Benefits From Using A Ceiling Track Hoist
In this article, we will discuss about the many benefits that a person can get by choosing to use a ceiling hoist rather than a mobile hoist.
It has a simple usage
One of the important benefit that you can get in choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of a mobile hoist is that it is easy to use. You can avoid the hassle of pushing across certain things in your house and avoid the obstacles of the environment when you use a ceiling track use making it a lot great to use than a mobile hoist.
The use of only one carer.
There is no rule that mentions the operation of state mobile hoists must be done by two carers, but mostly care plans and risk evaluation are recommending mobile hoists to be handed by two carers because of the mentioned challenges above. The problem with using a single carer can be seen when a patient collides with the frame of a mobile hoist, and this will probably happen if the hoists is moved while there is no one there to keep the patient steady.
It is recommended that it is a lot safer to use a ceiling track hoist especially for the single handed care in order to reduce the possible risk you get when hoisting.
If it there is low risk assessment, a person with a strong mobility of the upper body can perform self hoist as an option. Self hoisting of course can done when you use a ceiling track hoist. There are a lot of important factors that needs to be considered when assessing the risk of self hoisting like the optimization of the track position in order to well facilitate the transfer. It is wise to give a patient the means of communication in order to avoid any danger that might happen when self hoisting, an example for this is a pendant alarms on the neck of the patient. If the patient really wants to self hoist, it is smart to think about the safety of the procedure and try to modify a few parts of the hoist in order to avoid possible dangers that might happen.
When you are not using a ceiling hoist, it can simply be stored in available storage areas. The problem with a mobile hoist is that it would take up a lot of storage room if it is not used.
The patient can be less imposed.
For people who have tried being hoisted, the will probably agree that using a mobile hoist sometimes will feel a little intrusive especially when being moved towards you. Because of the ceiling hoist taking up a lesser personal space from the patient, it is not intrusive or imposing at all.