Picture this: you’re wheeling a patient and their connected IV down the hall but just tripped over the threshold of the elevator. With one hand on the wheelchair and the other on the IV pole, you don’t have a free hand to catch yourself. Not only is the current way of transporting patients when they are connected to an IV Pole painful and awkward, it is dangerous.
A lot of the work done by nurses, transport managers, and caregivers involves pushing and pulling patients around the hospital. Whether they are in a wheelchair, stretcher, bed, or gurney, all of this pushing and pulling increases the risk of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders, such as back and shoulder injuries.
In fact, out of 365,580 Musculoskeletal Disorders, Nursing Assistants had the highest incidence of injuries. Further, over 52% of nurses suffer from chronic back pain and 12% of nurses leave the profession each year due to back injuries. On average, back injuries cost anywhere from $5,000-$100,000, and with the high turnover rate of nurses, hospitals need to take action to protect the heart of their hospital.
This is why HatchMed is the exclusive distributor of IV Tow.
IV Tow is a clamping system that connects patient transport equipment to the patient’s IV pole. It allows transporters to keep both hands on transport equipment, helps reduce patient transport time, and reduces injuries to patient and transporters. Further, it eliminates the need to transport bags and pumps from the patient’s IV Pole to the IV Pole on a wheelchair or stretcher. Not only does this reduce the risk of changing a pump setting or inadvertently twisting the tubing, it saves valuable time. With IV Tow, the patient’s IV Pole stays with them at all times.
IV Tow is affordable, easy to install, simple to use, lightweight, and one of those products that is always in the right place at the right time.
CH-1003 is a wheelchair to IV pole clamping system. It easily attaches to your facility's existing wheelchairs to IV poles. It allows transport managers to focus on moving the patient without having to strain themselves to simultaneously hold the IV pole.
CH-2000 is an IV to IV pole clamping system that was designed with maintenance in mind. With CH-2000, there is no more struggling to move multiple IV poles at once. You simply attach it to the IV poles you want to move and bundle them or make a train.
CH-6000 has a heavy duty clamp end that wraps around the entire range of stretcher frames without damaging the equipment. It’s unique two position latch saves time when switching from a round to a square bar. Transport staff like the CH-6000 because it locks and releases quickly with a simple twist of the knob.
Overall, IV Tow is helping us streamline safe patient handling and improve patient and caregiver safety. You can request a free sample of IV tow by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.