There is no such thing as safe manual lifting of patients (2). Healthcare workers experience some of the highest rates of occupational injuries of any industry— exceeding even construction and manufacturing (3). Because patient moves and transfers are strenuous on staff, patients also risk potential injury from improper handling (1).
Research shows assistive technology and a safe patient handling program help reduce potential injuries, while improving the quality of patient care (1,4,5). Medline’s lifts and stand assists give caregivers safe and secure support for lifting, transferring and ambulating patients.
With the purchase of one of Medline’s patient lifts, you receive our Safe Patient Handling Program.