We are experts in MANUAL HANDLING and transferS WITH LIFTS
We, at HMC (Hjälpmedelcenter Sverige), are experts in safe patient manual handling and transfer with lifts and slings. We are a national knowledge centre in the field and are constantly working to develop our programs (courses, theme days, tutorials) to gain new knowledge, new assistive device technology. We started our business in 1995 and with roots in the disability movement we are continuing to work closely with non-profit, municipal and government organizations working for a better care!
We have a pronounced focus on the user and all our activities and training aims to support all those working with transfers, in their efforts to support and sustain patients’/users’ daily functions. Our courses provide occupational therapists and physiotherapists with tools so they can supervise or educate nursing staff in transfer. We also train assistive device consultants, rehab assistants, nurses and assistive device technicians. All instructors in transfer knowledge at HMC are licensed occupational therapists and physical therapists/physiotherapists with extensive experience in clinical work. Our licence stands as a guarantee that our work meets the requirements The Health Care Act (Hälso- och sjukvårdslagen) sets. On some courses, we work with course leaders who specialize in other areas, such as pain nurses, educators and assistive technicians. Our courses are held in our premises in Gothenburg, in premises in Stockholm or at our client’s on-site premises throughout Sweden.
We have some of our written course materials available in English. In some countries we have cooperations with local organizations that have translated the materials into additional languages.
Please contact us if you’re interested in ordering or if you wish to discuss a cooperation to make the materials available in your own language!
HMC Sweden was currently the host of a database set up showing different combinations of lifts and slings. The cooperation between manufacturers of the products in the database has now agreed to shut down the database. The database is still published, for sales made on the Swedish market before January 1, 2018. It is always the manufacturer (supplier) who assesses and declares how their products can be combined with other supplier’s products on the Swedish market.
In our premises in Gothenburg, we have assistive devices from more than 30 different manufacturers. HMC Sweden is also the initiator of collaboration between the manual transfer sling suppliers and lifting sling suppliers (the database).
We frequently welcome guests from all over the world. Please contact us if you’re interested in a visit – or if you have any further questions!
Lina Winkler, CEO
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Lina Winkler is the CEO of HMC. She holds a LLM from Gothenburg School of Business, economics and law, Sweden, and a LLM from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She’s also studied business and psychology. Apart from working experiencesin business and law, she has many years of experience from working in non-profit organizations.
Kicki Reifeldt, occupational therapist
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Kicki Reifeldt is an occupational therapist with supplementary educational experience in functional limitation, public health, health and human rights, bariatrics, pedagogy and leadership.
Kicki is the founder of HMC with more than 30 years of experience in personal transfers. She’s managing HMC’s courses in Manual transfers, Lifting with slings and lifts, Lifting – bariatric patients, Lifting – pain patients and Assistive devices. She’s also the author of several books and is often consulting on the development of assistive devices.