“We look forward to using the LiftMate in our facility. It will allow us to easily move patients that we previously were unable to examine on a table.”
Clinic Manager – Wisconsin Healthcare System
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Menomonee, WI (PRWEB) April 15, 2012
The Brewer Company, a Wisconsin-based medical equipment and furnishings provider, has announced the arrival of Brewer LiftMate - a Low/High Patient Lift. The first product of its kind, the Brewer LiftMate is designed to reduce the injury risk associated with patients getting onto and off of standard exam tables, beds or any type of elevated surface.
Until Brewer LiftMate clinicians had to choose between power tables, often a major, expensive purchase - or having the clinical staff manually assist patients.
"Manually assisting patients can lead to big problems, particularly accidental patient falls and back injuries amongst the clinical team," said Cheryl Miller, Vice President of Global Medical Sales and Strategy. "When you compound that with a continuing rise in the number of obese and elderly patients entering our healthcare system - patient groups that commonly experience mobility challenges - providing safe access to care for the patient and clinical team becomes more challenging."
Another growing issue facing healthcare providers is the rate of accidental patient falls. More than 89% of patient falls occur in the patient's hospital room or exam/treatment rooms. Many of these falls happen when a patient tries to climb up or down from a bed or other procedural surface without help. These occurrences are largely preventable with the proper equipment.
"There's a huge need in the medical community for flexible Safe Patient Handling solutions," Miller said. "That's why we invented the Brewer LiftMate. It's a simple platform device that works with any standard exam table, bed, or elevated surface. The patient steps onto the platform and is raised to a comfortable seating height, thereby eliminating the need for manual lifting and reducing the risk of patient falls. Since the device can be rolled from room to room, it's a smart, cost-effective solution when compared to purchasing power exam tables for every room. The Brewer LiftMate achieves our top priority - improving safety - while providing our healthcare customers an affordable way to re-invest in tables they already have."
About The Brewer Company
Brewer has been a leading manufacturer of medical equipment for more than 60 years. Based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Brewer offers a comprehensive line of medical power procedure tables, exam tables, exam room seating and lighting, and other chrome support products including IV poles, hampers, and mayo stands.