Hi – check the privacy screens – we have had people install them backwards….and the back side when facing front will cause glare – it may be a simple fix of flipping them over!- good luck
some of our faciclities use the father and family to assist with leg holding.. Another factor is the attitude of the MD…some insist that the legs are held instead of using the stirrups –
Someof the newer birthing beds have a more robust and more adjustable leg holder… We have not used a lift of any kind during deliveries –
Good luck – i will keep watching this as it is a common problem.
Natalie Campaneria PT, CEES
Baptist Health South Florida
There are "Feather Weight" lead aprons on the market –
Our hospitals purchases their Ultra-Lite lead aprons from a company called Pulse Medical. The brand names of the aprons are Veno-Lite and True-Lite.
Another vital recommendation is to use a 2-piece version – the lower half is secured at the waist, so the shoulders adn neck have less of a load to carry. Here is a good reference article
Paul Rothmore, Lead aprons, radiographers and discomfort: a pilot study. Journal of Occupational Health and Safety-2002