Stainless-Steel has become trendy in residential design and commonly found in may areas of the home and commercial setting but setting aside fashion, Stainless-Steel is the preferred surface for infection control and corrosion control. Here is the key thing you need to know: Not all Stainless-Steel items are created equal; there are varying grades, different finishes and different fabrication techniques that all play into the quality and lifespan of anything stainless-steel.
Posted on May 13, 2019 by Ted Kennedy
Behavioral health furniture is specially designed with features to mitigate the risks in volatile environments. Patient safety and staff safety are equally as important in areas where mental health and addiction patients are cared for and providing the right environment is key.
Posted on Jul 26, 2018 by Ted Kennedy
Buying healthcare seating takes a whole team to get it right. On your advisory team we recommend that you include an Ergonomist, Infection Prevention and Control, Clinician, Maintenance, Interior Design and Purchasing. Each one of these team members will bring valuable insight and will make your investment in seating a better one.
The ergonomist will look at the safety side of the seating and evaluate the suitability for the intended application. The ingress and egress of seating is a very important factor in reducing the risk of patient injury. Here are some examples of what they will look for:
Posted on May 7, 2018 by Ted Kennedy
According to Statistics Canada, heart disease and stroke are the #2 and #3 leading causes of death for Canadians. Every seven minutes, a Canadian will die from some form of cardio vascular complications and at an amazing cost to tax payers. The most recent figure I could find in my research was from 2000 and at that time it had a price tag of $22.2 Billion.
The cost of Canadian Healthcare is coming out of the pockets of Canadian taxpayers. It is a huge burden on our strained healthcare system and there is something that can be done about it.
Posted on Feb 28, 2018 by Ted Kennedy
For those of you that are wondering what a sleepchair is, it is simply a comfortable chair that converts in a completely flat sleeping surface for overnight stays. These are mostly used for the patients support person or family member and provides a 24-hour comfortable stay.
Posted on Oct 12, 2017 by Ted Kennedy