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Statement of Purpose
The TAD™, is the first in a series of proprietary technologies that
improves the intrahospital transport of a critically ill patient by improving
safety, minimizing risks and maximizing the utilization of human and
capital resources.
The Value to a hospital is that it:
– Reduces risk
– Improves process flow
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Risk Management
• Reduction of the risks and adverse events to patients and the
transport team during the intrahospital transport of a critically ill
• Prevention of damage or accidental loss of life-support equipment
that is usually associated with the occurrence of an adverse advent
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Process Flow Improvement
• TAD™ eliminates the need to disconnect and manually move IV
pumps from a stationary point (a headwall or boom) to 5-star stands
or the bed prior to patient transport
• TAD™ Automatically Un-Locks and Locks from Headwall to the
Bed to ensure safe and continual attachment of equipment
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Published Research
• Intrahospital Transport of Critically Ill Patients
– Consistent research acknowledges that the safest place for a
critically ill patient is stationary in the ICU (1)
– It is also acknowledged that patients may have to leave the ICU
and be transported to the radiology department, operating room
or other department
– Research accumulated since the 1980’s suggest adverse effects
may occur in up to 70% of all transports (1,2)
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Published Research (cont’d)
• Adverse effects can be categorized as
• Systems Based, further divided into
– Equipment Mishaps
» Equipment missing, malfunction, battery failure, etc.
– Human Based Mishaps
» Poor training, communication lapses, disconnection
of IV leads due to tripping or dropping of
equipment, nurse and patient injuries, etc.
• Patient Based
– Sicker patients require more frequent transport and the
risk of physiological deterioration increases
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• (1) Waydhas C. Intrahospital transport of critically ill patients. Crit.
Care 1999.3(5):R83-R89
• (2) Day D. Keeping Patients Safe During Intrahospital Transport. Crit
Care 2010.doi: 10.4037/ccn2010446
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Field Research
• Observations of Patient Transports
– A challenge for all involved
– Multiple IV pump 5-wheel stands needed and multiple nurses
needed to push them alongside bed during transport
– Struggle by nurse staff to move IV pumps from the headwall to the
stands and back upon return
– Multiple pieces of equipment placed on the patients bed
– Elevators and doors narrow and short (Complicated by the fact
that most radiology units are located on the lowest floor and the
older part of the hospital)
– Safety issues were rampant
– Lack of or poor protocols in place
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Design Focus
• Based upon published research and field research the Lifespan
Design Team decided to focus on: HUMAN BASED MISHAPS
– The first product/program initiative is focused on improving the
safe transfer of IV pumps and fluids from a stationary position in
the patient room to a mobile platform (the bed), secured during
the transport process, and safely returned to the room.
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• Improve the overall process flow of a typical patient transport
• Improve safety
– Eliminate IV floor stands to minimize trip hazards
– Eliminate the manual process of lifting and moving IV pumps to
reduce nurse injuries
– Provide a system that is consistently intuitive to use
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TAD™ Product Features
• The Product Consists of Four Elements
– Headwall/Column Attachment Arm
– Transfer Device with IV Pole
– Bed Attachment Arm
– Docking Station
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