If you are not using a Binder Lift, then you are probably using one of the 3 following methods of providing lift assistance. See why these outdated methods are one of the leading causes for the high rate of back injury within Fire and EMS.
Transfer Tarps or Bedsheets
- NOT designed for lifting patients
- Limits the number of caregivers that can effectively help
- Does not attach to the patient, causing load shift and uncontrolled patient movement.
- Forces caregivers to use lower back as a lever to lift the patient
- Vertical lifting is outside of typical manufacture recommendation, leaving the caregivers and department at risk of lawsuit if patient is injured from misuse.
- In-ability to effectively team lift
- Caregivers are forced to ignore proper lifting ergonomics due to not having handles to grasp
- Places significant pressure on patient’s joints, potentially causing bruising, skin tears, and shoulder separation
- Increases chances of dropping the patient
- Does not support the torso of the patient.
- Provides limited number of handles, thus limiting the number of lifters that can help
- Not secure for the patient. Resulting in patient being unstable and feeling unsecure.
- Can cause painful pressure points on the patient, potentially causing bruising and skin tears.
- Designed for patient lifting
- Provides up to 25 handles for caregivers to grasp when lifting, enabling team lifting while using proper lifting ergonomics
- Minimizes patient discomfort and risk of injury with its cushioned top edge and full torso support.
- Multiplicity of handles offer plenty of gripping options for multiple caregivers, even in tight spaces such as small bathrooms and cramped bedrooms.
- Attaches to the patient, so the patient can’t fall out
- Easy to put on the patient, even in confined spaces
- Serves as a barrier between you and your patient’s bodily fluid.
There’s a Better Way to Lift
So why go another shift with your back at risk? Through Binder Lift’s evaluation program anyone can sign up to participate in a 30-day field trial in under 5 minutes. That’s right. All you need to do is go to www.binderlift.com/trial to fill out a request form. It’s obligation free, so what’s stopping you?