ISSUES: Taking a Load Off Nurses: Hospitals Eye Installing Patient Lifts
But Face Technical, Cost Challenges

Written by Adam Rubenfire, Modern Healthcare, June 27, 2015

Most hospitals across the country have mobile, wheeled lifts at their facilities. But busy nurses and aides typically move average-sized patients themselves rather than taking the time to get an assistive device from elsewhere in the building. Retrofitting patient rooms with permanent ceiling-mounted lifts would increase staff use of assist equipment compared with providing mobile-assist devices, experts say.

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