Patient-friendly, Liftless,
     Mobility for Nonambulatory
     or Bed-bound Patients
The NoLifting Trademark

Advantages of the NoLiftingTM System
Over Standard Floor Lifts and Hoists

  • Only one caregiver is usually required for transfer (floor lifts usually require that two caregivers be present)
  • Safer for patient than floor or overhead lifts (patient is less likely to be dropped during transfer which is a danger when patients are hoisted in slings)
  • Less exposure to law suits (increased safety means less liability)
  • No need to have different slings for different patients based on weight, size and type of disability (use of sling is eliminated)
  • Patient anxiety can decrease when there is no hoisting
  • ~80% fewer transfers since patient remains in chair for showering / toileting
  • Decreased pain during transfer because there is no bending or compressing the patient in a standard flexible sling (fewer pain-killing drugs required)
  • Patient's head is not raised as usually occurs when patients are hoisted during transfer (blood pressure remains stable avoiding possible orthostatic hypotension)
  • Patient can be transferred in prone position (this is not advisable with most flexible slings)
  • Patients with full or partial body casts can be transferred (lifts which force the patient's body to bend often cannot transfer such patients unless the caregiver has access to a specialized "stretcher-sling")
  • Reduced danger of tearing and bruising of skin during transfer (friction and shear forces that sometimes occur when using slings are greatly reduced)
  • Not necessary to clear the area under the bed to accommodate the floor lift's wheeled base
  • No danger of the floor lift's wheels jamming because of carpet or other obstacles while moving a hoisted patient
  • Transfer sheet is radiolucent with no metal to obstruct X-Ray or CAT scan equipment (slings may have snaps, hooks, etc. that could interfere with such devices)
  • Transfer system and mobile chair are the same device (no extra mobile equipment to schedule, retrieve, or store)
  • More compact to use (the floor lift-mobile chair combination of devices will not always fit in the patient's room)
  • Store as you would a normal fixed wheelchair (no additional mobility equipment to store)
  • Cost effective (cost is expected to be comparable to powered floor lifts)

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