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Enhancing Care During COVID-19 Pandemic with seca

By Binta Paye | May 5, 2020

Social distancing protocols have been enforced to control and limit the spread of COVID-19. For frontline healthcare workers, social distancing isn't an option. Providing direct, immediate care to their patients cannot be avoided, and as the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilators continue to grow, so do the concerns for healthcare providers' safety. The safer caregivers can interact with patients, the more quality care they are able to provide. As supply chain distributors look to meet equipment shortages across the nation, seca joins them in implementing viable solutions.

Understanding the crucial implications of inaccurate weight-measurementseca provides medically-validated scales and measuring systems as part of their mission to enhance how physicians connect with their patients. The calculations of tidal volume, also known as the volume of air delivered to the lungs through ventilators, are highly dependent on precise body weight measurement. For those in critical stages of their COVID-19 battles, accurate dosing of anesthetics and blood pressure medications for patients using ventilators is essential. To maximize the efficiency of social distancing guidelines, seca's innovative scales reduce the need for physical contact while maintaining the quality and delivery of care.

Through utilization of voice guidance, the seca 286 EMR-validated ultrasonic measuring station presents brief, clear instructions that navigate patients in their measurement processes. Auditory reports of patient heights and weights are announced aloud, enabling nursing staff to remain as touch-free as possible, while also maintaining a distance of 6 feet or more apart from patients. Several languages are available and can be easily selected in device settings. View the video below for an accurate demonstration of the seca 286. 

Ensuring access to all patients, the seca scale-up line provides three variations of scales for optimal use when a larger platform or handrail assistance is needed. The EMR-validated ultrasonic measuring station with ID-Display and handrail meets the needs of healthcare workers attending to ambulatory care patients who either need standing aids or larger bases for accomodation.

This type of technology successfully promotes the PPE contingency strategies that are necessary to lessen the exposure of COVID-19. As both models are ideal for high-volume patient care settings, they support efficient workflows when time is of the essence. Not only are these models EMR-certified scales, but they are also offered in both lbs/kg and kg-only. As we continue the fight against COVID-19, we are proud to work with seca to help clients safely meet patient expectations one day at a time, one weigh at a time.

About CME: CME Corp is the nation’s premier source for healthcare equipment, turnkey logistics, and biomedical services, representing 2 million+ products from more than 2,000 manufacturers. With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate and expand on schedule.

We are proud to work with seca, one of our strategic vendors, to help our end-user customers with this very important issue. For more information go to cmecorp.com or call 800-338-2372.

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