Established safe patient handling limits indicate the safe level of push force is 33 pounds for males and 22 pounds for females, for no more than five minutes per day.
GI staff routinely apply 50 to 115 pounds of force for ten minutes more per case.
Tamara James, Director of Ergonomics at Duke University, shares her story of how she was introduced to the risks for staff during colonoscopy.
Looping occurs in up to 90% of colonoscopies and is the reason why manual pressure and patient reposition by endoscopy staff is required.
ColoWrap is the first device specifically designed to mitigate looping - minimizing the manual pressure and reposition, and preventing staff injuries.
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