Human Care’s convertible chair is a no-lifting multifunctional device that helps health care professionals to more efficiently and effectively perform their safe patient handling practices, such as transfer, reposition, transport and early mobilization of patients, resulting in improved patient safety and dignity, reduced work related injuries and reducing patient length of stay.
A Practical Approach to Mobility – Intensive Care Unit
Today’s critically ill patients are often sicker, heavier, more complex and at risk for the hazards of immobility. Experts explain that the hazards of immobility adversely impact long-term recovery from a critical illness. Acute care facilities across the US and globally are seeking innovative practices to address these hazards in a cost-effective manner that yields high worker compliance, and better short and long-term patient outcomes.
This White Paper highlights relevant research, and features findings from a pilot study conducted by Covenant Medical Center, a Covenant Health facility, in Lubbock Texas.
Transfer and reposition heavy users – an increasing problem.
Obesity is a globally growing problem. Obesity in the United States has been increasingly cited as a major health issue in recent decades. While many industrialized countries have experienced similar increases, obesity rates in the United States are among the highest in the world. One out of every three Americans is now considered to be obese. During the early 21st century, America often contained the highest percentage of obese people in the world.
This means that the knowledge of tool users and understanding about appropriate products increases. Human Care‘s product range of transport chairs are an excellent example of suitable products for heavy users. The range has a maximum user weight up to 317 kg/700 lbs.
Easy transfer performed by an individual healthcare providers – Patient Transfer System
The duties to caregivers as well as the risk of musculoskeletal injuries have progressively increased as a result of the constant demand of moving and repositioning patients regardless of their size and/or weight.
By using our PTS system (Patient Transfer System) unnecessary lifting and risk of injury to caregivers is minimized. Our Patient Transfer System (PTS) works together with our convertible chairs to offer a multitude of positioning capabilities within a single product.
Designed to allow a single caregiver to easily and safely transport and reposition a patient, our chairs can perform the functions of a stretcher, mobile chair, and custom seating.
Quality and Care
Human Care applies a quality system that fulfils the requirements of ISO 13485:2003 & 2012.
A user of a product from Human Care is a person who feels very confident with the product’s quality and reliability. At all times. The reason behind this is our profound commitment to safety, quality and usability.
Firstly, our products are designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of the relevant ISO, UL, IEC and EN standards. Secondly, every single product specific is given extensive attention at every stage of the design process. Thirdly, in developing our products, our design team collaborates with leading physical therapists, creating global state-of-the-art products which all share the same ultimate goal: The benefit and enjoyment of their users. Allowing them to live life in the best way possible. Their way.
Your life. Your way.
That is what we have been offering people with reduced mobility for over 25 years. Your Life. Your Way. Our focus is simple. We work for our users. Our products serve to be a natural part of life to anyone who might need them. Meeting that need is what drives and motivates us. Our mission is to improve the quality of care and freedom of movement for people with special needs. Being lifted by someone else – to literally be in someone else’s hands – is a special situation. It demands trust, respect, a fine touch and safety for both user and caregiver.
Our solutions provide reliability, high quality and innovation. With low-maintenance requirements and efficient installation procedures, we provide a state-of-the-art-offering for both users and caregivers. In every detail, in every aspect, our products deliver what they promise.