Staff on intensive care wards are regularly confronted by busy, unpredictable work situations,
which can increase the risk of undesirable events for the patient and of work-related injuries for the care staff.
In many cases, patients are physically dependent on assistance from the staff and may find it hard to follow instructions on account of their illness and ⁄ or medication.
As a result, lifting and moving procedures on intensive care wards often demand additional assistance and take up much of the staff’s time and energy.
Installing a ceiling hoist system can help reduce the number of staff required for individual lifting procedures, while ensuring that lifts are performed quickly, efficiently and safely.
Intensive care wards are reserved for patients suffering from serious illness, and these patients are generally largely immobile with little functional capacity.
In addition, they have often been intubated or connected to a respirator and ⁄ or an IV line, as well as other monitoring and intervention equipment.
What is more, they are often under anaesthetic or on other medication that might leave them frightened, confused or delirious.
A ceiling hoist installed in an intensive care ward can be used to help patients sit up on the edge of the bed or in a wheelchair — and is especially useful if such procedures have to be performed several times a day.
Changing position in this way can help patients breathe more easily, even if they can only remain sitting up for a short period.
A ceiling hoist also makes it easier to transfer patients from bed to couch where they can train their balance capabilities in a sitting position, or do other exercises and activities.
This helps reduce the risk of pressure ulcers, and using a hoist eliminates the need to adopt awkward positions for patient and carer alike.
1. GH3+ ceiling hoist, 250–350 kg
This extremely powerful, rapid–acting lifting module is also particularly user–friendly. It is available with an optional scales
module that is ideal for use anywhere it is important to monitor changes in patient’s weight.
The patient’s weight is clearly and accurately shown on the display on the hand control unit.
2. GH3 Twin ceiling hoist, 250 or 500 kg
Heavy–duty lifting module with double lifting strap.
5. Repositioning sling – 500 kg
Function – a sling for use as part of the bedclothes on the patient’s bed. It can be left positioned underneath the patient,
ready for use in conjunction with care tasks.
transferring patients to and from a range of different surfaces (bed, stretcher, floor, etc)
boosting patients up the bed
use when changing bed sheets
use in conjunction with CT scans / MRIs.
6. Disposable High sling
This is a single–use sling that can withstand getting wet, and is disposed of after use.
Beneficial for use as part of infection control programmes. The disposable high sling supports the patient’s whole body,
including the head.
transferring patients out of bed
bed–to–chair and chair–to–bed patient transfers
helping patients into a sitting position to test reactions, reflexes, protective responses
assistance with perineal access
toilet visits, use of bed pans.
7. Active Trainer
Ambulation and standing sling that provides support around the chest and shoulder areas.
Detachable leg straps give support around the hip area, and prevent the user sliding out of the sling.
sit–to–stand ⁄ stand–to–sit transfers
reactions, reflexes, protective responses while standing
8. Horizontal lifter – telescopic Ideal for when stable horizontal lifting is required. This lifter is equipped with manual weight adjustment.
Can be used with either a complete lifting sheet or a set of lifting straps.
When stored in the transport and storage trolley, the horizontal lifter only takes up a minimum of space.