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HoverJack® Air Patient Lift is recognized as the industry standard for safe patient lifting, the HoverJack® Air Patient Lift allows caregivers to safely lift patients who have fallen without gathering a lift team. The HoverJack® inflates to lift patients from the floor to bed or stretcher height in a supine position, maximizing patient comfort and minimizing the risk of injury to both patient and caregivers. And once the HoverJack® lift is inflated, the HoverMatt® air transfer mattress can be used with the same air supply unit for safe and easy lateral patient transfer to a bed or stretcher.


hoverjack with hovermatt Hoverjack® Air Patient Lift - has a tested weight capacity of 861kg. Allows caregivers to safely lift any patient that has fallen without the need of a team of helpers. The Hoverjack® inflates to lift patients from the floor to bed or stretcher height in a supine position, maximizing patient comfort and minimizing further injury or stress to patient and the risk of injury to caregivers. Lift height is controlled through 4 individual inflation chambers which have self sealing valves. Has quick- release deflation valves which can lower the patient if needed. The Hovermatt® is best used in conjunction with the Hoverjack® to facilitate easy lateral transfer to the bed or stretcher. Same air supply motor is used for both Hoverjacks® and Hovermatt® systems. Hoverjack® has a teflon base and long strap which allows for the patient once on the Hoverjack® to be maneuvered easily from a confined area if required and across all surfaces.
  • Reduce back injuries for nurses and caregivers.
  • Minimize staff members needed to safely lift patients who have fallen.
  • Lift height is controlled through four individual inflation chambers with self-sealing valves.
  • Quick-release deflation valves lower the patient if needed.
  • A Teflon® bottom allows for easy movement across all surfaces.
  • The HoverJack® lift is available in two widths (32" & 39"), with a tested capacity of 1900 lbs. to accommodate most patients.
  How To Use: Hoverjack® & Hovermatt®


  Getting the patient on the Hovermatt®/Hoverjack®
  • 1. Position the Hoverjack® beside the patient with the patients head several inches below the top of the jack. Make sure the chamber with Valve 1 is against the floor at foot end.
  • 2. Place the Hovermatt® directly on top of the jack with the right side up, labels at foot end.
  • 3. Have the patient turned away from the mat/jack.
  • 4. Roll the patient onto jack/mat, centering them.
  • 5. Secure the safety straps from both the Hovermatt®and Hoverjack® over the patient (not too tight).
  • 6. Place a pillow under head to prevent mat from blowing up close to face.


Key Point: Tighten red caps prior to blowing mat up to stop air escaping during inflation.   Hold hose against valve.   Move the hose up to next level valve as mat inflates.
  Blowing up the Hoverjack®
  • 7. Tightly secure all four red caps onto the white valves.
  • 8. Explain procedure to patient, and that it will be noisy.
  • 9. Position care staff on both sides of the mat/jack.
  • 10. Plug in the unit (beware the unit may have been left “on” and will immediately inflate).
  • 11. Hold hose against inlet Valve 1 of jack (the chamber nearest the floor).
  • 12. Turn on air supply; when fully inflated, remove hose. Valve will automatically close itself.
  • 13. Continue process, moving to Valves 2, 3 and 4 in order 14. Turn off air supply and cap the valves.


  Transferring using the Hovermatt®
  • 15. At bed height , use the Hovermatt® to transfer onto a bed/stretcher.
  • 16. Position a bed/stretcher beside the jack/mat, apply brakes and adjust height to slightly below Hoverjack® height. Insert the hose into the mat opening. Snap and Velcro in place.
  • 17. Explain procedure to patient, and that it will be noisy.
  • 18. Position care staff on either side of the mat/jack.
  • 19. Turn on air supply.
  • 20. To move the Hovermatt®, release only the Hoverjack® straps, the Hovermatt®/AirPal® straps keep the patient on the mat.
  • 21. Complete the transfer and center the patient on the new bed/surface.
  • 22. Turn off air supply and remove the hose.
  • 23. Leave mat under the patient if more lateral transfers will be required.
  • 24. Deflate the jack by releasing the red caps. Due to the sudden pressurized release of air, do not stand directly in front of the valves.


Inflate Hovermatt®, release straps from Hoverjack®.   One caregiver gently pushes the Hovermatt® to the new bed.   The second caregiver uses a weight shift to pull patient to center of bed. Once mat is delated, deflate jack by carefully releasing red caps.
  • 1. Clean mats and jack with PerCept wipes or Virox®. Clean Hoverjack® while inflated (top and sides), then deflate by gently releasing red caps ( STAND CLEAR as it is under high pressure) and clean the underside. To prevent airborne chemicals, do not wipe the underside of the mat while inflated.
  • 2. Hovermatt® and AirPal® (and/or nylon cover if used) must be laundered when soiled, if there has been a spillage (even if not visible), or if patient is on any precautions by putting it in the sling/transfer belt laundry (ensure it is labeled with your facility/unit).
  HoverJack & HoverMatt Video Demonstration
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