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Innovative System Ensures Reliable Care for Patients at Risk of Pressure Ulcers

Despite known and effective methods for identifying risk and preventing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, pressure ulcers remain the most prevalent preventable hospital-acquired condition. Turning patients at certain intervals is a proven approach to preventing HAPUs, but this routine task is often delayed or skipped when nurses are drawn unexpectedly into demanding or emergent situations.

System Monitors Patient Movement, Improves Reliability of Routine Patient Care Tasks, and Reduces Incidence of Pressure Ulcers


Quality healthcare delivery has never been more achievable. Our knowledge of human physiology and diagnosing and treating disease is comprehensive. The armamentarium of diagnostic tools, therapeutic modalities and patient monitoring capabilities is considerable. So why do adverse and sentinel events continue to plague healthcare delivery?

System Secures, Tracks Medication Deliveries Sent Through Existing Pneumatic Tube Delivery Systems

Aethon Inc. has unveiled a patent-pending system that secures and tracks medication deliveries sent through a hospital’s existing pneumatic tube system and guarantees medication is delivered to authorized personnel. Pneumatic tube systems are used extensively to deliver medications through hospitals. Yet, missing or delayed doses cost the hospital millions of dollars in lost productivity, inventory, and safety concerns.

Toshiba's Dose Tracking System Optimizes Dose Management to Improve Patient Safety

For the first time ever, clinicians have the flexibility to track X-ray skin dose exposure in real time during interventional procedures with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s Dose Tracking System.

VitalHealth Software Launches Patient Engagement Solution in US Market

VitalHealth Software, a leading global provider of web-based solutions for health management established by Mayo Clinic and the Noaber Foundation, has announced the availability of VitalHealth QuestLink, a cloud-based software solution to stimulate patient engagement through the use of online questionnaires.

Clinic Eliminates Waiting Rooms with RTLS Technology

When Providence Health & Services, the largest healthcare provider in Washington state, opened its new clinic in Monroe in October, there was one thing conspicuously missing — the waiting room.

Covidien Launches Vital Sync Virtual Patient Monitoring Platform

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, has launched the Vital Sync™ virtual patient monitoring platform (VPMP).

Wolters Kluwer Health Announces eCourses for Nurses on Patient Safety and More

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced availability of professional development eCourses for nurses that were developed in collaboration with Joint Commission Resources (JCR), official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission.

I-Flow Take ACTION Program Arms Physicians and Hospitals with Tools to Manage Post-Surgical Pain

I-Flow, LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company and manufacturer of the ON-Q Pain Relief System, has announced a new service for hospitals designed to reduce reliance on narcotics for post-surgical pain management and improve both the quality of care and financial outcomes.

RF Technologies Releases Wireless Fall Management Alarm

RF Technologies, a leading provider of RFID healthcare safety and security solutions, has released a resident safety solution that combines fall management and wireless nurse call for added safety and simplified care.

D3O®-based Hip Protectors Offer New Standard of Care for Preventing Hip Fractures

Medical Protection Technologies will demonstrate its next-generation Fall-Safe® Hip Protectors at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) Convention & Expo Oct. 6–9, 2013, in Phoenix (booth #1031). The advanced design and materials of Fall-Safe Hip Protectors reflect an important trend in the care of older adults—an emphasis on preventing the fracture, not just the fall.



ABQAURP American Society for Quality American Society for Quality Healthcare Division Consumers Advancing Patient Safety
EMPSF Institute for Safe Medical Practices
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS) Medication Safety Officers Society NPSF Partnership for Patient Safety Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine