Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2005
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, over 225,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice—7,000 of those deaths are due to medication errors alone. Faced with such alarming statistics, hospitals are beginning to change the way their systems run, relying more on computerized prescriptions and stressing medical teamwork. But what are doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals individually doing to reduce medical errors? If they were truly conscientious, they would pack up—but not leave. The latest trends in hospital gear, OrangeBayEquipment.com’s medical packs are the new solution to reducing medical malpractice.
Co-founder Cherry Mendoza was hoping to implement positive changes in medicine through performing operations and doing hospital rounds as a neurosurgical physician assistant, but it was becoming a full time stay-at-home mother that led her to this new venture—creating multifunctional medical packs for healthcare professionals. Partnering with her sister, Jocelyn Nery, a molecular biologist, they set out to eliminate the inefficiency of overstuffed doctors’ pockets and make the lives of medical professionals easier. In addition, they furnished a solution to a common medical malpractice issue—the inadequate exchange of vital information from providers to patients—through organizational carriers that keep that information at their fingertips.
“Designed by medical professionals for medical professionals,” these sophisticated packs intertwine form and function. Healthcare providers who use them look professional while they carry the tools and references they need to practice good medicine and minimize errors. Common malpractice issues involve failures to follow written protocols, report the major side effects of a drug, or perform thorough physical exams. Orange Bay Equipment’s medical packs help restore that flow of critical information between medical personnel and patients by providing specialized compartments to store anything from a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope to protocol cards and a personal digital assistant (PDA), which holds volumes of medical information, including that of prescription drugs.
J. Goeku PA-C, a surgical physician assistant who uses the MedMate, comments on its benefits. “Seeing many patients daily, it’s important to keep my patient care necessities handy—not only to execute a proper exam, but to keep my patients updated. Unlike the non-specific bag and fanny pack I was using before, this pack has well-designed pockets and elastic bands to keep things organized and protected. It even converts to however I need to wear it.” The company’s research revealed the need for such an organized medical pack spanned across healthcare lines, being useful not only in the hospital setting, but also to healthcare providers in emergency, disaster, and military situations.
However their packs are utilized, the sisters’ aim to make an impact in the medical field seems right on.
“I’m glad that our products are helping others to be proactive in minimizing their medical mistakes,” Mendoza comments. “By taking a more meticulous approach to healthcare, it shows your patients you really care for their well being.” Patients who see their doctors and nurses taking good care of them are less likely to file a suit for negligence. Besides, everyone can appreciate the old paradigm of the house call, when the friendly doctor who visits you carries everything he needs right in his bag.
Orange Bay Equipment manufactures unique medical packs designed to help hardworking healthcare providers look professional while they carry the essential tools and references they need to practice good medicine and improve patient care. The co-founders, Cherry Mendoza PA-C, and Jocelyn Nery MS, are professionals in the medical fields of patient care and research. After having found a great need for personal medical packs, not conventional physician bags, emergency kits, or trauma-ready gear, they created these versatile carriers to organize and manage medical and personal items effortlessly and conveniently.
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