Nurses face the challenge of containing intravenous and feeding tube waste when they are being primed. With current methods, these fluids often end up spilling on the floor creating a fall hazard for patients and staff members alike. Fortunately, an inventor from Far Rockaway, N.Y., has found a way to improve the process.
She developed intravenous and tube feeding, patent-pending PRIM COLLECTOR to provide a safe way to contain and dispose of fluid from these catheters being primed. As such it promotes sanitary conditions by avoiding cross-contamination. Since it keeps the fluid from spilling on the floor, it reduces falls caused by slipping on wet floors. At the same time, it saves floor-cleaning time and effort for housekeeping staffs.
Another advantage is that it eliminates exposure to noxious fumes from chemotherapy and antibiotics leaking into the air. Also, it is designed for compliance with all health-related regulatory agencies. In addition, it is convenient, cost effective, easy to operate and modestly priced. The inventor’s work experience inspired the idea.
“Working as a nurse for 19 years, I have seen the need for a better way to dispose of intravenous and tube feeding waste,” she said. “This will be beneficial to patients, nurses and all who enter a medical setting.”