The Swivel was developed by Rick Carbaugh after his frustration with products on the market he purchased to aid in transferring his invalid wife who suffered from MS. Rick estimates that he moved her 40 to 50 times per day.
That’s what it boils down too, lifting and twisting. Eliminate these two actions and you eliminate injuries to patients in the transfer process. It is easy to eliminate lifting, just use a portable transfer plate to reduce 90% of the
The need for patients to transfer is constant and often immediate. This puts a large strain on the nursing profession. Nurses are not taught leverage techniques used by industry to move large, heavy bulky loads so they are often injured.