Hip Saver pads were tested at the Harvard affiliated labatory in 1996 and found to offer 10% better impact attenuation than a competitor using hard shell hip protector pads. This study examines the results of a program at the Elder Service Plan of East Boston that used HipSavers for patients with histories of frequent falls to absorb and dissipate the energy transmitted in a fell to prevent hip fractures. This test was done using HipSaver Hip Protectors. The results of a 13 month long study were published in the Sept/Oct. 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. HipSavers were written into the care plan of 38 at-risk residents. The study authors report an average 93% compliance rate for the duration of the study. Equally important, there were 126 falls among the HipSaver wearers and no hip fractures. The results are very significant since compliance is a major ingredient in the success of any hip protector program. Previous studies on hard-shell hip protectors have reported much lower compliance rates. Do hip pads help prevent hip fractures? Hip Protectors - A Breakthrough in Fracture Prevention Prevention of Hip Fractures in Elderly People with the use of a Hip Protector. A 12 months hip protector study carried out in the UK between July 2003 and June 2004. This study confirms the superiority of soft HipSavers over the hard shell protectors.

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This study is designed to assess the adequacy and quality of chest compressions on the HoverJack® Air Patient Lift Safe Patient Handling Update: Moving Toward A “No-Lift” Environment Safe Patient Handling and Movement: A practical guide for healthcare professionals. From John Lloyd’s Chapter 6, “Patient Handling Technologies’ During a financial crisis, taking good care of employees isn’t just the right thing to do, explains Crouse chief quality officer Derrick Suehs — it can also help the bottom line. Lifting patients all day at Crouse Hospital used to leave licensed practical nurse Amy Turner with sore legs, arms and wrists. Not anymore. Case Study – Renewed Emphasis on Caregiver Safety and Support from Administration Helped Reinvigorate a Safe Patient Handling Program Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance & Infection Control – Evaluation of patient transfer tasks using multiple data sources Biomechanical Evaluation of Pressure Distribution during Extended Use of HoverMatt™ Technology HoverMat™t mentioned in The Dissector: Journal of the Periperative Nurses College of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Case Study - HoverMatt™ Air Transfer System Implementation Leads to Reduced Injuries and Associated Costs – Moffitt Cancer Centre Products to Enhance Productivity: The HoverMatt System for Patient Transfer – JONA March 2006 HoverMatts: Air Flow in Operating Theaters The proper prehospital and inpatient management of patients with unstable spinal injuries is of paramount importance. MEGADYNE Report: The MEGA Soft system (MEGA 2000, MEGA Soft or MEGA Soft Dual Cord) can be used in procedures where forced air patient transfer systems are used. Waterdown Daily Times – HoverMatt Providing a Softer Stay at Samaritan A Descriptive View of the Impact of an Air-Assisted Device on Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Healing Technical Documentation Study: HoverMatt Air Transfer System – Understand the differences in quality and safety Technical Study: HoverMatt Air Transfer System – Comparative Lint Tests of Single-Patient Use Air-Assisted Lateral Transfer Devices