Beatrice Medics Abandon Outdated Patient Lifting Methods After this Call


The Situation:
Not long after equipping their first ambulance with both sizes of the Original Binder Lift the Beatrice Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched for a known lift assist call. The 250lb female patient was specifically asking for the ambulance equipped with the Binder Lift. She was diagnosed with MS and had a history of falling. The MS caused her to have very limited mobility in her lower extremities and she often fell when transferring from her motorized scooter to a different location such as the toilet or bed. After being lifted both with and without the Binder Lift in the weeks prior she knew she needed to ask for the Binder Lift to make sure the lift assist went as painless as possible for everyone involved.

The Binder Lift Difference:
The Binder Lift’s patented torso wrap design and cushioned top edge provides superior patient comfort and security. In this case, the patient didn’t need any medical attention; she simply needed to be picked up and placed back on her scooter. Prior to having the Binder Lift, Beatrice fire fighters utilized the common method within EMS of lifting the patient by her limbs. This outdated practice puts serious strain on the patient’s shoulders and the care-provider’s back. According to Captain Craig Fisher “Using the Binder Lift system spreads the lifting point over a large area as opposed to a provider grabbing an arm or leg, which is a much smaller area. It also allows different hand locations, which in turn permits me to get in a more proper lifting position.”
The first Binder Lift was first created in 2012 by Dan Binder to prevent his wife’s back from getting injured while performing her duties as an EMT-I. Today, we still have the same core focus of providing a safer way to lift™ for all fire and EMS personnel. Our products are manufactured right here in the USA by R&B manufacturing in Oakwood, Ohio. We are a family operated business that keeps our family values in the business environment. Give us a call, we’d love to chat. '

About Binder Lift:
The first Binder Lift was first created in 2012 by Dan Binder to prevent his wife’s back from getting injured while performing her duties as an EMT-I. Today, we still have the same core focus of providing a safer way to lift™ for all fire and EMS personnel. Our products are manufactured right here in the USA by R&B manufacturing in Oakwood, Ohio. We are a family operated business that keeps our family values in the business environment. Give us a call, we’d love to chat.

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