Fishers, Indiana (PRWEB) November 15, 2010
According to the Pan American Health Organization, cholera is one of the leading causes of death in the world, with an estimated 3 million to 5 million cholera cases and 100,000 to 120,000 deaths every year worldwide. Outbreaks of cholera have killed over 540 people in disaster stricken Haiti and United Nations figures show that Nigeria is experiencing its worst cholera outbreak in two decades with more than 1,500 people having died from cholera since January 2010.
DQE, a leader in mass care and emergency response supplies, is assisting aid agencies in finding the appropriate resources and supplies for cholera patient care beyond makeshift solutions. DQE has designed and is manufacturing a cholera bed for cholera patient care needs around the world.
Cholera causes profuse vomiting and diarrhea that quickly sickens patients to the point where they are unable to get out of bed to care for their personal needs. The cholera bed delivers comfort to patients in need of cholera treatment and assists healthcare professionals attending to these patients. The cholera bed has a hole in the midsection of the bed that, when combined with a biohazard waste container, allows human waste to be contained and disposed of in an efficient manner. The vinyl fabric deck of the bed can be easily cleared, discarded, and replaced for quick clean up and sanitation. The disposal of the fabric deck and the biohazard waste bag assists in sanitary measures for cholera prevention. Additional information can be found on the cholera bed by going to http://www.dqeready.com/cholera.
Headquartered in Fishers, Indiana, DQE, Inc. provides practical products and expert support that improves the safety and readiness of the healthcare and response community. For additional information and to learn more about DQE and its family of products, visit http://www.dqeready.com.