Emergency personnel, such as yourself, are routinely dispatched to assist patients who have fallen and cannot get up off the floor without EMT assistance. A fallen person is very difficult to pick up using older methods, placing EMT’s at high risk for back injuries. “The number one injury to a first responder on a lift assist is the back injury from picking up a patient.” One back injury can cost your department tens of thousands of dollars.
“The highest rate for back injuries to fire and EMTs nationwide happens during a patient lift assist.”
Statistics are showing an alarming 55-60% lift-assist calls being made to 911. Out of these calls, approximately 75% of them do not require a trip to the hospital. Dispatching a full team and firetruck simply to lift someone up from the floor is a waste of your assets, your time, and your money.
“There is a real need for improved efficiencies in dispatching our assets.”
So what can you do? Requiring minimal space and easy assembly, the Raizer Lift Chair dramatically reduces the need for personnel. The chair can safely and effectively lift a fallen person to a sitting position within a few minutes, eliminating time and only requiring assistance from one EMT.
“The Houston Fire Department study showed that reducing a fire truck operation by only 4 hours completely pays for the Raizer Lift chair.”
By providing safety for your team, and your patients, the Raizer Lift chair is an investment that proves and pays for itself in just one use. These facts and descriptions are but a summary of the many benefits of using a Raizer Lift Chair to complement your already state of the art approach to Emergency Medical Services.