Though they’re a common issue for older people, any patient can develop pressure sores very quickly if they remain in the same position for too long. And the skin damage caused by pressure injuries is difficult to treat, heals slowly, and can lead to serious complications. It’s easy to see why pressure injury management has become a critical requirement of modern hospital protocols.
Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the top three biggest safety issues for healthcare professionals working in the Operating Room.
Sharps or needlestick injuries are a significant occupational health and safety hazard for Australian healthcare workers. Elite Medical can assist with sharps injury prevention practices that help reduce the incidence of these injuries in the operating room.
The use of saline bags to position patients during surgery has become common practice throughout Australia. However, using saline bags for this purpose can cause more harm than good and can be extremely dangerous.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) majority of infections are preventable, and hand hygiene is the most fundamental technique in preventing infection.
The Zonta Club of Brisbane recently held their annual Zonta Birthing Kit Project Day, in order to provide expecting mothers in remote communities a clean birth, and hopefully save lives.
Are you using the correct brush?
Different cleaning tasks require different cleaning tools so it’s important to pick the right brush for the job at hand.
Globally, wrong-site, wrong-patient, wrong-procedure surgery occurs approximately 50 times per week.
In 72% of cases, there was no TIME OUT.
18% of workplace injury claims in the health care profession were for slips, trips and falls.
Same level falls like slips and trips account for 65% of all fall related injuries.
In Australia, 52% of workplace injury compensation claims in the healthcare profession were a form of musculoskeletal disorder.
The CDC has discovered that 40% of sharps injuries occur during use of a sharp device on a patient, making it crucial that safety measures are put in place.
The Royal College of Surgeons and A.C.O.R.N. recommend use of a neutral zone or hands-free transfer for the safe placement and removal of sharps.
What is a sharps injury?
Accidental exposure to blood & body fluids due to sharps injuries continues to be a serious problem in healthcare, especially in the surgical setting!
In Australia, the health and community services sector has the highest incidence of injury claims sitting at 14% which is higher than 'all other industries' (12.7%). Out of all injuries within the health and community services industry 52% occurred as a result of muscle-stress and 18% were due to slips, trips and falls.
How should you repair an ACTION® Pressure Protection Pad?
On April 3rd, a Father of two was admitted to his local ICU experiencing a potentially fatal asthma attack.
This month we at Elite Medical wanted to shine the light on some of the amazing work that is going on in our community at the moment.
The AnaConDa (Anaesthetic Conserving Device) is a single use delivery system for the volatile anaesthetic agents Isoflurane and Sevoflurane for mechanically ventilated patients. This enables inhalation sedation to be performed with ease and simplicity anywhere.
Used to collect fluids and to keep the floor dry to minimise instances of slips, trips and falls. Drifloor improves the efficiency of clean-up and reduces costly turnaround time.
The Lion Headlight is an anatomically designed, single fit device that provides wireless high intensity LED light with unparalleled battery life, this is further enhanced by a quick release battery change feature providing near continuous use.
PRIMA Non-Stick Laparoscopic Electrodes offer faster, cleaner and safer procedures during laparoscopic surgery.
It’s easy to guarantee you are paying the right price.
At Elite our number one aim is to help our customers, if that means fixing, servicing or something as simple as sending a customer in the right direction we are happy to do so.