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In the dynamic landscape of patient handling, we understand the crucial role played by cutting-edge solutions. Our extensive range encompasses a variety of patient lifts, including the innovative Integralift, designed to redefine the standards of care environments.
Explore our selection of lifting hoists, featuring spreader bars for enhanced safety. Whether you’re navigating a high lifting range or ensuring a secure lifting experience with optimal safe working load capacities, our patient hoist equipment is engineered for excellence.
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A ceiling track hoist is an overhead hoisting system – the track can either be hung from the ceiling itself, hung from wall to wall, or inset to the ceiling itself for a neater, tidier looking system. Ceiling track refers to the tracking that the hoist unit moves along. Ceiling track hoists are just one facet of the world of hoisting. This phrase gets thrown around a lot by healthcare professionals and architects, so it’s definitely worth knowing and understanding.
Essentially, a hoist is a piece of healthcare equipment that supports the transfer of individuals with physical disabilities from one place to another.
One key thing that will help you decide if a patient needs hoisting is by assessing how dependent they are on carers to remain mobile. You can score the patient on a scale of 1-7 to help determine this.
If the patient has fragile skin or any pressure sores, you could end up aggravating the condition by hoisting them. There may be another less harmful way of moving the patient without causing them any further injuries.
The patient’s cognitive state should also be considered before you look at hoisting them. The whole process of being hoisted (as well as the motion of being moved whilst in a sling) can be rather confusing and distressing for some patients.
This is a bit of grey area. It’s not a legal requirement for two people to hoist a patient, but a few companies and care providers will specify that you should only ever hoist someone when there are two carers to do so.
Realistically, you can use a hoist by yourself, but if you’re working for a company where there’s a two-person policy, then you should make sure you do it in a pair.