• After a fall caregivers have limited options to help
• Manually lifting a person can be hazardous and costly.
• Mangar patient lifts reduce these future hazards and costs.
• Use the calculators to find out how much you may save
The Mangar Elk & Camel Patient Lift Systems give a safe and comfortable lift up from the floor.
The air powered cushions protect the caregiver's musculoskeletal health and preserve the patient's dignity.
Workers compensation annual payouts reduced by 80%
“Prior to purchasing and training staff on the use of the Camel our worker’s compensation pay-out for all workplace injuries averaged $16,634.00 per location. In 2013 our worker’s compensation pay-out for all workplace injuries averaged $3,182.00. This is a reduction of 80% or an average of $13,452 per location per year in payout, which more than pays for the cost of the Camel."
Reduced their sick days by 10%, saving over £300K ($3,893)
"In 2009 South Western Ambulance (SWAST) introduced the Mangar ELK lifting cushions into their fleet of ambulances. SWAST attend around 130,000 emergency call outs a year and 23% of the calls were to lift people who had fallen. SWAST were also recording more than 5,000 lost staff days to musculoskeletal injuries costing the service over £3m a year. Neil Hunt, Clinical Tutor with SWAST reported that within a year of introducing the ELK, sickness had reduced by 10% saving the service over £300K."
Dangerous manual lifts lead to injury and lengthy recovery.
"Musculoskeletal injuries are the greatest risk of injury to those involved in providing care to patients. The single greatest risk factor for overexertion injuries is the manual lifting, moving and repositioning of patients, residents or client via manual patient handling”.*
Efficient patient lifting will become much more necessary in the future.
“Rising obesity rates in the United States increase the physical demands on caregivers, and the aging of the workforce likely contributes to the problem; recent data indicate that the average age of a registered nurse in the U.S. is approximately 50 years. Nursing work demands have also been strained by an ongoing shortage of nurse and half of all registered nurses reaching traditional retirement age in 2020”. **
The changing demographics and workforce will create a challenging environment.
“Nearly 1 million people took time away from work to treat and recover from work-related musculoskeletal pain or impairment of function in the low back or upper extremities. According to Liberty Mutual, the largest workers’ compensation insurance provider in the United States, overexertion injuries—lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing an object—cost employers $13.4 billion every year.” ***
* CDC - Safe Patient Handling & Mobility (SPHM)
** Department of Labor - The Aging Workforce: Challenges for the Health Care Industry Workforce
*** CDC - Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders & Ergonomics