Manrex 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!

We 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!

Kelli 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.

Pill Crusher Force required per trial Average Force
Pharmacrush
32.5
32.875 Lbs
36
31
32
Silent Knight
20
17 Lbs
15
14.5
18.5
PowderCrush
0
0.25 Lbs
0
1
0

Please 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 of injury.


Jennifer Kenny BscKin
Ergonomics Consultant

Extendicare 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.

Nursing staff

PowderCrush Testimonial

Your 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.

The 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.

Again a big Thank You for all you do.

Josee Beaulieu
Director of Nursing

As 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.

Sincerely,
Sheila Acford RN Care Manager

From 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.

Sincerely,
Carolyn Thurber
Director of Nursing

 

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