Its unique design promotes safety during patient transport
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Healthcare providers often transport bariatric patients from one room to another in beds that are powered by integrated universal transport systems. Traditional systems propel beds forward and backward, yet caregivers continued to struggle when maneuvering around corners and in tight spaces. With increasing regulation around staff injuries related to lifting and overextension, Joerns Healthcare is delivering an innovative solution: the Chauffeur™ Universal Transport System with the world’s first side-to-side drive. The Chauffeur, a four-way directional transport system, was designed to improve bed maneuverability, improve staff efficiency and prevent injury during patient transport.
Chauffeur’s power not only propels beds forward and backward, but Joerns’ exclusive SideShift feature also moves the bed side to side. This minimizes the effort required to reposition beds in rooms and elevators and reduces the need for two attendants.
“The Chauffeur is one of a kind,” said Jim Mulligan, Healthcare Beds Product Manager for Joerns Healthcare. “There is no need to strain to reposition the bed. Caregivers can now navigate with ease.
“By transporting patients in bed and avoiding patient transfers, facilities can reduce staff back injuries, patient skin injuries and patient anxiety,” Mulligan explained. “The Chauffeur equips providers with an effective and intuitive tool to make bed transport significantly easier, safer and more efficient than ever before.”
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