The Sequential Automated Turning (SAT) system is designed to address several actual and potential needs within healthcare, including but not limited to:

  • Improved patient care utilizing an automated process that will require very little training and that aligns with current practice standards to decrease pressure ulcer development in patients in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, SNFs, nursing homes, LTACHs, and other healthcare facilities
  • Decreased incidence of pressure ulcer development, which improves overall patient outcomes, decreases morbidity and readmission rates and translates to potential healthcare savings in the millions
  • Decreased costs associated with litigation stemming from the development of pressure ulcers in hospitals, SNFs, nursing homes, LTACHs, and other healthcare facilities
  • Decreased risk and incidence of nurse and other healthcare worker injury as a result of frequent turning/repositioning
  • This is one of the most frequent types of injuries sustained by healthcare staff as a result of the cumulative effects of repeatedly pushing/pulling/turning patients
  • This product will potentially significantly decrease incidents of workers’ comp and other costs associated with injured staff
  • Staffing shortages that contribute to suboptimal care, including the inability of staff to maintain consistently frequent turning and repositioning to prevent pressure ulcers
  • The automated system will benefit nursing staff and hospitals by essentially serving as a surrogate “staff member”, decreasing the impact of staffing shortages on the nursing staff and increasing the quality of patient care delivery by ensuring that essential care is consistently being delivered.
  • This will positively impact staff satisfaction and engagement by demonstrating the organizational commitment to staff safety and work process optimization, particularly in healthcare environments that are chronically understaffed for a variety of reasons
  • Increased staff satisfaction and engagement translates to lower turnover rates, decreasing the significant organizational costs associated with constantly recruiting, hiring, and training new staff