EMS

Moving fallen people is a regular part of the working day for many healthcare professionals working with the emergency services and the repetitive nature of the work and cause serious back injuries or musculoskeletal disorders.

40%

of EMS callouts are to those over the age of 65

45%

of these are uninjured and once lifted need no further medical assistance

EMS

Mangar inflatable lifting cushions Camel and ELK are used by a range of trusted Ambulance Trusts in the US. The popularity of the cushions is spreading globally and we also supply emergency services in the UK, Australia, Canada and many parts of Europe.

Moving fallen people is a regular part of the working day for many healthcare professionals working with the emergency services and the repetitive nature of the work and cause serious back injuries or musculoskeletal disorders.  The single greatest risk factor for overexertion injuries in healthcare workers is the manual lifting and the moving and repositioning of patients. The Camel and ELK are practical solutions to this daily challenge.

Case study

Within a year of introducing the ELK to South Western Ambulance sickness had reduced by 10% saving the service a considerable amount.  The ELK had been introduced into their fleet of ambulances, which serve around 130,000 emergency calls outs a year of which 23% were to people who had fallen.  The service was recording more than 5,000 lost staff days to musculoskeletal injury, resulting a high percentage of their costs.

Around 40% of ambulance call outs to the over 65s are to people who have fallen. 45% of these are uninjured and once lifted need no further medical assistance. This can put the service under considerable pressure, particularly during the winter months.  Many Ambulance Trusts are working with private ambulance services, fire services and first responders to share the workload.

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Products

Patient Lifting

We are proud of our relationship with the emergency services and work on a number of projects to ensure paramedics and healthcare professionals have the right moving and handling equipment to reduce the risk of workplace injury.

Products

Camel Lifting Cushion


ELK Lifting Cushion


FAQ’s

  • How quickly does the lifting cushion inflate and deflate?
  • The speed the lifting cushions inflate will depend on the weight of the person being lifted, but generally it will take less than three minutes. The lifting cushions can deflate in less than a minute.

Keeping things homely...

We are very aware that while our customers require help with some aspects of daily life, the home still needs to feel like home. That’s why we make sure all our products are designed to work alongside your existing furniture and require no permanent fixtures or alterations to your home. This means if you decide to move house, go on holiday, or simply want to free-up furniture or the bath for another person, all our products can be removed or re-fitted in a matter of seconds.

To make sure we deliver on this, all our new products are tested by the very people who use them as well as healthcare professionals before they come to market so you can be sure they are more than fit for purpose.

Knowledge

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