Manu Robertson 10/23/20 2:48 PM 4 min read

SCONE™ Hopes to Make Family Hospital Visits Possible During Pandemic

One of the biggest cruelties of the coronavirus pandemic is that due to the nature of the virus, it has not been possible for many people to visit their family and loved ones in the hospital or healthcare facility.

Studies show that patients with COVID-19 in 2020 are 12 times more likely to die in a medical facility. Because of strict quarantine regulations, many of these people are dying alone in the hospital or other healthcare facility without their family or loved ones.

Take ER nurse Amy, for example, who was forced to leave her father’s side due to safety restrictions after he went to the ER for COVID. When he was eventually transferred to the ICU, Amy and her family could only see him by cupping their hands against a window. Even with this limited contact, the emotional connection her father felt when seeing his loved ones at the window gave him the boost of energy he needed to continue to fight for his life.

Unfortunately allowing people to see their family members battling COVID in person during this time is a luxury that most hospitals are not able to provide, and that is heartbreaking.

No one should have to say goodbye to a family member over FaceTime.

No one should have to stay home while their loved one faces COVID-19 alone.

No one should have to suffer by themselves without the strength and comfort of the people they love by their side.

That’s why we want to help.

At SCONE™ Medical Solutions, we are striving to make it possible for everyone to be able to be safe while visiting family in the hospital who are battling coronavirus.

With the SCONE™, or Self-Contained Negative Pressure Environments, virus aerosols and droplets can be cleared in under 5 minutes, allowing for a risk-free environment and safe family visits. With the SCONE™, hospitals can help boost patient and family morale by allowing loved ones to visit and stay beside those who are suffering from COVID-19.

“If I were to find out that there was a device that would have allowed me to be in the room instead of at the window, honestly, I'd probably just cry out of sheer emotion,” said Amy, the ER nurse who, while grateful for the window, would have given anything to be by her father’s bedside.

According to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, hospitals need to invest in ways to offer better end of life care and allow families to see one another during these difficult times.

The SCONE™ is the perfect solution.

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Manu Robertson

Manu has been in healthcare sales and management for over 13 years. He began his sales career as the third employee for a start-up company selling dental consulting and education with a focus in using software as a service (SAAS). After working as a territory rep for 7 years he moved into a management role where managed a team of 17 sales professionals and support staff. This start-up grew into SPEAR the largest dental education and consulting company in the world. Most recently Manu has recruited, educated, and managed distributors throughout the U.S. selling regenerative medicine. Manu uses his SAAS business acumen to bring his clients success at the enterprise level. He also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Northern Arizona University.