Hill-Rom, Inc. is a leader in providing safe and effective healthcare products for both patients and caregivers. The development of their high-tech, VersaCare A.I.R.™ bed allows hospitals and other acute care facilities to be more proactive in providing better patient skin care. More than just a bed, this medical device uses an integrated pressure sensing system within the surface that redistributes pressure to prevent pressure ulcers.
Hill-Rom, Inc. partnered with Ascension Health to educate caregivers on the importance of proper skin care management. They came to IDEAS to design two courses; the first to teach clinicians how to use the features of the VersaCare A.I.R.™ bed and the second to teach clinicians proper skin care management.
Working with both “client teams”, IDEAS designed The VersaCare A.I.R.™ Bed course to be an effective and efficient orientation to the state-of-the-art features which make this product so different from other beds. After taking this course, clinicians will be able to properly set up and operate the VersaCare A.I.R.™ bed to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers.
The Skin Care Management course is designed to teach clinicians about the connection between holistic care of the body and the condition of the skin. The VersaCare A.I.R.™ bed is presented as a tool for clinicians in preventing pressure ulcers. After taking this course, clinicians will be able to use the Braden Scale to conduct a comprehensive patient risk assessment in order to identify appropriate risk factors and interventions and implement the SKIN Bundle for at-risk patients as it applies to surface selection (S), mobility (K) (“Keep them turning”), incontinence management (I) and nutrition (N).
The combination of instructional design, art and programming, and a rich and relevant story creates a learning environment that leads to the reduction of both caregiver injury and patient risk factors. Hill Rom, Inc. will be distributing the products to their client groups.
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