Early Mobilisation is a crucial part of treatment when dealing with bedridden patients
At HLS healthcare we are provide a range of aids to be use to maximise efficiency, provide maximise comfort and dignity for the patent as well as align with occupational health and safety procedures.
A patient forced to remain in bed, due to problems with mobility, recovery requirements, or other reasons, can face risks like blood clots and skin ulcers over time. Loss of muscle mass and strength are also common among people dealing with long-term hospitalisation.
These issues are why it’s so crucial to have the right mobilisation tools available.
If a person is hospitalised and required to remain in one position for long periods, this can have a significant impact on their health and wellbeing. Fortunately, with HLS Healthcare, you can give your patients a better quality of life, with Early Mobilisation tools.
Lying immobile increases the risk of blood clots forming in the lungs, and of skin complications such as pressure ulcers.
Loss of muscle mass and strength are other complications commonly associated with long-term hospitalisation, and these issues can actually affect both the length of hospitalisation and the patient’s ability to function after discharge.
For hospitalised patients, long periods of immobility increase the risk of:
Whenever possible, it’s crucial for bedridden patients to be mobilised early, and often – during the period of their hospitalisation. Long periods of immobility can cause:
Diminished physical fitness
Problems with balance
Reduced strength and muscle mass
Blood clots in the lungs and extremities
Pressure ulcers and tissue damage
Constipation or Incontinence
With our advanced moving and handling equipment, you can initialise early mobilisation by safely moving patients out of their bed and helping to lift them into more comfortable positions. Hoists can even be effective at supporting balance training.
The limited control that hospitalised people may have over their movement can make moving and handling processes a risk for care providers. For instance, care providers often need to assist with:
Lifting extremities and various parts of the body
Helping patients into sitting and standing positions
Moving patients between beds, chairs, bathtubs and more
Supporting patients in visiting the bathroom
Assisting with balancing tests and reflexes
Gait training and exercise in bed
With a ceiling hoist and the appropriate sling from HLS Healthcare, you can support the early mobilisation of hospitalised patients without putting care providers or patients at risk. Ceiling hoists are excellent for testing patient balancing capabilities, as they allow for the individual to be helped carefully back into bed if they begin to lose their balance, or experience discomfort.
Ceiling hoists are also well-suited for gait and balance training, as they take the pressure of holding a patient upright off the staff member. This reduces the strain to the care provider and makes a patient feel more comfortable, safe, and dignified as they begin their rehabilitation.
Explore the benefits of our moving and handling tools for early mobilisation today. Contact HLS Healthcare to find out more.
Mobilising Patients Early and More Safely
A ceiling hoist system with the appropriate sling can help promote the early mobilisation and training of hospitalised patients in a manner safe for both patient and staff.
Medical, orthopaedic and bariatric patients, as well as patients on intensive care wards, all benefit from lifting systems involving ceiling hoists and slings.
A ceiling hoist can be used to test patients’ seated balance capabilities – when sitting on the edge of the bed, for example.
If patients start to feel dizzy while sitting securely in the sling, they can be helped back to bed quickly and easily without having to lift them manually. Similarly, intubated patients attached to monitors can be lifted up and into an easy chair positioned next to their bed – thus promoting early mobilisation.
A ceiling hoist also makes balance/gait training safer for both the patient and the care staff. Patients feel safe and secure in the walking sling and can start to move around without the risk of falling.
Products for Early Mobilisation
The following are products we deem would greatly improve the operation of your early mobilisation department
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