Rubbermaid Healthcare Recognized by KLAS Research for Impact on Nursing Efficiency and Patient Safety

Nurses rate Rubbermaid Healthcare highest in efficiency compared to five other vendors of medication carts

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.--()--As the premier provider of mobile and wall-mounted workstations, Rubbermaid Healthcare, is excited to announce its high performance ratings, as indicated by a new report from KLAS Research, a leading healthcare technology research firm that independently measures and reports on vendor performance. According to the April 2014 report titled, “Medication Cabinets, Carts, & BCMA 2014: Technology’s Impact on Nurse Efficiency and Patient Safety,” Rubbermaid Healthcare’s medication carts were rated highly in both nurse efficiency and patient safety compared to five other vendors.

KLAS Research surveyed 177 nurses to find out how medication cabinets, carts, and barcode medication administration (BCMA) affect nursing efficiency and enhance patient safety. Additionally, nurses were asked to rate various products based on their experience. Among medication carts, Rubbermaid Healthcare had the highest percentage of customers who reported that carts significantly help nurse efficiency. Providers using Rubbermaid Healthcare’s carts were most likely to note significant gains in being able to efficiently and safely care for patients.

Rubbermaid Healthcare carts enable nurses to store and transport medications in their locked drawers, eliminating the time wasted to go back and forth between the medication room and patient room to administer medications. Rubbermaid Healthcare’s latest generation of medication carts allows users to manage and monitor access to medication drawers remotely, making it easier to proactively manage a fleet of carts.

“The Rubbermaid mobile carts are lean, sleek and easy to move around,” one nurse said. “But they also have good work surfaces so the nurses can do what they need to on top. These are the most important things to nurses.”*

Other findings from the report distinguish Rubbermaid Healthcare carts among the leaders who have very few issues with the cart’s batteries as well as positive interactions between users and Rubbermaid Healthcare’s customer service team.

None of the respondents reported that Rubbermaid Healthcare medication carts hindered nursing efficiency or patient safety.

Steve Torbett, Senior Manager, Product Marketing from Rubbermaid Healthcare said, “We feel that being highly rated by nurses for contributions to both efficiency and patient safety is a testimony to the performance and value we strive to deliver in our medication carts. Rubbermaid Healthcare believes in increasing the capacity to care. We feel that this recognition from nurses for both performance and patient safety shows we are succeeding.”

To learn more about Rubbermaid Healthcare solutions, please visit www.rubbermaidhealthcare.com.

*Commentary may not represent the whole of provider sentiment related to this product or service. Visit http://www.KLASresearch.com for a complete view.

About Rubbermaid Healthcare

Rubbermaid Healthcare is the premier provider of medication carts, wall-mounted workstations, mobile computing solutions and telemedicine carts for healthcare facilities striving to enhance patient care, safety and staff productivity. Product development focuses on providing caregiver workflow advantages and improving the integration and acceptance of technology into the patient care process. Rubbermaid Healthcare is part of Newell Rubbermaid’s global portfolio of leading brands.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving supplier performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

Contacts

For Rubbermaid Healthcare
Kerry Channon, 212-520-2471
Kerry.Channon@bbh-usa.com

Respondents felt Rubbermaid Healthcare carts significantly help in nursing efficiency and patient safety. Image courtesy of KLAS.

Respondents felt Rubbermaid Healthcare carts significantly help in nursing efficiency and patient safety. Image courtesy of KLAS.

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Rubbermaid Healthcare is excited to announce its high performance ratings in nurse efficiency and patient safety, as indicated by a new report from KLAS Research.

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Contacts

For Rubbermaid Healthcare
Kerry Channon, 212-520-2471
Kerry.Channon@bbh-usa.com