Safe Patient Solutions Resource Blog
Welcome to our Resource Blog. Check here for ongoing information and resources related to Safe Patient Handling in home or therapeutic environments. You can also check The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for additional information.
At Safe Patient Solutions, we want you to be successful in getting up from the floor to a seat, walker, bed, or wheelchair, if the situation ever occurs. Successfully getting up from the floor using a mobility device like the ResQUp often requires assessment of your physical abilities. For example; You will need enough strength in
Shorter days of sunlight, cooler weather, and the first day of Fall is quickly approaching. With the first day of Fall arriving on Wednesday, 23 September it also coincides with a special day to reflect on how we all can minimize the risk of falling injuries...
As an outpatient Doctor of Physical Therapy, I interact with the elderly community on a daily basis, many of which are at risk of falling or have suffered from a recent fall injury. Consider the facts. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have arrived at the following findings: One in four Americans over
Unfortunately Medicare will not pay for a ResQUp. Some insurances may reimburse you for a ResQUp. You will need to check with your medical insurance provider.
When the ResQUp was first developed, it was to aid a fallen person back to a seated position. While having the ResQUp at the Physical Therapy clinic where I work I have found other uses to help my patients.
These simple balance exercises for seniors can help develop strength and prevent elderly falls, which are unfortunately much too common.
2 Minute Step Test Purpose: The 2 minute step assesses an individuals’ aerobic endurance compared to other males or females of similar age. How To Administer The Test: In the Rehabilitation facility the subject raises their right and left knee approximately midway...
Have you noticed a decrease in your walking speed? Are you having problems putting on your pants while standing up? Do you notice a tendency to reach for a wall, sofa, or chair when you navigating yourself around your home (something we Physical Therapist call furniture surfing)?
As you get older, mobility can become more difficult. You may not get around as easily as you used to and are at an increased risk of falls that can result in serious injuries. Thankfully, mobility devices for seniors are the ideal option for giving the elderly their independence while keeping them safe.
We at Safe Patient Solutions would like to recognize a very special young girl. Elizabeth is an 11 years old from Albany, NY. On Elizabeth’s own, she searched and found a useful website link she wanted to share with her Grandmother who lives alone. The link is found below and discusses how to create a
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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.