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Altus Year-End Review

By | Published Dec 22, 2020 | 6 min read

2020 has brought about significant challenges and needs to our healthcare system that no one could have predicted. We met these challenges and, in turn, provided real solutions and resources to our customers. Here at Altus, we’ve always recognized the lasting impact healthcare providers have on our communities. Because of that, we work to design products that are patient centered and clinician focused, bringing innovation to the healthcare cart industry.

New Product Launches

This year, the team at Altus has created and launched four exceptional products that we are proud to share with you. Our designers and engineers craft each of our carts with the user in mind, producing functional, easy-to-use products that make your job easier.

Ventilator Cart: VNT – 1

The VNT-1 ventilator cart boasts a simple, sleek design that carries all of your ventilator supplies and accessories. Lightweight yet durable and constructed with solid die-cast aluminum, this ventilator cart will allow you to serve patients efficiently—and with care—for years.

Telehealth Cart: T3 & TE3

2020 saw an overwhelming increase in the utilization of telehealth services. Altus’s TE3 Clio cart enables healthcare professionals to provide care to patients through a crystal-clear LCD monitor with sit-to-stand function. The ergonomic keyboard and ambidextrous mouse area are designed with you in mind, so you can conduct telehealth appointments in comfort.

ClioAir: L3 & E3

The L3 ClioAir is the all-in-one cart that’s designed with both the patient and clinician in mind. This sleek cart is 20 percent lighter than its predecessor, the Clio, and is 3 times easier to push. With on-board charging power and the capability to recharge in just two hours, this cart keeps up with the pace of your clinic or office.

Cameo: Virtual Visitor Cart

This virtual visitor cart does the important work of connecting patients with their loved ones. We’ve designed this cart to save space and move easily across the patient’s room. The sleek, simple Cameo is built to foster effective communication and works for a wide range of teleconferencing and telemedicine applications.

COVID-19 Case Studies

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all. At Altus, our “Customer First” philosophy means that we’ve innovated and delivered products across the country that support our healthcare community, especially during this challenging year.

New York City

  • Built and delivered 100 carts in 5 days to NYC hospitals at the height of the COVID-19 crisis
  • Provided valuable, necessary equipment to 8 hospital campuses
  • Enabled 7,200 physicians to treat COVID-19 patients safely and efficiently

Michigan

  • Built, integrated, and deployed 125 Clio units in 10 days to meet critical needs
  • Distributed carts to 1,700 licensed beds
  • Provided equipment to over 3,000 physicians

Pennsylvania

  • Provided 200 workstations for critical care
  • Distributed to 40 hospitals
  • Equipped 4,900 doctors

California

  • Created and shipped 85 custom carts—plus accessories—in one week’s time
  • Provided ergonomic workstations for 63,000 nurses

Texas

  • Delivered solutions for mobile healthcare stations
  • Supported over 1 million patient encounters
  • Provided equipment that facilitated more than 130 thousand emergency room visits

Top Blog Posts of the Year

At Altus, we offer products you can trust. But we also aim to provide well-researched information you can count on. Our blogs act as helpful resources so healthcare professionals can keep abreast of important events and trends in the industry. Below are our top five blog posts of 2020.

Top 16 Nursing Trends That Will Shape Healthcare in 2020

Nurses make the healthcare world go ‘round. And to understand what healthcare looks like today—and what it will look like in the future—we need to keep an eye on trends in nursing.

From the importance of self-care to telehealth advancements to the ways technology affects how nurses perform their duties, there are many factors that shape the field. The demographics of nurses are also changing, as well as the skills and educations they are acquiring. This post is a helpful signpost to understand where nursing is heading this year and beyond.

Nursing Technology Trends to Watch in 2020

In this post, we take an in-depth look at nursing technology and where it’s leading us. Regardless of whether you’re a nurse, IT support, or hospital administrator, it’s important to understand the new tech on the market so your nurses can offer the very best care.

Medical technology is advancing faster than ever. AI, telehealth, and virtual reality are common terms in today’s hospital setting. Medical devices are faster, smaller, and more mobile than they’ve ever been as wearable devices are becoming more popular. Even education is influenced by technology, as many nurses are now seeking degrees from online courses. We see technology offering fantastic opportunities to provide better patient care while providing a good experience and better outcomes for nurses—as well as the rest of the healthcare industry.

Medical Workstation Cleaning Guide 2020

Ensuring a clean, safe workstation has always been paramount to providing excellent patient care. But as this year has brought about an increased awareness of infection risks, it’s more important than ever to properly clean your medical workstations.

Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are terms often used interchangeably. But each is quite different, and each is important for patient and provider safety. Every section of a workstation requires different cleaning products and methods. And there are different types of cleaners, disinfectants, and sanitizers that target specific viruses and bacteria. No matter what kind of workstation you have, it’s crucial for the health of all parties that you regularly and thoroughly clean.

Optimal Monitor Size for EMR Charting in 2020

Electronic medical records are crucial for patient care. And efficient and accurate reading of these records is a top priority for healthcare providers. That’s why it’s important that providers and nurses have ergonomic workstations with monitors designed specifically for EMR charting.

Studies show that a 24-inch monitor promotes the highest performance levels for healthcare providers. Anything larger or smaller signals a decline in accurate readings. What’s more, studies also show that dual monitors allow physicians to visualize EMRs, charts, and images more quickly and accurately than when using a single monitor. Altus manufactures custom solutions for our customers so you can take advantage of a monitor and workstation crafted specifically to your needs.

Nurse Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Guide

Nursing is an incredibly demanding job—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Musculoskeletal disorders are, unfortunately, common among nurses regardless of location or demographic. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are often caused by overuse, repetitive motions, and repetitive stress injuries.

Many times, MSDs are the result of typing and using a mouse; data entry; pulling or pushing heavy equipment; or bending down to reach equipment or share that equipment with patients. And not only do MSDs affect provider and staff health; they affect hospitals as a business. Hospital administrators can mitigate the prevalence of MSDs by providing comfortable, lightweight, and ergonomic equipment for their staff.

Conclusion

As 2020 comes to a close, we look forward to providing more innovation, resources, and care into the next year. The team at Altus is grateful for the ways our products serve the healthcare professionals who care for us all. We’re excited about promoting better health, efficiency, and patient care into 2021.

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