With the recent structural engineering details approval by OSHPD we now offer a the largest overhead patient lift system portfolio accessible to California Hospitals. The “OPM” issued on February 1st, 20018 offers several cost effective installation methods and a wide range of lifting capacities from 300 lbs to 1000 lbs. Overhead patient lifting systems are the gold standard of Safe Patient Handling solutions to reduce the risk of injury to caregivers.
Overhead patient lifts are permanently installed in the ceiling or set up on portable tracks. The reason for their success is that they are always accessible and available. The lift system tracks are designed to address all the typical patient movement that occurs in a hospital room, nursing home, or even in a persons home.
According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, nurses and nursing assistants as a combined group nationally are the 2nd highest at risk occupational group for injury and illness just behind laborers and freight, stock, material movers and and are more at risk than “Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers”. Unfortunately California is statistically above the national average. Patient Handling injuries are not going away and we need to make every effort to get the right solutions into the hands of our nurses and caregivers.
SPH Medical provides turn-key overhead patient lift system design and installation services to meet the needs of healthcare facilities across the country. Our ability to now address California patient lift system installations in a more cost effective manner will help many hospitals reduce the risk of injury to patient care staff and mobilize patients safely to reduce patient falls, pressure ulcers, and lengths of stay.
To view the OSHPD OPM for Handicare patient lifts visit: https://www.oshpd.ca.gov/FDD/Pre-Approval/OPM-0441-13.pdf
SPH Medical is a leading provider of solutions focused on reducing risk of injury to patient handling staff, and reducing hospital acquired infections and pressure ulcers. By offering clinical education and consulting services combined with the latest technology in assistive solutions we are helping facilities and caregivers address these areas of risk within their facilities. Our mission is to reduce injuries and improve patient care outcomes through the products and services we provide “Reducing Risk and Improving Outcomes”. SPH Medical offers the broadest and most comprehensive safe patient handling equipment portfolio in the industry. This broad spectrum of solutions provides you with a single source for all your lifting, transferring, repositioning, bariatric, raising, and patient mobilization needs.