Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury, Maryland, the largest and most experienced health care provider on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, has looked to Strongarm to provide solutions to improve their point of care challenges.
PRMC sought to increase point of care documentation to reduce delay of information captured in medical records and to reduce the risk of transcription errors and omissions. PRMC was also looking to increase the opportunity to review electronic information with patients and families. PRMC also hoped to reduce the incidence of computers being out of service due to dead batteries, damaged plugs, or broken scanners.
To solve these challenges, Strongarm Healthcare provided PRMC with the CleanMount, the company’s ergonomic, durable, and versatile display/keyboard mounting arm that also offers internal cable management allowing for an easily-cleanable exterior. The CleanMount improved PRMC’s point of care documentation, allowing nurses, providers, and other clinical staff to capture information in real-time and to show patients and families information at their bedside.
PRMC found the CleanMount to be sturdy and easy to adjust; allowing the staff to extend, rotate, and otherwise position the display and keyboard as needed. The CleanMount reduced challenges documenting in isolation rooms and eliminated device disruptions due to dead batteries or broken plugs. The staff also benefitted from not having to move a heavy device from room to room, and the CleanMount’s ergonomic versatility allowed them to face their patient while having all of their information easily at hand. Having a computer workstation at the point of care also decreased the need to record documentation of information on paper and having to later transcribe it into the computer, reducing the occurrence of errors.
Teresa Niblett of PRMC, said that “the CleanMount is sturdy, easy to adjust, allows the staff to face the patient, and supplies a small workspace to hold supplies.”
About Strongarm Healthcare
Strongarm Healthcare (Horsham, Pa.) is a leading manufacturer of display and keyboard mountings and systems. STRONGARM has developed interface solutions for a variety of industrial applications including healthcare, pharmaceutical, food, transportation, and general manufacturing. The company’s precision-designed products range from articulating arms and stand-alone workstations to complete operator interface systems featuring integrated displays, keyboards, pointers, and PCs.