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

Vendlet – the joy of tossing and turning in bed – independently!

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A few months ago, a client told me that she tossed and turned all night – and it was the best night sleep she’s ever had.  For many of us, repeatedly turning over in the night can be a sign of restlessness, but for Caitlin and others with a disability – turning over in the

HLS supports Build Australia Magazine to highlight Changing Places

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HLS Healthcare continue to support and advocate best practice for Changing Places across Australia. As a smart technology healthcare provider, HLS is proud to have installed Changing Places in facilities such as the MCG, Hamer Hall, Melbourne Zoo .. and many more. In our role as the largest official installer of Changing Places in Australia,

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

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

Why is HLS Healthcare the safer solution for SDA?

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Most of us in the healthcare industry know what SDA is. However as we complete more SDA projects, here at HLS we have become increasingly aware of how much confusion there is around what the ‘right’ solution is. As we know, the Specialist Disability Accommodation program comprises a need to provide assistive technology and equipment.

The Man Who Won’t Roll – A Case Study

According to a Case Study by Melbourne-based Occupational Therapist, Frances Arnold of Yooralla, the Vendlet Turning System was the perfect solution for ‘The Man Who Wouldn’t Roll’. The study centres on Gavin, a 49yo man who had suffered a Spinal Cord Injury together with an Acquired Brain Injury.  He was living in a Supported Accommodation