When assisting and moving patients, the correct equipment is necessary to make this process smooth and prevent injuries. Effective and safe moving and handling of patients also require successful training programmes that allow staff to use the right techniques.
The right equipment might vary depending on the need of the patient and the facility, whether that be a hospital, aged care facility or in the home of the patient.
1. Slide Sheet
Slide sheets facilitate the process of moving and repositioning a patient. It is designed to reduce the effort of moving a person up or across the bed, in a chair or during a car transfer. Slide sheets are made from a slippery material and to reduce friction between the patient and the surface.
At Patient Handling, we offer two types of slide sheets. Our most frequently purchased product is the standard slide sheet which comes available in a small and large size, as well as different colours.
The single patient use slide sheet is designed for facilities with a high risk of cross-contamination between patients.
Regular use of slide sheets is improving the safety for patients, carer and family because of the smooth and easy way of repositioning and transfer. This equipment highly reduces the risk of strain for caregivers and nurses as well as giving the patient a comfortable transfer.
Slide sheets are commonly used mainly because of the low cost and the convenience of using this equipment multiple times. It is essential to implement training programs for sheets to be used correctly and guarantee safety for both the patient and the carer.
2. Molift Raiser Pro Sit To Stand Transfer Platform
The Molift Raiser Pro is an ergonomic platform that allows the patient to move safely between a sitting to standing position. This platform intimates the patient’s natural ways of moving and makes the process safe and therapeutic. With The Molift Raiser Pro, the patient is likely to use muscle power and rehabilitate, while smooth transfer between bed and bathroom, for instance.
The Molift Raiser Pro is ideal for shorter transportations and is equipped with a diverse, soft handle, a central break and padded leg support. This equipment is optimal for patients where the carer is unsure of how much assistance is needed. With support around the back and hips, the patient can move safely and reduce the risk of injuries.
3. Shifty Transfer Assist Trolley
Transfer assist trolleys are helpful for patients who can stand but require assistance when walking and moving between standing and seated position. This equipment is highly comfortable for the patient and easy to clean.
Transfer trolleys assist a patient during rehabilitation and improve safety for both the patient and the carer. This equipment requires little effort for the carer and low risk of injuries. Same goes for the patient, the trolley assist and prevents injuries and encourages some mobility.
The Shifty Transfer Assist Trolley is designed to assist the patient to reposition from seated to a standing position and with brakes and agility, it is perfect for shorter transportation.
4. Molift Mover 180 Patient Lifter
The Molift Mover is ideal for home use or in aged care facilities. It is light and comfortable and has a high lifting range, which makes it optimal for moving patients from high beds or the floor.
Molift Mover makes the moving and transportation easier, not only for the patient but the carer as well. It is ergonomically designed and has a handle that allows multiple positions.
5. Molift Quick Raiser 205 Sit To Stand Hoist
The Molift Quick Raiser 205 Sit To Stand Hoist is of the latest technology and adjustable and has a remarkable manouverability. It is comfortable and stable and mostly, has an exceptional lifting capacity.
Molift Quick Raiser is easy to use and allows safety for the patient as well as the carer. The stability and comfort make this equipment optimal for transporting and moving a patient in all spaces, including small ones, such as bathrooms.
The Molift Quick Raiser encourages the patient’s natural movements and is therapeutic as well as safe.
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