Mobile Solution Enables Hospitals to Ease Overcrowding and Increase Patient-Care Space
LOVELAND, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LIVENGOOD Medical, the leader in Mobile Patient Care Environments, announced the launch of a new Mobile Patient Care Platform to address Emergency Department overcrowding. The LIVENGOOD mobile care environment provides the full capability of a patient room with universal mountings for all standard emergency room related equipment, condensed into mobile 2’ x 2’ platform that can be moved into hallways, conference rooms other alternative patient care areas. It is the only mobile platform on the market with UL60601-1 approval to be used within 6 feet of the patient.
“Our development approach was simple – we wanted to provide a self-contained, mobile equivalent of an emergency room, one that would assist hospitals in increasing patient capacity when they needed it, where they needed it, with no compromise of safety standards,” said Joseph Livengood, MD, FACS, a trauma surgeon and CEO of LIVENGOOD Medical. “In a hospital emergency room everything can change at a moment’s notice and having a flexible solution that can be implemented immediately is critical to success. We’re pleased to have developed a proven and tested Mobile Patient Care Environment for emergency departments. And, now that it is broadly available, we are confident emergency departments nationwide will have one more tool to increase access to emergency healthcare without compromising safety and without the need to remodel and rebuild existing departments in this time of limited funding.”
According to a 2010 CDC/NCHS data brief, emergency department overcrowding has become a major issue throughout the United States with 1 in 5 persons visiting the emergency room each year. The increase in uninsured patients since the report data was collected has compounded the problem, as uninsured patients are more likely to have multiple emergency room visits. As hospitals struggle to accommodate the rapid increase in emergency department patient volume at a time when reimbursements are declining it severely limits the ability to enlarge patient treatment areas, driving the need for self-contained mobile solutions.
LIVENGOOD Mobile Patient Care Environment for Emergency Departments – key benefits and features:
- Consolidates an entire patient room onto a single 2’x2’ platform:
Monitor Defibrillator, 5L/min Oxygen Concentrator, 2 IV Poles, 4+ IV pumps, arterial line, StO2 monitor, Suction, Computer, 8 UL60601-1 approved power outlets, 4 Locked Drawers for Medications, IV start and Blood Draw Supplies, 2 oxygen cylinders, chest tubes, drains and catheters/baskets.
- Adds patient-capacity without remodeling or expanding the current facility.
- Enables immediate response and transformation of alternate patient care areas throughout the hospital.
- Allows for rapid, seamless expansion into Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI) treatment sites.
- Delivers the only mobile platform with UL60601-1 approval to be used within 6 feet of the patient.
Livengood Medical platforms are designed and tested to the highest standards that hospitals expect. The patented design of its Mobile Patient Care Environment offers a broad range of applications throughout the hospital beyond emergency preparedness. It has been deployed across the United States by departments hospital-wide to include the emergency department, ICU, neo-natal, critical care, cardiac, rehabilitation, med/surg and state and federal disaster systems. In addition it is being used as a focal point for medical architectural planning.
The Livengood Mobile Patient Care Environments are available in a base configuration that can be fully customized to match any hospital environment. It can be purchased by contacting LIVENGOOD, www.livengoodmed.com or by calling 888-252-5499 to be placed in contact with one of its United States distributors: Aegis HC, The Bimeco Group, CoMotion Technologies, Destiny Surgical, Foundation Medical, Grainger, Intereum, Smith & Schaefer and VT Scientific.
About LIVENGOOD Medical
The revolutionary concept of Mobile Patient Care Environments drives LIVENGOOD to deliver solutions that empower patients and enrich patient-centric care. These environments enable patients to be proactive in their recovery by facilitating greater independence and mobility. Treating the patient environment as a mobile entity allows hospitals to provide uninterrupted care everywhere, including during transport, in the management of surge capacity/overflow and in disaster relief. Hospitals can fully integrate Acuity-Adaptable Design in layout and operations thereby increasing room utilization and staffing efficiency. With LIVENGOOD, hospitals are able to use Mobile Patient Care Environments to stretch their capital budgets, enhance the patient experience and improve outcomes. For more information, visit www.livengoodmed.com.
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