The 35lb Transfer Limit

Did you know that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends healthcare workers not lift anything exceeding 35 pounds. But... did you know you do not need mechanical lift equipment to keep the transfer load under 35…

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Patient Transfer Training

Individual caregivers can learn the principles of leverage based manual no-lift transfers  The basic 5 transfer training provides caregivers with the step by step details of leverage based patient transfer. Leverage based transfers reduce the transfer weight by 90%. This…

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Patients Right to Mobility

There should be a bill of rights for patients. A patient who loses their ability to move can quickly become a prisoner to his present location. You don't think about how many times you move every day.  Normally even staying…

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Safe Patient Handling and Transfer

The Problem:  People are getting injured during the patient transfer process. A close look exposes the issue.  The caregiver attempt to use conventional transfer methods and routinely exceed the safe load limits. This is primarily due to their lack of…

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