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What/Who is Liko?

Liko has been a world-leading patient lift manufacturer which, since the start in 1979, is specialized in developing solutions for simple and safe lifting and transferring.  Hill-Rom acquired Liko in 2008.  Together, Hill-Rom and Liko offer customers a complete solution to patient care and transfers, focusing on improving care quality and caregiver's productivity. Today, the Liko name lives on as the brand of lift and transfer products offered by Hill-Rom. 

What equipment does Hill-Rom offer to support Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM)?

Hill-Rom offers a variety of solutions to support SPHM, including the Liko® brand of lifts & accessories as well as patient transfer boards, air-assisted patient transfer systems, powered stretchers, and many bed features that contribute to SPHM such as bed-height adjustment, Trendelenburg/boosting, chair egress, turn assist and more. To learn more, visit our Hill-Rom Patient Handling web page. 

Are there standards for patient handling in federal and state laws and/or regulations?

Ten states have enacted Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) laws, and they vary considerably. There are no all-encompassing federal laws or regulations that guide the practice of patient handling. 

What is Safe Patient Handling and Mobility?

Safe Patient Handling & Mobility is an industry coined term/phrase referring to policies and programs that enable caregivers to move their patients in a way that does not cause injury and “mobility” to capitalize on the emerging evidence-based concept of early mobility for the patient as an end goal.

Where can I get training on how to operate my Liko® Lifts and apply slings?

Liko Training Modules for in-servicing or just-in-time training can be accessed on the Hill-Rom website. Additional clinical application videos for specific SPHM techniques can be accessed on the STAMP website.

How can I start a Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) program at my facility?

The task of initiating a SPHM program can be daunting.  Creating a foundation for success now will help you realize your goals sooner.  Hill-Rom can help with our Program Development Workshop offered through the Safe Transfers and Movement™ Program.  The objective of this workshop, working with your key stakeholders, is to define and create a SPH program customized to your organization’s goals and objectives.  Led by one of Hill-Rom’s Directors of Programs and Services for SPHM, your team will be guided through:

  • Create a foundation on the value of a SPH Program Plan and review theory-driven approaches to create and sustain change in your practice
  • Develop customized SPH policy and procedures for implementation
  • Develop operational processes to support your program
  • Create education schedules based on materials in the Safe Transfers and Movement™ Program

Contact your local Hill-Rom representative for more information at 800-445-3730.

When is International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence (IPUP) survey open for registration?

You can check the Hill-Rom IPUP page for current registration forms and deadlines. 

How do I get in touch with my Clinical Outcome Manager (COM)?

There are two ways to contact a Clinical Outcome Manager (COM):

1. Go to the Contact Us page and fill out the online form; be sure to select "Clinical Support' under the "Topic or Department" dropdown box. (link to

2. Email and provide your name, name of your facility, and contact information. A COM will be in touch shortly.

Does Hill-Rom have Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) experts I can talk to?

Yes, Hill-Rom has a nationwide team of Directors focused on Programs & Services to support SPHM.  These clinical professionals hold many years of experience with site implementation of SPHM programs. They partner with key industry organizations and are well-recognized experts in the SPHM industry and are called on for national and regional speaking engagements and publication.  These individuals are dedicated to the SPHM initiative and are invested in making the patient care environment safe for you, health care providers and patients.  Contact your local Hill-Rom representative for more information at 800-445-3730.  

Does Hill-Rom offer continuing education courses, including nursing CE credit courses?

Yes. You can find the latest evidence-based online or in-person courses by visiting the Hill-Rom Clinical Resources Center

Does Hill-Rom offer Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) program support?

Yes, Hill-Rom offers the Safe Transfers and Movement™ Program.  The Safe Transfers and Movement™ Program is a multifaceted, programmatic approach with flexible options to support implementing your Safe Patient Handling & Mobility (SPHM) practices. The goals of SPHM are to reduce caregiver injuries and improve patient care.  To learn more, visit our Hill-Rom STAMP web page. 

Where can I get spare parts for my Liko® equipment?

Contact Hill-Rom Technical Support at 800-445-3720 in the US or 800-267-2337 in Canada.  Follow the prompts to speak with Technical Support directly or place your part order.

Where can I find clinical evidence to support your products and protocols?

The Hill-Rom Clinical Resource Center provides a wealth of evidence, education and tools to help healthcare professionals make informed decisions and implement best practices on behalf of their patients and facilities.