The Elk lifting cushion is an emergency patient lifting cushion, which has been designed to provide a dignified lift, for user’s in a medical environment that may have fallen.
The lifting cushion is designed with the healthcare professional in mind, to protect them from the risk of back injury when lifting. It is for single handed use and the fallen user can quickly and safely be lifted from the floor, from the touch of a button.
It’s the ideal lifting solution for any patient who has fallen in a confined space, such as hospital bathrooms and hallways. The fallen – and possibly injured – user can shuffle on to the Elk cushion and then be assisted to sit upright by a carer. Once inflated the cushion enables the user to settle in a comfortable raised seated position and allows them ready to stand up within minutes.
It is ideal for medical professionals who provide support in lifting patients in pressurised environment. It is suitable for injured and non-injured individuals, including, patients with neurological disorders such as epilepsy, dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. For individuals with physical disabilities such as limited mobility or amputees. For the elderly – 30% of adults over 65 will fall at least once a year , this rises to 50% in the over 80s. For plus size or bariatric patients who face daily mobility challenges and will often find it difficult to get back on their feet when they fall – even though they are uninjured.
- One size fits all – The Elk can lift the most fragile person up to plus size individuals weighing 450kg – 70stone.
- Its unique design means it can be used inside or outside, specifically beneficial in small spaces such as bedrooms, bathrooms or hallways.
- The Elk if inflated using a battery operated Airflow compressor.
|Maximum User Weight:||450kg (70 stone)|
|Deflated Folded Dimensions:||62cm x 26cm x 11.5cm|