HoverTech international is the world leader in air-assisted safe patient handling. Our complete portfolio of patient transfer, repostitioning, and handling products reduces caregiver injury, while increasing patient comfort and safety. We are committed to providing innovative solutions to meet your safe patient handling needs.
HoverTech Mission Statement:
HoverTech International’s mission is to meet the need for patient transfer and repositioning solutions with innovation, compassion, reliable service, and quality products that deliver significant savings to the customer.
HoverTech Vision Statement:
HoverTech International will be synonymous with quality, safe and easy-to-use patient transfer and repositioning systems for the world’s healthcare market. These systems will revolutionize the way the healthcare industry addresses patient transfer and repositioning, resulting in a safer environment for both the caregiver and the patient. We will satisfy the emotional needs of the patient as well as the physical needs of the task at hand, always focusing on patient advocacy, client education and healthcare consultation.
The HoverMatt Air Transfer System is the number one choice of hospitals for lateral patient transfers and patient repositioning.
With this revolutionary HoverMatt Air Transfer System, the mattress – and the patient – float on a cushion of air, so caregivers can safely transfer patients without lifting or straining. By virtually eliminating the injuries related to lateral transfers and repositioning, the HoverMatt Air Transfer System significantly helps to improve staff retention, while meeting legislative guidelines for safe patient handling. (Patent No.US 6073291)
This inflatable transfer mattress works just like the reusable HoverMatt air transfer system; the mattress – and the patient- float on a cushion of air. Caregivers can safely transfer patients without lifting or straining. By virtually eliminating injuries related to lateral transfers and repositioning, the Single-Patient Use HoverMatt helps improve staff retention while significantly reducing the possibility of cross contamination and the need for outside laundering.
The HoverMatt Half-Matt, a shorter version of our original transfer mattress, is ideal for use during cystoscopy, labor and delivery and other gynecological or urological procedures. The extra length of a standard HoverMatt transfer mattress could get in the way, but at 45″ long, the HoverMatt Half-Matt ends right below the buttocks and is effective but unobtrusive. (Patent No. US 6073291)
The HoverMatt Split-Leg Matt is a specialty transfer mattress designed for use in the lithotomy position or on surgical tables when the split-leg plates are employed. The HoverMatt Split-Leg Matt has a patented design that allows the bottom half of the transfer mattress to be sealed into two individual segments, or “legs.” This keeps the HoverMatt from getting in the way during procedures performed in these positions. (Patent Nos. US 7266852, 7406723)
Recognized as the industry standard for safe patient lifting, the HoverJack Air Patient Lift allows caregivers to safely lift patients who have fallen without gathering a lift team. The HoverJack consists of four chambers that are inflated sequentially to lift patients from the floor to bed or stretcher height in a supine position, maximizing patient comfort and minimizing the risk of injury to both patient and caregivers.
The Evacuation HoverJack is HoverTech’s new specialty device for emergency stairwell evacuations. The Evacuation HoverJack is designed for patients who cannot be evacuated using a bed mattress, making it ideal for the O.R. and patients on specialty air mattresses. In the event of an emergency, the Evacuation HoverJack device is inflated to bed or stretcher height so that the patient can be laterally transferred onto it. The specially designed safety straps and foot-end pouch hold the patient securely, while the Teflon-coated bottom surface allows for easy transport to the nearest stairwell. The upper chambers can then be deflated for descent, as the attending caregivers slide the Evacuation HoverJack and patient down the stairs to safety.
And once the HoverJack lift is inflated, the HoverMatt air transfer mattress can be used with the same air supply unit for safe and easy lateral patient transfer to a bed or stretcher.
Reduce costs and streamline patient handling processes with the HoverSling Transfer & Lift Device – an air-assisted lateral transfer mattress and vertical lift sling in one. Now lateral transfers, vertical lifts, turning and repositioning can be performed with one Single-Patient Use device that can stay with the patient throughout the continuum of care. During lateral transfers, boosting, and turning, the HoverSling offers all the benefits of a HoverMatt, protecting staff from injuries related to these tasks while maintaining the highest level of patient safety and comfort. When used as a lift sling, the HoverSling greatly reduces the possibility of roping by cradling the patient’s limbs evenly and securely. (Patent Nos. US 7266852, 7406723, 8566977)
Completely redesigned for both efficiency and cost-effectiveness, our air supply regulator now offers six airflow options in one convenient piece of equipment. HoverTech’s HT-AIR allows you to safely transfer, lift and position patients with the addition of a variable speed option that offers four slower speeds for use with the HoverApps positioning devices. (Patent No. US D644913)
HoverMatt Universal Cart
Accessing safe patient handling equipment is faster and easier when the HoverMatt transfer mattress, Air Supply and accessories are conveniently stored in the in the HoverMatt Universal Cart. This wheeled cart is designed to hold any HoverTech Air Supply model and one box of Single-Patient Use HoverMatts or several reusable HoverMatts. The streamlined construction provides a sturdy design while making it easier to clean for optimal infection control.
The HoverJack Cart is a rolling storage system that makes sure caregivers are prepared to respond with the right equipment in the event of a patient fall. With a standard size top basket and larger bottom basket, this cart holds the HoverJack air patient lift, Air Supply and a HoverMatt transfer mattress. Keeping all vital components together in the HoverJack Cart will ensure that your safe patient handling equipment can be located easily and rolled quickly to the sight of the fall.
The Disposable Sheet can be placed on top of the HoverMatt to add extra protection. It features an absorbent top and impervious underside material, and is electronically weakened down the center to allow for easy removal. The Disposable Sheet may be used with the HoverMatt transfer mattress in any patient care department to keep it clean, and is especially applicable in the ER, OR and during any procedure that results in excessive bodily fluids.
The Reusable Sheet provides an extra layer of protection when placed on top of and connected to the HoverMatt® transfer mattress. Constructed of nylon twill, the Reusable Sheet can be laundered if heavily soiled.
HELP – Empowering Healthcare Facilities Through Customized, Facility-Owned Safe Patient Handling Programs.
As the leader in safe patient handling, HoverTech developed the Healthcare Ergonomic Lifting Program (HELP) to aid our customers to increase employee safety and efficiency, improve patient care and satisfaction, and lower workers’ compensation costs.
The HELP program empowers management and staff within the facility to take ownership of Safe Patient Handling (SPH) initiatives to avoid long-term and recurring consultancy costs. Each component of the HELP program includes solutions to the challenges encountered at different stages during the implementation of the SPH program. Its customizable approach means it’s everything you need – and nothing you don’t.
Summary of HELP benefits:
- Customizable and scalable programs allow the facility to pick and choose what services will benefit them most
- Program integrates policy and procedure development with equipment plan to maximize ROI
- No long term ongoing fees requiring big budgets
- Reduce workplace injuries while improving patient satisfaction
HTAIR Placement Program
The HoverTech HTAIR Placement Program is a convenient and cost effective plan that allows you to address your safe patient handling needs immediately and without delving into capital budget.
- Address infection control concerns
- Eliminate reprocessing issues and costs
- Affordable- no capital outlay
- Get started immediately
Frequently Asked Questions
HoverMatt® Air Transfer System
What is the weight limit for the HoverMatt Air Transfer System?
The HoverMatt has been tested to 1200 lbs. HoverMatts are available in different widths to accommodate patient girth.
What is the recommended maintenance for the air supply and filter?
Air200G and Air400G Air Supplies
The recommended replacement/change of the air supply filter is once a year. If a visual inspection reveals a dirty filter, then it should be replaced at that time.
HTAIR1200 Air Supply
As preventive maintenance, filter cleaning should be performed monthly. Filters should be cleaned by holding under warm running water. Allow to air dry.
I was told that the HoverMatt can be used anywhere. Are the snaps safe in an MRI environment?
The snaps on the entry end of the mattress and on the end of the hose are not magnetic.
They are nickel-plated brass and not chrome-plated steel. If you wish to use the HoverMatt in the MRI environment, a 25-foot, non-metal hose MUST be used so that the air supply can be kept outside of the room.
Is the HoverMatt transfer system latex free?
Is the HoverMatt FDA Approved?
HoverTech International is registered with the FDA. The HoverMatt is listed as a Class II device and therefore is exempt from pre-market notification and approval.
Why are CSA & UL Certifications important?
CSA and UL Certificates attest to the safety of the electrical equipment. OSHA requires testing and approval by an OSHA approved laboratory, such as CSA or UL. You can confirm this by visiting the OSHA regulations for electrical equipment.
How long can you leave a patient on a HoverMatt?
A HoverMatt can be left underneath a patient for their entire hospital stay. Pressure studies are available.
Can you clean/launder a HoverMatt?
The reusable HoverMatt can be machine laundered. The regular Heat-Sealed HoverMatt (model numbers ending in “HS”) can also be machine dried.
The Single-Patient Use HoverMatt (model numbers ending in “SPU”) cannot be laundered and must be discarded upon patient discharge or if the unit becomes heavily soiled
All HoverMatt models can be wiped down with the same cleaning products used to disinfect medical equipment.
Can you use the HoverMatt with a Megadyne unit?
It is completely safe to use a Megadyne unit on an OR patient who is lying on a HoverMatt.
Has the HoverMatt had flammability testing?
Yes, and both the reusable and Single-Patient Use HoverMatts passed all required testing.
Is the HoverMatt radiolucent?
The HoverMatt is radiolucent and can be left underneath the patient for all x-rays.
HoverJack® Air Patient Lift
Can the HoverJack be over-inflated and cause it to burst?
No, not if you are using a HoverTech International Air Supply. The HoverJack has been tested under conditions that would “over-inflate” using this air supply.
If you open the red-capped valves, does the HoverJack deflate very quickly, causing it to be unstable and the patient to fall?
Yes, it will deflate very quickly if you open the red-capped valves all at one time. However, opening the red-capped valves one at a time, beginning at the top, permits the HoverJack to deflate rather slowly, but steadily. The HoverJack remains stable when deflated properly.
If we want the HoverJack to lift the patient a moderate amount, do all of the chambers have to be inflated for it to be stable?
No; The HoverJack is made to be stable regardless of how many chambers are inflated. However, the chambers MUST be inflated consecutively from the floor up. For example, if you only want to inflate 3 chambers, you must inflate chambers 1, 2 & 3.
Will the HoverJack lift a very heavy patient?
Yes. The HoverJack has a weight limit of 1200 lbs. When lifting a heavy patient, extra caution must be taken to center him or her properly on the HoverJack.