Lehigh Valley, Penn. – July 21, 2014 — The non-profit NoInjuries.com initiative is offering a free support kit to help prevent healthcare injuries to both caregivers and patients. The kit, which contains useful tools and tips for implementing and sustaining a facility-wide healthcare injuries prevention program, is available to download at http://www.noinjuries.com/resources/facility-support-kit.
“Healthcare is the largest and fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing approximately 17 million workers,” said Hans Sigvardsson, president of Handicare US. “Safety must be a priority on all fronts.”
Developed by Handicare US, “the NoInjuries.com initiative was launched to help stem the growing number of healthcare injuries — the vast majority of which are preventable,” he said. “Our goals is to make ‘no injuries’ a reality for patients, caregivers, and others.”
The NoInjuries.com “Facility Support Kit” includes handy assessment guides for conducting a facility self-assessment, helpful hints on organizing a team, changing the workplace culture, an early patient mobility guide — and ongoing updates.
The kit is one element of the NoInjuries.com initiative, Sigvardsson noted. Noinjuries.com features up-to-date news, educational materials, easy-to-implement tips, and tools and resources to use throughout the workplace. Six critical hazard areas are spotlighted: Patient Handling; Sharps & Sticks; Infections; Slips & Falls; Workplace Violence; and Patient Safety.
Download the NoInjuries.com “Facility Support Kit” kit at http://www.noinjuries.com/resources/facility-support-kit. For more information about the NoInjuries.com initiative on preventing healthcare injuries, visit the NoInjuries.com website at http://www.NoInjuries.com.
Handicare was founded in 1986 and supplies safe handling and mobility solutions for hospital patients, elderly residents, and physically disabled individuals. Its products include wheelchairs, patient lifts, stairlifts, mobility equipment, bathroom safety products, and personal transfer and automobile adaptation solutions. Handicare products are distributed through a comprehensive network of professional dealers and distributors in 30 countries around the world. The company has subsidiaries in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, England, Belgium, France, the USA, and Canada. For more information, visit the Handicare website at http://www.handicare.com.
About Handicare North America
Handicare NA is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and works with over 400 partners in North America to provide Safe Patient Handling, Mobility and Accessibility equipment to people with disabilities, aging and elderly individuals residing at home or in hospitals and nursing homes. With significant growth over the past year, Handicare US is well positioned to assume leadership roles in safe patient handling and improved patient outcomes, both of which are areas of strategic concern for healthcare administrators and caregivers.
The company’s wide range of high-quality products include: Complete easy transfer systems and other patient handling aids, walkers, stairlifts, and bathing and toileting products. In 2012, RoMedic, Inc. (Ephrata, PA) and Sterling Stairlifts (Pocono Mountain, PA) merged to form the Handicare NA and provide solutions and support that allow people to work and live safely and independently.