Delta Medical International recently supplied their first powered IV and irrigation fluid handling system to an NHS hospital in the East of England. Following their initial period of clinical use, staff in the urology operating theatres have given the product glowing reports.
The nurses who have used the system in routine practice said they were delighted with the system, which more than met all the claimed performance and surpassed their expectations. They explained that it was really simple to use and had removed all their concerns about bending, lifting and stretching. It had been purchased due to a number of staff having experienced health problems from handling heavy fluid bags. They said it was far better than hydraulic lifting units they had used in the past and much more suited to their practice. The shelf space was considered a very positive feature, allowing them to have fluid bags ready for use and removing the need for bending and lifting, in line with manual handling policies.
The system is designed to assist operating theatre staff in handling heavy irrigation and IV fluid bags and thus reduce the risk of injury. It is powered from a rechargeable battery, removing the need for trailing cables, and with high quality castors and a convenient handle it can be easily moved into any required position, even when loaded. The power unit allows the IV pole to be raised and lowered quickly and easily at the touch of a foot-switch.
The unit is made in Germany to the highest quality standards and is constructed in stainless steel to ensure long life and easy cleaning in the operating theatre environment. The battery is usually charged overnight, giving more than enough power for a full day’s use. Delta Medical International also supply a full range of high quality drip stands and I.V. poles for all areas of the hospital from the same supplier.
Nick Bettles, Delta Medical International Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted that the theatre staff are so pleased with the operation of this system. We believe many other NHS and private hospitals could benefit from having a unit, particularly in their urology theatres, to reduce the incidence of injuries to staff arising from the need for regular lifting of heavy fluid bags.”