The return on your investment in The Hercules Patient Repositioning SystemTM is more than just a dollar sign. It is truly the value experienced by your patients and caregivers from the moment the system is installed.
The Christ HospitalTM, a 550 bed acute care Magnet facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, conducted an IRB study from September 2012 to August 2013, in which multiple Hercules Patient Repositioning Systems were placed under 21 different patients for a total of 146 patient days. Data was collected from caregivers directly involved with the patients’ care, and specifically, those responsible for repositioning the patient up in bed. Included in the data was information specific to the time and number of caregivers required to move each patient with The Hercules Patient Repositioning System in comparison to the time and number of caregivers required to reposition each patient using traditional methods.
View the IRB data and calculations for the examples above.
- (a) 85% Average occupancy rate
- (b) 4.2 Average number of patient repositionings per patient per day
- (c) 8.3 Average time in minutes to manually pull up a patient in bed by caregiver(s)
- (d) 2.3 Average number of caregivers required to manually pull up patient
- (e) 1.7 Average time in minutes to move patient with the Hercules
- 1 Staffed Beds x (a) x 365 Days x (b) x (d) 500 x 85% x 365 x 4.2 x 2.3 = 1,498,508
- 2 Staffed Beds x (a) x 365 Days x (b) 500 x 85% x 365 x 4.2 = 651,525
- 3 Staffed Beds x (a) x 365 Days x (b) x (d – 1) 500 x 85% x 365 x 4.2 x (2.3 – 1) = 846,983
- 4 (Staffed Beds x (a) x 365 Days) x ((b x ((c x d) – e)) ÷ 60 minutes) (500 x 85% x 365) x
((4.2 x ((8.3 x 2.3) – 1.7)) ÷ 60) = 188,834
- 5 (Staffed Beds x (a) x 365 Days) x (b x (c – e) ÷ 60 minutes) (500 x 85% x 365) x
(4.2 x (8.3 -1.7) ÷ 60) = 71,668