LINET and The Morel Company have entered into a distribution agreement for the Hercules Patient Repositioner, a patented system that allows a single caregiver to safely and easily move patients weighing up to 500 pounds up in bed with a touch of a button. LINET will offer this revolutionary technology on its Multicare and Multicare LE bed frames and on other existing hospital bed frames in the United States.
Traditional patient repositioning methods are time consuming, require multiple caregivers, account for the highest number of musculoskeletal injuries to nursing staff and are also uncomfortable and embarrassing for the patient, whose dignity is often compromised. Hercules allows an individual caregiver to automatically reposition a patient up in bed without the use of draw sheets or lifts, while minimizing factors contributing to pressure ulcers. Simply press a button and the Hercules sheet easily moves the patient to the ideal position in bed.
Additionally, the unique platform-based turn of the multicare bed facilitates patient turns for routine nursing tasks, such as linen changes and wound care assessments. A gentle, controlled turn is less painful for the patient, safer and easier for a caregiver to perform and helps to increase compliance with Q2 turning schedules.
LINET will offer these products to all major GPOs, IDNs, VA systems and independent hospitals in the United States.
The Morel Company