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SPH Medical is a leading provider of solutions focused on reducing risk of injury to patient handling staff, and reducing hospital acquired infections and pressure ulcers. By offering clinical education and consulting services combined with the latest technology in assistive solutions we are helping facilities and caregivers address these areas of risk within their facilities.

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Patient Handling

Single Patient Use Air Transfer Mattress

Top 10 Questions about Single Patient Use Air Mattress

Across the globe, the SPH Medical's Air Transfer System (ATS) keeps patients and caregivers safe. We provide a full range of widths and lengths to suit your hospital's safety program with the highest quality control, backed by a manufacturer's warranty and safe patient handling education. Performing patient transfers, repositioning up in bed, turning from one position to another is a daily task for nurses.  Even though it is routine and...

The Epidural Positioning Device for safety

How to Improve Staff Safety During Epidurals and Spinal Blocks

When most people think about the effectiveness of modern healthcare, they think about innovative robotic surgeries or new medications. While these advancements certainly are relevant, they are not the only advancements that improve patient outcomes and increase staff safety during epidurals or procedures. One of the most recent innovations is an epidural positioning device. Known more commonly as an EPD, this device is designed to provide better support for patients during...

Reposition Turn and Transfer with the SPH Medical Air Transfer System

Reduce Risk of Injury and Infections with Air Transfer Technology

Implementing Air Transfer Technology Reduces the Risk of Infections and Staff Injury in Hospitals Hospitals are typically viewed as place where state of the art healthcare services are provided.  However hospitals today are still not the safest places to work. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic nurses and healthcare workers have been exposed to workplace injuries from manually lifting, moving and transferring patients. Infection prevention was always a top concern as...

The EPD improves nursing and patient safety

Staff Safety During Epidurals and Spinal Blocks

No Room for Error When It Comes To Staff Safety It’s hard to imagine health care without anesthesia or analgesia. Even after 175 years, they're a medical marvel that no one takes for granted. Technology and innovation may evolve at lightning speed, but there are still no shortcuts during epidurals and spinal blocks. Whenever anesthetists place a needle in a patient, they summon all their knowledge, training, skill, experience and powers...

SPH Medical RoWalker for Safe Patient Mobility

Mobilize Patients Early and Often

The SPH Medical RoWalker Helping Mobilize Patients Studies show the efficacy of mobilize patients early, and its benefits contribute significantly to patient health. Everyone on a health care team shares an interprofessional responsibility to provide treatment. However, the task of delivering ambulatory care typically rests with nurses who spend more time with patients than other health care team members. The SPH Medical RoWalker assists in providing the service that patients require,...

SPH Medical Repositioning Transfers and Ambulation

Safe Patient Mobility Today

Today, Safe Patient Mobility means something different to every department in the hospital. But in general it means that we need to understand how patients move and how to safely handle them based upon their functional abilities. An important component is choosing the right assistive solution for each patient. There are a couple of tools now available that help assess a patient's functional ability and then translate the results of...

EPD promotes patient and staff safety

Injury Prevention During Epidurals

Nurse managers don't typically think of injury prevention during epidurals being a major issue. But epidurals are about pain relief so why are nurses at risk of injury? This article will review the Epidural placement procedure, proper patient positioning for optimal patient outcomes and Safe Patient Handling solutions to reduce the risk of injury for the nurses that support this procedure. What is an Epidural? This procedure involves injecting a patient with epidural...

Back Injury Prevention for Nurses

There is an injury crisis going on in the healthcare industry. Nurses are suffering injuries at an alarming rate while performing lateral transfer, repositioning patients in their beds, and other common tasks. Many of the approximately 3 million Registered Nurses working in the US face daily hazards that put them at risk. A Veterans Health Administration study in 2000 revealed nurses were injured on average six times more often than...

Reduce Injuries and Infections with SPH Medials Air Transfer Mat

The Benefits of Air Transfer Mattress Technology

In the United States, hospitals and nursing homes have become deadly businesses. Hospital injury rates, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are approximately double those in all other private enterprises, that is, all non-governmental organizations. For example, in 2016, hospitals reported a rate of 5.9 non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers, compared to 2.9 non-fatal workplace injuries per 100 full-time workers across all industries in the...

Back Injury Prevention for Nurses

Nurses and Back Injuries

Preventing back injuries to nursing staff is one of the most important things we can do in healthcare and starts with reducing overexertion and modifying predictable manual patient handling tasks like Lateral Transfers and repositioning patients in bed. Lateral Transfers and The Risks Lateral transfers have been identified as some of the riskiest tasks in handling of patients in hospitals because patients may be moved from one surface to another several times...