Skytron Introduces Safe Patient Handling Equipment to Portfolio of ICU and Acute Care Solutions

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Skytron, LLC, a global leader in healthcare solutions, promotes patient and caregiver safety with new line of patient lifts for ICU and acute care environments.

We're pleased that patient lifts will add to our extensive offering of ICU and acute care equipment while reducing risk of injury due to patient handling.

Skytron (http://www.skytron.us) announced today that it expanded its portfolio of ICU and acute care equipment to include safe patient handling solutions. The company will now offer a complete line of patient lifts designed to safely reposition, transfer and transport semi-immobile or immobile patients while reducing risk of injury for caregivers and patients.

The announcement comes following the recent partnership between Skytron and Prism Medical Ltd. (http://www.prismmedicalltd.com). Skytron will distribute Prism Medical’s patient handling solutions which include the industry-exclusive Track Ring, a ceiling lift designed to eliminate interference with booms positioned at a patient’s bedside.

“Skytron provides caregivers with the solutions they need to address the challenges of healthcare,” said David Mehney, Chief Executive Officer at Skytron. “We’re pleased that patient lifts will add to our extensive offering of ICU and acute care equipment while reducing risk of injury due to patient handling.”

According to the US Department of Labor, healthcare workers report the highest number of job-related injuries due to the lifting or repositioning of patients. Skytron and Prism Medical state that their patient handling solutions are designed to mitigate this risk.

“We are very excited to work with Skytron. Our combined, flexible solutions will continue to advance patient care and safety,” said Charley Wallace, President of Prism Medical US.

For more information about safe patient handling or patient lift solutions, please visit http://www.skytron.us.

About Skytron – Skytron, LLC is a market-leading, medical equipment supplier that provides a full line of healthcare products that promote efficiency, cost reduction and patient care. In addition to patient lifts, the company also offers surgical tables, lights, booms, video integration, RFID and infection prevention solutions. Each solution is designed to save healthcare providers critical time and cost while helping them achieve safety and quality patient care. For more information, please visit http://www.skytron.us.

About Prism Medical – Prism Medical Ltd. is one of the largest providers and manufacturers of durable medical equipment and related services to the mobility challenged in Canada, the US and the UK, with more than 100,000 installations and 200,000 product solutions sold. The Prism Medical brands include Waverley Glen and ErgoSafe, North America's leading supplier of lifting, handling, and repositioning aid products and services across Canada and the US Freeway and Prism Service & Repair are leading suppliers of moving and handling products and services in the UK. For further information visit Prism Medical's website at http://www.prismmedicalinc.com.

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