Benefits From Using A Ceiling Track Hoist
There are a number of benefits that one can get in choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of a mobile hoist and it will be discussed in this article.
It can be easily used
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. It is a lot easier to use a ceiling track hoist because not like mobile hoist, it will not involve the person to push across carpet floors and moving around the obstacles in the environment like cables, furniture, rugs, and many more.
No need to have another 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. There are also risks that are often seen when a patient collides with the mobile hoist’s framework because there is only one carer and this will happen when a hoist has to be moved and there is no one there to assist the patient.
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. You should be aware that self hoisting is only possible when using a ceiling track hoist. When assessing the risk of self hoisting, there are a lot of important things that needs to be considered such as the evaluation of the tack position in order to perform a safe 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. Always keep in mind that safety is always the number one priority, you might need to modify a few parts of the hoist in order to avoid upcoming dangers especially if the patient decides to self hoist.
Can be stored easily
You can park a ceiling hoist easily of anyone’s way if you are not using it. 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.