Thinking of Going Mobile??
NEW FOR 2015!
Contact us today for Pricing Details for your application.
The new Sidewinder™ Technology that allows for forward and aft movement, as well as side to side movement. No more time or energy expended trying to position a medical device in tight quarters. Simply push a button and an air activated cylinder changes your drive system to allow for sideways (90 degrees) movement to “parallel park” the medical device or Bariatric chairs, beds, gurneys and lifts. Using our technology is just one of the many steps that bring healthcare facilities into compliance with 29 CFR 1904.39.
29 CFR 1904.39 Explains in detail all reporting requirements for Workplace Injuries in the Healthcare Marketplace, as well as others. It is imperative that all Healthcare facilities work to reduce workplace injuries and create a safe working environment for all healthcare workers.
Quoted from CDC – NIOSH Science Sept. 22, 2008:
Direct and indirect costs associated with back injuries in the healthcare industry are estimated to be $20 billion annually.1 Additionally, nursing aides and orderlies suffer the highest prevalence (18.8%) and report the most annual cases (269,000) of work-related back pain among female workers in the United States.2 In 2000, 10,983 registered nurses (RNs) suffered lost-time work injuries due to lifting patients. Twelve percent of nurses report that they left the nursing profession because of back pain.3
As our nursing workforce ages (average age 46.8 years) and we face a critical nursing shortage in this country (an expected 20% shortage by 2015 and 30% by 2020), preserving the health of our nursing staff and reducing back injuries in healthcare personnel is critical. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has a comprehensive research program aimed at preventing work-related MSDs with major efforts to reduce lifting injuries in healthcare settings. NIOSH’s research with diverse partners has already made great strides in developing and implementing practical intervention strategies, with further progress expected.
- Collins JW, Nelson A, and Sublet . Safe lifting and movement of nursing home residents, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2006-117. Cincinnati, OH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
- Guo, HR, Tanaka, S, Cameron LL et al. (1995) Back pain among workers in the United States: national estimates and workers at high risk. Am J Ind Med, 28:591-602.
- Stubbs DA, Buckle PW, Hudson MP, Rivers PM, and Baty D . Backing out: nurse wastage associated with back pain. International Journal of Nursing Studies 23(4): 325-336.
Nearly any technology can be motorized. Equipment weighting 200 to 3000 pounds can be mobilized to help reduce Workmens Compensation claims, overall labor cost and Capital Investment costs.
Through the use of our UltraDrive™ and SideWinder ™ System one person can move equipment to where the patient is located; whether in a hospital, an adjacent clinic or to an outreach location. One person can move and set up the equipment!
NO MORE PUSHING AND PULLING!
NO EXTRA PEOPLE TO HELP LOAD, UNLOAD OR TRANSPORT!
Saving the cost of just one Workmen’s compensation claim (typically $5,000 and up) could pay for one device to be mobilized. Lithotripters, Orthopedics, Lasers, CT Scanners, Mammography Systems, and Bariatric patient devices, etc. can be motorized. Your clinic’s dependence on mobile technology can reduce your operating cost by as much as $1,000,000 or more. No more waiting on patients to be delivered to the imaging area. Now you can move the imaging devices to them, in most instances, not move the patients. By using our UltraDrive™ and SideWinder™, you can save labor and time while increasing your imaging clinic throughput and increasing levels of patient care.