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

4 Tips for Reducing Bed Sores by Turning a Patient – HLS Healthcare Pty Ltd

4 Tips for Reducing Bed Sores by Turning a Patient

Pressure ulcers or bedsores are skin conditions that occur within the body when there’s excessive pressure on the skin. This is common in people who are classified as “bedridden” because they can’t move or reposition themselves naturally. These sores are not only problematic because they cause discomfort and pain, but they can also lead to