Momentum Builds for Pro Bono 'Safe Lifting Environment' Campaign
Liko's development and sponsorship of the Safe Lifting Environment campaign is designed to raise public and workplace consciousness about preventing injuries through safer patient handling. Currently, more than 500 hospitals and long-term care facilities have requested Starter Kits and are in various stages of evaluating or deploying the campaign.
The campaign materials are provided to health care facilities free of charge for use on Web sites, on facility doors and windows, in individual units, and for use in advertising, newsletters and related communications activities.
Liko?s sponsorship was prompted by requests from several hospitals that were experiencing high rates of caregiver injuries despite having purchased lifts and training personnel.
Campaign elements, including a "flash" animation for Web sites, graphic elements and suggestions for common usage, are available from a special download site and starter kits can be ordered from the site as well.
Visit www.safeliftingenvironment.com and www.liko.com.
This article originally appeared in the April 2006 issue of HME Business.