May 4, 2015
Many hospitals have implemented Safe Patient Handling Standards. Currently these standards are focused on transporting and transferring patients from one area/surface to another. Unfortunately, in an acute hospital setting not all patients are well enough to be transported to the dialysis department for treatment, hence your daily task of transporting heavy equipment to the patient’s bedside. You might ask “What is the difference between safely transporting a patient to the dialysis department versus safely transporting the department to the patient?” There shouldn’t be and PHS West, Inc. has the solution.
By eliminating multiple trips and/or multiple staff required to transport all necessary acute equipment to the patient’s bedside, the Ergo-Express® Motorized Dialysis Carts will provide a return on investment in as little as 9 months. PHS West, Inc. can provide justification documents that will show administration the hard numbers of how much time you are currently spending transporting heavy equipment. This compared to the time that would be spent with one staff member safely taking one trip.
Additionally our reports will detail the ergonomic risks involved in your current process that again would be eliminated with the use of a motorized dialysis cart.
An initial investment in operational efficiency and employee safety can yield your department significant cost savings over the life of the product.
Contact us today to schedule an assessment of your current process, the first step to a safe and efficient department.