KlipWeb is designed to lift patients in emergency and non-emergency settings. Non-Ambulatory patients found on the floor are difficult to lift and is the cause of many back injuries.
KlipWebis designed to place a webbing sling beneath the patient and attach a lifting harness that utilizes the legs to lift. Lifting properly with the legs also allows for fewer people to lift and the ability to lift larger patients. This is especially important when the patient is found in a small area that does not allow for additional lifters. With some training,KlipWebcan be used to lift a patient with the legs to a height at which a medicalcotcan be placed beneath the patient for transfer. KlipWeb can also be used to lift a patient from the floor to a bed or a chair.
KlipWeb consists of two shoulder harnesses with adjustable straps and two carabiners for connection to a webbing sling.
When a patient is found in a position in need of lifting, evaluate the need forKlipWeb. For heavy patients, patients that are found in a tight location, or if you simply want to reduce the risk of back problems from lifting you should useKlipWeb.
The kit has twoKlipWebharnesses and one webbing sling.
To don the harness, remove it from the bag lifting the harness by the connected cross piece. Lifting this way allows for proper, more efficient placement on the shoulders. Put arms through the holes with the connected cross piece placed over the head coming to rest on the back.
Then prepare for the placement of the webbing sling beneath the patient. Patients must be properly evaluated for the need for an emergency move or non-emergency move. Then the patient must be cleared of back and cervical spine injuries. Lifters must take care not to injure the patient when moving them. When the patient is cleared to move,the first lifter will log roll the patient toward them and thesecond lifterwill place the webbing sling beneath the patient. When the webbing sling is placed, the second lifter will log roll the patient to their side to complete the placement of the webbing sling. Proper placement usually is just beneath the hips, reaching up to the shoulder with equal webbing on each side of the patient.
Connecting the Harness to the Webbing Sling
With at least one lifter on each side of the patient, bend the knees and hook the carabiners at the best locations on the webbing to lift the patient. Two straps at the lower part of the harness can be adjusted by pressing the clamp to release the straps to reach the best attachment location.
Adjust the straps so they are tight and the lifters are at their lowest possible lifting point.
Lifting the Patient
When both lifters are ready for the lift, have one lifter call a count for a proper and equal lift. With the lifter’s back straight, squat as near the patient as possible, relying on the legs to lift.
The hands can be used for stabilizing the patient while the legs are used for lifting. Also, take care to lift and protect the head and neck as the sling tightens around the patient. Many times-this will achieve a height that will allow for placement of an ambulance cot in its lowest position. If additional height is necessary, the lifter's back will be in a safe lifting position and the arms can be employed for additional lift.
Recovering the Webbing Sling
Once the patient is in their final position, confirm the patient is safe and disconnect the carabiners. If possible and there is time, log roll the patient to recover the webbing sling.
Doffing the Shoulder Harness
Lift the harness from the shoulders, grab the connected cross piece, lowering it into the bag for more efficient deployment on the next lift.
Webbing Sling Care and Storage
The webbing sling should be cleaned following possible contamination after lifting a patient. This can be done with soap and water and allowed to dry. Do not hang in the sunlight to dry.