Air Transfer Mat – Single Patient Use
Some disposables are not strong enough to last throughout a patient’s entire length of hospital stay. These disposables can be very expensive to use over the long term. The SPH Medical Air Transfer Mat is a single patient use solution that makes adopting this gold standard technology now more affordable than ever.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Nurses among the top professions in the country at risk of a Musculoskeletal Disorders which include back injuries, neck injuries, strains, sprains and more. Why are nurses so at risk of injury? On a typical 8-12 hour shift your average nurse will lift an estimated 1.8 tons! Where is all this lifting coming from? Looking at the patient handling tasks that nurses are faced with you can see that all this lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, and supporting quickly adds up. Some of these patient handling tasks include changing bed linen, repositioning or boosting up in bed, turning every two hours, and transferring patients to a new bed, over to a gurney, or off the OR table post surgery.
NIOSH has done a significant amount of research to determine what the safe lifting limits should be for a person when lifting a box with handles close to the body. That safe limit is 35lbs. Unfortunately, patients are not boxes, they don’t have handles, they have uneven weight distribution and often times they are uncooperative and even combative. We have progressed in proving which Safe Patient Handling solutions work best in the hospital setting over the past 20 years.
Today, the gold standard of injury prevention and risk reduction is the Air Transfer Mat Single Patient Use and the Air Transfer system by SPH Medical. It’s functionality has been proven over time and nurses have agreed that the Air Transfer System is easier to use than a patient lift and it is preferred for boosting up in bed and when performing lateral transfers.
Lowest cost per patient
The SPH Medical’s Single Patient Use Air Transfer Mattress is the highest quality disposable transfer matt on the market, offering exceptional cost-effectiveness and economy, just what you’d expect from the Safe Patient Handling experts at SPH Medical.
- Widths 34, 39, 50 x 78” long
- Single Patient Use
- Compliant with “Safe Patient Handling” Programs and Policies
- Compatible with most equivalent air supply systems
- Safe Working Load 1000 lbs / 450 Kg
- Improved staff morale and efficiency
- Dramatically reduced staff injuries (MSDs) and worker’s compensation costs
- Increased patient comfort and reduced patient anxiety with transfers
- Enhanced infection control in patient handling procedures
- Lower cost per patient than other single use disposables