Posts tagged 'FallPrevention'

Prioritizing Patient Safety: Celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week with Z&Z Medical

From March 10th to 16th, 2024, healthcare facilities worldwide are coming together to observe Patient Safety Awareness Week—a time dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of patient safety and highlighting initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of care provided to patients. At the forefront of this movement is Z&Z Medical, your go-to source for patient safety solutions.

  1. Commitment to Excellence: Z&Z Medical has long been dedicated to advancing patient safety in healthcare settings. With a comprehensive range of innovative products and solutions designed to address various aspects of patient safety, Z&Z Medical is committed to empowering healthcare providers with the tools you need to deliver safe and high-quality care to every patient.
  2. Quality Products for Every Need: Z&Z Medical offers a diverse array of products tailored to meet the unique safety needs of patients across different medical procedures and imaging modalities. Each product is meticulously designed and rigorously tested to ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations, providing healthcare facilities with peace of mind and confidence in their patient safety protocols.
  3. Educational Resources and Support: In addition to providing top-notch products, Z&Z Medical also offers educational resources and support to help healthcare providers enhance their patient safety initiatives. From informative guides and training materials to personalized consultations and ongoing support, Z&Z Medical is committed to empowering healthcare professionals with the knowledge and resources they need to prioritize patient safety at every step of the care process.
  4. Innovation and Advancement: As patient safety practices continue to evolve, Z&Z Medical remains at the forefront of innovation and advancement in the healthcare industry. By continually researching and developing new technologies and solutions, Z&Z Medical strives to stay ahead of emerging safety challenges and provide healthcare facilities with cutting-edge tools to ensure the highest standards of patient safety and care.
  5. Partnership in Progress: Patient safety is a collaborative effort that requires the collective commitment and collaboration of healthcare providers, patients, and industry partners. Z&Z Medical is proud to partner with healthcare facilities around the world in their mission to prioritize patient safety. By working together, we can continue to drive positive change and improve patient outcomes for years to come.

As we commemorate Patient Safety Awareness Week, let us reaffirm our collective commitment to prioritizing patient safety in all aspects of healthcare delivery. With Z&Z Medical as your trusted partner, you can rest assured knowing that patient safety is our top priority, today and every day. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of patients everywhere.

 

2 months ago
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Fall Prevention Awareness Week 2023

Fall-related injuries are the leading cause of injury deaths in older adults. The fact that the majority of falls can be prevented means that education and safety measures are of the utmost importance for facilities everywhere. September 22 marks the annual observance of Fall Prevention Awareness Week and it's a great opportunity to spread fall prevention education and upgrade patient safety accessories in your facility. Let's take a look at the importance of Fall Prevention Safety Week and some of the accessories that Z&Z Medical carries to prevent those unexpected falls with patients while in your care.   

 

The Dangers of Falling

Falls occur not only to patients, but to employees, as well. Hospitals are surprisingly dangerous environments, with employees reporting injury and illness at almost double the rate of their private industry counterparts. Furthermore, 25 percent of these injuries come from falls, slips and trips. When it comes to patients, a fall can be the beginning of a terrible series of medical problems, all of which could be prevented by taking proper precautions. Failure to do so could result in liability on part of your facility and, even worse, disastrous results for the patients that you're intending to care for.

 

Reasons for Falls

It's important to reduce as many hazardous circumstances that lead to preventable falls as possible and this means keeping an eye out for the biggest culprits. Slippery surfaces, cluttered areas and uneven ramps or floors are host to many falls. It's our job to eliminate these hazards in medical facilities and to educate our patients to do the same in their own homes. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers a great eTool that you can use as a resource to prevent slips, trips and falls.

 

Patient Immobilizer Straps

At Z&Z Medical, we encourage the use of patient immobilizers to further reduce the occurrence of falls in older and/or sedated patients while in medical imaging.  Patient Immobilizer Straps  are single band patient positioner that wraps underneath the table pad and encircles the patient, attaching at the front with hook and loop fasteners. They secure the patient comfortably. They are radiolucent and are easy to clean with 10% bleach solution or disinfectant wipes and sprays.  They won't limit respiration or circulation and they'll keep a patient firmly in place without causing any discomfort. They're perfect for use in MRI, CT or x-ray procedures.   


Take advantage of Fall Prevention Awareness Week to make your work environment safer for patients, workers and visitors alike. Use the resources provided by OHSA and consider this week an opportunity to inform all co-workers of the dangers associated with hospital falls. Come learn more about Z&Z Medical patient handling accessories including and immobilizer strap offerings today.

8 months ago
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Falls Prevention Awareness Week

Falls Prevention Awareness Week is a national health campaign with the goal of increasing awareness around falls and injury prevention. Learn about new resources and strengthen community connections to maximize your impact for the 2022 observation September 18-24 at the National Council on Aging website.    

Z&Z Medical is proud to offer a wide variety of products to assist in a variety of healthcare settings. From radiology and imaging departments to nursing homes and home health.   

Email Info@zzmedical.com anytime to find a falls prevention product for your immediate needs. We are here to help!

2 years ago
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Observing Fall Prevention Awareness Week

 

Fall-related injuries are the leading cause of injury deaths in older adults. The fact that the majority of falls can be prevented means that education and safety measures are of the utmost importance for facilities everywhere. September 22 marks the annual observance of Fall Prevention Awareness Week and it's a great opportunity to spread fall prevention education and upgrade patient safety accessories in your facility. Let's take a look at the importance of Fall Prevention Safety Week and some of the accessories that Z&Z Medical carries to prevent those unexpected falls with patients while in your care.   

 

The Dangers of Falling

Falls occur not only to patients, but to employees, as well. Hospitals are surprisingly dangerous environments, with employees reporting injury and illness at almost double the rate of their private industry counterparts. Furthermore, 25 percent of these injuries come from falls, slips and trips. When it comes to patients, a fall can be the beginning of a terrible series of medical problems, all of which could be prevented by taking proper precautions. Failure to do so could result in liability on part of your facility and, even worse, disastrous results for the patients that you're intending to care for.

 

Reasons for Falls

It's important to reduce as many hazardous circumstances that lead to preventable falls as possible and this means keeping an eye out for the biggest culprits. Slippery surfaces, cluttered areas and uneven ramps or floors are host to many falls. It's our job to eliminate these hazards in medical facilities and to educate our patients to do the same in their own homes. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers a great eTool that you can use as a resource to prevent slips, trips and falls.

 

Patient Immobilizer Straps

At Z&Z Medical, we encourage the use of patient immobilizers to further reduce the occurrence of falls in older and/or sedated patients while in medical imaging.  Patient Immobilizer Straps  are single band patient positioner that wraps underneath the table pad and encircles the patient, attaching at the front with hook and loop fasteners. They secure the patient comfortably. They are radiolucent and are easy to clean with 10% bleach solution or disinfectant wipes and sprays.  They won't limit respiration or circulation and they'll keep a patient firmly in place without causing any discomfort. They're perfect for use in MRI, CT or x-ray procedures.   


Take advantage of Fall Prevention Awareness Week to make your work environment safer for patients, workers and visitors alike. Use the resources provided by OHSA and consider this week an opportunity to inform all co-workers of the dangers associated with hospital falls. Come learn more about Z&Z Medical patient handling accessories including and immobilizer strap offerings today.

3 years ago
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