New lifting device may cut down on healthcare facility staff injuries

October 17, 2017

A new lifting device has been created to help hospital staff and emergency responders assist patients after a fall, according to an article on the Journal of Emergency Medical Services website.

Hospital workers experience injuries at nearly three times the rate of other professional and business services — often as a result of lifting, repositioning, and transferring patients who have limited mobility.

The device allows caregivers to lift large and heavy patients-up to 700 lbs.-quickly and safely from floor level to a height of 21 inches. 

Patients can stand up from the seated position and walk away, or be transferred to a wheelchair or gurney without manual lifting. 

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