Safe Patient Handling

We offer a range of products for all of your safe patient handling needs. Please click on an image below for more information.

VANCARE, Inc. provides a complete range of patient lifts including all types of ceiling track systems, full body floor lifts, sit-to-stand lifts, slings and a full compliment of patient lift accessories.

Ceiling Lifts:

ceiling liftsCeiling lifts have become recognized as the best solution to lifting in a healthcare environment. The passage below is an excerpt from Audrey Nelson and Andrea Baptiste’s’ article “Evidence-Based Practices for Safe Patient Handling and Movement”.

” Nearly every nurse in the United States was taught manual patient handling techniques.This is despite the fact that these techniques are not evidence-based, have been found to be unsafe for the nurse and the patient (Corlett et al., 1993) and are banned in Europe (Corlett et al., Hignett et al., 2003). Sadly, an evaluation of current practices reveal that 98% of nurses are using the manual patient lifting technique known as the “Hook and Toss” method (also known as the Drag Lift) (Owen et al., 1995), which has been deemed unsafe since 1981. ” MORE…


Mobile Floor Lifts:

patient lift Floor lifts are the front line soldiers in the war against musculoskeletal injuries. Every healthcare facility has them, every healthcare facility needs to depend on them. At Vancare, dependability is a way of life. These lifts are made with pride everyday, every week, every year in Aurora, Nebraska for over 20 years. You can count on a Vancare lift! MORE…

 

 

 

 


Sit-to-stand Lifts:

sit-to-stand lift Floor lifts are the front line soldiers in the war against musculoskeletal injuries. Every healthcare facility has them, every healthcare facility needs to depend on them. At Vancare, dependability is a way of life. These lifts are made with pride everyday, every week, every year in Aurora, Nebraska for over 20 years. You can count on a Vancare lift! MORE…

 

 

 


Slings:

patient lift slings Vancare manufactures each of it’s slings in its’ state-of-the-art sewing operations in Aurora, Nebraska. Each sling has a carefully thought out clinical application. They are recognized to be the safest slings in the world. We are also known for our custom slings that we have developed specifically for a single customers’ needs. The slings are available in a variety of materials. If there is a sling that you are looking for and don’t find it here, call Vancare to discuss your needs. MORE…

 

 


Accessories:

patient lift accessories In the battle to reduce healthcare worker related injuries, accessories become vital ammunition. Typically, accessories are not thought of as daily use items, but in many instances they become a standard of care. Take for instance the VanderClips. Ask yourself, how many patients need to be turned or rolled during a shift? How many weigh over 100 lbs? If the answer is more than one then the VanderClips may be your solution to eliminate injures associated with turning patients. MORE…