New “Hot Topics” for Safe Lifting

June 26, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Franklin, MA – June 26, 2007 – Liko North America, sponsor of the healthcare industry’s “Safe Lifting Environment” campaign, today announced the launch of a new “Hot Topics” section of the popular Web-based Safe Lifting Portal. The Liko-sponsored portal is designed to function as a clearinghouse for injury prevention information, presentation aids, educational resources, and links to related web sites. The new Hot Topics section resides on and is designed to provide nurses and safe lifting committee members with a single-click overview of resources and background information on topics of concern to them. Among the initial topics covered are bariatrics and lifting solutions for rehabilitation professionals. Other topics will be added based on user feedback.

With the advent of legislation in several states aimed at reducing caregiver injuries, information sharing has become a key priority among members of safe lifting committees. From its inception in 2006, one of the main objectives of has been to provide timely information exchange among the various healthcare constituencies involved in injury prevention, ranging from managers and administrators to nurses, caregivers, safety managers, and ancillary groups such as legislators, risk management firms, and healthcare insurance providers.

Other sections of the Safe Lifting Portal cover topics such as deploying a program, achieving buy-in from caregivers, and calculating projected savings using an interactive return-on-investment calculator.

Liko is one of the world’s leading suppliers of patient lift and transfer solutions. The company’s products include mobile lifts, overhead ceiling mounted systems, and a variety of injury prevention solutions. For more information on Liko’s sponsorship of the Safe Lifting Portal, contact Liko North America, 122 Grove Street, Franklin, MA 02038; telephone (888) 545-6671 or (508) 553-3993; fax (508) 528-6642; or visit the Liko website at