Choosing A Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Sink As we become more aware of access issues in our buildings and communities, it's important to consider every detail of accessibility. In this article, we'll focus on bathroom washbasins—specifically on wheelchair sinks that meet or exceed ADA requirements, and how they can make both public and private restrooms safer, more comfortable, and more accessible to many individuals. What Are Wheelchair Accessible Sinks? Wheelchair accessible sinks are bathroom washbasins that have been designed to accommodate users with disabilities or limited mobility. In their most basic form, they meet minimum standards of height, cl ..

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 ..

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 ..

For many who are aging, disabled, or otherwise unable to stand for long periods of time, the task of bathing may be daunting or even dangerous. Shower chairs give the user a place to sit while bathing, allowing for a safe, stress-free experience. With many years of experience in the industry, Patient Safety USA knows there are many shower chair options for both home and professional settings. We are committed to carrying top quality products for our clients. Here are our top five reasons why we feel that Pressalit’s shower chairs are ideal for any application 5. Shower Chair (http://www.patientsafetyusa.com/store/products/shower-chairs) - Full range of options: In toda ..

09Jul

Ergonomic Adult Changing Tables

  • Posted by Jim Hersh

Our free-standing, fixed height adult changing tables are perfect for spaces where mobility is important. However, if you’re seeking a more permanent installation, we offer wall-mounted adult changing tables that easily fold away to save space when not in use. Depending on your preference, we also provide adult changing tables that include injury reducing safety rails for patient and caregiver safety. Most importantly, Patient Safety USA offers electrically powered, height adjustable adult changing tables (http://www.patientsafetyusa.com/store/products/adult-changing-tables) that further reduce the risk of patient injury and, most importantly, provide a safe working environ ..

09Jul

Pressalit shower chairs are designed with the user in mind. Most of Patient Safety USA’s shower chairs are equipped with tall backrests allowing the user to feel safe, long armrests with non-slip grip for safety in a wet environment, and ergonomically designed seats capable of supporting between 250-600+ pounds, depending on the model. Many models in the shower chair line allow for customization of the backrest, arm rest and seat height to guarantee the most comfortable positioning. Adjustments of each piece are made independently from the others, and are as simple as raising the adjustment lever, sliding the parts of the shower chair into the desired position, and relocking the l ..

Changing Tables For Special Needs & Disabled Adults Adult Changing Tables Adult changing tables are an indispensable aid to weakened or disabled adults and their caregivers. For adults who manage mobility limitations or incontinence, they provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable space for assisted changing. For caregivers, they provide a secure and convenient platform that reduces the risk of back strain and other injuries. Adult changing tables, also called nursing tables or nursing benches, are versatile tools that can be used to assist patients in changing clothes, incontinence aids, or bandages, as well as a number of other tasks. For this reason, they ar ..