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Syracuse Hospital Infections Reduced Via Disposable Blood Pressure Cuff

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center located in Syracuse, New York, recently began using disposable blood pressure cuffs manufactured by Skaneateles-based Welch Allyn, in order to reduce the risk of infection. St. Joseph’s is the first hospital in Upstate New York to make the switch to the “Flexiport,” which should streamline the manner in which hospitals measure vital signs, increase efficiency, and decrease incidents of hospital negligence and medical malpractice.

In the usual case, a hospital will have on hand many different size blood pressure cuffs that are connected through a maze of tubes to a manual or electronic blood pressure device. When checking blood pressure, a nurse or doctor would have to search for the right size cuff in order to check pressure. With the Flexiport system, each admitted patient will be issued a cuff with his or her name on it which, through a patented connector, can be attached to any blood pressure device in the hospital. Personalized cuffs will minimize the spread of bacteria between patients.

Blood pressure is the amount of pressure that blood exerts on the walls of arteries. High blood pressure can be a sign of heart disease or an impending heart attack. Low blood pressure can be a sign of hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, or septic shock.

The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of infection cases, including those arising out of medical malpractice, hospital negligence, nursing negligence, surgical errors, poor environmental maintenance, and trauma. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an infection during or immediately after a hospital stay, or have lost a loved one due to an infection, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York infection attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at info@bottarleone.com.

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