Why the MediGlide Patient Transfer Board Is Better Than Other Brands

They call it the ‘Gold Standard’ for a reason. The MediGlide Patient Transfer Board combines lateral transfer and infection control – the best of both worlds – to create a positive patient experience.

While other transfer boards have been the go-to products for years, they pale in comparison to the MediGlide Patient Transfer Board.

Here are the top seven reasons why you should choose the MediGlide Patient Transfer Board over other transfer board brands:

1. Improved caregiver safety

The lateral transfer feature of the MediGlide forgoes the need for lifting, drastically reducing the number of back injuries among nurses and other medical staff handling their patients. Its unique ‘conveyor belt’ action carries the patient from surface to surface, powered only by a gentle push.

2. A smooth ride

With no metal rollers, patients comfortably ride on a soft foam core surface. This eliminates the chance for skin tears, injury, bruising and agitation that often comes with transfers on slide sheets and plastic boards. With the MediGlide, patients also won’t be disturbed by any noise associated with airflow systems.

3. Heat-sealed, not stitched

Covers stitched with needle and thread are often unreliable and encourage rapid bacteria growth. The MediGlide’s heat-sealed welded seam covers are more durable, which extends the product life cycle and reduces the need for replacements.

4. Anti-microbial gold fabric

The MediGlide’s Ultra-fresh® anti-microbial additive controls the growth of odour and stain-causing bacteria, mould and mildew. This keeps the gold fabric fresh, hygienic and odour-free.

5. Infused silver ions

The plastic handles of the MediGlide aren’t just sleek and easy to use. They slowly release silver ions with the help of Biomaster® anti-microbial additive to safely inhibit bacterial growth.

6. Sanitary? Very!

The MediGlide’s moulded soft inner core meets the following ASTM fungus, mildew and bacteria resistance specifications: C1338, G-21 and G-22.

7. The affordable choice

Lastly – and perhaps most importantly – the MediGlide Patient Transfer Board is priced fairly in comparison to similar technologies. You can purchase a MediGlide for every room in your facility at a fraction of the cost of mechanical devices and airflow mattresses.

More reasons to love the MediGlide Patient Transfer Board

Patient transfer is now easier and safer than ever with the MediGlide Transfer Board.

Safe
Low Friction: reduces
caregiver injuries

Soft
Comfort:
no metal rollers

Clean
Heat-Sealed:
anti-microbial silver ions

MediGlide Patient Transfer Boards are manufactured and designed so that staff do not have to use extra effort, making their jobs easier and safer. All covers, plastic handles and inner core use state-of-the-art anti-microbial technologies.

  • Heat-sealed cover (no stitching)
  • Smooth, anti-microbial handles
  • Anti-static cover
  • Can also be used in Fowler positions
  • Molded plastic handles
  • Heavy duty use
  • MRI compatible
  • Anti-microbial core and cover
  • Three-year warranty

Designed to fit a variety of applications

MediGlide is available in five different sizes to suit specific department and staff needs:

68” x 19”, Foldable

Applications: to and from bed, stretcher, x-ray table

Recommendations: one for each eight inpatient beds and eight ICU beds, one for each x-ray room and morgue

Departments: emergency department, ICU, imaging, birthing, inpatient floor, long-term care, home care, ultrasound, morgue

68” x 19”

Applications: to and from bariatric bed and stretcher

Recommendations: one for each bariatric suite

Departments: emergency department, ICU, imaging, inpatient floor, long-term care, homecare

34” x 19”

Applications: to and from bed, stretcher and operating room table

Recommendations: one for each birthing area bed (if short board is preferred)

Departments: birthing unit

48” x 15”

Applications: to and from operating room table

Recommendations: one for each operating room

Departments: operating room

30” x 15”

Applications: to and from operating room table

Recommendations: one for each operating room

Departments: operating room

Ready to make the switch?

Being in the medical equipment business since 1981, Meditek has seen many lateral patient transfer devices come and go. We’ve also watched them evolve into what they are now.

There are numerous transfer device options on the current market. However, having tested multiple brands over the decades, the MediGlide Patient Transfer Board is the best option when it comes to affordability and safety.

If you’re ready to learn more about the MediGlide Patient Transfer Board, contact Meditek! We would be happy to provide a demo or quote.

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