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Patient lifts typically come in the form of mechanical lift equipment used to get patients up from the floor following a fall. Generally, when a healthcare worker wants to safely transfer a patient horizontally or vertically, the worker will frequently ask somebody to bring a “patient lift”.
I’m very encouraged whenever I hear from people who contact me after they purchase or learn of the ResQUp as a floor recovery device. Very recently I spoke to an elderly gentleman from Mesa, AZ, who wanted to know why the ResQUp is not made available to his community of elderly people?
Dr. Peraza has been engaged in the research and development of physical therapy/ musculoskeletal devices since 2009. His research interests in Ergonomic and Occupational Medicine studies led to the invention of the ResQUp fall recovery device...
Mounting concerns over the hazards associated with physically lifting and handling patients resulted in the release of “National Standards for Interprofessionals” this June. A sample of these important standards can be reviewed at Nursing World.
As a health care professional working with the elderly and/or disabled, you are very aware of the problems inherent in lifting patients. At the Safe Patient Handling Conference held in San Diego in September, 2010 and again in 2011, this important subject was brought into focus.
According to statistics from the CDC, each year thousands of the elderly fall at home. The CDC reports that in 2002 more than 1.6 million people were treated in the emergency room due to falls at home, and 12,800 people over the age of 65 died.
As we age, our coordination can fail and falls become a serious concern due to a variety of health issues. For this reason, it is often necessary to consider investing in fall prevention equipment for the elderly. At Safe Patient Solutions, we have created a system called the ResQUp...
A caregiver's job is rewarding but there is also the risk of getting injured while handling patients and performing other tasks in the client's home. One thing you can do to reduce injuries is to use medical lifting devices such as the sling lift to transport the patient...
The statistics say it all. In the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the fall rate for adults 65 and older is one out of every three. The results can be serious – from minor bruises to hip fractures to trauma to the head.