Explain why Rotoprone sucks

Discussion in 'KCI' started by Anonymous, Apr 9, 2007 at 8:16 PM.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Why would a company push a product like RotoProne that is unprofitable and so damn labor intensive? Lay it on brothers and sisters!! Maybe the corporate tools will listen for once. maybe they can sell the RotoRooter to some unsuspecting up and coming med-device or the competition.
     
  2. YOU GOT THAT RIGHT! Keep your posts coming, amigo. This bed blows.....
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    You guys got it all wrong. Yes it is labor intensive but of the 30 or so ARDS, hyperacute resp failure patients we have placed on the bed, all but 5 have survived to make it to rehab - these people would have been otherwise dead if it were not for the bed. Maybe you should be more concerned with your patients health and less concerned with how "hard" you might have to work! Grow up, you are getting a paycheck for a reason!
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Say's who you? Are you God? They might have survived without the bed. How about a Rotorest? Maybe just as good results and you don't have to sleep next to the patient.
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Survived ARDS without Rotoprone? Sure some will, but not that many - this thing saves folks lives!

    When KCI was a bed company and surface reps were trying to sell VACs, the same shit was being said about stinking wounds. Every patient placement needed a rep alongside, it was SOOOOO labour intensive. Then we got our shit together and trained our customers. Now look at the business we got.

    Rotoprone, Deltatherm, Bariair, they are all labour intensive until we get enough people used to them. Wake up! It takes time, effort and balls to get something this good, this new, into profit and YES, that was true of VAC too.
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    True but the others are no comparsion to the Rotoprone. Every time I get a Rotoprone placement their are different nurses on for the day and night shift. Thr ICU has an incredible turnover rate which means for me I am stuck there most of the time. If the bed is so great then why don't they pay us a fair wage for the time spent? I bet you by this time next year we will not even be talking about the Rotoprone bed anymore. The company has finally realized that the bed is not worth the effort. If it was such a great product then Hill-Rom would have it by now also.
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Can't ague about a fair wage for time spent. What I hear, you may be right about next year- trouble is it could mean what the whole company was founded on may go too- and some new beds that are real neat. Seen the deltatherm they have in SA? That leaves us making money with just vac when the original patent is running out. Maybe TF is looking forward to working for his old company again...
     
  8. I just spent 2 1/2 hours literally CUTTING a pt out of a Rotoprone bed that was stuck with the patient in the prone position. We spent 45 mins thinking about the safest way to remove her and had 17 people in the room to accoplish the task. This is the third time we have had trouble with this bed in our hospital system that I know of, but nothing to this extent.
    At the very least the company needs to redesign the "failsafe" manual release.
    I will not be using it again.
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Thank you...thank you....thank you Dr Costello. We bring up problems all the time and no one in our company listens. Thank you for posting this...maybe, just maybe, someone will listen. I, for one, am sorry for the trouble that this has caused you and the patient that was involved. My hope is that someone in our stupid company will see fit to contact you. Thank you Dr Costello.
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Dr Costello, I find this an odd medium for an ICU doc to be issueing a product complaint. I was unable to ''Google'' you or an associated facility. Nothing like this appears on the FDA website either.
     
  11. Dr Costello

    Dr Costello Guest

    The "event" just happened 3 days ago and our Risk manager and Pt Care administrator are looking into it. I was mostly interested in whether there have been similar experiences. If you have some need to find me, I work at Mt Carmel St Ann's in Westerville Ohio. Google that.
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Yea poster #10.....Goggle that shit. Just like some KCI, let's drink more Kool-Aid asswipe........when in doubt just blame the doc. It can't be our fault...we're KCI. The doc must be doing something wrong. I'm sorry Dr. Cosello.....we are run by fools.
     
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Mr. Mills? Knock Knock? Time to say goodbye to the rotoprone don't you think? Nothing but problems is that product. I think we should sell it, I mean give it to Hill-Rom so their sales force will be so tired from the all nighters they won't be able to compete with us.
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hey Doc.....are you hot?
     
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    If this is in fact a real issue your rep is a moron for telling you to post serious information like that on this disgrace of a website. We have a Customer First line where you can voice your complaint. Using this method will get the message all the way to the top of the food chain and it will be addressed immediately. I suggest that you document your product issue in the professional manner that it deserves.

    If you believe in the product and understand the importance of the therapy, I think that you should rethink your decision not to use it again. Your reps need to be providing you with better service. When issues like you had arise, your rep should be following up on your complaint to make sure that this doesn't happen again to you or anyone else in the country.

    Please document this incident the proper way. 800-275-4524 and ask for the Customer First Line.
     
  16. Dr Costello

    Dr Costello Guest

    It has all been properly documented and your company is meeting with me and the hospital next week. No one directed me to this site. I happened upon it when researching the problem that we had with the beds
     
  17. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Ok great! I just want to make sure that you get the attention that you deserve. I hope that the problem is worked out. Thanks for your input.
     
  18. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Dr Costello,to your patient, and hospital staff, please except our apology this incident occurred.
    We strive to accomodated and make corrections when KCI hears of such incidents. Anytime you have concerns, suggestions or just to say Hi we welcome any and all comments! This is great company to work for, unfortunatley some idiots thinks it's stupid company sooooo why dont they find another place to work!!
     
  19. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    There are only 2 types of people on this site, so you need to declare.

    Turd- Loser complainer

    Troll- corporate kool-aid drinker

    This is an old post you dug up, so we are not sure where you stand, please declare yourself Turd or Troll
     
  20. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    and which are you?
     

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