WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Getinge Group announced today the launch of the LINC (Learn, Initiate, Navigate and Connect) Program for the RotoProne™ Therapy System. Available from Getinge Group's ArjoHuntleigh brand, RotoProne is a comprehensive system that allows caregivers to safely and efficiently place critically ill, immobile patients in the prone position (i.e., lying face down). The LINC program provides clinicians who use RotoProne with a new toll-free hotline, 1-844-55PRONE; 24/7 remote support for placement is always available and in certain areas live assistance may also be an option.
Proning is now considered the standard of care for some critically ill patients. It has been shown to enhance the mobilization of pulmonary secretions, thus optimizing the effectiveness of physiotherapy techniques.i As a result, an increasing number of physicians are adopting this practice.
"Because we believe that more knowledgeable and equipped caregivers lead to better patient care, we have created the LINC Program for RotoProne to serve as a single point of contact for clinical and technical support," said Brian Straeb, President Patient and Post Acute Care US Americas Getinge. "Clinicians can call the hotline at any time to obtain answers to their questions about how to use RotoProne."
About the LINC Program
The RotoProne 24/7 Clinical and Technical Support toll-free hotline can be accessed at 1-844-55PRONE (1-844-557-7663). Callers with clinical or technical needs related to RotoProne can obtain immediate support from an experienced critical care clinician. Because they are RotoProne customers, they also have access to the following resources:
- Clinical Education – Registered nurses and other licensed healthcare professionals offer clinical education on a variety of topics related to prone therapy, such as nursing considerations for prone positioning, skin care guidelines, and assistance with skin care protocol development
- Service Consultant Support – Certified RotoProne service consultants who deliver RotoProne and assist with product in-services upon delivery to ensure that clinical staff are comfortable with its features and functions
- Clinical Placement Support – Clinical expertise is available 24/7 either remotely or in person in most geographic areas
- Technical Support – A tech support team is available to answer any technical questions or concerns
- Product Training – Product training and in-services to ensure clinical staff are comfortable using RotoProne
About the RotoProne Therapy System
The RotoProne Therapy System provides a number of benefits, including helping minimize risks to caregivers and patients. For example, CPR can be performed quickly because RotoProne allows the caregiver to reposition the patient in less than 40 seconds. The risk of skin breakdown and pressure ulcer development is reduced because pressure is reduced when the patient is placed in the reverse Trendelenburg position. With RotoProne's tube management system, patient tubes and lines can be securely placed during rotation, and it is easy for the caregiver to monitor the patient's lines and tubes during rotation because they can rotate the patient using a hand control.
Additionally, the process involved in proning and patient repositioning is more efficient. Unlike manual proning, which generally requires six to eight staff members, RotoProne requires only one to two staff members to turn and reposition the patient.
With automated proning, caregivers are less likely to be exposed to manual lifting. Among hospital workers, nearly half of the injuries associated with days away from work (48 percent) are caused by "overexertion or bodily reaction," which includes motions such as lifting, bending and reachingii – all of which are involved in manually proning patients.
About Getinge Group
Getinge Group is a leading global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, hospital wards, sterilization departments, elderly care and for life science companies and institutions. Getinge Group operates under the three brands of ArjoHuntleigh, Getinge and Maquet. With a genuine passion for life we build quality and safety into every system. Our unique value proposition mirrors the continuum of care, enhancing efficiency throughout the clinical pathway. Based on our first-hand experience and close partnerships, we are able to exceed expectations from customers–improving the every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.
i Chatte G, Sab JM, Dubois JM, Sirodot M, Gaussorgues P, Robert D. Prone position in mechanically ventilated patients with severe acute respiratory failure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1997 Feb;155(2):473-8.
ii Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2013. OSHA's Facts About Hospital Worker Safety. www.osha.gov/dsg/hospitals.
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