Subject: Disabled Lifts and Patient Lifts
Patient lifts are designed to lift and transfer patients from one place to another (eg bed to bathroom, chair to stretcher). Disabled lifts are also designed to lift disabled people from one place to another or transfer them between floors. They can be evaluated in the same way as ladder elevators or elevators. Patient lifts can be operated using a power supply. Powered models often require the use of a rechargeable battery, and some manual models are operated using hydraulics or screws. The design of disabled lifts varies according to the manufacturer, but the basic components include a seat or platform. In patient elevators, it is generally (vertical rod seated on the base), a boom (a rod extending over the patient), a spreader rod (a boom), a sling (connected to the spreader rod designed to hold the patient), and a series of clips or pegs (holding the strap).
These medical-medical devices, when used appropriately, provide many benefits to patients and caregivers, including less risk of injury. However, improper use of disabled elevators and patient elevators may pose significant public health risks. The patient falling from these devices resulted in serious patient injuries, including head trauma, fractures and deaths.
TSE and CE have compiled a list of best practices that, when followed, can help reduce the risks associated with patient lifts. Disabled lift and patient lift users should: For patient lift;
Get operating instruction and understand how to operate the elevator.
Match the sling to the specific elevator and weight of the patient. A sling must be approved for use by the patient elevator manufacturer. There is no suitable hanger for use with all patient elevators.
Inspect the sling fabric and straps to ensure that the seams are not worn or stretched or otherwise damaged. If there are signs of wear, do not use it.
Secure all clips, latches and hanger bars securely during operation.
Hold the floor (legs) of the patient lift in the maximum open position and position the lift to ensure stability.
Place the patient’s arms in the sling straps.
Make sure that the patient is not restless or turbulent.
Lock the wheels to any device that will take the patient, such as a wheelchair, stretcher, bed or chair.
Make sure that the weight limits for lifting and suspension are not exceeded.
Follow the instructions for washing and maintaining the sling.
Create and perform maintenance safety checklist to detect worn or damaged parts that need to be replaced immediately. (Disabled Lifts and Patient Lifts)
In addition to following these best practices, users of patient lifts should read all instructions provided by the manufacturer to operate the device safely.
There are safe patient treatment laws and regulations governing the use of patient elevators to transfer patients. Due to the passage of these laws and the goal of the clinical community to reduce patient and caregiver injuries during patient transfers, the use of patient lifts is expected to increase. The best practices listed above are designed to help reduce the risks while increasing the benefits of these medical medical devices. Disabled Lifts and Patient Lifts
There are also some laws and regulations for disabled lifts and elderly lifts. All these laws and regulations are designed to help reduce risks while increasing the benefits of medical devices such as elevators.