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Bed Designed To Reduce Patient-Lift-Related Injuries

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 5:16am

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VitalGo, Inc., a provider of advanced technology-based solutions for staff and patient safety, has introduced a bed that can raise a patient from a lying to a fully standing position – with zero manual lifting.

VitalGo, Inc., a provider of advanced technology-based solutions for staff and patient safety, has introduced a bed that can raise a patient from a lying to a fully standing position – with zero manual lifting. The revolutionary Total Lift Bed (TLB) provides a solution to the epidemic rise in injuries to caregivers and patients, related to manual lifting and transfers to and from bed.

The TLB also helps in early mobility and pulmonary therapy.

Every day in the US, 9,000 health care workers sustain a disabling injury while on the job. Many of these injuries are related to lifting patients manually. In even the most advanced facilities, caregivers risk pain and injury when lifting patients from reclining to sitting and standing positions. On average, one in ten healthcare workers experience a job-related injury resulting in lost work time annually. At home, recuperating patients and the elderly are also at risk, as well as their spouses (56% of whom are the at-home caregiver) and other family members. The TLB eliminates this risk.

By continuously displaying the amount of pressure on the patient’s feet and legs, the TLB allows caregivers to raise patients incrementally, based on their ability to bear their own weight.

The TLB also helps in early mobility and pulmonary therapy. By continuously displaying the amount of pressure on the patient’s feet and legs, the TLB allows caregivers to raise patients incrementally, based on their ability to bear their own weight. This new tool, for the first time, gives physicians a better method of evaluation in developing optimal therapy programs for each patient.

For more information, visit www.vitalgosys.com

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