Actively mobilise the patient as early as possible
The recent WHO guidance on the management of Covid-19 patients emphasises the importance of mobilising ICU patients as soon as it is safe to do so.1 Prolonged bed rest and immobility can lead to physical reconditioning, significant loss of muscle mass and increased muscle weakness all of which extend the time patients spend in hospital. Patients presenting with severe Covid-19 symptoms often have severe rehabilitation needs, including extreme fatigue, breathlessness and extreme deconditioning.2
Early mobility frees up acuity beds
Because of the Covid-19 situation, mobility interventions may start later than usual. Nevertheless, our comprehensive solutions for mobilising ICU patients early in the recovery process will help you move recovering patients out of critical care and free up high acuity beds as soon as possible.
With patients suffering from Covid-19, the Sara Combilizer can help achieve early weight bearing and upright positioning early in the care pathway.
Learn more about our standing and raising aids.
Ensuring mobility in long-term care
It is important to maintain the mobility of residents in the care environment, especially during Covid-19 when movements are often restricted. Studies show that residents with well-managed mobility gain important physical and psychological benefits. However, with staff under additional pressure, choosing the right mechanical can be crucial for the health and well-being of each individual patient – and their caregivers.
We provide a comprehensive range of standing and raising aids which promote rehabilitation and encourage residents to maintain their level of mobility.
Learn more about our assistance for every level of functional mobility.
1. Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection (SAR2I) when COVID-19 disease is suspected WHO Interim guidance March 2020.