COVID, Acute Kidney Injury & ICU Capacity: 4 Ways Tablo Helps
For ICUs dealing with a surge in cases of acute kidney injury due to COVID-19, space is an immediate problem. Isolation rooms for COVID-positive patients are needed, as well as bedside equipment for dialysis, ECMO and other critical treatments.
Tablo’s 19-inch wide frame enables it to squeeze easily by ICU beds, even in the smallest hospital rooms. And with integrated water purification and dialysate on-demand, Tablo requires no other machinery — all you need is tap water and a power outlet, and you’re good to go for hemodialysis, with or without ultrafiltration, anywhere from 0-24 hours.
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Intuitive touchscreen guidance, animated instructions and automated processes enable any nurse to learn how to perform dialysis on Tablo in 4 hours or less, easing staffing shortages and adding flexibility within the workforce.
One study from ASN in 2020 found that of 136 registered nurses trained on Tablo (during Covid peak season in 2020) — including ICU nurses, hemodialysis nurses, and non-specialized nurses or nurses from other specialties — 98% reported satisfaction with Tablo training and 94% found Tablo easy to learn and use.
Listen to Deb Cote, MSN, RN, CNN, NE-BC describe how a traveling nurse — with no prior experience, no training and no instruction — was able to set up Tablo and have it ready to perform dialysis treatment in 22 minutes.
Trips to the pharmacy, changing out bags of fluid, that’s what ICU nurses expect from critical dialysis treatments, and it’s a lot to manage. With the Tablo Hemodialysis System, all of that supply management complexity disappears, which saves crucial time and resources.
Listen to Faith Lynch, MSN, RN, CNN, Clinical Nurse Manager of Acute Dialysis at NYU Langone Hospital Long Island, describe what this meant for her team when they scaled up with Tablo to treat a surge in COVID-19 patients:
4. Surge capacity
Whether it’s COVID-19, a natural disaster or any other unforeseen event causing surges in cases of acute kidney injury, hospitals and healthcare providers must be prepared with the technology on hand to maximize existing resources, deploy versatile solutions, and safeguard the health of their staff and patients.
Tablo is a tried and tested solution for the VA, HHS, HCA Healthcare’s network of hospitals, and many more who’ve needed to modernize their approach to renal replacement therapy and focus on patient-centered care. That’s what Tablo was designed to do.
For safety and effectiveness information, indications for use, risks, cautions and warnings, please refer to the product labeling for the Tablo Hemodialysis System.
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