In my opinion, the Hygie company has provided the units in my hospital with a safer method of disposal of bodily waste, which our facility was definitely in search of. The liner insert and bag system is a very clever technique that eliminates the potential harm from spray that the traditional hoppers were known for. Hygie bedpans and commodes were purchased and have been excellent products that were implemented with ease for the use of all the nurses, PSWs and RPNs.
Since we started using the Hygie liners, there have been fewer spills and staff complaints. The commode is a safe product that rolls in all directions and has an excellent brake system. Extremely user-friendly!
The training provided to the staff was excellent and extremely flexible given that we operate 24 hours a day. Our sales rep always showed compassion and concern for the staff. The staff would often bring forward issues they had had previously with other systems and felt they could express themselves to him. Their concerns were validated.
Toileting patients in healthcare facilities comes with many issues; however, it is nice to have a product that has addressed many of them.
Kimberly Presta RN ICP>
Infection Control Practitioner
William Osler Health Systems, Etobicoke Site