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. This can be done for any illness, disease or injury including mental and physical impairments in a person. Healthcare can only be offered by professionals in health matters who have specialized in various fields of health. Medicine, nursing, dentistry, optometry, psychology, pharmacy, audiology, midwifery among many others are the various fields that a medical practitioner can specialize into. Healthcare incorporates all activities done to provide primary, secondary and tertiary care including issues dealing with public health. 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. Promoting mental and physical health of people and improving their well-being is the major benefit of equal access of health care for all people.
There are many categories of healthcare products that are needed in an institution that offers health care services. Catering, pharmacy, laboratory equipment and others are some of the sectors found in a healthcare facility and they all require different products. To get some of these products to their respective location, they require lifting where the heavy ones cannot be lifted by people. A healthcare facility can invest in lifting and lowering devices for the bulky healthcare products. Some of the devices they can use are the hoists and the slings. The devices that can be used for lifting patient.
Hoists devices used in a healthcare facility for lifting patients enables a patient to be lifted from one resting place to another such as from abed to a chair. The hoists use either hydraulic or electric power to lift the patients. The sling lifts are also used to lift patients who have limited mobility. 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. Stress on the caregivers is reduced when lifting the patients since the hoist and sling lift will lift him/her easily. The lifts cut on cost since fewer staffs are deployed to help in lifting the patients. They also help reduce orthopedic injuries that may arise when lifting the patients.
With poor maintenance of the lifts, malfunctioning is possible and it may result to injury of the patient. Poor use of the lifts can result into injury hence the caregivers should always use it properly. Oil and dirt can hide damages on the sling and hoist lifts hence should be cleaned so that the needed repairs can be done.