OSHA recommends manual lifting of residents be minimized in all cases and eliminated when feasible. Healthcare workers
who lift and help move patients have the most work-related injuries, such as back pain, sciatica, or rotator cuff injuries,
as well as other injuries. The use of
patient lifts and slings is essential to the resident care setting; they make transfers easier and more comfortable,
and help to prevent injury both to caregivers and patients.
Lifts & Slings
The use of
patient lifts benefits both caregiver and patients. OSHA reports that facilities using lifts see an improvement in
the residents' sense dignity, independence, and security. OSHA's safe handling guidelines have also been tied to reduced
staff turnover, administrative costs, and staff absenteeism.
We offer brand-name
slings to support various needs of patients.
Models available up to 500 pound capacity, power lifts provide stable patient lift and transfer, and allow for ample under-bed
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Available in 500 pound capacity, use for help with patient standing, weight-bearing practice, and transferring between
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Toileting Sling with Belt
Superb access for hygiene and
clothing removal, with three support straps for safety and security. Patient must have full head and neck control
for proper use.
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