At Angel, we’ve pioneered a process called Total Injury Prevention Solutions (TIPS for short) that takes the guesswork out of purchasing patient handling equipment. We break the process into a series of clear and practical steps, saving you time and headaches (and ensuring your ceiling lifts never become dust collectors.)
TIPS is the culmination of a decade of patient handling research, client experience and ceiling lift expertise. Using input from institutional clients across North America, we designed TIPS to optimize ceiling lift utilization and ensure you get the best value for your dollar.
TIPS involves a thorough needs analysis of your facility, patients and staff based on interviews, surveys, injury statistics and a range of other factors. By including this feedback, we ensure your ceiling lift meets the functional needs of health care professionals as well as the comfort needs of patients.
Based on this information, our injury prevention experts make recommendations for the most suitable ceiling lift systems and slings, as well as additional assistive devices. We also recommend options for ongoing and specialized education, troubleshooting and follow-up to ensure optimum usage of your ceiling lift systems well into the future.
Optimize lift usage
We know that ceiling lifts reduce injuries, but if the equipment isn’t utilized effectively, the preventative benefits are lost. Angel has identified the major barriers to lift usage and has designed the TIPS process to ensure that proper planning, assessment and support is incorporated from the get go, so you get maximum utilization of your patient handling equipment well into the future.
Reduce patient risk
Manual lifting often leads to risks of falls, skin tears and bruising for the patient. Using ceiling lifts can reduce that risk by providing a more stable and secure platform for moving the patient.
Furthermore, patients feel safer when using a ceiling lift, which is better for everyone.
Get the right equipment
Most service providers say they have the right answers. We think it’s better to focus on helping you ask the right questions.
That’s what TIPS is all about. We’ve organized the decision-making criteria into a simple, step-by-step process to help make your job easier. Our injury prevention experts will guide you through each step, so you can make decisions based on staff and patient needs, not guesswork.
- Review our ceiling lifts systems and sling options.
- View specific questions posed by our clients, health care and injury prevention professionals.
- Subscribe to our Blog to stay up on what’s new in the world of patient handling.
- Scan the latest research on ceiling lift systems.
If you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help.