The Evolution of the Ceiling Lift: A Glimpse at How a Single Device Has Redefined Caregiver Safety and Patient Care

Source avec lien : International Journal of Safe Patient Handling & Mobility (SPHM), 10(3).

Cet article vise à explorer l’évolution du lève-personne sur rail au plafond et la manière dont il a redéfini la sécurité du personnel soignant et les soins aux patients.

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most commonly cited injuries amongst nurses. Often these injuries can be severely debilitating or career-ending. Providing caregivers with the tools necessary to minimize or eliminate manual handling in an effort to mitigate patient handling risks is an essential component of a successful safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) program. Ceiling lift technology achieves this better than any other SPHM technology currently on the market. Its ability to facilitate mobilization, perform a wide variety of patient handling tasks, and decrease spinal shear and compression loads, as demonstrated by numerous biomechanical studies, are just a few key benefits of this technology. This article seeks to explore the evolution of the ceiling lift and how it has redefined caregiver safety and patient care.

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