As an employee, staff or relative, you need to take care of yourself and your working environment to avoid injuries. The risk increases when you care for patients who are physically and/or cognitively challenged, as sudden movements and unexpected situations can occur that may lead to accidental or occupational injuries.
Good patient handling prevents physical deterioration and reduces the number of work accidents. You can use different types of technical aids, such as ceiling lifts or floor lifts, in connection with moving and handling.
On this page, you will find knowledge, ideas and good practical advice for moving and handling people in a safe way to avoid work injuries, increase patient safety and create more time to care.
A good tip: Use of Repositioning slings for proning
It appears that proning patients are an effective intervention recommended for treatment of COVID-19 patients.
A good tip: Using slings when handling patients during treatment or examination
Lower your physical strain and at the same time have the most optimal safety for the patient...
A good tip: Security and reassurance with a positioning pillow during turning
Using Twin Turner for turning the patient to give safety and security and ensure a good position
A good tip: Use of the Twin Turner sling as a helper for other slings or for therapy and rehabilitation
Did you know that the Twin Turner sling can be used to assist in applying another sling?
A good tip: Moving from sitting to standing
Using the Positioning lock, elastic lines and the Multi Support sling enables you to assist and support activation and training.
Three good tips: Positioning leg straps in a wheelchair
It can be hard to position the leg straps if the legs are particularly heavy, edematous or if the skin is very sensitive.
A good tip: Applying a sling in a wheelchair using slide sheets
Do you find it difficult to apply the sling on your patient in a wheelchair?
A Good Tip: Putting on and lifting the patient in a sling
In some cases, it can be difficult to place the leg straps underneath the thighs.
A good tip: Ease the work with hygiene tasks
Reduce the physical strain when performing care tasks...
A Good Tip: Exercising with Active Trainer
In addition to walking exercises, Active Trainer can also be used for rehabilitation...
A good tip: Use of elastic cord for pelvic lift exercises
Less strain on the caregiver and higher quality in every repetition...
A Good Tip: Help with lifting the upper body
Physically weak patients might struggle to raise their upper body, and may...
A Good Tip: Activities with Active Vest - Kids
The child can keep active without the worry about safety risks...
A Good Tip: Install an exercise machine over the bed
Activate and train weakened and bed bound hospital patients...
A Good Tip: From the edge of the bed and back into bed
This can prove challenging when the patient needs help to get their legs back into...
A Good Tip: How to lighten the workload at the bed
Caregivers must handle and position the patient several times daily...
A Good Tip: How to perform a safe abdominal positioning on the operating table
Moving an intubated patient on an operating table entails significant risk...
A Good Tip: Make slideboard transfers easy and secure
Using the Guldmann Basic Low sling removes the strain on the carer...
A Good Tip: Ease the work of using bedpans and washing the patient
Lifting an extremity for personal hygiene tasks can be heavy and difficult to handle...