Because of its design, the traditional IV pole can cause tripping and other safety hazards for patients and health care workers. Designed by a patient, Safepole is an IV pole that uses safety and ergonomic features to help reduce accidents and injuries, make cleaning easier, and improve the quality of life for both patients and hospital staff. Safepole has earned several accolades, including gold at the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Award and a finalist in the 2012 Spark Design Awards.
Several of Safepole’s components are injection molded from Bayblend FR3010 polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (PC/ABS) resin blend provided by Bayer MaterialScience LLC. This grade of Bayblend resin blend
provides strength for many of Safepole’s accessories, including an oxygen tank holder, a large utility basket with an easy-to-grip handlebar, a router to organizeIV tubes, brackets to mount a hospital-grade power strip, and a dome that covers the wheels to help eliminate tripping and prevent tubes from entangling in the wheels.
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