Advancing Patient Safety and Dignity

We all know that nurses have a tough job. Long hours, heavy patient loads, and few breaks between critically injured or ill patients makes for a stressful day (or night!). The last thing they need on a busy shift is to have to redo their hard work when a confused patient tugs at her IV, PICC line, or pulse oximeter. ​​Show your appreciation—make it easier for them to take care of confused patients by giving them the safety equipment they need!
THE REALITY:
The number of confused patients has been steadily increasing in acute and chronic care hospitals and facilities. Taking care of confused patients is a serious nursing challenge. Disoriented patients often pull out their IV catheters (peripheral and central), hemodialysis catheters, arterial catheters, nasogastric tubes, or urinary catheters. They also often dislodge colostomy and ileostomy bags and rectal pouches, or otherwise injure themselves or staff.
These events can cause serious setbacks in a patient's care. Sometimes these incidents could even be life-threatening for the patient. The nurses often have to stop the bleeding, clean up the mess, tend to new wounds, and reinsert new catheters—sometimes with the doctor's help. ​Additional labor of the health care providers and extra supplies need to be utilized under these circumstances, which can significantly increase the overall cost of health care.

Patients with confusion often have to be restrained to prevent dislodging of the catheters, indwelling tubes, ostomy devices, wound dressings, monitoring equipment, and therapeutic devices. Restraining the patient is a serious medical and legal challenge. Restraining orders need to be renewed often, which can consume a considerable amount of nurses' and doctors' time. Restraining a patient can also be upsetting to the patient's family and loved ones, which can consequently make building good public relations more difficult. ​
THE SOLUTION?:
Meet GLOVY!  Glovy is a new patient safety device that prevents confused and disoriented patients from dislodging their catheters or other applied monitoring and therapeutic devices—without the need to restrain the patient!
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WHAT IS IT?:
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Glovy consists of two pieces: a top shell and a bottom shell. The bottom shell is marked as "PALM" This piece is placed under the palmar side of the patient's hand. The second part is marked as "TOP". This piece is placed over the dorsal side of the patient's hand. These two pieces snap together quickly and easily, forming a secure connection.  The Glovy device is fastened to the forearm with two straps as shown in the pictures. Glovy has multiple holes to allow for good air circulation and there is plenty of room for the patients to wiggle fingers and even make a fist. There is an opening at the tip of Glovy to accommodate a pulse oximeter wire or other small tube. IV catheters and wires can also be directed through the forearm end of the device. Glovy is made from transparent plastic, which allows for easy observation of the color of the patient's hand. Glovy is latex-free. Patients cannot grasp catheters or the attached devices and dislodge them once Glovy is applied. Patients also cannot scratch themselves or the nursing staff with their fingernails. This provides for a much safer setting for the care of confused patients. Glovy is NOT considered a restraint and does NOT require a doctor's order to implement. Glovy is the better and safer solution for facilities, staff, and patients!
Research
Glovy was developed with input from medical professionals across the spectrum, from doctors and nurses to home health and nurses' aides.
 
Decrease Costs
Glovy will pay for itself! Glovy is less than 1/3 of the average cost to replace an IV just once.
Versatility
Glovy is so beneficial that it is being trusted in hospitals, care facilities, treatment centers, and homes worldwide!
Discounts Available
We are able to offer pricing adjustments in certain qualifying situations, including volume discounts.
 
Sanctioned
Avoid the legal pitfalls of traditional restraints on non-combative patients. Perfect for post-anesthesia and dementia patients.
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