Reduce the risk of injury for healthcare workers and improve patient safety
Health systems globally are facing an alarming shortage of healthcare workers. The WHO estimates a lack of 10 million professionals by 2030. For example, in the US 47% of healthcare workers say they plan to leave their current role within the next two to three years*.
One major reason healthcare workers leave the profession is the occupational risk of injury. The biggest contributor to injury is patient handling, the single greatest risk factor for musculoskeletal injuries for healthcare workers*. Manual handling, moving, and mobilizing of patients in hospitals can have substantial clinical and economic implications for both healthcare workers and patients*.
Preventing work-related injuries is a win-win
Needless to say, in order to maintain and improve the efficiency and quality in our hospitals and healthcare systems it is crucial to improve the work environments for healthcare workers, and one of the biggest opportunities to do this is to reduce the risk of injury related to patient handling.
Etac holds one of the industry’s widest offerings of high-quality transfer and repositioning solutions and solves a vast range of patient handling challenges in hospitals – with both the healthcare workers and patients in mind.
Architectural planning and support
Numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of ceiling lift systems in preventing patient handling-related injuries for healthcare workers. The Molift ceiling lift system holds a wide offering of ceiling lift motors, rail profiles, and innovative solutions for integration into all types of ceilings and walls.
Etac regularly supports care providers, architects, and construction firms with project advice, drawing support, installation guidance, etc.