Healthcare Equipment Movers, Wheelchair
Definition : Electrically (usually battery) powered equipment designed to be attached to (i.e., hitching) wheelchairs to facilitate moving them inside a healthcare facility. These movers typically consist of a supporting metal structure, an electric motor, and a battery; the mover is attached to the frame of the wheelchair, permitting it to be lifted to a position slightly above the floor during transportation. The movers include mechanisms and controls that allow wheelchairs to be towed along hospital corridors, in rooms, and lifts, with rotations of at least 180 degrees; they also include controllers for speed and rotation. Healthcare wheelchair movers are intended to move standard or bariatric wheelchairs typically with the patient seated in them; they facilitate safer in-hospital transport for patients, reducing operator effort.
Entry Terms : "Wheelchair Movers, Powered"
UMDC code : 24867