Using A Ceiling Track Hoist And Its Advantages
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 has a simple usage
One of the important benefit that you can get in choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of a mobile hoist is that it is easy to use. It is a lot easier to use a ceiling track hoist because not like mobile hoist, it will not involve the person to push across carpet floors and moving around the obstacles in the environment like cables, furniture, rugs, and many more.
No need to have another 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. 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 most often recommendation for a lot safer hoisting is to use a ceiling track hoist especially when using a single handed care in order to avoid the possible risks that might happen when hoisting.
A person can hoist alone
If it there is low risk assessment, a person with a strong mobility of the upper body can perform self hoist as an option. It is important to know that self hoisting can only be possible when using a ceiling track hoist. You need to take in consideration a lot of things if you want to assess the risk of performing a self hoist, one of these is the right positioning of the track in order to facilitate a safe transfer. A lifeline pendant around the neck of the patient is one way that a patient can communicate when he or she is facing any problem if he or she decides to self hoist. If the patient really wants to self hoist, it is smart to think about the safety of the procedure and try to modify a few parts of the hoist in order to avoid possible dangers that might happen.
When you are not using a ceiling hoist, it can simply be stored in available storage areas. While on the other hand, a mobile hoist needs to take up a lot of storage room when it has no use.
It is less intrusive for the patient to use a ceiling track hoist
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. A ceiling track hoist is a way convenient option for a patient being it not intrusive because it only needs a little of the personal space of the patient.