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Encompass Group to Offer the Liftaem(TM) Lateral Patient Transfer System
Date:7/14/2009

MCDONOUGH, Ga., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Encompass Group announced today it has signed an agreement with Smart Medical Technology, Inc, Darien, Ill, to be the exclusive U.S. sales and support source for the Liftaem(TM) safe-patient-handling system.

The Liftaem(TM) system enables healthcare professionals to easily transfer a patient from a bed to a stretcher or other surface on a single-patient-use inflatable mat -- even when the patient weighs up to 1,000 lbs. It's the only product of its kind featuring single-patient-use mats, which prevent cross-contamination -- a priority in health care.

The Liftaem(TM) system is compact, portable, and provides a safe, efficient, and affordable method of patient transfer that's better for patient care than traditional methods of lateral transfer and helps reduce back injuries for healthcare professionals.

It's estimated that over forty-four million patients must be transferred each year. A lift team of four-to-six health care professionals traditionally accomplishes this. Every day the average nurse lifts 1.8 tons per shift. 12% of nurses leave the profession due to back pain, and 52% complain of chronic back pain. Patients may suffer pain, skin tears, abrasions, dislocations, tube dislodgement or even be dropped. The Liftaem(TM) system allows transfers to be accomplished by just one health care professional with virtually no risk of injury to the patient or themselves.

Recently, several states have adopted "no-lift" policies that call for health care employers to implement safe-patient-handling policies and provide systems to perform the lifting, transferring and positioning of patients that don't require undo physical exertion. In May 2009 House Resolution 2381 was introduced into the United States Congress, which addresses this issue. The bill is now in committee.

"Encompass is excited to be able to offer the Liftaem(TM) system to its customers," John Wood, Encompass' executive vice president for acute care sales said. "This product fits our commitment to provide the health care market products and services that enhance staff and patient comfort, safety and satisfaction."

"Smart Medical Technology is thrilled to partner with Encompass. We have long admired their focus on prevention as a way to help ensure patient safety and comfort," said Smart Medical Technology Chief Executive Officer James Patrick.

More information about the Liftaem(TM) safe-patient-handling system can be found at www.smartmedtechnology.com.

For more information visit www.encompassgroup.net


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