Air Suspension Biodegradable Patient Transport Pad

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Zhejiang University

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Critical Illness

Treatments

Device: transferred by air-suspending mattress
Device: transferred by bedsheet
Device: transferred by slide board

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03858374
2018PY011

Details and patient eligibility

About

On the one hand, transferring patient from bed to bed is usually handling by the manual lifting of several staffs or utilizing bedsheet, slide sheet , shovel-style stretcher or other devices to move and lift patients. Whatever, there are some advantages using these devices. On the other hand, nurses are among the professionals at the highest risk for musculoskeletal disorders. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has shown that overexertion in manual lifting was the main event or exposure leading to injury or illness involving time away from work. Excessive weights, awkward postures, and repetitive motions are some of the known risk factors that contribute to sprains/strains and back injuries. During the process of patient transferring , it refers to the above risk factors for health-care workers. It recommended that using appropriate assistive equipment can reduce the injuries. If staff is safe, patients are safer. The research team has designed and produced a new transport assistive devices-- biodegradable and air-suspending transfer mattress, which was precisely controlled by gas flow and based on ergonomics. And then apply it to the clinic in order to find whether it's benefit for patients and nursing staff. It is a randomized controlled trial design.

Full description

Research design:randomized controlled trials. Computer generated random numbers. The patients were randomly divided into three groups, ① transfer patients by air-suspending mattress, ② transfer patients by slide board, ③ transfer patients by bedsheets. Participants: passive patient with transports needs, such as CT/ MRI examination etc. The sample size estimation was according to the formula of multiple parallel design. The main outcome measure was the perceived exertion.

Enrollment

300 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

15+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Passive patient with transfer requirements, such as CT/ MRI examination , transfer from one department to another etc;Patients or their family signed an informed consent.

Exclusion criteria

The patients weighted over 150kg and have spine fracture ;age< 15 years old.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

300 participants in 3 patient groups

Experimental group
Experimental group
Description:
Patients in experimental group were transferred by air-suspending mattress.
Treatment:
Device: transferred by air-suspending mattress
control group 1
Active Comparator group
Description:
Patients in control group 1 were transferred by slide board.
Treatment:
Device: transferred by slide board
control group 2
Active Comparator group
Description:
Patients in control group 2 were transferred by bedsheet.
Treatment:
Device: transferred by bedsheet

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