The focus of the Z.B.I. program is reducing back injuries related to patient transfers. The typical resident is transferred on an average of 10 times a day. Even with the best training in body mechanics, back belts, and two person transfers, staff is still prone to back injuries. Research from third-party risk experts and all studies completed in the nursing industry state the safest way to transfer patients/residents is with a lifting device.
The problem with past lifting devices is that they were time consuming, staff was not comfortable in using them, and the right lifts were not available. We address these issues through our assessment process of each individual facility. We focus on automating the transfer process of the patients/residents and get the staff away from manual transfers.
The Z.B.I. program not only focuses on back injury reduction but we also show the staff and facilities other areas where we can reduce cost in the daily care of patients/residents.
By achieving the above objectives, the facility will be helping the staff become more efficient and productive in their daily tasks. Our programs have improved morale and minimized turnover of staff.
To achieve the above results, K-Med goes to each individual facility to assess the equipment needs to implement the Z.B.I. program. The assessment process considers several items in implementing the appropriate program.
After an assessment is completed, a recommendation is submitted to meet the objectives of each facility. The next step is the implementation of the program.
Once a program is established, we will provide complete in-servicing for the staff and set up key operators on all shifts. We can help make recommendations on policy and procedures to complement existing company guidelines. The focus during this stage is to set up a team approach to obtain the objectives established between K-Med and the facility.