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Patient Positioning During Thoracentesis Solved

Major Advancements in Safe Patient Positioning during Thoracentesis Over the past two decades we have seen major advancements in patient care. This includes many new Safe Patient Handling Solutions developed to help our nurses and caregivers avoid the risk injury. Manual patient handling is one of the leading causes of back injuries for nurses. Many States have put laws in place to mandate that hospitals have a Safe Patient Handling program....

Keeping Staff and Patients Safe in OR and Radiology with the EPD

The EPD and E-EPD were developed to reduce the risk of injuries and improve safety among staff and patients. By implementing the use of EPDs, hospitals can actively protect their staff and improve patient outcomes. Safe Patient Handling EPDs are used in numerous medical settings including labor and delivery, general surgery, operating rooms, anesthesiology, radiology and orthopedic departments. These are all settings in which epidurals, spinal blocks, x-rays and Thoracentesis procedures are performed....

Overweight Patients and Epidurals

Obesity is a global epidemic. It is estimated that over 50% of pregnant woman in the United States are overweight or obese. Compared to normal weight patients, an obese patient is more prone to a number of complications during pregnancy and delivery including higher rates of cesarean section. And with c-sections, comes the administration of epidurals. via Shutterstock Epidural catheter placement in bariatric patients can be more challenging because the spine can be harder to find and pinpoint where...

Implementing an Early Patient Mobility Protocol

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has published a facilitator guide for developing and implementing your own nursing-driven Early Patient Mobility Protocol. [caption id="attachment_951" align="alignright" width="461"] Mobilize patients safely and prevent falls with SPH Medical's RoWalker.[/caption] The powerpoint version of the facilitator guide can be found at www.sphmedical.com on the RoWalker page. The RoWalker is unique because it not only provides the platform upon which to build your early patient mobility program,...

Banner Health installs SPH Medical patient lifts in Banner University Medical Center Projects

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/facilities-management/banner-university-medical-center-to-open-16-story-tower-nov-6.html Banner Health is opening their state of the art hospital in downtown Phoenix, Arizona equipped with the latest Safe Patient Handling solutions from SPH Medical to reduce risk of injury to staff and to improve patient care. Banner University Medical Center Phoenix has incorporated overhead ceiling lifts in approximately half of the rooms of the new tower. Using the new ceiling lifts will enable nursing staff to boost, turn, and transfer...

New Cost Effective Overhead Patient Lifts for California

With the recent structural engineering details approval by OSHPD we now offer a the largest overhead patient lift system portfolio accessible to California Hospitals.  The "OPM" issued on February 1st, 20018 offers several cost effective installation methods and a wide range of lifting capacities from 300 lbs to 1000 lbs.   Overhead patient lifting systems are the gold standard of Safe Patient Handling solutions to reduce the risk of injury...

UV Light used to protect NICU patients

UV Technology is being used to disinfect phones, tablets, stethoscopes and more to help protect NICU patients at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  They purchased 5 UV Boxes to add to each of their hand washing stations for caregivers and visitors to use.  Author Luanne Rife covers the ease of use success of this simple and easy to use solution. "After a year of looking for a simple, easy-to-use solution, they settled...

Hospital saves $360,000 with AUVS – UV Box

SPH Medical offers hospitals the ability to disinfect mobile phones, tablets and more with the UV Box.  Some hospitals have reported cost savings of $360,000 annually by eliminating disposable lead wires and cables.  This cost savings does not include the savings of reducing Hospital Acquired Infections which is estimated at approximately $15,000 per infection. https://youtu.be/XQ_NXtrHmx8 DECONTAMINATE & SANITIZE Cell Phones and Tablets Stethoscopes Blood Pressure Cuffs Nurse Calls Call Cords TV Remote...

Protecting NICU patients from MRSA

In a recent study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Dr. Goldstein concluded that even if hospital workers practice perfect hand hygiene, MRSA can still spread among babies in the NICU. Is this true?  Does handwashing not work?  According to the study, even with theoretical perfect handwashing compliance, the averaged risk of transmission is only reduced by 86%! Acording to Dr. Goldstein, “We can follow hygiene procedures, use gowns or gloves as needed, keep...

Mobile Devices Threaten Patient Safety

In a well written article published in Infection Control Today, author Kelly M. Pyrek explores the risks that mobile devices are creating for patients and cites evidence from several key studies that we should be concerned and doing more to decontaminate these mobile devices. Mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices are potential transport mechanisms for harmful bacteria and viruses that can infect patients and staff alike. Kelly M. Pyrek writes "This...