The current Ebola epidemic has largely focused world attention on what can be done to treat, cure or prevent the outbreak of this disease – but much less on the care and welfare of the patients and the dedicated staff who are treating the outbreak on a daily basis. One company which has begun to tackle the issue of patient isolation, care options and the safety and protection of the nursing and medical staff is Savion Industries. Already well known and a market leader in the manufacture of patient care beds, patient transfer trolleys and stretchers – including stretchers with motorized self-driving capabilities – Savion has helped to revolutionize the way patients can be transferred speedily, safely and comfortably within the medical institution. A few years back – during an outbreak of SARS disease - Savion was one of the first companies to introduce a mobile isolation chamber enabling contagious patients to be transported inside a transparent chamber which protects their infection from contaminating the environment as well as from infecting the attendant nursing and patient transportation staff. The range already includes a chamber mounted on a manual stretcher, on a motorized stretcher and a special mobile pediatric crib. Now, a new and innovative product which can be used during today’s Ebola outbreak is to be introduced at Medica 2014: the electrically operated patient bed in the “Galileo” line, fitted with its own isolation chamber.
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