- Helps prevent patient falls
- Improves clinical staff safety
- Removes patient mobility barriers
- Reduces capital investment
- Mobile, maneuverable and easy to use
As the first Low/High mobile patient lift from The Brewer Company, Brewer LiftMate™ is a safety-enhancing, step-saving solution that helps prevent patient falls and assists patients on to and off of any standard exam table or elevated procedural surface quickly, easily and safely. It rolls through doorways, down hallways and works with any exam table – yes, even yours. What’s more, a single device allows you to service multiple rooms. Get the upside of a power table without the downside of a power table price with the Brewer LiftMate Low/High Patient Lift.
“Lift with your finger, not your back.”
Works with any exam table — regardless of age or brand
Handheld controls — operate Brewer LiftMate from either side of the device
Battery operated — easily integrates into any exam room
500-pound weight capacity — same as a standard exam table
Mobile and maneuverable — casters allow device to be moved in any direction on tile or carpet; fits through doorways and down hallways
Lightweight yet heavy-duty — sturdy construction that remains easy to move
Auto-lock rubber feet prevent device from moving while in use — convenient and secure
Three-year warranty, parts and labor — dependable for the long-run
All Brewer products conform to US and Canadian electrical and medical industry codes and regulations and meet or exceed industry requirements.
SAFE PATIENT HANDLING STATISTICS
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5 Center for Disease Control, 2011
6 Henry, Tanya Albers. “U.S. obesity rate projected to reach 50% by 2030,” amednews.com (American Medical News). September 12, 2011
7 National Association of Baby Boomers
8 Health Research for Action, “From Hospital to Home: A Strategic Assessment of Eldercare in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
9 Gallup Healthways Well-being Index 2009. (63.1%)
10 Anderson RN. United States life tables, 1998. National Vital Statistics Reports. 2001; 48:1-40.
The Brewer LiftMate lifts up to 500 pounds, which is the most common exam table weight capacity. The Brewer LiftMate is designed to be a portable and economical solution for healthcare practitiioners who do not want to purchase new power tables, but still want a safe way to lift patients with mobility issues. Patients over 500 pounds would be better served with a Brewer Access High-Low Exam Table.
The Brewer LiftMate comes with a standard three-year warranty, covering all parts and labor.
The Brewer LiftMate fits through standard door openings and down hallways.
Brewer LiftMate’s robust design is intended to make patients as safe and as comfortable as possible when they interact with the device. The product is extremely durable with a large, slip-resistant platform.
The Brewer LiftMate is designed to operate only when the “Lift” or “Lower” buttons are activated. To pause Brewer LiftMate, simply release the “Lift” or “Lower” button. There are also emergency stop buttons on each side of the device.
Both. The Brewer LiftMate operates on a rechargeable Lead Acid Sealed Battery. A low battery indicator light will let users know when a recharge is required. To charge the Brewer LiftMate, plug it into any standard electrical outlet.
Patient feedback informed the lift/lower speed of the Brewer LiftMate. The result is a safe and secure ride.
As with all Brewer products, safety is our top focus in product design. To comply with UL requirements, Brewer LiftMate maintains a small safety clearance at the bottom of its range of motion. The platform features an angled lip to make stepping onto Brewer LiftMate even easier for patients.
The Brewer LiftMate is the first in a family of Low/High Patient Lifts designed to help you safely and affordably assist patients on and off exam tables.
No. Mobility is a goal with the Brewer LiftMate. The product is designed to move from room to room, rather than being kept in one location. This will help improve your workflow and help you comply with Safe Patient Handling guidelines.
To maintain the highest level of safety, the Brewer LiftMate is always in the locked position. This prevents unintentional movement of the product while lifting or lowering patients. To that end, simply push and hold the “Move” button to maneuver Brewer LiftMate.
Both, probably. The best solution is to have Brewer Access High-Low Exam Tables in every exam room, but this is not always possible. The Brewer LiftMate allows you to supplement rooms without power tables to improve Safe Patient Handling.
We recommend a minimum of one Brewer LiftMate for every two to four patient rooms without power tables. This number may vary depending upon your specialty and patient flow.
The Brewer LiftMate could be stored in the same location you store your EKG machines or other mobile devices, or in the examination room – out of walkways or areas of congestion.
The Brewer LiftMate is made of powder-coated steel, so we recommend using a cleaning and disinfecting wipe that does not contain chlorides. Bleach should not be used on the device.
With Brewer LiftMate positioned against an exam table or elevated procedural device, assist or simply direct the patient onto the platform. The patient should then use the grab bars to turn around; we recommend having patient face away from the table while the Brewer LiftMate is moving. Once at table-level, they can safely take a seat while holding onto the Brewer LiftMate rails for security. Each patient may have a method that works best for them. Full suggested protocol is demonstrated in the “How Brewer LiftMate Works” video.
This depends on the procedure being performed and the physician’s personal preference. For instance, if the patient is on the table for a quick check-up, the Brewer LiftMate may not need to be moved. But if the patient is on the table for a GYN exam, the Brewer LiftMate may interfere with the use of the stirrups.
That is up to the user. When pushing and holding the “Move” button, Brewer LiftMate can be pushed or pulled. Its casters will adapt to any movement.
Not at this time. The Brewer Access High-Low Exam Table should be used for wheelchair-bound patients.
Yes, Brewer LiftMate is designed to work with all brands of exam tables on the market.