healthcare workers occupy six of the top ten occupations at highest risk for back injuries
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 10, 2010
Pre-op, Transport, Surgery, and Recovery all on the same Motorized Chair
The 440 Series is available in a 24" (Model 440) or 22" (Model 439) wide procedure table that is ideal for providing a mobile surgery platform in the specialties of Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Oral Surgery and others, who need to transport a patient from various locations within the clinic for procedures or surgeries. A smart lithium-ion battery powers the 440 without the need for connection to an electrical outlet for true operational mobility and allows you to use one chair without moving the patient which reduces patient handling and the possibility of patient or healthcare personnel injury. However, in case of a battery emergency, there is a standard power cord which can be used for uninterrupted operation. The multi-directional casters system provides complete mobility with a 3/4” (1.9 cm) base to floor clearance.
Reduce Healthcare Personnel Injury
The Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that healthcare workers occupy six of the top ten occupations at highest risk for back injuries. John T. Bielecki, MD, MPH says that hospitals lead all industries for lost day cases of back pain, and the inciting event for most back injury is patient transfer (Occupational Health Tracker: Journal of Trends & Strategies for Occupational Health Professionals, Volume 5, Number 2, Summer 2002).
Because the 440 is powered by a smart lithium-ion battery, it has no need for connection to an electrical outlet which gives it true operational mobility. This allows the doctor or other healthcare personnel to use one chair without moving the patient, thus reducing patient handling and subsequently reducing the possibility of patient or healthcare personnel injury.
For more information on the MTI 440 Series Procedure Tables, please call MTI’s Sales Department at (800) 924-4655 or visit our web site at http://www.mti.net.