GET RID OF THOSE COMMODE BUCKETS!!!
One of the biggest issues facing your hospital system today are Hospital Acquired Infections. Toilet Totes replace those nasty commode buckets that are full of c-diff and GI germs. One of the major contributors of those are CDI's (C-Diff Infections). CDI's can be associated with Bedside Toileting. With Toilet Totes, staff no longer needs to handle and clean commode buckets, significantly reducing the risk of CDI's. Handling Toilet Totes is as simple as twist, tie, and toss. The Toilet Tote has been proven to reduce C-diff by 32% and reduce HAI's, all while saving time for staff and reducing splash injury.
TOILET TOTES WAS INVENTED BY AN ER NURSE IN 2012 WHO SAW THE PROBLEMS WITH CURRENT METHODS OF TOILETING PATIENTS
AND SAID – “THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY”. TOILET TOTES WAS BORN!
The business was run by Molly and Terry until September of 2018 when it was sold to new ownership. We’re excited to continue the legacy and honor the history of this product. We’re even more excited for the future and what this means to our world with helping patients, hospital staff, administrators and ultimately the Hospital Systems provide better, low-cost care solutions to the problems with Hospital Acquired Infections.
SAVE TIME, SAVE MONEY WITH TOILET TOTES!
According to the November 2015 American Journal of Infection Control C-Diff will increase the cost of patient care by over 40% or $7285 per incident.
Compared to patients without C-Diff, those infected had an estimated:
- 77% higher chance of being readmitted within 30 days
- 55% longer hospital stay of nearly five days
- 13% higher risk of mortality
In 2017 over 750 hospitals lost their Medicare Re-Imbursements due to “Patient Injuries” associated to C-Diff. Seventeen of those hospitals were in Minnesota. This simple 1% loss to Medicare re-imbursements can account for MILLIONS of lost revenues to your institution. Can you afford NOT to use Toilet Totes™?
NOW ADD IN THE TIME YOUR MAINTENANCE STAFF GETS CALLED TO FIX PLUMBING ISSUES DUE TO WIPES BEING FLUSHED WHILE “BUCKETING” THE PATIENTS.
THE COSTS OF TOILET TOTES CAN BE JUSTIFIED VS LABOR, PLUMBING PROBLEMS, LOSS OF MEDICARE RE-IMBURSEMENTS AND CDI REDUCTIONS. BY SPENDING A LITTLE UP FRONT, SOFT SAVINGS WILL OFFSET THE EXPENSE FOR YOUR SYSTEM!
Once cross indexed, multiply each by average burdened wage of person toileting. That is how much you are paying to clean buckets per day.
- 5 Minutes spent cleaning commode bucket before or after use.
- For each bed occupied by a patient needing bedside commode, there are 4 occurrences per 24 hours.
- Horizontal percentages above are based on predicted toileting needs per unit type/acuity
THERE ARE DO’S AND DON’TS WHEN HANDLING HUMAN WASTE.
- TOILET TOTES™ WILL REDUCE CONTAMINATION RISKS, BUT ONLY WHEN USED CORRECTLY.
- The Toilet Tote™ has the same capacity as a human bladder. If large volume enemas are involved, multiple Totes™ will be needed.
- Regular trash removal is required. Meanwhile, check the openings of in-room trash containers:
- If you have rectangular bins, dispose vertically as you would with documents inside a filing cabinet.
- If you have round openings, stack horizontally like a paper plates.
- Vetted by Infection Prevention. Remember, there are diaper materials INSIDE each bag so it may be trashed like any infant /adult diaper. Exceptions are:
- Isolation patients’ garbage must be double bagged inside the patients’ room.
- If frank GI bleeding is present, used Totes must be tossed in red biohazard bags.
- Odor concerns? Use 6-10 twists & pull the zip tie tight as possible. Totes work like a diaper genie on odors.
- I & O or specimens needed? Use the same hat trick; the old commode pail was not graduated so neither is its replacement.
- PPE: Always wear gloves when handling used Totes. Use bleach-based wipes on chairs between uses & finish with hand hygiene.
- Toss all wipes inside the Tote to avoid sewer backups.
- For easy access, racks dispensing up to 4 Totes are available for supply or patient rooms, each pod or section.
- DO NOT store around behavioral patients who may suffocate themselves or others with this product.
- Toilet Totes can be used with bariatric commodes if they are the Guardian MDS 89664 XW model.
- Do Not handle any of the contents of the Toilet Tote before or after use.
Toilet Totes Disposable Commode Waste System Bags
- Product Code: ToiletTote