FRANKLIN, Mass., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Liko, a leading supplier of patient lifting equipment, has introduced the Multi-Strap(TM) product line, a series of innovative multi-purpose handling straps designed to assist caregivers with a variety of patient care tasks.
The new the Multi-Strap product line consists of a highly functional set of aids designed to significantly reduce often-overlooked repetitive daily physical tasks incurred by healthcare caregivers including lifting limbs, turning patients, and holding patients in side-lying -- while simultaneously providing better patient care.
In use, the Multi-Strap can help improve the ability of, and productivity among, caregivers to perform their tasks, as well as improve the overall quality of care for patients. Caregivers using the new Multi-Strap are able to improve patient care during wound dressing changes, skin care treatments, and other medical procedures. Such procedures can be both difficult -- due to poor accessibility or problems with holding the patient or limb -- as well as time consuming. When used in conjunction with existing Liko overhead or mobile lifts, the Multi-Strap may also reduce the number of caregivers required to perform certain tasks.
Multi-Strap products are offered in a variety of sizes from narrow to
ultra, in both polyester and disposable materials. All feature a pocket to
assist the caregiver with application solutions. An additional fix clip is
included with a buckle for easy attachment of a strap to the bed for
Typical applications include:
-- Limb Lifting and Holding -- There are multiple applications for
Multi-Strap use across various departments. In burn units, the
Multi-Strap Narrow can suspend a limb with limited skin contact. For
the initial insertion or -reinsertion of a catheter for a patient of
size, one Multi-Strap Ultra can help support each leg and eliminate the
need for additional caregivers.
-- Turning/Holding -- Caregivers can also use the Multi-Strap for various
tasks such as turning and/or holding in side-lying position. The
Multi-Strap family can easily enable a single caregiver to handle such
tasks such as turning a patient, inserting wedge pillows, providing
backside wound management, or changing linens and repositioning sheets.
Other uses include assisting caregivers with aerating the bed, or the
simple application or removal of a seated sling or supine stretcher
frame. Use of the Multi-Strap can also assist x-ray technicians with
inserting and removing an x-ray cartridge for various bedside
procedures (chest, abdominal, lateral hip, etc.)
Liko is one of the world's leading suppliers of patient lift and
transfer solutions. The company's patient lifts range from mobile floor
lifts and overhead ceiling mounted systems to transfer solutions like
HandySheet(TM), HandyTube(TM) and Multi-Strap(TM). For more information
contact Liko, 122 Grove Street, Franklin, MA 02038; telephone (888)
545-6671 or (508) 553-3993; fax (508) 528-6642; or visit the Liko website
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