Brewer LiftMate

 Benefits

As the first Low/High mobile patient lift from The Brewer Company, Brewer LiftMate™ is a safety-enhancing, step-saving solution that helps prevent patient falls and assists patients on to and off of any standard exam table or elevated procedural surface quickly, easily and safely. It rolls through doorways, down hallways and works with any exam table - yes, even yours. What's more, a single device allows you to service multiple rooms. Get the upside of a power table without the downside of a power table price with the Brewer LiftMate Low/High Patient Lift.

Helps prevent patient falls
Improves clinical staff safety
Removes patient mobility barriers
Reduces capital investment
Mobile, maneuverable and easy to use

 "Lift with your finger, not your back."

 

PRODUCT BENEFITS

 
  • Works with any exam table — regardless of age or brand
  • Handheld controls — operate Brewer LiftMate from either side of the device
  • Battery operated — easily integrates into any exam room
  • 500-pound weight capacity — same as a standard exam table
  • Mobile and maneuverable — casters allow device to be moved in any direction on tile or carpet; fits through doorways and down hallways
  • Lightweight yet heavy-duty — sturdy construction that remains easy to move
  • Auto-lock rubber feet prevent device from moving while in use — convenient and secure
  • Three-year warranty, parts and labor — dependable for the long-run
 

Patient Safety

  • Smooth movement for enhanced patient security
  • Quiet actuators for patient comfort
  • Large platform with ample room for patient positioning
  • Easy access for walkers
  • Designed to prevent patient falls
 

Caregiver Benefits

  • Easy-to-use mobile device
  • Reduces need to assist patients onto exam tables
  • Protects employees from workplace hazards
 Views

Brewer LiftMate™ lifts up to 500 pounds and works at the foot or side of any exam table, bed or elevated procedural surface.

 

Brewer LiftMate reaches a height of 10 inches. That's 2 inches taller than your average table step!
Hand rails with grips help keep the patient safe and secure while Brewer LiftMate is in motion.
Intuitive hand pendant makes operating Brewer LiftMate easy, safe and efficient.
     
 
With a large platform and gradated step, a patient will be able to safely get on and off Brewer LiftMate.
Brewer LiftMate is solid and stable while in use. Casters will only engage when button is held down.
Emergency stops on either side are available if LiftMate motion continues after button is released.
 Models
  • #3000 - Brewer LiftMate Low/High Patient Lift
 Specifications

Advanced Safety

  • 500 lb (226 kg) weight capacity
  • Large non-slip platform surface
  • Two emergency stop buttons
  • Non-slip grab bars for patient stability and positioning
  • Four auto-lock rubber feet for stability
  • Four retractable swivel casters prevent rolling during use
  • Meets all UL standards for safety
  • Standard three-year warranty
 

Dimensions

  • Height: 38” – 47" (96.5 cm - 119.4 cm)
  • Depth (outer dimensions): 21.5" (54.6 cm)
  • Width (outer dimensions): 34.75" (88.3 cm)
  • Depth (platform): 18" (45.7 cm)
  • Width (platform): 21.5" (54.6 cm)
  • Width (between grab bars): 27.75" (70.5 cm)
 

Electrical

  • 115 VAC / 60 Hz
  • Current in: 6.0 amp max
  • Class II insulated
  • Safe, extra-low voltage actuators
 

Battery

  • Lead Acid Sealed Battery
  • 1.2 amp-hour capacity
  • Rechargeable
  • Light/Audible signal to indicate low battery charge
  • Replacement Part No.: 2102150
 

Certifications

All Brewer products conform to US and Canadian electrical and medical industry codes and regulations and meet or exceed industry requirements.

 Resources

Low and behold: There's High demand for Brewer LiftMate. Safe Patient Handling needs, guidelines and research are the inspiration for Brewer LiftMate – an affordable way to offer assistance to patients without sacrificing your budget. Let Brewer LiftMate be your trusted resource when it comes to trends, legislation and expert articles that matter to you. Check back often for the latest from the world of Safe Patient Handling.

 

SAFE PATIENT HANDLING STATISTICS

 

► Each manual lift carries a 75% risk of injury 1
► NIOSH recommends a 35-pound lift limit 2
► Average back injury results in five lost working days 3
► More than one-third of nurse back injuries due to patient handling 4
► More than one in three Americans are considered obese 5
► The number of obese Americans is expected to increase to 50% by 2030 6
► The 70-million-member Baby Boomer generation is now turning 65 7
► More than half the people over 65 have some form of disability 8
► Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese 9
► Life expectancy continues to trend upward 10

 

SOURCES:

1 William Charney, Back Injury Among Healthcare Workers
2 Waters T. (2007) When is it safe to manually lift a patient? American Journal of Nursing. Vol. 107(8): 53-59.
3 Siddharthan, Kris; Nelson, Audrey; Tiesman, Hope; Chen, FangFei. "Cost Effectiveness of a Multifaceted Program for Safe Patient Handling."
4 McAbee RR, Wilinson WE. Back Injuries and Registered Nurses. AAOHN J 1998;36: 106-12.
5 Center for Disease Control, 2011
6 Henry, Tanya Albers. "U.S. obesity rate projected to reach 50% by 2030," amednews.com (American Medical News). September 12, 2011
7 National Association of Baby Boomers
8 Health Research for Action, "From Hospital to Home: A Strategic Assessment of Eldercare in the San Francisco Bay Area."
9 Gallup Healthways Well-being Index 2009. (63.1%)
10 Anderson RN. United States life tables, 1998. National Vital Statistics Reports. 2001; 48:1-40.

 Floorplan

Protecting the well-being of nurses and patients is essential. Improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness is too. Overachieve while staying under budget with Safe Patient Handling options from The Brewer Company that help align your needs and resources.

Use the following charts as suggestions for determining which and how many Brewer LiftMates or Brewer Access High-Low Exam Tables are right for you.

 

Situation A: I want to improve my facility's Safe Patient Handling without a large capital investment.

Solution A: Keep your current exam tables and purchase one Brewer LiftMate for every two to four exam rooms or pods. It's an affordable way to reduce injury risk and increase comfort for patients and staff alike.

 

Situation B: We are upgrading our facility, including exam tables, but have to do so within a budget.

Solution B: Purchase and utilize one Brewer Access High-Low Exam Table for every four rooms. For the remaining rooms without power tables, utilize one Brewer LiftMate to reinvest in your current exam tables.

 

Situation C: We want to build a best-in-class facility for the utmost in safety and comfort for patients and caregivers.

Solution C: Purchase Brewer Access High-Low Exam Tables for every exam room. This is the most effective way to improve safety and comfort while optimizing workflow and efficiency.

 

 FAQ

 

How much weight can Brewer LiftMate lift?

The Brewer LiftMate lifts up to 500 pounds, which is the most common exam table weight capacity. The Brewer LiftMate is designed to be a portable and economical solution for healthcare practitiioners who do not want to purchase new power tables, but still want a safe way to lift patients with mobility issues. Patients over 500 pounds would be better served with a Brewer Access High-Low Exam Table.

What does the warranty cover?

The Brewer LiftMate comes with a standard three-year warranty, covering all parts and labor.

Can the Brewer LiftMate fit through doorways?

The Brewer LiftMate fits through standard door openings and down hallways.

Will larger patients easily fit onto the Brewer LiftMate?

Brewer LiftMate's robust design is intended to make patients as safe and as comfortable as possible when they interact with the device. The product is extremely durable with a large, slip-resistant platform.

How do I stop Brewer LiftMate's lift/lower movement?

The Brewer LiftMate is designed to operate only when the "Lift" or "Lower" buttons are activated. To pause Brewer LiftMate, simply release the "Lift" or "Lower" button. There are also emergency stop buttons on each side of the device.

Does the Brewer LiftMate run on electrical power or battery?

Both. The Brewer LiftMate operates on a rechargeable Lead Acid Sealed Battery. A low battery indicator light will let users know when a recharge is required. To charge the Brewer LiftMate, plug it into any standard electrical outlet.

How was lift/lower speed determined?

Patient feedback informed the lift/lower speed of the Brewer LiftMate. The result is a safe and secure ride.

Why doesn't the platform touch the floor in its lowest position?

As with all Brewer products, safety is our top focus in product design. To comply with UL requirements, Brewer LiftMate maintains a small safety clearance at the bottom of its range of motion. The platform features an angled lip to make stepping onto Brewer LiftMate even easier for patients.

Is the Brewer LiftMate the first product in a series of products?

The Brewer LiftMate is the first in a family of Low/High Patient Lifts designed to help you safely and affordably assist patients on and off exam tables.

Can I attach Brewer LiftMate to my table?

No. Mobility is a goal with the Brewer LiftMate. The product is designed to move from room to room, rather than being kept in one location. This will help improve your workflow and help you comply with Safe Patient Handling guidelines.

Why do you have to hold a button down to move the product?

To maintain the highest level of safety, the Brewer LiftMate is always in the locked position. This prevents unintentional movement of the product while lifting or lowering patients. To that end, simply push and hold the "Move" button to maneuver Brewer LiftMate.

Should I buy a Brewer LiftMate or a Brewer Access High-Low Exam Table?

Both, probably. The best solution is to have Brewer Access High-Low Exam Tables in every exam room, but this is not always possible. The Brewer LiftMate allows you to supplement rooms without power tables to improve Safe Patient Handling.

How many Brewer LiftMates should I purchase?

We recommend a minimum of one Brewer LiftMate for every two to four patient rooms without power tables. This number may vary depending upon your specialty and patient flow.

Where do I store the Brewer LiftMate?

The Brewer LiftMate could be stored in the same location you store your EKG machines or other mobile devices, or in the examination room – out of walkways or areas of congestion.

How do I clean the Brewer LiftMate?

The Brewer LiftMate is made of powder-coated steel, so we recommend using a cleaning and disinfecting wipe that does not contain chlorides. Bleach should not be used on the device.

How do patients use Brewer LiftMate?

With Brewer LiftMate positioned against an exam table or elevated procedural device, assist or simply direct the patient onto the platform. The patient should then use the grab bars to turn around; we recommend having patient face away from the table while the Brewer LiftMate is moving. Once at table-level, they can safely take a seat while holding onto the Brewer LiftMate rails for security. Each patient may have a method that works best for them. Full suggested protocol is demonstrated in the "How Brewer LiftMate Works" video.

"How Brewer LiftMate Works" >>

Should the Brewer LiftMate be moved out of the way while the patient is on the table?

This depends on the procedure being performed and the physician's personal preference. For instance, if the patient is on the table for a quick check-up, the Brewer LiftMate may not need to be moved. But if the patient is on the table for a GYN exam, the Brewer LiftMate may interfere with the use of the stirrups.

Do I push or pull the Brewer LiftMate?

That is up to the user. When pushing and holding the "Move" button, Brewer LiftMate can be pushed or pulled. Its casters will adapt to any movement.

Can the Brewer LiftMate be used by patients who are in a wheelchair?

Not at this time. The Brewer Access High-Low Exam Table should be used for wheelchair-bound patients.

Will the Brewer LiftMate work with all exam tables?

Yes, Brewer LiftMate is designed to work with all brands of exam tables on the market.