Training for caregivers & clinical studies
SUPPORT AND EDUCATION
We know how beneficial it is if a product is used the way it is supposed to be used. Correct usage is extremely important – not only for the overall well-being of the user but the life expectancy of the product. That is why we offer product education. Our sales team, support staff, and trainers are specialists both in usage and the products themselves. They can help arrange workshops, in-services, or training for small groups on our products.
TRAINING FOR CAREGIVERS
We know how important proper lifting is – musculoskeletal injuries and the resulting costs have become a major concern with both healthcare workers and facilities. Our team includes trained occupational therapists and physical therapists, that can educate you on our products, their usage as well as proper transferring techniques. We offer workshops and training for both small and large groups, including on-site education.
Contact customer service or your local sales representative to learn more about what kind of education that is available in your country.
Healthcare workers are among the top 10 occupations for work-related musculoskeletal injuries. The most common tasks that lead to injury are:
- Repositioning, planned manual lifting
No health professional should be exposed to these risks of injuries from lifting, moving or positioning patients. Our products are made to preventing back injuries.
ARTICLE: USE OF MECHANICAL PATIENT LIFTS DECREASED MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS AND INJURIES AMONG HEALTH CARE WORKERS
Several recent studies have suggested that mechanical patient lifts can help reduce musculoskeletal injury rates. A study based on a mail survey found that nurses were significantly less likely to have neck or back musculoskeletal disorders when mechanical patient lifts were available in the workplace.
In another study in which a variety of mechanical patient lifts were introduced, significant reductions were seen in the rate of low back injuries in nursing aides and in the average injury associated costs. Read more
STUDY: BACK PAIN A COMMON PROBLEM FOR NURSES
– Edgar Vieira, 2006
Most often, nurses hurt their backs while turning bed-ridden patients or transferring them among stretchers, beds and chairs, Vieira said, adding that orthopedic and intensive care unit (ICU) nurses have the highest rates of lower back pain among all nurses.
According to the study, 65 per cent of orthopedic nurses and 58 per cent of ICU nurses develop debilitating lower back pain at some point in their careers. Read more
STUDY: EFFECTIVENESS AND COST BENEFIT OF CEILING LIFTS TO REDUCE MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURY
– Chhokar R Wt.al. (2005), The three-year economic benefits of a ceiling lift intervention aimed to reduce healthcare worker injuries.
Overhead ceiling lifts were trialed in a 75-bed extended care unit of Saanich Peninsula Hospital. A similar 75-bed extended care unit in the same facility did not receive ceiling lifts and served as the control group. There was a 68% decrease in compensation costs when ceiling lifts were used to lift and transfer residents, compared with a 68% increase in the unit without the ceiling lifts. Read more