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Moving and Handling Patients is a Core Function of the Caregiver
Dynamic Medical offers the most innovative AirPal®: Lateral Air
AirPal® is designed specifically to reduce the risk associated
with patient handling and can be used to transfer patients from bed to stretcher
so that they can be moved to other areas of the hospital. It dramatically
reduces back injuries while increasing the efficiency of staff because less
people are required to position or transfer patients. I also greatly improves
patient comfort and safety.
AirPal® works by the release of low pressure air through
perforated chambers. The launderable nylon Patient Positioning Pad is placed
under a patient in the same manner as changing a bed sheet. A lightweight
portable UL approved air supply is then attached to, and inflates, the Patient
Positioning Pad. The air "lifts" the patient as it is released through the
perforated underside. The patient is literally transferred on a cushioned film
of air, allowing two staff members to perform a task which previously required
four to eight, with minimal risk of injury to both staff and patient.
Reduces sustained and peak forces required for lateral patient transfers
Patented extended ergonomic handles protect caregivers from injury.
Patented extended length sani-liner included with every
Exclusive stabilization bands provide enhanced patient stability even if
Strongest Most Durable Design Offered from AirPal-PTS, Inc.
Hospitals using the
AirPal® system have realized tremendous reductions in the cost
of workers compensation, lost work days and direct medical expenses due to the
decrease in both the frequency and severity of musculo-skeletal injuries
associated with patient handling. Also, staff with previous injuries are able to
return to active status sooner due to the benefits in the reduction of lifting
necessary for patient transfers.
How it Works:
Patient placement is accomplished in various ways. In a bed the patient
is placed on the
AirPal® using the same procedure as changing a bed sheet.
In other areas the patient is placed directly on the
AirPal® Patient Positioning Pad already on a stretcher.
The portable Air supply plugged into a standard AC outlet, is easily
connected to the Patient Positioning Pad by a secure flexible hose.
The Patient Positioning Pad is inflated with low pressure air gently
lifting the patient. Air escaping from the perforated underside creates a
nearly frictionless surface providing an easy and painless transfer.
With a simple pulling motion, the attendant effortlessly transfers the
patient in comfort and safety.