It should be no surprise hospitals receive a lot of wear and tear. From emergencies to high amounts of traffic, damage is inevitable. Here is a compiled list of products that prevent damage in hospitals:
1. Cleanable Ribbon Pulls
A lot of hospitals still use cling, string, brad or ball chain and nylon cords for patient control of bed lights and nurse calls. These pulls cannot be disinfected, increasing the risk of pathogens being spread by staff, patients or visitors. Sanipull’s Cleanable Ribbon Pulls for over bed lights and nurse calls cleanable, functional and durable. Further, Sanipull’s innovative design protects light fixtures from over-force pull damage.
2. Magnetic Breakaway Nurse Call Cables
If you work with or around hospital beds, it is likely you have experienced a broken bed cable and/or damaged walls. When a cable breaks, it damages the cable and wall, which subsequently requires repair. Nurse call cables are not a high-cost product, but can be a huge headache for hospitals, which potentially creates high amounts of soft-dollar impact.
A solution for this problem is a breakaway nurse call cable. An even better solution is a magnetic breakaway nurse call cable: BlackJack.
With BlackJack, the risk of causing damage to the cable and wall are completely eliminated. It is made with 37 durable contacts that are individually spring-loaded, gold-plated and magnetically backed. Furthermore, BlackJack is compatible with all beds and nurse call systems, easy to use, possesses a 1-minute install, reduces patient falls, and ensures nurse call connectivity.
3. Door Protectors
The doors of high-traffic areas frequently endure kicking, pushing, slamming and scuffing. This daily abuse can result in costly maintenance and diminish your facility’s investment in high-quality doors. Inpro’s door frame guards, kick plates, door edge protectors, and door knob protectors are a few door protection products that can be tailored to safeguard your doors. Not only do door protectors prevent damage in hospitals, they do so without sacrificing style.
4. Wall Bumpers
Hospitals receive an immense amount of traffic. Between patients, visitors, doctors, medical equipment, food carts, and cleaning equipment, hospital walls face a heavy amount of abuse on a daily basis. Wall bumpers and guards prevent damage in hospitals by providing the first line of defense in high traffic areas. Using a product such as Wallguard’s wall guards, dramatically reduces the maintenance and repair expenses over time.
5. The Talon Tablet Mount
The multi-faceted functionality of tablets creates one of the most useful tools a hospital could implement. They combat patient boredom, improve patient satisfaction, provide education, help manage pain, and issue to patients meals and assistance. Whether hospital-issued or patient-owned, a tablet is a significant technology investment that deserves top-notch protection from harm and theft.
A couple of years ago, a hospital in Compton, California approached the CEO of HatchMed with a request of 500 tablet mounts. This hospital had bulletproof glass in the waiting room and had the kind of environment where a tablet could potentially receive the most abuse and run the highest risk of theft. After a year-long trial with the Talon Tablet Mount, no tablets were stolen or broken.
The Talon Tablet Mount is unlike any other mount because it puts a tablet where patients actually need it -- on the bed rail. With the Talon, tablets are within a patient's’ reach and can be easily lowered with the bed rail. It is lockable, durable, easy to use, and can withstand harsh cleaning solutions.
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