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Benefits of Early Patient Mobility

According to a study published by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, early patient mobility significantly improves patient outcomes. In the study, Dale M. Needham, M.D., Ph.D., the university's lead researcher, notes that patients who spend less time in bed and start rehabilitation sooner are less likely to suffer from muscle weakness, physical impairments, or mental illness than those who do not. Another study published by the National Institutes...

Safety During Thoracentesis using the EPD

Patient and Staff Safety Improved During Thoracentesis

What Is Thoracentesis? A doctor who performs thoracentesis uses a syringe or needle-catheter device to remove excess fluid surrounding the lungs. Congestive heart failure and pneumonia are among the conditions that can cause fluid to accumulate in the pleural space, causing pain and shortness of breath. After a sonographer locates the best insertion point for the needle, a doctor drains fluid to relieve pressure between the pleural membranes and the chest...

SPH Medical SPU Air Transfer Mattress

Solving the Injury Puzzle, Injuries to Healthcare Workers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many injuries to healthcare workers are from overexerting themselves when manually lifting, transferring, or repositioning patients in hospitals. And for many of those hospital workers, overexertion leads to musculoskeletal injuries. This began the search for solving the injury puzzle. In reaching this conclusion, the CDC pulled data from a study published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In that...

Safely Position Patients with the EPD

The Use of the EPD for Patient Positioning During Spinal Blocks and Other Procedures There are risks associated with any surgery, but patients are not the only ones who should keep that in mind. Healthcare workers in a surgery department or labor and delivery unit at a hospital should also bear this in mind, especially those who administer spinal blocks or provide patients with epidural pain relief before surgery. These assertions...

The SPH Medical EPD improves safety for Spinal positioning

Using an EPD for Patient Positioning During Spinal Blocks

Most medical professionals who take part in orthopedic surgery say an epidural positioning device (EPD) significantly improves safety and comfort for patients getting a subarachnoid block and then undergoing orthopedic surgery. To better understand why they feel this way, it helps to know a little more about subarachnoid blocks and the type of orthopedic surgeries in which they are most beneficial. Using the epidural positioning chair for patient positioning during...

Solving Patient Handling Injuries With Air

While working in a hospital can be a very rewarding career, you shouldn't have to sacrifice your own personal health to live it. Common nursing injuries happen from performing patient repositioning tasks and lateral transfers every day. These patient handling injuries are completely avoidable when the appropriate equipment is routinely accessible and available for hospital staff members to use. What Are Air Assisted Transfer Systems? Air assisted transfer systems have been around...

The Use of The EPD for Patient Positioning

The use of the EPD for patient positioning during spinal blocks and other procedures To assist in enhancing patient and staff safety, a distinguished anesthesiologist created the first Epidural Positioning Device (EPD) over two decades ago. The EPD is currently the gold standard for positioning devices used by hospital's surgery department and surgical personnel all around the globe. The epidural device aids in the safe positioning of patients while also lowering the...

Single Patient Use Air Transfer Mattress

Repositioning Injuries in Hospitals

Healthcare workers are at risk for injuries such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) when performing manual patient transfers. According to recent studies, over 95% of nurses, report having some form of MSD or repositioning injuries during their careers. In 2021, there were a combined 18,090 missed days of work in the U.S. due to the disorder. Low Back pain is the most common complaint among healthcare workers. This injury is brought on...

No Rinse No Wipe and 2 Min Kill of C diff

Hospital Grade Disinfectants

Reduce the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections with OXYdiff The risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) from dangerous pathogens is a constant threat to patients during treatment. This risk is exacerbated by invasive procedures like surgery, severe illnesses, the misuse of antibiotics and neglect of best practices. Although, the use of proper hospital grade disinfectants and adhering to best practices for cleaning can help reduce the risk of patients contracting HAIs. Recently receiving...

SPH Medical Delivers Nitrile Exam Gloves and N95 Masks

Essential supply of Nitrile Exam Gloves and N95 Masks

NIOSH certified N95 Masks, and Nitrile Exam Grade gloves are personal protection equipment (PPE) to provide safety for medical staff and people in a variety of different settings. N95 masks are designed to preventing particles and in some cases liquids from coming into contact with your mouth and respiratory system. Nitrile Exam Gloves are an essential layer of protection to prevent hands from coming in contact with fluids, drugs and other pathogens,...