August 14, 2015
How PHS West stacks up against other assisting devices
The Ergo-Express Powered Patient Transport Chair is the best solution for transporting patients throughout your facility. Contrary to alternative powered patient transport aids, the benefit facilities see when implementing the Ergo-Express brand is One Complete Unit.
With any other power assist there is long process that comes into play when a power drive is needed to transport a patient:
– Locate the power assist
– Locate the wheel chair
– Locate the appropriate connection piece for the assist to connect to the specific brand of wheel chair
– Hundreds of styles of wheel chairs utilized by hospitals means hundreds of different attachments pieces to sift through
– Connect the two pieces together
– Human error can occur in connecting the two pieces causing them to disconnect during patient transport. This is a severe patient safety risk.
– Bulk: When the power assist is attached to the standard wheel chair it adds several inches to the size of the wheel chair
– Interfacing: When the power assist is attached to the standard wheel chair it will not interface with floor lifts. The need for power assist insinuates transporting a patient of size. Most hospital policy dictates use of floor lift and transferring devices when moving a patient of size. When power assists are attached to standard wheel chairs the devices will not interface properly. Necessitating either the disconnecting the power assist (and thus having to reconnect, again, once the patient is transferred) or improperly, or not at all using the transfer device.
With the Ergo-Express Powered Patient Transport Chair there is one step and no worry.
– Grab the PTC & go
– No concern about interfacing with mandated transferring devices
Patient comfort in mind
The Ergo-Express Powered Patient Chair was designed with a superior level of comfort for the patient in mind.
Foam Filled Wheels:
Compared to the metal wheels on standard wheelchairs the foam filled wheels help to absorb shock from door or elevator thresholds and tile when transporting patients. Alternative uses for the PTC aside from bariatric is in OB, Chronic Pain and Oncology. In these departments patients are often severely uncomfortable and having a smoother ride during transport is often appreciated.
3-Inch Padded Seat & Back Rest: Like the foam filled wheels, the padded seat and back rest aid in the level of comfort to the patient as compared to the sling of standard wheel chairs.
Back Rest Recline:
The back rest of the PTC is reclined ever so slightly offering a more comfortable angle for transport than the upright 90º angle of a standard wheelchair. This specifically comes into play when transporting bariatric patients who may not physically be able to sit perfectly upright.
Leg Rests & Foot Platform:
The leg rests and foot platform not only offer added safety to the PTC (preventing the patient’s feet from getting caught under the chair during transport) but they also allow for elevation of injured/sore limbs during transport.
The 180° swivel seat offers easy transfer of the patient on and off the unit. With the seat able to move away from the leg rests and the foot platform it makes it so the patient can get on and off without obstruction/obstacles. On standard wheel chairs the patient must get into the chair while avoiding the leg rests and wheels that are often in the way.
With the value added to patient comfort and employee safety once the PTC is deployed in a hospital, it becomes a priceless tool.
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