Users Report That Checklist Boards Corp.'s Patient Safety Checklists Boards Reduce Medical Procedural Errors and Patient Infections in Hospital Setting
PITTSFORD, NY, Feb 20, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Checklist Boards Corporation, (http://www.checklistboards.com)
announced their Custom designed Checklist Safety Boards have been
proven to have a major impact on preventing patient errors and
infections in Hospitals. The estimated cost of these errors to the
healthcare system is a staggering $27 billion per year.
CEO Rick Taylor said, "Our customers continue to pro-actively report
back to us their successes with the use of our interactive Checklist
Safety Boards for various procedures in hospitals. It is very
gratifying to receive this type of feedback and know that our easy to
use safety tool is making a difference."
Taylor continued that, "We recently had a hospital in Florida report
that in the two years they have used our interactive Checklist Boards
for all invasive procedures, they have experienced fewer errors,
increased patient safety and had zero wrong site procedures. A second
hospital in New York reduced post-operative central line infections
by 50%. A surgical team in Missouri was prompted to halt an on-going
procedure when the Checklist safety board in the operating suite
called attention to a possible negative drug interaction. Many of our
customers have received best practices commendations by the Joint
Commission. We are pleased to be partners in improving healthcare
outcomes by reducing costly errors in the Hospitals."
According to the World Health Organization 500,000 people die each
year due to preventable errors in hospital operating rooms. A recent
Healthgrades study estimated 195,000 patients in the United States
die annually due to preventable errors. The use of Checklists Boards
in the operating room has been proven to reduce errors by over 30%.
View a nurse demonstrating use of a pre-op Checklist Board at this
link: http://www.youtube.com/watch v=EIPTDoW2U5k.
Checklist Boards Inc. (http://www.checklistboards.com) manufactures
acrylic boards in assorted sizes. These boards are mounted to be
visible to the entire team during the procedural time out process.
The board has sliders that are moved from Red to Green as the team
goes through their checklist processes. Each board is custom designed
for typical medical procedural events, such as Perioperative, Pre-op
and Post-op, Interventional Radiology, ICU, Time Out, Count Boards,
Patient Rooms, W.H.O. initiatives -- anywhere standard procedures are
used. Our mission is to reduce medical procedure risk to patients by
preventing errors thus saving lives. We offer cost effective tools to
help medical professionals manage complex procedures and improve
Checklist Boards Corporation
11 Schoen Place
Pittsford, NY 14534
SOURCE: Checklist Boards Corporation
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