TUG works around the clock. It is a substitute for the labor needed to haul and transport goods, materials and clinical supplies in the hospital.
Staff can spend more time with patients or assist nursing instead of transporting goods through the hospital. More time with the patient translates to better care and improved patient satisfaction scores.
Injuries sustained while moving heavy loads are common. Employees often express relief when they no longer have to transport awkward carts.
When clinical staff becomes distracted to look for missing materials or medications, they make mistakes and patient care suffers. If they are preoccupied with logistics tasks, they are not spending that time attending to the needs of the patient.
The TUG is a highly visible investment as it travels the halls, rides elevators and audibly speaks while performing its tasks. Hospitals using TUGs are serious about improving efficiency. It also enhances their reputation as being on the leading edge of medical...