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Back injuries are a common occurrence. There are many situations throughout the day where a patient, someone at home needing care or an old person wants to change their position with the help of a caregiver.
The stress load to the caregiver as well as the patient can be decreased by using an aid. An aid that reduces the frictional resistance, for example, can make the patient’s movements easier and reduce the caregiver’s stress load.
The patient is able to manage activities of daily life with the use of the aid. This not only results in an improved quality of life and therefore better mental health, but from a nursing aspect it also results in an activation, which leads to a better utilization of the patient’s resources, preserving his or her mobility and preventing bedsores.
We’ll be happy to advise you on how to prevent back injuries with active measures and strategies. Based on insights of modern occupational medicine, people working in caregiving jobs are subjected to heavy, work-related physical stress.