Parasol Medical Introduces One Wireless System That Prevents Patient Falls & Monitors Incontinence in Real-Time

Award-winning, completely wireless, total room solution prevents
costly patient falls

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Parasol
Medical
, a leading developer of specialty medical devices, has
introduced the world’s first completely wireless patient Falls
Prevention System that combines patient fall monitoring with real-time
incontinence monitoring.

Entering the falls prevention market in 2013, Parasol quickly became the
leader with many of the nation’s most prestigious healthcare
institutions. “We have been deeply engaged in engineering our new
wireless device to reinvent the practice of falls prevention,” states
Patrick Eddy, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Parasol
Medical.

This next-generation wireless falls prevention device is equipped with
new, innovative features offering nurses and caregivers the most
advanced tool to prevent costly injuries. The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) reported, “In 2013, direct medical costs
for falls—what patients and insurance companies pay—totaled $34
billion.” Going wireless gives care facilities the freedom to configure
patient rooms without regard for the location of outlets, and eliminates
the potential tripping hazards caused by cords.

With this introduction, Parasol continues to innovate and push the
boundaries of technology in the development of new tools to eliminate
patient falls. According to the Agency of Healthcare Research and
Quality, “Of the nearly 1.6 million residents in U.S. nursing
facilities, approximately half fall annually.” The system is the first
to create a total room solution simultaneously monitoring any surface
the patient occupies with these new features:

  • Wireless integration with the nurse call system
  • Real-time incontinence monitoring engineered into unique, absorbent
    pads – notifying clinicians when a patient has evacuated in bed as an
    early warning system
  • LED lights to help navigate patients from bed to bathroom
  • Personalized record button allowing caregivers or family members to
    record instructions to the patient
  • Anti-microbial treatment with MicrobeCare, a permanently bonded
    antimicrobial for maximum infection control

“We knew we had engineered and developed something completely new and
innovative when we were awarded 1st place in MedAssets’ New Emerging
Technology Forum, including more than 500 of the country’s most
innovative medical device manufacturers,” states Mike Kilcran, President
of Parasol Medical.

More information can be found on the company website at parasolmed.com/wireless.

About Parasol Medical

Parasol Medical is a premier developer of specialty medical devices
designed to serve the growing and ever-changing needs of the healthcare
industry. Parasol’s direct relationships with clinical end users allows
them to develop and quickly implement suggestions and changes to product
designs that make the lives of caregivers easier and improve patient
outcomes.

The company is rapidly expanding its footprint within the medical device
category to include patient safety, advanced wound care products,
compression therapy and infection control technologies. Parasol Medical
complies with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) and maintains
an ISO 13485 quality system.

Sources:

http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/injuries/fallspx/fallspxman1.html

http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/fallcost.html

Contacts

Parasol Medical, LLC
Mike Kilcran, 847.520.3000 ex. 224
Mike.Kilcran@parasolmed.com
parasolmed.com