The next big thing in healthcare risk mitigation...
is small and and O2 FRESH™.
19% of hospital readmissions were caused by respiratory infections.
You wouldn't swipe your finger across a hospital floor and put it in your nose. Yet nasal cannulas often fall on the floor. Or are flung over oxygen flow meters exposed to room air and contact with the hospital wall. And somehow under the patient. And then reinserted into the nose.
The O2 FRESH™ nasal cannula prong cover puts a wall between your patients' nasal cannula prongs and everything else.
Other people's coughs and sneezes.
Falls to the floor.
Respiratory viruses on surfaces like doorknobs and fabrics like uniforms.
Respiratory viruses that float through the air attached to microscopic particles of dust.
Dust and dirt.
Preliminary results from a study conducted at Baldwin Wallace University demonstrated contact transmission can occur between nasal cannula prongs and MRSA.
Other studies showed viruses in the patient environment can transfer to nasal cannula prongs. Read more about potential contact transmission.
Mitigate a trip and fall hazard.
Use an O2 FRESH™ nasal cannula cover to attach oxygen tubing to the patient's hip and guide away from their forward direction of travel. Relieves ear pressure, too.
Guide tubing to the side.
Insert for secure hold.
Wheelchair wheels, too!
O2 FRESH™ nasal cannula covers have a handle on patient safety.
Sure, our universally attachable handle is convenient, but did you know it can be used to mitigate a tubing trip and fall hazard?
Did you know? Four percent of readmissions are caused by falls. Plus, slips, trips and falls are the second most cause of injury to healthcare workers. And the average settlement is between $10,000 to $50,000.
O2 FRESH™ can help mitigate the risk by:
Decluttering the patient bedside where most falls happen.
Reducing the number of times oxygen tubing falls to the floor.
Hanging tubing out of the way.
Mitigate the risk of staff workload that leads to turnover!
Which is easier and faster for staff to use for nasal cannula storage?
The O2 FRESH™ nasal cannula oxygen cover is eight steps faster to use than a plastic bag for nasal cannula storage. And, if hung in reach of the patient, often will not require the nurse's time which improve workplace flow without sacrificing quality of care.
Picture this: your nurse is handling seven patients. One patient really needs help with toileting but the nurse is busy with a patient who uses oxygen. The patient who uses oxygen needs a plastic bag to store a nasal cannula, but in those few minutes the patient with a toileting need falls or soils their bed, resulting in more work for the nurse and potential injury to the patient.
This workflow bottleneck can happen several times a day per patient who uses oxygen. And it frustrates staff and negatively impacts patient care.