Benefits From Using A Ceiling Track Hoist
Choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of using a mobile hoist has a lot of advantages and we will be discussing these advantages in this article.
It can be easily used
A ceiling track hoist is simpler to use than a mobile hoist and this is one of the main advantage that you can get if you choose to use a ceiling track hoist. 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.
It can be handed by one carer
There is no rule that mentions the operation of state mobile hoists must be done by two carers, but mostly care plans and risk evaluation are recommending mobile hoists to be handed by two carers because of the mentioned challenges above. There are also risks that are often seen when a patient collides with the mobile hoist’s framework because there is only one carer and this will happen when a hoist has to be moved and there is no one there to assist the patient.
It is recommended that it is a lot safer to use a ceiling track hoist especially for the single handed care in order to reduce the possible risk you get when hoisting.
A person can hoist alone
If it has been assessed of having a lower risk chance, an option might of self hoisting is appropriate for a person with a strong upper body mobility. You should be aware that self hoisting is only 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 wise to give a patient the means of communication in order to avoid any danger that might happen when self hoisting, an example for this is a pendant alarms on the neck of the patient. 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
A ceiling hoist can be stored easily when it is not used, you can always park it our of the way. A lot of storage room is needed in order to set aside a mobile hoist.
A ceiling track hoist is less imposing for a patient.
Using a mobile hoist can be a little intrusive especially when it is moved towards you, and I know that for most of the people who have tried being hoisted, this is agreeable. Because of the ceiling hoist taking up a lesser personal space from the patient, it is not intrusive or imposing at all.