Links to Ergonomic/SPHM Equipment Ideas
“Ergonomics in the Radiology Work Setting” --- OSRT Annual Conference April 21, 2017
Candace Shorack, MA, OTR/L
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)
PHS West Bariatric self-propelled chair
Stryker Prime TC Patient Transport Chair
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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
- 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.