Limited in Canada has received these testimonials from their customers
about the Powdercrush and they have very kindly given us permission
to post them. It is our pleasure to share them with you!
are a 229 bed skilled nursing facility located in southeastern Wisconsin.
My nurses are very impressed with your product. We were searching
for a portable device that would be easy to use, yet powerful enough
to crush multiple medications. From the minute the product was put
into use, the nurses noted less soreness and discomfort that comes
from using a manual crushing method. This product is also a time
saver during busy med pass times. Thank you for coming up with such
a useful tool!
De Ruyter, RN, D.O.N
Cedar Lake Health Care Center
Pill Crusher Force tests
The necessary force required to crush medication was tested using
three pill crushers; the Pharmacrush, the Silent Knight and the
Powdercrush. These tests were conducted using large Calcium tablets
and the force was measured by a Chatillon Force Gauge. Four trials
were conducted where one tablet was crushed at a time by each crusher.
By comparing the test results we can see that there are differences
in the force levels required to crush medication from one crusher
to another. Below is the data.
required per trial
be advised that this was not a controlled study as not all variables
were controlled and the sample size was too small.
In conclusion, the Pharmacrush required almost twice as much force
to crush the tablets as the Silent Knight. The Powdercrush required
virtually no force to crush the tablets. Past ergonomic research
has suggested that a reduction in force can lead to a reduced risk
Jennifer Kenny BscKin
Tuxedo Villa has utilized the Powdercrusher since December 2004.
We currently have three of the devices in service. The staff have
been thrilled with the ease of use,time saving,and no complaints
of injury from repetitive movements from other means of crushing
medications.We can recommend this automated tablet crusher to other
long term care facilities.
machine was recommended by our liaison officer at an annual inspection
that we had in our Nursing Home. She had noticed that the RN's were
doing a lot of pounding and noise with our medication crushing.
We had seen the Pill Crusher in one of our magazine we receive monthly.
We were very pleased with the fact that we could try it for a month
at no cost, that way it gave us a chance to work with it and see
the difference that it made with everybody's shoulders and the noise
pollution. We knew after 2 weeks that it was a keeper. We liked
it so much that we didn't hesitate to buy a second one.
service is SUPER if we have any question/problems with parts, we
know that somebody will listen to our concern or send us another
part in a fast way even though we are quite a few miles away.
a big Thank You for all you do.
Care Manager it is part of my role to find products that help staff
do their job safely and efficiently. We have tried many medication
crushers in the past and most have come up short in one way or another.
The staff at Glacier View Lodge, (a Complex Care Facility for Seniors)
are most impressed and pleased with the Powdercrusher. It is simple
to use and reasonably quiet. We have found it even crushes the meds
that have been very difficult to crush manually, such as calcium
tablets, with the simple press of a button.
Sheila Acford RN Care Manager
The Office of Carolyn Thurber
The Registered Nurses & the Licensed Practical Nurses of the
Jordan LifeCare Centre Inc. have been using the Powdercrush (Pill
Crusher) for three months now and are very pleased with it,
comments such as very efficient, practical, awesome, this is the
best yet,& my shoulders no longer ache from crushing pills is
heard on a regular basis. We are very pleased to have discovered
this product through the Petitcodiac Drug Mart as I have been searching
for a product of this quality for some time.
Director of Nursing