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Mechanical Lift Equipment - Patient Transfer Systems

Sling-Type Full Lift
Sling-Type Full Lift Sling-Type Full Lift
Sling-Type Full Lift Sling-Type Full Lift
Sling-Type Full Lift  
Sling-Type Full Lift
Over-head Lift Tract System


Lean-Stand Assist Lifts


Lean-Stand Assist Lifts Lean-Stand Assist Lifts
Lean-Stand Assist Lifts 


Shower and Bathing Systems


Shower and Bathing Systems Bathing Cabinet
Bathing Cabinet
Shower and Bathing Systems Adjustable Tub
Adjustable Tub


Wheelchairs


Sit to Stand Wheelchair - Animation - Woman in wheelchair sitting then standing Sit-Stand wheelchairs enable patients to stand easily and can be used independently or with the help of a healthcare worker.


Lateral Transfer Device


The use of lateral transfer devices could eliminate the risks and costs of back injury caused by lifting patients during lateral transfer procedures.

  • Assembling multiple staff members to lift patients for lateral transfers won't be necessary
Photo courtesy of Ergodyne On3 products
Photo courtesy of Ergodyne On3 products Photo courtesy of Ergodyne On3 products Photo courtesy of Ergodyne On3 products


Slip Sheet/Roller Sheets


Roller Sheets Roller Sheets: Roller sheets are constructed of low-friction fabrics that glide over themselves during a patient transfer. They are used to reposition patient in bed and facilitate independent positioning.
Slip Sheets Slip Sheets: Help to reduce friction while laterally transferring patients or repositioning patients in bed and reduce the force workers need to exert to move the patient.


Height-Adjustable Electric Beds


Height-adjustable Electric Bed - Animation - Bed adjusting height, legs extending and shortening Height-adjustable Electric Beds: Have height controls to allow for easy transfers from bed height to wheelchair height. These beds can be kept low to the ground for patient safety and then raised up for interaction with staff.


Gait Belt


Gait belt Gait Belt: A gait belt with handles can be used during ambulation, during a stand pivot transfer, guiding a patient along a transfer board and during seated transfers.


Sliding Boards


Photo courtesy of Beasytrans System

  • Some newer versions of sliding boards have devices that allow the resident to slide easily along the board without tissue damage and with no lifting involved.

  • The friction of the movement is borne by the sliding board, not the patients skin. These devices are very useful for difficult transfers like car to wheelchair.

  • This type of sliding board protects against back injuries, brachial plexus injuries and conditions which can cause pressure sores.

  • Sliding boards are generally used in conjunction with gait belts.


Transfer/Pivot Discs


Pivot Transfer Disk Pivot Discs: Transfer disk used for standing and seated pivot transfers.

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