NEW! Reduce Your Risk Of Injury During Lateral Patient Transfers

Comprehensive Nose To Toes™ pre-op prepping

Patient flora is the #1 cause of SSI and it’s not limited to the skin. On the morning of surgery, prep your patients with the Nose To Toes system to help reduce the risk of infection from the nares, oral cavity and the skin.1-3 This comprehensive system can be used as part of your preoperative infection prevention strategy.

Standardize early prepping – Minimize delayed surgeries

Early prepping can begin on the night or nights before surgery, depending on hospital protocol. In Pre-op Holding, the Nose To Toes system can help standardize your approach for maximum efficiency and less surgical delays due to process variation. The system includes:

  • Sage 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Patient Preoperative Skin Preparation Cloths
  • Sage Ultra-Soft Toothbrush with 3M™ Peridex™ 0.12% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse in a single dose bottle
  • 3M™ Skin and Nasal Antiseptic (Povidone- Iodine Solution 5% w/w (0.5% available iodine) USP) Patient Preoperative Skin Preparation in a single dose bottle

Proven SSI prevention

A March 2015 study, published in JAMA Surgery demonstrated a greater than 50% decrease in SSI rate in patients undergoing orthopedic implant surgery after implementation of a preoperative decontamination protocol featuring chlorhexidine washcloths, intranasal povidone-iodine solution and oral rinse.


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Safely and Easily Transfer Patients

Liftaem uses a cushion of air to allow patients of all sizes to be moved laterally from one surface to another with significantly less pulling and without the need for lifting. It is designed to remain with the patient and provide transfer assistance throughout a hospital stay. When used in conjunction with an evidence-based protocol, the Liftaem System can help reduce injuries and eliminate potential costs to healthcare systems.

REFERENCE: 1. Testing conducted by Sage Products LLC, data on file.

Liftaem Mat

  • Poly-coated nylon surface – easily to identify soil and clean
  • Disposable (single patient use) – lowers the risk of cross-contamination
  • Latex-free – reduces the risk of allergic reaction
  • Radiolucent – acceptable for use in MRI, X-Ray, CT Scan and Ultrasounds
  • 1,000 lb weight limit – accommodates a majority of patients

Liftaem Mat

  • Poly-coated nylon surface—easy to identify soil and clean
  • Disposable (single patient use)—lowers the risk of cross-contamination
  • Latex-free—reduces the risk of allergic reaction
  • Radiolucent—acceptable for use in MRI, X-Ray, CT Scan and Ultrasounds
  • 1,000 lb weight limit—accommodates a majority of patients

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What the Experts Say

What the Experts Say – Lateral Transfers: Potential for Staff Injury (PDF)

Clinical Support

Click for a complete listing of clinical evidence to support your healthcare worker injury prevention efforts.