Injury Risk from Overhead Patient Lift Systems
September 26, 2018 | Evaluations & Guidance
Overhead patient lift systems are fixed structures designed to help lift and transfer patients, such as to and from a bed or wheelchair. Although implemented as a safety technology, these devices can collapse or otherwise fail if they are designed, installed, used, or maintained improperly, leading to significant injury or damage.
Reported problems have been attributed to:
a) Manufacturing defects...