Health and Fitness

Common Sense Approach To Patient Transfers

To move or relocate a person, it is often necessary to have the help of another person and/or a transfer tool. These devices include treadmills, transfer boards, patient lifts, and standing lifts. This article discusses the features and benefits of this portable device. 

Before attempting a transfer, it is best to get appropriate training from a doctor. It is advisable to consult your doctor before using any of these transfer devices to determine which one is best for your individual situation. You can get more information about patient transfer equipment online.

A patient hoist is a mechanical device that lifts a patient from a bed, wheelchair or drawer and transfers him to another chair. In this type of transfer, the patient is lifted with a hydraulic pump and sling. The sling is placed under the patient and the boom is placed over the customer's lap or head, depending on the model/manufacturer. 

The transfer board provides a flat and smooth surface on which a patient who is unable to walk can slide from one chair to another. Two examples of applications are transfers between beds and wheelchairs and transfers between wheelchairs and drawers. The boards themselves are available in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. 

There are of course various devices available to caregivers to help them make safe transfers with their patients. When choosing the best solution for you, consider the skills and limitations of the patient, environment, and caregiver.