Patient Positioning and Handling.
Manually lifting, transferring, or repositioning patients
can place the long-term care (LTC) facility staff at
risk for musculoskeletal disorders such as low back pain,
sciatica and rotator cuff injury. Factors contributing
to the risk are:
This risk has implications for the LTC provider ranging
from lost work days, at the low end, to suits brought
about as a result of injury to staff or patient.
This risk can be reduced, and
staff morale improved, through the utilization of “assistive” patient
handling devices suac as electric beds, lifts and trapezes.
MedSTAR has a variety of vendor offerings in this area,
including the Invacare IVC Electric bed, Reliant Plus
Lift and Floor Standing Trapeze.
Click on a Selection Below for Further
Information on Patient Positioning and Handling.
IVC Home Beds - Available
in both full- and semi-electric configurations
|Offset Trapeze Bar
An important patient room accessory designed
to help patients change positions while in bed,
and aid in the transfer from bed to chairs with
minimum attendant assistance. Invacare trapeze
units have a wide range of height adjustments and
handbar positions to maximize patient accessibility.
The unit can be installed quickly and easily on
an Invacare floor stand or on any Invacare Home
Care bed end. Features include:
- Heavy-gauged octagon-steel construction
- Nylon coating ensures a secure grip on
- Wall bumpers and padded mounting brackets
protect bed ends and wall surfaces
- For use on 7714 floor stand or on any
Invacare home care bed end
|Invacare Reliant Plus
|The Invacare line of Reliant Plus lifts was conceived
to prevent caregiver back injury and to ensure dignity
in patient handling. These high-quality lifts are
comfortable, reliable and an integral tool for staff
and caregivers. Using the lift for patient handling
reduces staff injuries, saving you money and reinforcing
safety as a priority in your healthcare facility.
Reliant Plus lifts support up to 450 pounds, making
potentially challenging transfers smooth for resident
and caregiver. The new higher lift range allows easy
access to beds, chairs, toilets, floors, and tubs
(with at least 4.5in clearance
- Electronic system
includes two 24-volt batteries: one for lift,
one for battery-charging station; a manual emergency
lowering device, and anti-entrapment if boom
meets any resistance while lowering.
- Height range allows
lifting from floor and high surfaces. Removable
battery pack eliminates downtime and simplifies
the charging process. Safety-tested for highest
quality standards. Base legs adjust easily and
lock securely into open position with the padded
shifter handle.Total pinch-point protection covers
all moving parts for added safety.
- Manual lowering for instant response to power
- Padded swivel bar with 360 degrees rotation
and six-point hookup allows use of Invacare
chain-free slings as well as older-style slings
or straps. Covered base provides protection
wear, dirtand moisture.