ErgoCare®, Inc. has been proudly providing patient lifting, transfer, repositioning and other health care solutions for over 15 years. We specialize in solutions and training for moving partial and fully dependent patients. ErgoCare® is a supplier on the Ariba supplier network. We look forward to working with you to eliminate the preventable cost of workers compensation due to patient transfers and repositioning, saving staff time and enhancing patient care.
Some of the organizations we do business with are:
We have provided services to the following GPOs:
Ariba (Reptrax Member)
Safe Patient Handling Programs: Are They Needed?
The American Nursing Association has taken a path to redesign federal and state policies regarding safe patient handling procedures. The campaign promoting safe patient handling and prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders to the nursing workforce is here. The Healthcare Industry can no longer accept individual nurses being responsible for lifting patients in excess of one hundred pounds. The data tells us now is the time for change. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the following ranking for back sprains and strains in the workplace:
#1 – Nurses Aides and Attendants
#2 – Truck Drivers
#6 – Registered Nurses
#8 – Construction Workers
Additional research among nurses has shown:
52% of nurses complain about chronic back pain
12% of nurses consider leaving nursing because of back pain
38% suffer from occupational-related back pain requiring lost work days
Healthcare Facilities should not look at workplace injuries as just an expense of doing business. Patient handling injuries are preventable, which means we can eliminate the Workers’ Compensation cost associated with these injuries and add to the bottom line. For more information, visit our Justification page.
ErgoCare - Technology That Moves 4989 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 PH: 951-788-0888 -- Fax: 951-222-2231 TOLL FREE 1-855-4ERGOCARE