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Patient handling solutions

Promote mobility for all

Our patient handling solutions enable mobilisation early, often and regularly, at an appropriate level of functioning for residents at all levels of mobility, including people living with dementia and related cognitive impairments.

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Patient Handling for body and mind

How we move impacts both body and mind. Every single day, transfers and mobility tasks are performed without the appropriate equipment and can result in injury to those in care and those providing it. The negative effects of immobility include urinary incontinence, cognitive impairment, falls, malnutrition, and pressure injuries.¹ Arjo’s patient handling solutions help minimise risk of these and promote mobility, safety, and quality of care.

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Caring for Caregivers

Manual handling of patients is a key contributor to musculoskeletal injury and pain among nurses and therapists.²,³ In just one year, nurses lost 8,730 sick days due to musculoskeletal injury.⁴ Reduce manual lifting and help minimise risk to caregivers with a supportive patient handling environment.

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Elevate quality of care

Spending time out of bed is an essential part of a residents’ day. Assistive equipment provides a more secure process for lifting, transferring, or repositioning tasks reducing the potential for patient injury (i.e., falls, skin tears, shoulder dislocations) as a consequence of a manual patient handling mishap.⁵

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Improve workflow with single caregiver solutions

Reduced mobility negatively impacts the body and the mind. Rehabilitation can be challenging, but normalising routines such as using the bathroom offers improved mobility and using the right equipment is essential. Use of safe patient handling and mobility technology positively influences the quality of patient or resident care, mobilisation, rehabilitation, and daily life.⁶

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Optimise patient and caregiver safety

Help patients and residents move in ways that work for everyone. Ceiling lifts enable a single caregiver to transfer patients or residents smoothly without any manual lifting. They are installed, stored and operated so they are always in place, but never in the way.

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Reduce risk of immobility acquired conditions

Repositioning reduces the duration and magnitude of pressure over vulnerable areas of the body, and contributes to the patient’s comfort, hygiene, dignity and functional ability.⁷ With Arjo’s Early Mobility solutions and lateral transfer and repositioning aids, you can reduce the risk of patient injuries and deconditioning.

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View some of our products during care

Sara Plus and other patient handling products help create opportunities to work with patients and residents on their mobility goals while in care. Through our patient handling solutions, promote appropriate mobility opportunities with confidence. View videos on the use of some of our products below.

Clinical Article- Mobilisation of patients recovering from COVID

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References

1. Lahmann et al 2015. Mobility is the key! Trends and associations of common care problems in German long-term care facilities from 2008 to 2012.

2. Richardson et al (2019), Perspectives on preventing musculoskeletal injuries in nurses: A qualitative study. Nursing Open. 2019;6;915-929.

3. Daragh A, et al (2013), Safe Patient Handling Equipment in Therapy Practice: Implications for Rehabilitation. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. January/February 2013 Volume 67, Number 1. Pages 45-53.

4. US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018). https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2018/article/occupational-injuries-and-illnessesamong-registered-nurses.htm. Accessed 10th March 2020.

5. Mary W. Matz, MSPH, CPE, CSPHP, Patient Handling and Mobility Assessments, a white paper. FACILITY GUIDELINES INSTITUTE 2019. 

6. Matz M, Patient Handling and Mobility Assessments: A white Paper, Second Edition. The Facility Guidelines Institute. (2019).

7. European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/ Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline, 2019. Emily Haesler (Ed.). EPUAP/NPIAP/PPIA: 2019