Necessity is the mother
The PCA Hand Strap is a latex-free, adjustable strap that holds the PCA pump button on a patient's hand for convenient use.
Have you ever had major surgery? Like the kind that requires opioid pain killers and a hospital stay?
I’m Stephanie Roberson Barnard, breast cancer
survivor and founder of atHand Medical inc.
For my breast cancer treatment, I had six surgeries.
After each surgery I woke up in so much pain I could hardly breathe! Everybody kept saying to "push the button" for pain medicine, but I could never get my hand on it. The button always seemed to be out of reach or hanging from the side of the bed, so my husband or a nurse would have to find it and put it in my hand.
I knew there must be a better way for patients like me to use Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA), so after I recovered, I designed and created a prototype for the PCA Hand Strap.
I used it after my next surgery and, since my pain was under control sooner, went home a day earlier than expected!
After I tried the PCA Hand Strap, I wanted to share it with other patients, so I founded atHand Medical inc. and applied for patents. (We now have three!)
I'd love to tell you more about the PCA Hand Strap! Please contact me with any questions: stephanie@atHandMedical.com.