Manual Handling and ‘Best Practice’

When it comes to Manual Handling, does “Best Practice” simply mean more staff to ease the load?  Not necessarily. In a world of increased bariatric presence in our Hospitals and Aged Care facilities, we have to work smarter not harder, particularly as securing funding for extra staff is a perpetual conundrum. The Vendlet Bed Turning

COVID-19: Safety Tools for Infection Control

A complication of COVID-19’s viral infection is respiratory compromise, notably poor oxygenation and in worst cases, respiratory failure. Positioning in prone, or belly down, improves oxygenation. Use of training schedules, even for persons not intubated and in severe respiratory failure, have shown anecdotal benefit during this pandemic. Proning slings are ideal for turning to sideways

Your Guide to Properly Positioning Bedridden Patients

Your Guide to Properly Positioning Bedridden Patients

Knowing how to properly position a patient in their bed will not only make that individual more comfortable, but it could also prevent the development of painful ulcers known as bedsores or “pressure sores”. These uncomfortable issues are one of the main reasons why hospital staff and care providers must find a way to safely