What types of patients do better with Exersides™ ?
Exersides ™ is better for patients with vital tubes and lines such as ventilator tubes, especially for those at risk for delirium. TBI and other patients in LTACHs and rehabs also benefit from not being tied to a bed and sedated.
It can also be used by first responders and for military transport to reduce the hemodynamic consequences of over-sedation or agitation consequences of over-restraint, as well as for hospice patients with equipment such as feeding tubes and urinary catheters.
What are the clinical benefits?
The Exersides™ Refraint™ System allows less immobility and less agitation requiring less sedation. We know that immobility and sedation lead to delirium and post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). Movement is encouraged for secretion clearance, gut motility and reduction of pressure injuries.
What is the cost comparison of Exersides™ with traditional restraints?
Exersides™ price point is not obstructive and there will be a tremendous cost SAVINGS when compared with traditional restraints, given the billions of hospital dollars spent on delirium, pressure injury, sedation complications, and readmissions. Exersides™ can be single-patient use or re-usable with per-patient softkits to fit any budget.
How can I get Exersides™?
To be eligible, you must be pre-authorized by your institution to purchase Exersides™. To arrange a trial, contact us to help your committees and purchasing agents.
Can you send me a sample?
We can send you a trial device when you sign up for Remote Mobility Coach training (free). We also offer live online demos through this website, which is a good way to get a comfortable idea of usage.
Can I get an online demo?
Yes. Click here.
Can I submit a Purchase Order?
Yes. Click here.
How do you use Exersides™?
- Minimize Sedation: Most awake without agitation
- Minimize Restraint: No Bed Strap > Exercise Strap > Restraint Strap
How do you put it on a patient?
- Secure the shoulder strap loosely.
- Adjust the arm tube length.
- Secure hand in the wrist strap.
Is Exersides™ for both arms?
Yes. This is best for mobility and safety.
How do you store Exersides™?
Exersides™ can be stored with other hospital supplies.
What about restraint documentation?
The Exersides™ Refraint™ allows patients to move all of their joints and move safely when they would otherwise not been able to do so. Therefore it is not a restraint. However, it is a restraint if the Bed Strap is attached and must be documented as a restraint in that instance.
Why is Exersides™ bigger?
Sometimes bigger makes your job easier. Keep in mind, overhead lifts and stand assist devices replaced gait belts!
Can Exersides™ affect our MIPS score? Or my Press-Ganey score?
Yes. In our Pilot Study, questionnaires revealed a greater satisfaction by patients and family (as well as staff). These satisfaction scores will boost reimbursement. Another point to consider is the anticipated reduction in the complications of sedation and prolonged length of stay when calculating those reimbursement allowances and readmission expenses.
What are the contraindications?
Not many. Certain orthopedic injuries may preclude use of Exersides™.
Is it safe for staff?
Nurses make the decision about restraint level so the answer lies with them. There is an optional restraint bed strap for emergencies, as well as an exercise bed strap for resistance therapy in non-aggressive busy patients. In the ‘no-tie’ position, staff must be as alert as with any patient who can move, though the easy-grab bar is easier to hold than a patient’s free arm.
Can Exersides™ go in an MRI?
Is Exersides™ latex-free?