Time to change the handling practices in OR
As in other specialized hospital settings there are many challenges associated with providing safe patient handling in operating theatres.
Operating Theatres are usually crowded with both staff and equipment which is forcing the theatre staff to work in awkward positions.
This combined with the sometimes fast–paced situations and need to manage physically dependent patients, increases the risk of injury to patients and staff.
Videos showing positioning of patient in OR
Manually lifting and positioning the anaesthetized patient requires more time and utilises more staff resources. The manual lifting and handling involves a high risk of shear force and friction on the patient’s skin, and it also increases the risk of unintended incidents caused by misunderstandings among the staff, unlocked tables and the like.
Intensive care units are usually crowded with both staff and equipment, forcing care staff to work in awkward positions.
A wide range of lifting and handling tasks are frequently carried out in theatre setting.
A Guldmann ceiling hoist solution ensures safe patient handling and create more time to care.
1. GH3+ ceiling hoist, 250–350 kg
The GH3 lifting module is powerful, versatile and has the ability to be installed in any working enviroment. The ability to choose a variety of functions is second to none, including, integrated scale for weighing, lift statistics, and service information. GH3 has the most advanced user hand control, featuring an integrated LCD display screen to discreetly show weight and other requested data.
2. Horizontal lifting support, 350 kg
Horizontal lifting support with infinitely variable weight adjustment. Can be used with GH3 ceiling hoists and with its own full body length sling, in either disposable or washable fabric. Suitable for:
3. Positioning sling
The positioning sling system makes it possible to easily turn the patient to one side or to a prone position on e.g. the operating table. Using the sling together with the hoist prevents shear force and friction on the patient’s skin and improves the working environment for the care staff.
4. Multi Support sling
A sling for use in many situations lifting up a part of the body. It is possible to use two Multi support slings simultaneously to support a larger body surface area. The Multi support sling can be used in the following situations:
The Multipurpose sling is available in a disposable version – polyester, special woven and in a reusable polyester (washable) version for repeat use.
5. Repositioning sling – 500 kg
A sling for use as part of the linen make–up of the bed. It can be left in place within the bed make–up, so it is ready for use and accessible to staff for care tasks.
The Repositioning sling is available in a disposable version – polyester, special woven and in a reusable polyester (washable) version for repeat use.
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