Active Engagement, Optimal Care: The Electronic Medical Record Studies released this month by researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and OpenNotes shed new light on the nature of the electronic medical record, or “EHR.” Today, most healthcare organizations in the United States have adopted some form of EHR, which includes notes and observations inputted by doctors, nurses, therapists, and receptionists. Electronic records are dynamic, updated with each patient interaction – but they’ve also proven volatile, their convenience marred by some of the growing pains inherent to any new technology. EHRs, for example, are commonly cited as the number one  ..

The NYS Zero Lift Task Force: SPH in Action Learning Bound: The Ninth Annual Safe Patient Handling Conference NYS Zero Lift Task Force: Ensuring the Safety of Healthcare Workers NYS Zero Lift Task Force: Putting the Healthcare Worker First This month, we’ve got our eye on the New York State Zero Lift Task Force, an organization comprised of healthcare workers, administrators, patient advocates, union representatives, and health and safety professionals committed to ensuring the well-being of all patients and healthcare workers in the state of New York. We especially admire the NYS Zero Lift Task Force for their humble, ever-critical mission statement: “To create  ..

Taking the leap to upgrade your healthcare facility with handicapped accessible products can be daunting, leading some to wonder, is it worth it? Here are just a few of the many benefits of installing handicapped patient appliances. Boost Patient Confidence For handicapped patients who require daily assistance, reliance on caregivers can be taxing on morale. As we age, we are constantly seeking ways to maintain our independence. Having the option to use shower chairs, height adjustable countertops, and wheelchair accessible sinks means patients will be able to do more with less help. In shared spaced such as communal kitchens, height adjustable countertops and wheelchair accessible ..

For many handicapped individuals, regular, everyday activities can be a challenge. Sinks and countertops are often positioned at standing height, making it difficult to reach for seated users. Fixtures mounted at seated height benefit wheelchair users, but may inconvenience standing users. As two of the most used rooms, both kitchens and bathrooms can benefit from fluid fixtures that allow safe experiences for both seated and independent users. With safety at the heart of every design, Pressalit has developed products to fill such a need. Each kitchen and bathroom fixture is height adjustable, while remaining sturdy, reliable, and fully functional. Kitchen Safety products for your h ..

If you’re searching for the best new innovations for your healthcare facility, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite products designed for wheelchair users. Here are our top five: Adult changing tables Patients who need assistance bathing and dressing will appreciate ergonomic adult changing tables. These tables were designed with both the caregiver and patient in mind, with optional features like neck support, adjustable height, and water drainage systems for bathing. Short on space? Maximize your space and go for an adult changing table that folds up. With a range of uses, adult changing tables are a necessity when working with disabled or sp ..

As a communal gathering place, the kitchen has always been one of the most important rooms in any dwelling. Traditional kitchens are built for cooking and preparing food, with counters and cupboards installed at standing height. Unfortunately, this means a large number of tasks are out of reach for seated wheelchair users wishing to join in the kitchen experience. Pressalit’s Indivo line seeks to create a fluid kitchen which allows both seated and standing users comfortable experiences. Whether you’re looking to design a new handicapped accessible kitchen or retrofit an existing one, Indivo is ready to help. Indivo lifts work with almost any cabinet or work surface, all ..

SELECT features toilet lifters in both manual and electric models. Each can be combined with support arms, flush buttons and a variety of other equipment which makes toileting easy, safe and hygienic. They have rounded smooth edges and minimize grooves and holes where dirt or bacteria can often linger helping to make sure bathrooms are as hygienic as they are convenient. The toilet seat can be adjusted up or down by a variation of 400mm, even while a patient is seated on it making it comfortable for a variety of heights and needs. The support arms are also adjustable to allow for the perfect fit for each patient. The arms can be customized with toilet paper holders and electric flush but ..

Patient Safety USA is proud to present Indivo – a flexible and comfortable kitchen by Pressalit Care. Indivo offers a system of height-adjustable kitchen tables and counters, and other lifting units that fit onto worktops and wall cupboards from most kitchen suppliers. These adjustable tables and counters are often used in the kitchen of nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living facilities, but are also perfect for the home and can be used for elderly patients in a wheelchair or with other disabilities. Indivo height-adjustable kitchen countertop enables both seated people - in a wheelchair or on a work stool - and those standing to comfortably carry out most kitchen tasks. ..

At Patient Safety USA, we strive to help our clients feel safe, comfortable and confident with our products. Why have we chosen Pressalit’s MATRIX line to represent our principles? Here are five reasons we stand by Pressalit wheelchair sinks: Wheelchair Sink is Built to withstand daily use When selecting a wheelchair sink, one of the most important factors is strength and durability. Seated users often rely on their wheelchair sink to wheel their chairs around, stabilize themselves, and sometimes pull themselves to a standing position. It is therefore crucial that the wheelchair sink be capable of supporting high volumes of weight on a daily basis. Pressalit has  ..

For those looking for a wheelchair sink in a smaller space, the MATRIX Curve is great option. With a rounded, more traditional shape, this porcelain wheelchair sink gives users a more familiar experience, still allowing a seated user to fit comfortably beneath the shallow basin. While there are no handrails on this wheelchair sink, the concave front helps stabilize both seated and standing users. The small rounded shape of the wheelchair sink makes it easy to work around for caretakers. (http://www.patientsafetyusa.com/store/products/wheelchair-sinks/plus-shower-seat-16)MATRIX Curve (http://www.patientsafetyusa.com/store/products/wheelchair-sinks/plus-shower-seat-16) MATRIX Smal ..