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Patient Handling

Air Powered Transfer System

Lateral Transfer and Positioning Risk in Hospitals

The Dangers Of Lateral Transfers Simply put, a lateral transfer involves moving patients from surface to surface, including a bed or hospital cart. These transfers pose increased risks to both patients and caregivers. Lateral transfers are performed throughout the day in various departments, ranging from ICU to imaging. With that said, the probability of a patient or nurse sustaining an injury increases exponentially. Patients that require comprehensive care often can’t move...

Lateral Transfers: Know The Risks

The Risks of Repositioning a Patient Caregivers and medical professionals perform countless lateral transfers per day. This procedure is best described as repositioning a patient from one surface to another. With the uncertainty of lateral transfers, both nurses and patients become vulnerable to handling injuries. Whether a patient’s in the ICU or being taken to surgery, several departments are responsible for conducting lateral transfers. With that said, the potential for a...

Epidural Safety for Patients and Staff

What is Epidural Safety? Epidural Analgesia's are used to reduce or completely eliminate pain. It is when the doctor inserts opioids or local anesthesia in their patient's epidural space, which blocks the nerve roots. Staff and patients can be protected from injury when exercising epidural safety during this procedure. Local anesthesia can include opioids such as morphine, hydromorphone, and fentanyl or drugs of a different class such as mepivacaine, lidocaine, bupivacaine, and...

Epidurals and Spinal Blocks

Most Common Use of Epidurals There are many times when a patient wants to be or needs to be awake during surgery. The classic case is the Caesarean section when a mother cannot have her child vaginally. She wants to see and hold her baby the moment it's born. This procedure is possible with the use of an epidural block. By injecting numbing medication into the epidural space just above the...

Epidural Chair for Epidural Safety

Epidural Analgesia for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery Epidural injections or epidural anesthesia is defined as regional anesthesia that blocks pain in a specific area of the body. To perform an epidural injection, the anesthesiologist utilizes a hollow needle to place an epidural catheter, which is a small and flexible plastic tube, into the space between the spinal column and outer membrane of the spinal cord (epidural space). This is in...

Epidural Chair for Thoracentesis

Why use the Epidural Chair for Thoracentesis Thoracentesis is an invasive procedure used to diagnose and medicate pleural effusions, during the treatment of a condition whereby excess fluid accumulates in the pleural space. Thoracentesis is used to manage symptoms like pain and shortness of breath. It relieves pressure in your lungs and provides epidural pain relief. The procedure also establishes the cause of the excess fluid found in the pleural space....

EPD for Thoracentesis

What is Thoracentesis and what are the risks to patients and staff? Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove the excess fluid that is found in the space between the lungs known as the pleural cavity. This is also sometimes called a Pleural Tap. The accumulation of fluid in the plural cavity is called pleural effusion. According to hospital staff patients with many different conditions or diagnosis experience this issue. Thoracentesis is performed for both diagnostic...

N95 Masks for Maximum Protection

N95 Masks for Maximum Protection When dealing with a respiratory virus like COVID-19, hospitals rely on PPE such as N95 masks and gowns to keep staff members safe. Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, there were critical shortages of this essential gear. In hard-hit places like New York and California, doctors and nurses were crafting PPE out of supplies they had on hand. Even after several months, there are still concerns...

Epidural Chair and Pain Relief

The Epidural Chair, Reduce the Risk of Complications Pain during labor is among the most common reasons that people get an epidural with over half of women in the US electing to receive epidural anesthesia. It is important to administer an epidural properly to ensure adequate pain relief and to reduce the risk of complications. Learning more about epidural pain relief and the epidural chair can help to ensure that you...

Epidural Pain Relief and Patient Safety

Epidural Pain Relief: Positioning for maximum safety An epidural, is often used throughout the U.S. to relieve pain during contractions and delivery without restricting the mothers' ability to have control and strength to push the baby out. For an epidural, medicine is administered through a tube inserted by the anesthesiologist in the lower back. A mixture of anesthetics and analgesics can be included in the epidural for women who are delivering...