Equipment for Patient Transfer
Patient transfer equipment is used to help individuals move from a seated position to a standing position and walk around with the assistance of a caregiver. These devices are often prescribed by Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists for individuals who are able to pull themselves up from sitting and maintain a standing position.
Types of Patient Transfer Equipment
There are several brands of patient transfer equipment on the market, including the “drive Ambiturn,” the “return,” and the “romedic.” These devices are designed to safely and effectively assist individuals in transferring from one location to another, while also maintaining their independence and mobility.
Features of the “Drive Ambiturn”
One example of patient transfer equipment is the “drive Ambiturn,” which has a safe working load of 150 kg and features leg blockers with angle adjustments and a break system. These features allow the device to be customized to the needs of the user and provide added stability and safety during the transfer process.
Considerations for Use in the Home Environment
When prescribing patient transfer equipment, it is important for clinicians to assess the home environment to ensure the equipment is suitable for the user’s needs and the specific challenges of the home setting. Factors to consider may include the type of flooring, the presence of steps or other obstacles, and the user’s mobility and strength.
Patient transfer equipment can be an effective tool for helping individuals maintain their independence and mobility, while also reducing the manual handling risk for caregivers. By carefully considering the needs of the user and the home environment, clinicians can ensure that the appropriate equipment is prescribed and used safely.