Q: How will I know this will fit my equipment such as bedrail?
A: All Beata Clasp models have great flexibility and can be used on all bedrails. Facilities are encouraged to request a sample to assess fit and functionality.
Q: Do patients like it?
A: Yes! Allowing patients to be involved in their care increases compliance and safety. Testimonials
Q: Is it for multiple or single patient use?
A: We encourage the facility to choose how they prefer to use The Beata Clasp. It can be single-patient use for convenience, however, they can be cleaned between patients and reused.
For single patient use, the product can go with the patient, whether the patient is leaving with transport or to another unit. Invite the patient to take it with them when they are discharged home. It can also be recycled through our recycling program.
The Beata Clasp® Line Organizer Guidelines : Downloadable PDF
Q: How do you clean the product?
A: The Beata Clasp product can be cleaned an unlimited amount of times with soap and water, bleach, or any sanitizing disinfect wipe carried at your facility.
Q: How do I get my facility to use this product?
A: Most RNs and CNAs bring this product to their manager or a council/committee. Once approved, your purchasing department will reach out to us and order to stock your unit.
Use this sample letter to write to someone inside your hospital that is able to make decisions:
Dear Purchasing Department,
I hope this letter finds you well. As an employee working at _______ , I would like to draw your attention to a crucial organizational solution that could significantly enhance the efficiency and safety of our hospital's intravenous (IV) and tube management processes.
I would like to introduce a medical line organizer product called the Beata Clasp. This innovative device has been specifically designed to improve the organization, accessibility, and traceability of IV lines and medical tubes, ultimately benefiting both our patients and staff. It is latex free, does not use adhesives, and can accommodate a wide range or bedrails including cribs in pediatrics.
Here is an outline of the key benefits that will contribute to our hospital's operations:
1. Improved Patient Satisfaction: These devices allow patients and their families to be involved in their care. When patients are involved in their care, they have better outcomes and less readmissions. This emphasizes our goal of patient centered care. Patients are able to monitor their lines to prevent entanglement or call light misplacement. It also keeps patient’s personal cord chargers in reach and reduces the need to get out of bed or reach for their cords. Oftentimes patients attempt to do this without calling for assistance which can result in injury.
2. Improved Safety: By utilizing the organizers, we can minimize the chances of accidental disconnections, tangling, or confusion regarding the purpose and status of IV lines and medical tubes. This proactive approach to organization significantly reduces the potential for errors or disruptions in patient care. When cords are keep off the floor and are visualized it is an additional preventive measure to avoid tripping by both staff and patients. We must do everything possible to prevent falls which can lead to injury. Injury staff are unable to work leaving units short staffed as well as patient injuries from falls lead to possible sentinel events and no payment reimbursement.
3. Efficient Workflow: The organizers enable our medical staff to locate and retrieve IV lines and tubes swiftly, facilitating smooth transitions during procedures, medication administration, or emergency situations. This efficiency ultimately saves valuable time and enhances patient safety and comfort. Nurses are able to spend more time on other priorities when not repeating the task of placing personal cords within each of the patient and prevents having to return to the room to do so.
4. Prevention of Errors: Proper organization of IV lines and tubes reduces the risk of errors, such as incorrect connections or misidentification of lines. By clearly labeling and separating different lines, healthcare providers can easily identify and administer the correct fluids, medications, or treatments. This product is bright yellow and serves as a visual prompt to to review the lines at bedside patient handoff.
5. Reduction of Infections: An IV and tube organizer promotes compliance with infection control measures. By keeping lines organized and separate, and off the floor, the risk of contamination or cross-infection is minimized. Healthcare providers can easily identify and address any signs of dislodged lines, ensuring prompt intervention. In an effort to decrease Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) this product has added antimicrobial properties in its material. CLABSI can be fatal to our patients as well as hinder payment reimbursement from complications resulting from the infection.
6. Replaces current Workarounds: Line management is an issue all bedside staff face on every unit for every patient. Nurses currently tape medicine cups or tongue depressors to the bedrail to keep tubing off the floor. This does not present as professional, and the tape residue left on the bedrail is a potential source of contamination leading to infections.
7. Compliance with Regulatory Boards: Patients that are discharged home with any type of line are at risk for medical line entanglement. New studies have come out addressing that discharged patients are not getting adequate instructions on home medical line management. This product can be sent home with the patient and documented in the patient’s electronic record showing compliance with providing patient education and instructions upon the discharge process.
By using the Beata Clasp at our hospital, we can achieve several benefits, including increased patient safety, streamlining staff workflow, and helping prevent errors. For these reasons, I believe our hospital should look at this product, and I kindly request your support in evaluating its viability and potential integration within our infrastructure.
I am CC’ing the inventor and owner of the product, Lenore Henning (firstname.lastname@example.org), a former bedside nurse with 40 years of experience that understands first hand this problem and solution. She would be delighted to discuss this further and provide detailed documentation on these devices, including pricing, technical specifications, and testimonials from other healthcare institutions (including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Judes Children Hospital) that have successfully adopted them. Thank you for considering the potential positive impact of implementing IV and tube organizers at ________!
Q: What education is there to support the use of a medical line organizer?
A: Please see this link to a video on how it's use can address concerns of tubing misconnections and medical line entanglement.
Preventing Medical Line Entanglement and Tubing Misconnections: Best Practices and Strategies
In this webinar, we discuss the importance of preventing medical line entanglement and tubing misconnections and the risks it poses to patient safety.
Medical line entanglement is a serious safety concern in healthcare settings, and it can lead to significant harm to patients. During this webinar, we provide an overview of what medical line entanglement is and how it can occur. We discuss the dangers and risks of medical line entanglement and how to prevent it.
We explain how the Beata Clasp, a medical line organizer, can help prevent medical line entanglement along with tubing misconnections. We highlight our product due to its mobility when transferring a patient, latex-free, and being free of adhesive. This hospital cord organizer triggers the prompt to do line tracing from patient to the source, preventing misconnections and medication errors. Other benefits of using an organizer include keeping lines off the floor and preventing falls.
We discuss the importance of patient involvement in their care, and how using a medical line organizer can encourage patients to be more aware of their lines and notify staff if they perceive any changes. We also touch on the importance of having policies and procedures in place to manage medical line entanglement in your healthcare facility.
If the Joint Commission rounded today and asked what steps your hospital is taking to manage medical line entanglement, we recommend answering by explaining how your goal is to prevent medical line entanglement in the first place. We suggest explaining how you manage tubing, lines, and drains at the bedside with a medical line organizer such as the Beata Clasp. Additionally, we recommend sharing how you have guidelines, policies, or procedures in place for medical line entanglement to ensure consistent messaging for all units of the hospital.
We hope you find the ideas in this video helpful. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you.
Q: What are the suggested guidelines for use of the Beata Clasp?
A: The Beata Clasp® Line Organizer Guidelines : Downloadable PDF
Purpose of guidelines for Hospital Tubing and Line Organization System (Beata Clasp®)
Tubing or catheter types to use with Line Organizer
Procedure for use of Beata Clasp® Attachment of Beata Clasp®
Instructions for use of Beata Clasp®
Instructions for cleaning of Beata Clasp®
Removal of Beata Clasp®:
Recommended procedures for tubing and lines
Q: How do I ask an additional question?
A: We would love to hear from you! Please send your questions via our contact form or email us at email@example.com. We can also be reached at 1 (800) 796-5840.
Q: Where is the MSDS on this product?
A: Click here for downloadable MSDS PDF for our yellow antimicrobial Beata Clasp: MSDS PDF
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