Here are some of the many uses for the Doty Belt

First Responders
With the worldwide obesity epidemic, First Responders go to thousands of Lift Assist calls each year. Doty Belt gives first responders the ability to lift and assist a person in a safe, manageable and efficient way.

First Responders also use the belt for:

  1. Rescue in tight places
  2. Removing a patient from a car
  3. Carrying someone down a narrow stair case
  4. Moving people with upper body injuries that need assistance walking
  5. Unconscious patients
  6. Burn victims
  7. Aiding the elderly to walk

Search and Rescue
When it comes time to rescue someone in a tight spot due to an earthquake or some other type of collapse, the Doty Belt aides you in removing those patients or victims safely.

Physical Therapy
Patients that are going through physical therapy need a feeling of security while trying to walk again. A gait belt doesn’t give that feeling. If a patient begins to fall the Gait Belt only slips up to their chest. The Doty Belt gives not only the patient the security they need but the caregivers know that they can help a falling patient without hurting their own backs.

Bariatric Patients
Obese patients are a safety risk. The Doty Belt Kit allows you to put two belts together so you now have handles all the way around the patient. No more trying to grab onto the persons arms or legs to maneuver them onto a bed or in a wheelchair. Just knowing that you are holding onto handles that have been tested up to 1700 lbs gives everyone involved the confidence that the patient is being moved in the safest manner possible.

CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams)
CERT teams respond to emergencies and disasters throughout the United States. These community based individuals and teams can only carry so much gear. The Doty Belt is one of those light weight, compact, durable tools that fit in a CERT backpack that can truly make a difference in helping someone in need during a disaster.

Hospitals
Many Hospitals use a gait belt which does not work to manage the patient and help save the backs of hospital workers. The Doty Belt helps doctors and hospital staff to protect themselves from injuries while moving patients.

Care Facilities
Caregivers in private homes, health care and assisted living facilities always have a need to move patients in a way that is safe for the patient and themselves. The Doty Belt allows them to help in those situations without having to call 911 to come do the job.

Military
Our ever changing and increasingly violent world means that the Doty Belt is the answer to military needs in VA hospitals, in the battlefield and in government office buildings.

Cruise Ships
The Cruise ship industry does not have the ability to call 911 when they are out to sea for a lift assist. The Doty Belt Kit or Wall Unit gives medically trained employees the tool they need to lift someone in a safe and timely manner.

Hotels and Offices
If a disaster strikes or the power is off in the building, access the elevators will be unavailable. Wheel chairs and battery operated scooters will not be able to be used. The Doty Belt Wall Kit will give you the tool you need to help a friend, family member or co-worker get to safety fast and efficiently.