How to Use a Mechanical Lift

ISBN 13: 9780977215522

How to Use a Mechanical Lift

9780977215522: How to Use a Mechanical Lift
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A mechanical lifting device is most commonly used to move those who are unable to stand on their own or whose weight makes it unsafe to move or lift them manually.

In this program, an ergonomics specialist and occupational therapist demonstrates a step-by-step move a person from bed to wheelchair and from wheelchair to bed using a mechanical lift, addressing safety concerns at each stage of the procedure.

Topics include:
* Identifying parts and functions of the mechanical lift
* Addressing patients' fear
* Sling placement
* Two-person mechanical lift transfer
* One-person mechanical lift transfer and safety measures

This DVD is Volume Number 11 in the 22-volume Medifecta Caregiver Series of DVDs that teach basic caregiving skills. Also available is a six volume set of communications series DVDs that teach caregivers how to communicate effectively and respectfully with those whom they are caring.

This award-winning Medifecta DVD is intended for both professional and family caregivers seeking to develop skills for quality, person-centered care. The DVD comes complete with learning support materials that make it an excellent supplement for inservice training. Learning support materials include: a glossary of terms, review and testing materials, an answer key and certificate. Total course time is 60 minutes (includes 22 minute DVD, support materials, review and testing).

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