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Resources from Ergonomic talk at the Annual Meeting

Links to Ergonomic/SPHM Equipment Ideas

“Ergonomics in the Radiology Work Setting” ---   OSRT Annual Conference April 21, 2017

Candace Shorack, MA, OTR/L       

CShorack@peacehealth.org   541-222-2541

Friction Reducing Devices: Lateral Patient Movement

HoverTech International    Hovermatt


McAuley Medical   RollBord Transfer Board


Jamar, Patran, Tollos, etc.  Slippery Tubes and Sheets



North Coast Medical   SLIPP Patient Mover


Reposition & Position Supine Patients

HoverTech International    HoverAirWedge



Barton Medical Convertible Chair/Transfer System


 JZ Imaging & Consulting   Leg Lift



Transfer Seated Patients: Standing Aids

Romedic   ReTurn 7500 Standing Aid


Gimme A Lift


Transfer Seated Patients: Non-Powered Options

AliMed  Beasy transfer boards


Arjo Huntleigh   Sara Stedy


Transfer Seated Patients: Powered Options

Brewer   Lift Mate


Sit-to-Stand Lift (many manufacturers & models)


Portable Dependent Lift (many manufacturers and models)


Patient Transport

 PHS West   Bariatric self-propelled chair


Stryker   Prime TC Patient Transport Chair


Zoom Stretcher


Equipment for Staff Use

Darcor    Casters (Galifco Oregon)


Positioning Bolsters for Support of Technologist’s Arm

Size 6” x 8” x 12”


Size 3” x 8” x 12”


Computer Work Stations:

Ergotron    Sit/Stand Desks


Alternative Mouse Designs:

Evoluent Vertical Mouse


Contour Design RollerMouse Pro2  


Alternative Keyboard Designs: 

Microsoft Sculpt Desktop Ergonomic


Kensington Comfort-Type Keyboard


Ceiling Hoist Lifts

There are numerous manufacturers and vendors for ceiling hoist lifts. When it’s practical for your patient census, it is less expensive to install ceiling tracking in more than one area and use portable hoist motors that can be moved room-to-room as needed for patient transfers and movement.

Oregon Workers’ Compensation System as a Funding Source for Equipment

The Employer-at-Injury Program (EAIP) is designed to encourage the early return to work of injured workers. EAIP is administered by all workers compensation insurers in Oregon. Insurers establish their own EAIP policies & practices. SAIF will pay vendors directly for EAIP equipment purchases. Other insurers require employers to cover the cost of equipment until they are reimbursed by the State of Oregon.

Eligibility & Benefits of EAIP:

  • 1)       Injured workers must have filed a workers compensation claim and be released for work with restrictions that prevent the worker from doing full-duty regular work.
  • 2)       ​The injured worker must be doing “transitional work” which must be within the worker’s specific injury-caused restrictions.
  • 3)      $5,000 per injured worker for worksite modification and purchases of tools and equipment

Official Sources of Information & Answers about EAIP:

1)            Call toll free   1-800-452-0288

2)            Email   eaip.oregon@oregon.gov

3)            Web    http://wcd.oregon.gov/rtw/Pages/eaip.aspx

Case Example Information Packet:

Email me CShorack@peacehealth.org and I will send you a detailed 13 page packet including:

  • 1)      Information and advice based on my experiences using EAIP work site modifications to purchase ergonomic equipment for Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center injured staff.
  • 2)      List of 14 types of equipment that have been purchased by Peacehealth using EAIP funding.
  • 3)      Sample Equipment Justification Form with specific injured worker case example.
  • 4)      Full texts of justifications for 7 types of patient handling equipment that you are welcome to adapt and use.
Full texts of Progressive Modified Return-To-Work Plans that we use to design modified light duty work for Imaging Tech and Imaging RN staff. You are welcome to adapt 

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