Patient moversPatient movers help nurses transfer patients from one bed to another. From Stryker’s Power-Load to transfer sheets with handles, patient movers are making nurses’s jobs easier and reducing lower back injuries.
Stryker’s Power-Load is a powered cot fastening system that helps EMS personnel raise, lower, load and unload cots at the touch of a button. The company says that the device has shown a 100% reduction in missed safety hook in studies and at least a 50% reduction in cot-related injuries from loading and unloading cots from ambulances.
Another patient mover that has helped nurses are transfer sheets. Transfer sheets like the Slipp from North Coast Medical make transfers and repositioning easier for nurses and patients. Transfer sheets are made to handle patients of most sizes and weights, including bariatric patients.