DriveCam Managed Services from DriveCam
From those innovative folks who brought you the now-famous DriveCam comes another industry milestone: managed services.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.2 million people are killed each year in vehicle crashes, with 50 million more being injured or disabled. The estimated cost of this motorized mayhem is put at $518 billion.
Given that 95% of all vehicle crashes involve driver error, DriveCam's Managed Services focus on identifying risky behaviors and then modifying or eliminating them, which, in turn, prevents crashes. When those risky behaviors go unchecked, the predictable result is lots of crashes, increased risk of injury and death to your providers and patients, and expensive insurance premiums-not a pretty picture.
While our vehicles are built to meet specific industry needs, there are sacrifices that have to be made with things like weight, stability and crashworthiness. The bottom line on this subject is that you don't ever want to crash or roll your rig. You can go a long way toward reducing risky driving behaviors by simply contracting for DriveCam's Managed Services. Once on board, their analysts will work with your database to help you map out a strategy for your service that will reduce your accident rates, better protect your employees and, hopefully, result in more reasonable insurance premiums. That's clearly a hat trick the way I see it…or maybe a trifecta.
Take a few minutes and hook up with DriveCam to discuss this innovative new service.
For more: www.drivecam.com.
The 28Z PROFlexx Chair Cot from Ferno
You have to go back to the 1960s, when avocado-colored appliances were cool and bright pink, blue or yellow tile illuminated far too many bathrooms, to have been around when the original Ferno Model 28 Chair Cot hit the market. It featured a low-slung design, sat right on the floor and was as durable as a rock. The 28 could be quickly deployed as a cot, but when confronted with tight turns, narrow hallways or those smaller-than-useful elevators, it could be converted into a chair in five seconds or less.
The 28Z PROFlexx Chair Cot is the retooling of a true industry classic, and this new version brings a number of improvements and innovations to the market.
The first thing worth noting is the weight. At 69 pounds, it's the lightest roll-in cot on the market. You'll find four side pull-out handles and optional flip-out foot handles for additional lifting options.
You'll also find a larger 72" mattress that actually locks in place (no more sliding-patient syndrome) and features an easy-to-clean design. Another plus with the 28Z is the gas-assist backrest that gives you literally unlimited choices for backrest position, allowing you to find the most comfortable and clinically optimal position for your patient. Lastly, the 28Z has a 700-pound load capacity for transporting bariatric patients, and also features two rolling and two swivel wheel locks for additional safety.
Who says you can't teach an old cot new tricks? Check out the 28Z PROFlexx Chair Cot, and you'll see exactly what I mean.
For more: www.ferno.com.
Flopac O2 Delivery System from Flotec Inc.
Oxygen therapy is one of those cornerstone therapies that benefit so many patients seen in the prehospital setting, and I must say, I always enjoy seeing improvements in this area of patient care, especially those that protect regulators from getting bashed and trashed. Consequently, I really enjoyed getting to see the state of the art in oxygen delivery, the Flopac O2 Delivery System from Flotec Inc.
There are multiple innovations that make the Flopac such a remarkable product. The defining aspect is its InGage technology, nestled inside a solid, stainless-steel halo-style handle. This creative design totally takes the gauge out of what would be termed the zone of impact. The Flopac features all-metal construction and a double filtration system (one high pressure, one low pressure), as well as tool-free operation (i.e., only fingers are required to turn on and set the flow of oxygen). The internal pressure contents gauge is easily readable, and the numerical decals that indicate flow rate feature "night-glow" visibility.
Showing its belief in the durability in the Flopac, Flotec is offering a five-year warranty.
For those who are fashion conscious about their oxygen delivery, the Flopac comes in no fewer than 10-yessir, that's 10-different anodized colors. Another great add-on is the inclusion of two additional DISS-1240 outlets for powering up to two other devices, such as a ventilator or aspirator.
Flotec has a well-earned reputation for bringing incredibly durable and dependable products to market, and I see the Flopac as being one of the most innovative and cutting-edge in an already impressive product line.
For more: www.flotecO2.com.