Patient Hoist Equipment

In the dynamic landscape of patient handling, our comprehensive range of cutting-edge solutions aims to redefine the standards of care environments. Featuring an array of patient lifts, including the innovative Integralift, our offerings extend to lifting hoists equipped with spreader bars for enhanced safety.

Engineered for excellence, our patient hoist equipment ensures secure lifting experiences, accommodating optimal safe working load capacities. From navigating high lifting ranges to addressing diverse care settings, our solutions are tailored to promote efficiency and ergonomic design. Join us on this transformative journey, revolutionizing patient handling to create safer and more comfortable care environments for everyone involved.

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Patient Hoist Equipment
Ceiling Hoist Systems
Integralift Bed Hoist

A patient hoist is a mechanical device used to lift and transfer patients who have mobility limitations or are unable to move independently. Also known as a patient lift or a hoist, it typically consists of a frame, sling, and lifting mechanism powered by electric or hydraulic systems. Patient hoists ensure safe and efficient transfers between different surfaces such as beds, chairs, and wheelchairs, reducing the risk of injury for both patients and caregivers.

See more in our blog What is a hoist?

A patient sling and a patient hoist are both components of a lifting system used to transfer individuals with mobility limitations. The key difference lies in their functions:

Patient Slings:
  • A patient sling is a fabric or mesh harness that is wrapped around or placed under the individual to provide support during transfers.
  • It attaches to the lifting mechanism of a patient hoist and securely holds the individual during lifting and transferring.
  • Slings come in various designs to accommodate different needs, such as full-body slings, toileting slings, and standing slings.

    Patient Hoist:
  • A patient hoist, also known as a patient lift, is the mechanical device responsible for lifting and transferring individuals.
  • It typically consists of a frame, which may be mobile or ceiling-mounted, and a lifting mechanism powered by electric or hydraulic systems.
  • The hoist is used to raise and lower individuals safely and efficiently, with the assistance of a sling, between surfaces such as beds, chairs, and wheelchairs.

    In summary, while the patient sling provides support and attachment for the individual being transferred, the patient hoist is the mechanical apparatus responsible for the lifting and movement process. The sling and hoist work together as a system to facilitate safe and comfortable transfers for individuals with mobility challenges.
  • 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.

    See more in our blog Can one person use a patient lifting hoist?

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