How To Reposition a Patient in Bed

April 16, 2024

Welcome, and thank you for choosing AliMed as your partner in safe patient handling! In this demonstration, we will focus on our innovative No-Lift BOOSTER™ and TURNER™ products, designed to enhance patient and staff safety through simple and cost-effective repositioning solutions. Our team values the feedback and needs of healthcare facilities, striving to make your job easier, safer, and more effective.  

Addressing Back Injuries in Healthcare

Back injuries are a prevalent concern in the healthcare industry, impacting a significant percentage of caregivers annually. Many states have adopted a no-lift policy to reduce back injury risks, encouraging the use of draw-sheets and other positioning devices. This is where AliMed's No Lift Booster and Turner products come into play. They are low-cost, highly effective solutions for repositioning bed-bound patients with minimal back strain.  

As with any positioning device, it is important to explain to the patient what the process will be like before using the Booster or Turner. This helps reduce anxiety and promote cooperation for a smooth, effective transfer.  


The No-Lift BOOSTER offers a simple and efficient way to move a patient up the bed. It features a continuous tube made of easy-to-clean synthetic materials, low-friction interior fabric, and external handles for ease of use. By following a few straightforward steps, the person can be repositioned with minimal strain, reducing the potential for back injuries.  

To use:  

  1. Log roll the patient onto their side and arrange the Booster under them from their buttocks up to their shoulders.  
  2. Roll the patient onto the other side to center the Booster beneath them.  
  3. Roll the patient onto their back with the Booster beneath them.  
  4. With a fellow caregiver on the other side, slide the patient up the bed to the desired position.  
  5. Once they are in the desired position, roll the patient to one side and fold the Booster towards the patient.  
  6. Roll the patient over to the other side and remove the Booster.  
  7. Once the Booster has been removed, roll the patient back.  

It's always a good idea to remove the Booster once the person has been boosted up the bed.  

The No-Lift TURNER

Similar to the BOOSTER, the No-Lift TURNER is used to slide the person from one side to the other. With its low-friction design, the TURNER provides a simple, low-risk method for lateral repositioning of patients and residents on the bed.  

To use:  

  1. Log roll the patient onto their side and place the Turner under their torso between the buttocks and the shoulders.  
  2. Roll the patient back onto the Turner.  
  3. With the aid of another caregiver on the other side of the bed, pull the handles to turn or reposition the patient.  

The Convenience Factor

The convenience of these products encourages their regular use, aligning with the objective of having staff utilize mechanical aids for patient repositioning. Additionally, the No-Lift BOOSTER and TURNER are suitable for repositioning both conscious and unconscious patients, making them versatile and practical tools in healthcare settings. Both devices are designed for multi-patient use, can be laundered easily with commercial laundry equipment, and come in bariatric sizes for larger patients.  

AliMed's No-Lift BOOSTER and TURNER offer simple, effective, and economical repositioning options to significantly enhance patient and staff safety. Explore our additional resources below for more information on safe patient handling in healthcare and to browse AliMed’s suite of patient handling and transfer solutions: 


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