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Reduction in Patient Handling Injuries by Promoting a Culture of Safety and Use of Air‑Assistive Technologies

Reduction in Patient Handling Injuries by Promoting a Culture of Safety and Use of Air‑Assistive Technologies

After noticing a dramatic increase in patient handling related injuries to staff, the University of Rochester Medical Center’s (URMC) facility, Strong Medical Center, decided to investigate the cause. They found that many of their staff members didn’t use the facility’s air-assisted patient handling equipment due to time constraints, and the equipment not being available at their fingertips when they needed [...] Read More

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Preventing Patient Falls: 8 Overlooked Tips and Tools

Preventing Patient Falls: 8 Overlooked Tips and Tools

Download the FREE tip guide We find that some of the most overlooked fall prevention tactics are also the simplest. Want to keep these tips handy? Download the 8 Tips & Tools For Preventing Patient Falls. Rapid Response Team – fall! As a... Read More

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Critical Care Crib Sheet: 7 Tips from a Longtime ICU Nurse

Critical Care Crib Sheet: 7 Tips from a Longtime ICU Nurse

We see you, ICU nurses – tackling high stakes shift after shift, often with too few resources. You’ve been essential frontline workers since before they were buzzwords, displaying unmatched resilience that can come at a cost: In a 2021 study... Read More

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Less Support, Same Expectations: Nurses Working with Limited Resources

Less Support, Same Expectations: Nurses Working with Limited Resources

The nurse staffing crisis is no secret – and no laughing matter. An astounding 18% of nurses have resigned from jobs since 20201 , most citing burnout from COVID’s heightened risks and expectations. Many nurses who aren’t changing fields... Read More

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Nobody Has to Get Hurt: Smarter Handling Solutions Protect Nurses, Caregivers, & Their Patients

Nobody Has to Get Hurt: Smarter Handling Solutions Protect Nurses, Caregivers, & Their Patients

The importance of patient repositioning is well known in healthcare. It’s also a Catch-22: The more often nurses and caregivers manually reposition bedridden patients, the more likely they are to incur injuries themselves. COVID made matters worse by increasing... Read More

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The Heavy Cost of Improper Lifting

The Heavy Cost of Improper Lifting

HoverTech International’s product engineering – how they work – tends to take center stage in conversations, for good reason. The HoverMatt® Air Transfer Mattress, HoverSling® Transfer and Lift System, and HoverJack® Air Patient Lift are remarkably visual, with design... Read More

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Safe Patient Handling and Mobility in Med‑Surg Nursing Webinar

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility in Med‑Surg Nursing Webinar

ALLENTOWN, Pa., December 4, 2020 — Join us on December 17ᵗʰ at 3pm EST for our Safe Patient Handling and Mobility in Med-Surg Nursing webinar. We’re offering one (1) Contact Hour... Read More

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Safer Solutions for Fall Recovery in the Healthcare Setting

Safer Solutions for Fall Recovery in the Healthcare Setting

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 28, 2019 — Each year, somewhere between 700,000 and 1,000,000 people in the United States fall in the hospital.1 With this prevalence of patient, staff and visitor falls, healthcare facilities require fall recovery solutions that are... Read More

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