The Critical Lift Zone: Not Just the Elephant in the Room

October 2015  |  The American Journal of Safe Patient Handling & Mobility This blog article is a summary of a peer-reviewed scientific article published in Volume 5, Issue 3 of The American Journal of Safe Patient Handling & Mobility James Carlson, RN, moves...

Friction-Reducing Devices: How Slippery a Slope?

July 2015  |  Steven Smith, Wy’East Medical Tests confirm that repeated laundering of reusable friction-reducing devices reduces their effectiveness. The everyday tasks of repositioning patients in bed and performing lateral transfers onto other surfaces are...

Affects of Laundering on the Coefficient of Friction

January 2014 | White Paper In a hospital or any type of care facility it is very difficult to move or reposition a patient in a bed. The reason for this is that there is a high amount of friction between a patient and a mattress. The higher the friction, the more...

Lift team intervention: A six-year picture

February 2000 | Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance & Infection Control™ Abstract: A six-year review of the results of the lift team model as an injury management solution. The study concludes that lift team intervention has reduced the frequency and severity...
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