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Patient Handling

Mobilize patients early with the SPH Medical Rowalker

Early Patient Mobility and Why Movement Matters

For those unfamiliar with Dale M. Needham, M.D., Ph.D., he served as the lead researcher in a study published by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In that study, he concluded that early patient mobility significantly improves patient outcomes by reducing their risk of suffering from muscle weakness and mental illnesses. It, however, does not end there. Another study from the National Institutes of Health mirrors Dr. Needham's findings...

Thoracentesis and other procedures are safer for patients and staff when using the EPD

Risk Reduction During Thoracentesis

When undergoing medical procedures, the safety of patients and medical staff alike is of utmost importance. This is especially true when a patient is at increased risk due to surgical intervention or other complex procedures that could lead to severe injuries or additional health complications. As such, risk reduction during Thoracentesis must be employed to safeguard all parties involved. Case in point, an epidural positioning device, or EPD, is utilized...

Improve Safety During Spinal Blocks

According to MedlinePlus, a trusted online resource for up-to-date information related to diseases and a host of wellness issues, a spinal block is commonly prescribed to patients undergoing genital, urinary tract, or other lower body medical procedures. They are also prescribed to pregnant women, in addition to epidural anesthesia, before they are due to give birth in a hospital's labor and delivery unit. Also known as spinal anesthesia, a spinal...

Avoid Manual Patient Handling During Spinal Blocks

Epidurals are given to patients across many departments within the hospital setting. Most people know that women often receive them during labor, but there are many other times a patient can benefit from a spinal block, including: epidural pain relief, an alternative to general anesthesia, and to combat chronic pain. Yet, as common as the practice is, many healthcare workers in a labor and delivery unit or a surgery department...

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...