The 25 lb Patient Mobility Solution – Patient Transfer Safety

The laws of physics play a major role in transferring patients.  A 250 pound patient can be moved by the manual balance pivot technique with an effort equal to 25 lbs. This force is supplied by the caregivers own body weight.  Around 10% of the patients body weight and well within the safe limits for many caregivers.

How is this 90% weight reduction accomplished? Leverage.