US-based Blickman has introduced early patient mobility system, Nezzie, which will facilitate early and frequent patient mobility.
Developed by a thoracic surgeon and available exclusively through Blickman, Nezzie is a self-contained system, which serves as a stable and easy to use walker that holds all monitoring equipment including multiple IV poles.
The system is designed to carry two oxygen tanks, two IV fluids delivery systems, oxygen saturation and EKG monitors, chest tube collection canisters, urinary catheter bags and additional collection devices for various specialties.
It can be parked and remain bedside, and can assist patient ambulation at any time with the help of just one clinician, noted Blickman.
Blickman president and CEO Rob Freedman said: "The benefits of early and frequent ambulation of post-operative and critical care patients are well documented.
"The difficulty is hospitals do not have enough staff to assist in disconnecting, reconnecting and carrying the monitors, IV supplies and devices."