Use of Hoist and Sling Lifts
Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a condition in a person is very important for the improvement and maintenance of a person health. Illness, disease or injury including mental and physical impairments are some of the conditions that must be prevented or cured to enhance one’s health for the better. Health care services are usually provided by the health professionals who have specialized in the different fields related to health. Some of these fields in health can be categorized into medicine, nursing, dentistry, optometry, psychology, pharmacy, audiology, midwifery among many others. Primary care, secondary care, tertiary care ad public health are some of the aspects of the provision of health care services. The social and economic standards of a person usually influences their access to health care services although in some places it can also be determined by the rules and regulations in an area regarding healthcare services. The main benefit of access to health care services is that the mental and physical health, as well as well-being of people, is enhanced all over the world.
For a healthcare facility to offer their services effectively, they require a number of products. The different categories of products depend on the different departments that are present in the healthcare facilities such as catering, pharmacy, laboratory equipment and others. To get some of these products to their respective location, they require lifting where the heavy ones cannot be lifted by people. There are devices that can be used in the lowering and lifting of the heavy healthcare products. Some of the devices they can use are the hoists and the slings. The devices that can be used for lifting patient.
When lifting a patient from one resting place to another, healthcare facility staff can use a hoist lift especially for heavy patients who would require a number of people to lift them up. When lifting the patients, the hoist can use electricity or be hydraulic powered. Sling lifts also can lift patients whose mobility has been restricted. There are two type of sling lifts which include mobile lift or those suspended on the wall mounting, ceiling or on overhead tracks. The are various benefits of using sling lifts and hoist lifts to lift patients in a healthcare facility. Using the sling and hoist lifts reduce the pressure on the caregiver on how to lift the patient with care as the lifts can do it easily. They can also help reduce the number of staff needed to move the person from one resting place to another. A healthcare facility can be able to reduce the orthopedic injuries on patients when they use hoist and sling lifts.
It is always important to ensure that sling lifts and hoist lifts are well maintained to avoid malfunctioning. One should also ensure that they use them properly to avoid injuries from arising during use. Oil and dirt can hide damages on the sling and hoist lifts hence should be cleaned so that the needed repairs can be done.