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How Safe Are Your Patients? - June 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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S urgery requires multiple patient transfers from surface to sur- face along the periop- erative path. In the tra- ditional patient-han- dling model, care- givers must move patients 3 times: • Upon arrival in the OR, you transfer the patient from a stretch- er onto the OR table. • After surgery, you transfer the patient back to the stretcher. • At some point in recovery, you transfer the patient to a recliner. All that lifting and moving not only takes time, but also increases the risk of staff injuries and patient falls. Stretcher-chairs do away with your transfer problems. They let you wheel patients from admission to discharge on a single surface that morphs from chair to transport stretcher to OR table to recovery recliner. With the push of a button J U N E 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 3 Stretcher-Chairs for Safer Patient Handling Ready to transform your facility into a no-lift, no-trans- fer environment? Kendal Gapinski Associate Editor • SAFE PATIENT HANDLING Stretcher chairs transport and support patients from admission to discharge on a single surface. Jeannine Arcuri, BSN

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