Emergency care providers deserve more
It all began with the simple belief that emergency care providers deserve equipment that helps them move patients without unnecessarily risking their own health and well-being.
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Helping 3,000+ Response Agencies
The Binder Lift has helped other departments like yours avoid injury and provide better patient care.
All the products and services we offer are science-backed solutions that help you safely move patients of any size — Safely and Easily.
Why we started?
Dan Binder, Inventor of the Binder Lift, had a spark of inspiration in 2012 that led to who we are today — Patient Handling and Safety Experts (PHASE).
In the decade since Dan sat down at the kitchen table with an old sewing machine and remnant fabric to make a patient lifting solution for his EMT-I wife, Julie, we have helped over 3,000 first response agencies across the globe improve patient care and avoid personnel injuries from patient movement — and we want to help your agency have the same success.
We help emergency care providers avoid injuries where they happen most by supplying equipment and training to help them have longer, healthier careers. All the products and services we offer are science-backed solutions that help you safely move patients of any size — Safely and Easily.
PHASE is a family-owned business that brings our family values to the workplace. We haven’t lost sight of our first mission — to keep family safe while caring for others. While it may sound cliché, we approach every customer interaction the same. When you do business with us, you’re more than a customer. You’re family. So, let’s connect. We look forward to helping you.
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The Journey of Phase
A New Idea
Dan learned of the daily struggle EMS providers face when lifting patients and sewed the first Binder Lift.
The Nylon Binder Lift received the EMS World Innovation of the Year award and the Hot Product of the Year award from the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
The Vinyl Binder Lift was brought to market and received the Hot Product of the Year award from the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
The Binder Lift received a Safety Innovation Feature Award for helping emergency care providers avoid injuries where they happen most.
The Binder Lift’s buckles changed from all black to color-coded for faster and easier application. In addition, a row of handles was added to provide even more ergonomic lifting options.
Binder Lift Inc rebranded as PHASE and launched new products and services to help emergency care providers move patients of any size — Safely and Easily.
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The Binder Lift changes the game
The Binder Lift changes the game in terms of getting patients up from sitting or lying positions and awkward positions where they’ve fallen,” says Adam Kuhs, AEMT, Bell’s deputy director of operations. “The older you get, the more fragile you may be, so we want to get them up with a minimal risk of injury. The Binder Lift is great because it gives you extra leverage on the patient and different handles for different approaches to lifting.
The perfect tool for the task
The patient was slippery (diaphoretic) and of sturdy build, wearing only a nightgown — no pants for a belt-hoist, and had a bad rotator cuff so the usual armpit lift wouldn’t have worked. The BinderLift was the perfect tool for the task.
A useful product
I have had positive feedback from our people about your product. We have one patient in particular that we use this device on frequently. This patient is very large and falls all the time and unable to get up on her own. We put the device on and we are able get her up. We have had as many as four people around her to get her up. Since I was one of the people that used the Binder Lift device I thought it was pretty simple to use. I liked that we were able to get people around this patient and raise her up effectively. We have used this product with two, three, and four people, and it was great. Finally a useful product that actually works the way it is supposed to. I am recommending this product to our surrounding departments.
Always a place to grab
No matter what position the patient is in, there is always a place to grab when using the Binder Lift.
It easily pays for itself
We have been very pleased with our purchase of the Binder Lifts. We have used the extra-large version multiple times. It has worked just as advertised. We have been able to lift the very large folks with ease and safety for both the patient and the EMT's who are doing the lifting. While the Binder Lift is an expensive purchase, it easily pays for itself in preventing injury and subsequent claims by the providers and the safety it provides to the patient.
The lift was "easy"
300+ pound patient slipped out of their wheelchair during dialysis at a "no lift facility." Our crew responded and, after assessing needs, requested another unit be dispatched to assist with lifting. However, after the Binder Lift was applied and before the additional crew arrived, the first responding crew was able to lift the patient safely and cancel additional resources. I really appreciate the capability of the Binder Lift. With the lift as a resource, what was ordinarily a “two truck response” to lift a heavy patient from the floor can now, in many cases, be completed safely with a single unit. The crew failed at first attempt to lift the patient without the Binder Lift, but then the crew reports that after they applied the Binder, the lift was "easy."
Works well in hard-to-reach areas
It works well in those hard-to-reach areas that patients always seem to find themselves in. We utilized it in the bathroom where the patient was wedged in a tight area. Worked great! No back strain to our EMS. We also used it on a patient who was so weak from the flu that she could not bear any weight to her legs and we needed to move her from a tight area. The Binder Lift made it a breeze to move and position the patient!
Greater degree of comfort
We have one patient that will request the Binder Lift when she calls 911 after she falls. It provides her with a much greater degree of comfort when being lifted.
Easy to put on
The Binder Lift is easy to put on and easy to lift with. Using the handles, proper lifting methods can be utilized more so than if you are using a soft stretcher or open lifter.
Secure and safe
It made every bit of difference. We had a hold of her, and we knew she was secure and safe.
Patients reported positive feedback
Crews used the Binder Lift four or five times within the first month of them being in service and patients have reported positive feedback every time.
Helps you to reduce injuries
I would totally recommend this product to any agency. As the fire service and EMS continue to grow and evolve, why wouldn’t you want a tool for your toolbox that not only benefits the patient but also helps you to reduce injuries?
Thanks for a great product
Your device is one of three on my crew’s most favorite list along with, Ferno Stair Chairs, and Stryker Power Pro Gurneys. They believe each of these device is adding years to their backs holding up. Thanks for a great product.
I love it!
I have had the opportunity to use your Binder Lift, and I love it! We also have been trying another product that I personally don’t like as much. I enjoyed the video, I do think it helps if the patient is assisted to a seated position prior to applying it, especially in those tight quarters, it really helps with strapping it on. Excited to use it again, it has really saved me and several squad members have been impressed!
They used a new “lift” jacket to pick me up without hurting my back too much. I have had over 70 surgeries and they managed to pick me up without too much added pain in less than 1 to 2 seconds! Would you please relay to them just how grateful I am? I’ll write personally when able.
The device is perfect
I have received nothing but positive feedback from all the crews that have used this device. I have showed this to every other ambulance and fire company that I have come into contact with in the last month and a half, have told them to check out the website, and have told them all of our success stories with the device. I am sorry to say that I cannot give you any negative feedback at this time because I just haven’t been able to find anything that needs to be changed. The device is perfect the way it is. This is an amazing product and is without a doubt the best product that has come to this field in the patient lifting and moving category ever, and I believe that until they make something that does that for us it will stay the best product for doing this job.
Protecting the patient
We received the Binder Lift yesterday afternoon and placed it on the Rescue truck after a short in service with all personnel. About 8pm last night I received a text from one of our guys with a picture of the lift and the words "1st use." I called him and he explained that they responded to a call and found a young gentleman about 350 lbs who was unable to get up and had to be moved from a tight location to another area to get to the stretcher. He said they decided to try the Binder Lift and secured it to the patient and moved him with ease to the stretcher. He said without the Lift they would have had a hard time moving him and most likely would have placed him on a trap and would have to drag the patient on the floor. He said it paid for itself on the first night by making their job easier and protecting the patient. Thanks for the product and your customer service.