Waterloo Healthcare Newsletter – March 2023
“Time Is Muscle” This is an expression we hear frequently from our customers who are members of their hospital code response team. It emphasizes the importance of a rapid response when treating patients experiencing a cardiac arrest. As you probably know, in cardiac arrest, the heart is no longer sending oxygenated blood to vital organs, including the heart itself! The heart is a muscle that needs oxygen in order to function. During every minute that passes when the heart is not properly perfusing oxygenated blood, it is estimated that 10% of the heart’s muscle tissue dies. This means that after five minutes of a non-perfusing rhythm, half of the heart’s tissue may already be gone – “TIME IS MUSCLE”. Certainly, this is a far less than ideal situation when trying to preserve life! Our slogan is “Better Carts For Better Outcomes”. That means that Waterloo [...]
Are your code carts ready to save a life?
Code carts don’t save lives -- well-trained clinicians do. But even well-trained clinicians may not be able to save lives if the supplies they need are not well organized and easily accessible in a properly operating code cart. Let’s look at three key factors in improving patient outcomes during a “Code Blue”. THE CART Does it hold everything needed for your staff to treat your patients in a “Code Blue” event? In order to ensure your clinicians can effectively treat their patients, it is important to make sure that all needed supplies are readily available on your code cart. This means that ALL vital supplies and equipment are securely stored within or on the code cart. It is not recommended to have a separate cart for your defibrillator, oxygen, respiratory equipment, or medications as it requires additional staff to transport each of these life-saving measures to [...]
Waterloo Healthcare Newsletter – December 2022
Happy Holidays! While it’s the season for being thankful, we always like to thank all our valued customers for continuing to choose Waterloo Healthcare procedure carts for their medical facilities! Although 2022 presented its share of challenges relative to supply chain shortages, rising component costs, and freight carrier issues, we have been able to minimize product delays and continue to provide the procedure carts to the medical market that are needed to treat their patients. With a new year just ahead of us, we remain fully committed to both our distributor partners and the medical professionals that depend on Waterloo Healthcare carts daily to serve their patients. We couldn’t do what we do without each and every one of you, and we strive to ensure you feel the same way about Waterloo Healthcare carts! From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful and prosperous Holiday [...]