Patient-friendly, Touchless
   Mobility for Nonambulatory
   or Dependent Patients

   Fast, Liftless, Low-contact
   Showering and Toileting   
    The NoLiftingTM Patient Transfer System

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    EZCareChairTM Website

The NoLiftingTM System provides a single-user, multipurpose, low-contact mobile chair that both transfers and transports dependent or bedridden patients. Since the chair permits "touchless" transfer, it prevents Covid-19 cross infection during transfer-mobility and Activities of Daily Living. It reduces the time required, number of caregivers, and direct contact with patients during ADLs. It is currently a prototype device and is not yet available for purchase.

The system is unique because it transfers patients laterally using a patented zero-lift method that constructs a stretcher around the patient in bed and raises the patient slowly by adjusting the stretcher. This eliminates friction during lateral transfer because the patient is no longer touching the mattress. Since toileting and showering can be done in the chair, it prevents patient falls and caregiver injuries by requiring only two patient transfers per day (in and out of bed). It also reduces patient pain, and requires fewer caregivers than conventional transfer methods that utilize floor sling-lifts.

The main two components of the system are the BAS Chair TM and BASComfort TM mattress which together use our patented Build-A-StretcherTM technology to mobilize patients.

The BAS (pronounced BASE) Chair TM functions as six devices in one. It serves as a
  • bed to mobile chair patient transfer device
  • mobile chair
  • reclining gurney
  • mobile chair to other patient support surface (i.e., examining table) transfer system

  • With an inexpensive stand, it can also serve as a
  • shower chair
  • commode or toileting chair
  • It is also lighter, more mobile, and much less expensive than competing lateral transfer devices such as transfer chairs. It also makes common patient care activities more efficent since transfer to the chair, into showers, and onto commodes takes a fraction of the time of other patient handling methods. All these activities require only one caregiver.

    Its cost saving advantages include:
  • No-lift transfer lowers medical Worker Comp. costs: annual costs exceed $1.2 billion, indirect costs are 3 to 4 times this amount
  • Drastically reducing patient falls by requiring only two lateral transfers of a dependent patient per day instead of the normal 6 to 20 sling-lift or stand-pivot transfers
  • Single caregiver transfer allows individual caregivers to mobilize patients heavier than themselves thus reducing personnel costs in homes and facilities
  • Single caregiver 2.5 minute transfer from bed, 30 second transfer to shower, amd 60 second transfer to commode reduces nursing costs and the time spent transferring patients
  • For the cost of less than two week's care at a nursing home, the BAS ChairTM can allow the patient's family to save $85,000 or more a year in nursing home costs
  • Continuous support of the patient's entire body during transfer means increased patient safety, fewer falls, less medical liability
  • Easier transfer to a sitting position means fewer bed sores as pressure is relieved on areas of skin normally subject to pressure ulcers, treatment of pressure ulcers costs are estimated to exceed $9 billion annually
  • Safer transfer of confused, disoriented (later stage Alzheimers or stroke) patients by avoiding the insecurity of hoisting which can lead to anxiety and acting out behaviors, Dementia costs: $200 billion annually, $1.1 trillion by 2050, Strokes cost: $73.7 billion annually (2010)
  • Improved patient mobility reduces the need for expensive low air loss, alternating pressure, and air-fluidized mattresses
  • Compact size means lower storage costs, increased accessibility, and moving less furniture making the device usable in small spaces (i.e., bedrooms)
  • Reduced patient pain during transfer means fewer combative patients, fewer allergic reactions to medication, decreased cost of pain medication
  • Reduced pain means earlier mobilization and rehab, shorter hospital stays
  • Fast, no-lift shower and toileting attachment reduces slips and falls by eliminating dangerous "stand and pivot" transfers to shower benches and commodes
  • Fewer bulky medical devices means fewer hazards and decreased liability from patients and staff falling on and tripping over equipment
  • Allows patients to stay at home longer ("age in place") instead of being forced into costly long-term care facilities when they become dependent and lose mobility significantly reducing Medicare costs
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