Using A Ceiling Track Hoist And Its Advantages
There are a number of benefits that one can get in choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of a mobile hoist and it will be discussed in this article.
It has a simple usage
There are so many advantages in choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of using the mobile hoist and one of these advantages is that it is a lot simple to use. If you choose to use a ceiling hoist instead of using a mobile hoists, you will avoid the problem of pushing to certain objects in your house and coming across the obstacles of your environment such as rugs, furniture, cables, and many more.
No need to have another carer
Mobile hoist always require the use of two carers because of the mentioned challenges above even if there are not exact rules mentioning that mobile hoists needs to be operated by more than a single carer. A patient will have a possibility of colliding with the framework of the hoist if only one care is used, this is quite possible if there is no one to keep the patient steady while the hoist is moved.
The use of a ceiling track hoist for a single handed care can reduce the possible risk when hoisting is often recommended to be a more safer way.
A person can hoist alone
It can be possible for a person with a strong upper body mobility to self hoist if the it is assessed right and is better to do so. It is important to know that self hoisting can only be possible when using a ceiling track hoist. When assessing the risk of self hoisting, there are a lot of important things that needs to be considered such as the evaluation of the tack position in order to perform a safe transfer. It is smart to think of giving the patient a method of communication every time he or she performs a self hoist, an example for this is a pendant alarm that will be used in case if a failure of the hoist. Always keep in mind that safety is always the number one priority, you might need to modify a few parts of the hoist in order to avoid upcoming dangers especially if the patient decides to self hoist.
Can be stored easily
You can park a ceiling hoist easily of anyone’s way if you are not using it. A lot of storage room is needed in order to set aside a mobile hoist.
The patient can be less imposed.
If you have tried being hoisted, you will probably agree that using a mobile hoist is a lot intrusive especially during the times that the mobile hoist is moved towards you. The personal space of the patient is always important for the comfort of the patient, a ceiling track hoist is way less intrusive because it will only require a little space.