When it comes to patient transfer, there are many types of elevators. Stand-up slings are also called: Stand-Aid, Sara, Stella, Stand Assist and Sit-to-Stand. Lifting upright can be very useful when moving the patient from one place to another; the ideal solution for weightless transfer between beds, wheelchairs or dressers.
A Standing support sling is used when the patient can support some of his weight and needs assistance. Applications for using slings include rehabilitation, gait training, and light support during transfers. Multifunctional slings allow for quick visits to the toilet, standing aid or transition to a fully supported sitting position.
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The first thing to consider when using or buying a sling is the safety of the patient and caregiver. All slings require two people to operate the lift correctly and safely. Proper procedures must be followed each time to properly transfer the patient. By following the recommended instructions, nurses experience almost no strain on their bodies while patients will not cause strain or injury.
Steps using the upright elevator begin with the patient in a sitting position. The patient places his feet on the soles of the feet and his hands on the handles. The caregiver can then slide the catapult behind and around the patient's back and attach the spell to the lift. The patient is now ready for transport. Some people use upright lifts to practice their gait.
No matter which elevator you choose, there are many options to choose from. An experienced professional can help translate the decision-making process and select the best elevator for your home or long-term care environment.