Today, I want to share with you manual handling tips and advice of how to transfer a client using an active hoist or patient life in and out of the Monaco Assist.
The Seating Matters Monaco Assist is designed to facilitate a stand transfer from the chair using the powered rising seat function. In addition to the posterior angle adjustment, the seat base will also rise upwards which will provide support to perform a standing transfer whilst also creating a safe sitting position.
The tips and advice in transferring your client in and out of the chair can be applied across the full range of Seating Matters chairs. In the following video, manual handling adviser Mary Hickey from Elite Healthcare uses an active hoist. Her expertise is nursing and has a wealth of experience in the field of manual handling.
The video contains useful tips on how to:
- Correctly fit a sling.
- Position a hoist correctly.
- Safely transfer your client in and out of the chair.
- Use the adjustable angle seat to assist transfers.
At Seating Matters, I have personally trained our Seating Specialists who are equipped to advise you and answer any questions you may have. However, it is important to adhere to your own facility’s guidelines and regulations. If you are unsure, it is best to ask the clinician in charge of manual handling in your facility or care trust.
Our Seating Specialists are trained to carry out thorough Seating Assessments. If you have a client in mind who would benefit from this complimentary service, please get it touch today.
* Note: The purpose of this blog is to give an overview of the product with some tips to consider on its use. This is not intended to be a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis, prescription or treatment and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. For advice with your personal health or that of someone in your care, consult your doctor or appropriate medical professional.
* Note: The Seating Assessment carried out by the Seating Specialist is to provide information and advice on the product only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis, prescription or treatment, and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. For diagnosis or treatment of any medical problem, consult your own doctor or physician.** This post was originally published on http://blog.seatingmatters.com/manual-handling-advice-using-an-active-hoist-or-patient-lift-to-transfer-clients-into-a-monaco-and-atlanta