Nurses Develop New Medicine Cup To Help Patients and Nurses

Patients frequently have trouble taking their medications due to the design of the standard medicine cup. Nurses often also struggle administering these medications. Patients are required to tip their head back to move the medicine from the cup into their mouth which can open their airways, risking inhaling pills directly into the trachea and lungs causing serious complications including, aspiration pneumonia and blocked air passages.*

Two career nurses recognized the need for a better way to administer solid and liquid medications. Through trial and error they developed a cup with a unique “ramp” design that that helped patients get their medications and easier for nurses to administer.

All patients, especially those with limited mobility, spine or neck injuries, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and the elderly will benefit from the Safety Med-Cup. Hospitals, medical facilities and doctors’ offices will experience improved patient care, better infection control and less chance of patients chocking on their medications.

Benefits

  • Minimizes the danger from aspirating liquid and solid medications
  • “Ramp” design provides improved delivery of proper dosage with less waste
  • Improved infection control. Because patients have trouble taking medications with the standard medicine cup, nurses are tempted to handle the pills to administer directly. This cup reduces that need.
  • Nurses and health care providers will prefer to use the Safety Med-Cup for ease of use, better dosage control and patient comfort.
  • Hospitals will see fewer incidents and complications from administering medicines
  • Safety Cup is stackable and will fit standard medicine carts
  • Safety Cup is disposable and recyclable
  • Consumer Market – Use as built-in cup for over the counter medications

Licensing Opportunities

We are looking for interested manufactures or medical distribution companies to partner with us and help bring this product to market. If you would like more information please contact BCleveland@BlueStoneSolution.com

Notes

*Aspiration induced lung injury is often under diagnosed in the clinical setting in the care of the critically ill and accounts for a significant proportion of acute pulmonary dysfunction.

Patent# US 7,090,116 B2

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