In the healthcare industry, specifically E.M.S., 25 percent of all EMS personnel experience career-ending back injuries within the first four years of their career. The average direct cost of a back injury in this field is $18,000. Many of these back injuries are incurred from performing non-emergent lift assists. PLAD's mission is to eliminate the possibility of back injuries from performing these non-emergent lift assists that are performed daily by firefighters, E.M.S. personnel, Assisted Living personnel, Nursing Home personnel, and home health workers. We’ve created an industry-first lifting device that is lightweight and portable, can be deployed in a matter of minutes by one ...Read full article at Florida Today
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February 12, 2015
When Tove Schuster raced to help a fellow nurse lift a patient at Crozer-Chester Medical Center near Philadelphia in March 2010, she didn't realize she was about to become a troubling statistic.
While working the overnight shift, she heard an all-too-common cry: "Please, I need help. My patient has fallen on the floor." Continue reading →
January 9, 2015
In the healthcare industry, specifically E.M.S., 25 percent of all EMS personnel experience career-ending back injuries within the first four years of their career. The average direct cost of a back injury in this field is $18,000. Many of these back Continue reading →
November 17, 2014
EMS World recently released a press release regarding PLAD's Pro-Lift LX launch at the EMS World EXPO. The full release can be found HERE or read below.
August 13, 2014
In 2006, the CDC published a study on safe lifting and movement of nursing home residents. The full study can be found on the CDC website by clicking HERE. This study is guide that is intended for nursing home owners, administrators, nurse managers, safety and health professionals, and workers who are interested in establishing a safe resident lifting Continue reading →
July 19, 2014
We recently launched our new Portable Lift Assist Device at EMLRC's ClinCon 2014 with overwhelming support and positive feedback. We had a great time talking and demonstrating to members in the EMS field and even got many of them involved in the Continue reading →