumption.
LMP Silent Knight® patented tablet crushing products are used by more nursing homes and hospitals than any other crushing system on the market today.
"With our patented, tear resistant tablet pouch and the Silent Knight's quiet, dependable crushing operation, we enjoy a reputation of providing high quality products and strong customer support," said Tom Buckley, LMP's CEO. “Now, with the launch of the new SK2, our company offers healthcare providers a second generation tablet crusher to make the process even easier to institute within their system. The SK2 is compact, labor saving, portable and quiet. All the things wanted by healthcare institutions for routine use on the floors and in the pharmacy."
In addition to its crushing features, the SK2 offers a clear OxiTitan coating. OxiTitan reflects one of the most recent steps in the application of green-chemistry in the workplace. In the presence of interior or exterior light, using a matrix of nanoparticles, the coating is toxic to bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi, yet remains safe for human contact.
The company cautions that some tablets are inappropriate to crush. Any tablet medication should first be approved for crushing by a medical professional. As a service, LMP provides their customers with an independently produced, pharmacist prepared list of high use medications and their appropriateness for crushing. This list is not a complete guide to crushing medications and each facility's protocol must be consulted and followed when considering the crushing of any medication. The list may be obtained from LMP by calling 888-425-1149; or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail request to customer service at Links Medical Products, Inc. 9247 Research Drive, Irvine CA 92618 www.linksmed.com
Founded in 1995 Links Medical Products, Inc. was named in 2003 by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest-growing small businesses in the United States. Since that time, the company has continued its growth by developing a number of innovative products now widely used in hospitals and nursing homes.