Patient Lifting Slings: which loop is which?

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Patient lifting is a common daily task in most healthcare institutions but you may be surprised to hear that some care staff are not fully aware of all the features a sling enables. The most common connection point seen on the straps of a sling is a fabric loop, which is wound onto a lifting

How to perform calm patient transfers with Vendlet & Lejrelet

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As you probably know, VENDLET can easily be used for clients that are anxious or uneasy during transfers. This might be clients with cognitive challenges, that make it difficult for them to understand what is going on. In these cases, VENDLET in itself already has a calming effect. However, for severely uneasy or anxious clients, who might

Ceiling Hoist Systems aligned with Aged Care Quality Standards

Ceiling Hoist Systems aligned with Aged Care Quality Standards

HLS Healthcare recently underwent an independent assessment of the flagship Guldmann Ceiling Hoist range, and how the product aligns with the current Australian Aged Care Quality Standards. The results can be viewed here, but in summary a correlation between 6 of the 8 standards have been identified. An amazing result. I speak regularly with Victorian

Push that floor hoist! Pull that trolley! How much force is too much?

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In healthcare we are constantly assessing ourselves. We ask ourselves questions about what we do and how we do it. Is it best practice? Are we getting the results we need? Is our method working, or is there a better way? Is there a safer way? We should always be asking ourselves these questions. Otherwise

Value, safety and responsible care – why ceiling hoists make sense

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With the ever-increasing pressure to improve levels of care whilst finding a balance between value with funding, hospitals and aged care facilities need to look towards understanding the smarter solution for both staff and patients/residents. To this end, ceiling hoist systems are the global standard for care; especially as hospitals and aged care facilities introduce

Does the VENDLET Bed Turning System ease the PRESSURE associated with PRESSURE INJURIES?

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There have been innumerable studies that conclude the prevention and management of pressure injuries in a bedridden patient is multi-factorial and nuanced. Given previous studies by Lindner et al (2016) concluded the VENDLET reduces touch points on the patient, reduces strain on the caregiver and reduces time required for the task, we have long-held the

‘Serviced’ does not mean ’Certified’

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Too often I hear people say they get their ceiling hoists ‘serviced’ with a local or known supplier. This is simply because the company or individual also performs servicing for their beds, bed movers, kitchen trolleys and any other mechanical or electronic equipment their facility can group together. Grouping equipment together to save on servicing

HLS Healthcare and TLC Healthcare partner for Elsi Smart Floor rollout

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HLS Healthcare are proud once again to partner with TLC Healthcare for their next project in Mordialloc with the Elsi Smart floor. TLC are setting another ‘first’ in aged care by adding a childcare centre within the facility alongside a medical centre and 147 resident bedrooms.  TLC have installed the Elsi Smart Floor into Clifton

Esense ‘makes sense’ when it comes to reducing push-pull stress

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Healthcare product designers are constantly coming up with new and better ways of doing things – ways to make life easier and safer, and to improve care practices and workplace process. Fortunately, the humble floor hoist has not missed the boat on this innovation challenge. According to Safework Australia, body stressing represented more than half

One thing is for sure – not all Fall Detection systems are the same

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Technology in healthcare seems to advance at light speed. As providers look to improve efficiencies and reduce costs one thing is for sure – not all fall detection solutions are the same. Why? Let’s take a look… In the Aged Care industry, there are many different solutions. There are sensors positioned in the corners of