"NoNo Sleeve" Product a Hit with Nurses

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September 18, 2013 — 1,124 views  
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The color ‘red’ has always been associated with danger and stop. Taking this very consideration into mind, Jill Drew came up with a unique idea that has been helping healthcare professionals and nurses to a great extent. Jill invented ‘NoNo Sleeve’. This bright red sleeve works as a warning sign making sure that it prevents nurses and medical practitioners from creating medical errors.

What Does ‘NoNo Sleeve’ do?

This red sleeve stands as a warning sign making nurses and doctor aware of the arm to be treated .It works like a stop sign alerting the healthcare professionals about which arm needs to be operated.  It is worn by the patient on the arm that is not to be treated for any sort of medical procedures, giving it the name ‘NoNo Sleeve’.

Jill is a registered nurse and has been noticing an increase in the number of patients that suffer from type 2 diabetes along with chronic kidney failure. Another thing that was noticed was that more than half of such patients had arteriovenous fistula created surgically in their arm. This was done to make way for an easy and safe access point at the time of dialysis. This band implies that the av fistula arm should not be used for any sort of blood test, blood pressure cuff or IV hookup. But being a nurse, Jill knew that many busy nurses happened to overlook the wristband on the hands of the patients.  This made her come up with something bigger and better that would reduce the chances of such dangerous medical errors.

Looking forward to help the medical industry

Jill started this organization near Baltimore, Maryland around two years ago. Kelly Reif, who is also a registered nurse is the co-founder of the company and joined it around a year ago. They believe that this device is a simple and useful way of preventing expensive medical errors, which can even be accompanied with additional hospitalization. Hospitals are clearly the main customers of this sleeve. Apart from that they also get orders from families looking to protect their loved ones from human medical errors in hospitals. Jill mentioned that this is an important development for the organization as it will help hospitals in readily adopting this device.

Though the organization is currently doing well financially, Jill and Kelly believe that there is still scope for improvement. Both of them also have their respective day jobs. Together, they hope to help the medical industry with similar products in the future.

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