Supporting your safe patient handling and fall prevention programs with clinically sound toilet transfer solutions

Clinical Applications


LiftSeat® wheels easily from room to room and bedside to bathroom to meet a wide range of your facility’s clinical needs.

LiftSeat® toilet transfer solutions increase caregiver and patient safety by reducing the risk of falls and eliminating the need to lift patients in a wide range of clinical applications. Many patients cannot be assisted with toileting through traditional sling-based lifting equipment due to their condition or injury. In addition, the cost of tracking these lifts into facility bathrooms limit their usefulness for toileting.

LiftSeat® offers a safe and practical solution for:

  • Orthopedic Recovery and Rehabilitation
  • Surgical Intensive Care Units
  • Medical Intensive Care Units
  • Med-Surg Departments
  • Obstetrics Departments
  • Geriatrics Departments
  • Sub-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Home After-Care Programs

Clinical Library

We have compiled the following clinical resources to help you learn more about safe patient handling and fall prevention programs and how LiftSeat® toilet transfer solutions support these critical healthcare initiatives.

Identifying a Return on Investment (ROI) by Introducing the LiftSeat Toilet Transfer Solution into a Falls Prevention and/or Safe Patient Handling Program
by Heather M. Monaghan, MHSc, RN, president of Visioning HealthCare and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Safe Patient Handling & Movement (SPHM)

Establishing the Link Between Musculoskeletal Injuries to Healthcare Staff when Performing Patient Toilet Transfers and the Associated Cost
by Heather M. Monaghan, MHSc, RN, president of Visioning HealthCare and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Safe Patient Handling & Movement (SPHM)

Toileting and Fall Risk in Acute Care
by Rein Tideiksaar, PhD, FallPrevent LLC

Ergonomic Evaluation of the LiftSeat® Patient Handling Technology to Facilitate Toileting Tasks
by John Lloyd, PhD, CPE

Clinical Guidance on the Utilization of LiftSeat in the Prevention of Toileting-Related Falls in Long-Term Care Facilities
by Rein Tideiksaar, PhD, FallPrevent LLC

Toilet DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Used to Prevent Falls and Injuries

NAON Orthopaedic Algorithms for Vertical Transfer of a Post-Operative Total Hip Replacement Patient
from Safe Patient Handling in Orthopaedic Nursing, Supplement to Volume 28 / Number 2 March/April 2009

We also are constantly on the lookout for clinical resources that can help you develop or fine-tune your elimination-related safe patient handling and fall prevention practices. If you have a resource that you think your colleagues might find of value, please contact us.