Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
Who is the messiest surgeon on staff? Just ask any operating room professional and they will instantly name the doctor.
Hospitals and surgi-centers deal with large amounts of contaminated fluid on the floor during shoulder and knee arthroscopies, and other types of “wet” procedures. This fluid causes hazardous conditions for staff and patients alike. Up to this point, blankets and towels have been utilized to soak up the mess.
BASS Medical, LLC, (http://www.bassmed.com), a Birmingham, AL based company has a solution for the fluid on the floor problem in surgery.
The patented BASS Fluid Control System (BASS), is a mat made from closed cell foam that keeps fluid from ever hitting the OR floor. Its tray-like construction connects to the OR’s standard wall suction through tubing inserted between a poly-fiber anti-splash material top and an anti-skid foam bottom. The BASS is made in the USA. It collects, contains, and eliminates contaminated fluid that would otherwise be on the floor of the surgical suite.
Inventor, founder, and president Julie Ryan said, “The BASS helps protect surgery staff by helping to prevent slips and falls by keeping the OR floor dry. It helps with a hospital’s infection control program by lessening the amount of contaminated fluid tracked throughout the surgery area and the rest of the hospital, and the BASS helps the housekeeping staff turn-around the OR suite in less time, thus enabling more surgeries to be scheduled and more revenue to be generated.”
Recently, BASS Medical, LLC secured investment capital to move forward with a direct and distribution channel strategy to expand BASS capabilities into a broader customer market.
BASS Medical COO Ed Gravell, a 35-year medical industry executive, believes the BASS product will satisfy a need in the marketplace that has been underserved. Gravell said, “As we move into a new era in healthcare, we see legislation focusing on quality care and lowest cost. Reforms are designed to improve outcomes and streamline the delivery of health care.” Gravell went on to say, “We believe the BASS Fluid Control System will be recognized as a component for reducing costs in the OR and for increasing revenue to the healthcare provider.”
About BASS Medical, LLC
BASS Medical, LLC is a Birmingham, Alabama based company that manufactures the BASS Fluid Control System. President and founder Julie Ryan, an inventor, author and entrepreneur is a graduate of The Ohio State University. Ryan, who has spent the last 35 years in the hospital supply industry, holds several patents on surgical devices. Chief Operating Officer Ed Gravell, received his undergraduate degree from Cal State Long Beach and his MBA from UCLA. Gravell, a former executive with Cardinal Health and other large companies on the provider and supply side of the medical industry, joined BASS Medical in September 2013.