The infusion transfer solution, excels as flexible, effortless, stable and transferable system.
M-SHIFT, the infusion transfer solution from Maquet, excels as flexible, effortless, stable and transferable system. Transferring the patient's complete infusion system will take less than a minute, optimizing the workflow in the critical care environment and liberating nurses from heavy workload.
M-SHIFT stands for no compromise in IV therapy, even during patient transport.
- 110 lbs (50 kg) enables maximized equipment accessibility, even for the most critically ill patient.
- M-SHIFT also enables full access to the patient's head for emergency access.
- M-SHIFT facilitates the task of carrying and transferring pumps instead of manually repositioning them or placing them around bed.
- Adjustable dual poles for accommodating IV pumps of different sizes.
- Small footprint for improved elevator access and mobility.
- Easily adapts to existing ICU or OR beds (Hill-Rom TotalCare; Stryker Zoom; ArjoHuntleigh Enterprise) and MAQUET pendant handles.
- Transfers IV equipment in seconds with no lifting required.
- Safe and fast infusion systems transfer with only one person.
- Saves time, improves user and patient safety while improving efficiencies for staff.
- IV therapies can be continued throughout patient transfer.
Report by clinical nurse Carmel Zucak
The ICU at Nepean Hospital Department in Penrith, Australia, was equipped with M-SHIFT and MODUTEC ceiling supply units. The unit conducted a three-month study on the changes associated with the M-SHIFT system, and how those changes affected the amount of nursing time needed for patient transfers. The nurses recorded the data, starting with the time they were told to bring a patient to the CT/MRT.
The mean nursing time taken to prepare infusions for transfer was 32.5 minutes with a range of 4 to 110 minutes. In a simulated environment the time to transfer infusions from the pendant to the bed using the M-SHIFT could be reduced significantly.
The introduction of M-SHIFT also eliminated the need to lift heavy pumps, reducing occupational health and safety issues for the hospital.
Nursing staff had positive opinions about the change to M-SHIFT.
"Higher staff satisfaction with interdepartmental transfer facilitated by M-SHIFT."
"First positive signs indicate that personnel are very satisfied with the change. No more pumps need to be used, which relieves staff from heavy workloads."