Proper Care of Hoist Lifts
Improvement and maintenance of a person’s health is very important and can be done through the diagnosis, treatment as well as prevention. 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. The various health care services that have to be provided includes primary care, secondary care, tertiary care as well as public health. Access to healthcare is determined by ones social and economic condition as well as the policies that govern health issues in an area. Healthcare is important everywhere since it helps in enhancing mental and physical health as well as improving the wellbeing of people 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. Most of these health products are quite heavy and requires one to have an equipment to lift them in their respective places for storage. There are devices that can be used in the lowering and lifting of the heavy healthcare products. Hoists and slings are some of those devices. 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. 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. A healthcare facility can be able to reduce the orthopedic injuries on patients when they use hoist and sling lifts.
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. Cleaning the sling and hoist lifts will remove the dirt and oil likely to hide damages on the lift for repair.