EasyShiftTM Repositioning System
- Facilitate patient mobility and comfort
- Save time for nursing staff
- Reduce caregiver musculoskeletal strain
Early mobilization for critically ill patients is important for preventing patient complications and reducing length of stay, cost of care, patient safety, and quality indicators. Frequent patient turning, also known as Q2 turning, is key to pressure injury prevention, also known as bed sores or decubitus ulcers. Lateral rotation keeps patients in the offloaded position, which redistributes pressure to improve circulation and prevent skin breakdown.
Safe patient handling programs integrate hazard assessment, ergonomics, safe patient handling legislation and compliance requirements (such as from OSHA and Joint Commission) and can include interventions such as the Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool, installing patient lifts, lateral transfer devices, early ambulation devices, and patient repositioning devices to reduce occupational musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among hospital nursing staff.