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Global Patient Handling Equipment Market to Gain Momentum from Rising Demand for Better Comfort for Patients

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Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/02/2015 -- The healthcare staff in nursing homes and hospitals often suffers from work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Shoulder strains and back injuries are common among the nursing staff and make for the primary reasons behind their debilitating health conditions. While the healthcare staff may come across several incidents on a daily basis that may cause them injury, handling patients while transferring or repositioning them from beds to stretchers are a common time when healthcare personnel is most vulnerable to encountering a musculoskeletal injury. The implementation of scientific lifting methods is thus necessary for the wellbeing and comfort of the nursing staff and patients alike.

Implementation of proper lifting methods will help in reducing the incidence of work-related injuries and associated costs. The healthcare industry at present is accustomed with patient handling techniques such as manual transfer methods and using small or large patient handling aids. The introduction of the latest patient handling equipment is expected to reduce the physical burden that the nursing staff has to go through during patient handling.

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Hospitals Increasingly Demanding Patient Handling Equipment to Reduce Stress on Patients

The global patient handling equipment market is segmented on the basis of five criteria, including product type, end users, accessories, type of care, and regional distribution. Based on product types, the market can be classified into scooters, wheelchairs, bathroom safety supplies, medical beds, non-mechanical equipment, mechanical equipment, and ambulatory aids and accessories. Of these, medical beds are highly demanded in the healthcare industry. The latest models of medical beds allow safe and easy transfer of patients within hospitals.

The different types of patient handling accessories available in the market include stretcher accessories, evacuation accessories, transfer accessories, and hospital bed accessories. Based on end user, the global market for patient handling equipment can be segmented into hospitals and homes and elderly care. The use of patient handling equipment has significantly increased in hospitals and nursing homes in the last couple of years, however, these institutions have to incur a significant cost to buy these products and accessories in bulk. Whilst, for many institutions, this may appear as a hindrance, on the whole, the healthcare industry has increased its expenditure on patient handling equipment to reduce stress on patients, particularly elderly patients.

Based on care type, the patient handling equipment market is segmented into critical care, bariatric care, fall prevention, and wound care. Due to the increasing number of hospital admission of geriatric patients, the critical care segment leads the patient handling equipment in terms of care type.

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Increasing Demand for At-home Healthcare Services to Boost Patient Healthcare Equipment Market

Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World are the key regional segments of the global patient handling equipment market. Of these, Europe holds the largest share of the market, while North America has been exhibiting an impressive rise in demand for patient handling equipment over the last few years.

According to the findings of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, approximately 12 million individuals in the U.S. got at-home care from 33,000 healthcare service providers in 2010. Such high demand for at-home healthcare services will in turn augment the demand for patient handling equipment. Furthermore, the growing number of nursing homes and hospitals in the emerging nations in Asia Pacific will also fuel demand from the global patient handling equipment market.

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