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The importance of enhancing the ICU workflow

The intensive care unit (ICU), where staff constantly needs to be ready to respond to worst-case scenarios, is seen as the last frontier for saving patients' lives. Pulling the resources together, while maintaining the best possible workflow, supports an efficient healing environment, including one for early patient mobility.

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Better bedside access improves care in the ICU

Hospital Center Brive La Gaillarde has seen improvements in workflow, patient safety, and staff ergonomics since installing Maquet Moduevo in the ICU. In this video, see the head nurse, staff nurse, and chief medical officer for the ICU explain how the system has improved working conditions in their hospital. 

Staff safety

In a streamlined workflow, electrical cables and medical gas outlets are stowed instead of being routed along the floor, reducing trip hazards and improving ICU hygiene.

Working environment

Better workflow improves access to patients' heads and necks, making it easier to administer many treatments. A better workflow also ensures sufficient resources and equipment are available.

Enabling effective care

Improved workflow provides patients the opportunity for better mobility and improved  psychological well-being and comfort, all assisting in faster recovery.

Reducing cost

A well set-up ICU workflow enables more effective patient care, shortening patient ICU stays further reducing hospital costs.

Learn more about setting up the ICU

Over the years, approaches to creating workflows for the ICU have been developed as medical professionals realized its benefits. As awareness continues to grow, the innovation in this area continues. There are benefits and disadvantages for many ICU set up approaches that you will find in this article, as well as the most advanced workflow solution.

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An answer to daily challenges

The Maquet Moduevo ceiling supply units range ensure vital utilities and equipment are easily accessible, streamlining workflows and improving efficiency. Simple to implement and use, they enable better organization of resources, increasing productivity – and consequently, decreasing costs.

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Maquet Moduevo wins German Design Award 2018

 The German Design Award is one of the most recognized design competitions worldwide and enjoys a high reputation far beyond the specialist group with the goal to discover and to honor unique design trends. The German Design Council only invites those product and communication designs which are proven to stand out by their design quality and differentiate themselves from competitions.

Maquet Moduevo ceiling supply units convinces by its outstanding design and functionality. The design approach allows each configuration to evolve in line with the hospital’s daily challenges and makes Maquet Moduevo a worthy winner of this award.

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Letting you focus on the patients – not on equipment and utilities.

When developing Maquet Moduevo ceiling supply units, Getinge put itself in the shoes of healthcare professionals – and created a highly ergonomic, efficient solution that allows staff to concentrate on the patient and not the devices.