HOW TO REDUCE LOW BACK PAIN IN NURSES ? DISCOVER THE IBO INFLATABLE BOARD !
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08/04/2022

HOW TO REDUCE LOW BACK PAIN IN NURSES ? DISCOVER THE IBO INFLATABLE BOARD !

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47% of nursing staff suffer from back pain.

Musculoskeletal disorders remain the most common occupational disease for nurses in the European Union (EU).

Main conclusions and recommendations:

  • Patient transfer is the leading cause of low back pain in nurses. The increase in the number of daily patient transfers increases the risk of back injury for both hospital and home care staff.
  • NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, USA) recommends that the maximum pressure force exerted on the lower back during work should not exceed 3,400 N. Biomechanical studies show that this safety limit is exceeded in many cases, including situations where healthcare workers attempt to manually lift, reposition, rotate or move the patient and in situations where they work with a bent or twisted back.
  • Moving and lifting patients is an integral part of the daily work of many healthcare professionals in the EU, for example for elderly, obese or disabled patients, but good technique and the systematic use of assistive devices can partially reduce the excessive risk.

 

The inflatable board IBO is the perfect tool for transferring patients in a safe and controlled manner. A clear ergonomic improvement in hospital care. The IBO is guaranteed for at least 50 applications. The counter gives the possibility to follow the frequency of use of the IBO by means of LED lights.

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What do our users say about the IBO?

  • 100% say it is easy to inflate the IBO with the Hummingbird (an air gun designed specifically for medical professionals).
  • 90% confirm the need for minimal force to tip the patient with the IBO.
  • 97% would have needed 3 or more nurses to tip the same patient without the IBO.
  • 100% found the hygiene of the IBO good or acceptable.
  • 95% would recommend this product to their colleagues!

 

“You should lie on it yourself. It’s like sliding into a dream.“

 “There are weight limits for suitcases and bags of cement (25 kg maximum), but there are no regulations for nurses to tip patients weighing 100 kg or more.

How to use the IBO inflatable board ?