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Who is at risk for getting injured from a simple lift assist call?
All of us, including the Patient
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Muscle tears
- Thoracic injuries (gait belts)
JAK Rescue designed the JAK Harness to lift the Patient by their buttocks. Putting no pressure on the Patients torso at all. For the lifters, handles are designed to be in your power zone while lifting.
With the patient strapped to the device, the rescuers can pick up the patient in the sitting position then slowly assist the patient to a standing position while slowly giving the patient their weight. If the patient gets to their feet, then realize they cannot do it, simply return them to the sitting position and carry them over to a chair or bed for further evaluation. Same scenario for a patient that has a syncope episode once you stand them, return them to the sitting position and take them to the stretcher.
If the patient is in a tight area, send on person in to attach the harness, then slide the patient out to the hallway where the rest of the crew joins in for the lift.
How it works
- Two, three, or four rescuers can concentrate on proper lifting techniques without worrying about the patient sliding out of the device.
- Long flaps with multiple handles are located on the sides and back of the patient, to decrease the need of bending over and lifting with your back.
- The JAK Harness design allows the rescuers to slowly transfer the patients weight back to their feet, allowing the patient to be supported for the entire lift.
- It also lifts the Person completely by their pelvic region, reducing injuries to patients shoulders and arms.
- After the patient is standing, in case of instability, you can leave the JAK Harness on the patient until they get to their chair or walker.
- Once it is on the Patient, it slides very well on many common surfaces, so you can get the patient out of a tight spot to a more open area to stand them up.
- 12 inch wide design creates a barrier between rescuers and the patient, allowing for rescuers to get the load closer to their body for good lifting ergonomics.
- Easily cleaned and sterilized, JAK harness uses 40 oz. vinyl coated polyester material, the straps are a super flex biothane coated webbing and is a simple spray and wipe to clean with your favorite germicidal spray.
- Each device is professionally sewn, one at a time, right here in the United States!
- JAK harness has been rigorously tested at a textile testing facility in Iowa, and was rated at over 500 lbs. per stitch.
Don’t be surprised if the patients comment on how nice it felt being lifted by the JAK Harness! We have had one Patient ask if Medicare would buy one for him to keep in his home for other crews to use!