May 29, 2015
Safe Patient Handling (SPH) has become a key issue in the health care industry. The main goal is to make it essential that hospitals find more efficient ways to transport patients safely. In 2009, the Joint Commission made SPH a key goal, which also captured the attention from other organizations such as AORN, NAON, the AIHA and the Facilities Guidelines Institute.
Safe patient handling equipment has taken great strides over the past few years and shows great promise from solutions recently developed. With so many products on the market to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for your facility. Sorting through all the different offerings can be frustrating and very time-consuming. According to an article published by Michael Maske & Susan Wyatt, there are 5 simple steps to consider, helping find your best choice:
-Diagnose facility needs
-Adopt a holistic approach
-Give the product a physical
-Put the vendor under the microscope
– Expect a comprehensive proposal
PHS West has been perfecting safe patient handling solutions for over 5 years. Our entire sales team are highly trained and uphold years of experience in the medical device industry to help answer your questions. We create custom units to best fit your facility and budget requirements.