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Portable Ceiling Lifts for Easy, Safe and Comfortable Patient Transfer

Author: Jai Gaitonde
by Jai Gaitonde
Posted: Sep 30, 2015

Musculoskeletal and over-exertion injuries are common among people working in healthcare facilities such as hospitals or ambulatory facilities. Caregivers or nurses who happen to have direct interaction with the patients are at high risk of suffering injuries when handling patients that involve tasks such as manual lifting, transferring and repositioning. Ceiling lifts significantly reduce this risk.

This device is a safe and easy option to move or transfer patients between rooms and pieces of furniture and equipment like between the bed and wheelchair. It is an ideal solution to transfer patients with issues such as limited mobility, strength, balance and coordination.

Leading manufacturers offer innovative models of ceiling lifts equipped with superior features. Prism Medical’s portable ceiling lifts offer flexibility as they can be easily transported from room-to-room or another lift track as and when required. Designed to address the lifting and handling issues encountered by today’s caregiver, these portable models can be easily connected and disconnected by the caregiver from different types of ceiling track systems. Their motor unit allows the sling to suspend for easy and compact transporting. The devices are also integrated with several advanced safety features such as slack tape sensor, overspeed governor, built-in safety limits, electric hand control and emergency lowering, all of which promote safe and comfortable patient transfer.

Top Models from Prism Medical

>> P-300 – Featuring a compact design, P-300 comes with an integrated carry bar, with optional assembly for wide torso clients. Compatible with other existing track systems, this light, economical device features a maximum load capacity of 300 lb. (136 kg) and a lifting height of up to 78" (198 cm). A quick charge feature ensures that the device is always ready for use. Other features include faster Hi-Lo function, audio and visual low battery indicator and battery light indicator.

>> P-440 - This device features on-board controls that allow it to be easily operated by a single caregiver. A comfortable and ergonomic handle ensures easy carriage and transfer. With a maximum load capacity of 440 lb. (200 kgs) and lifting range of up to 80" (200 cm), this The ceiling lift also has advanced safety mechanisms such as positive locking latches, overspeed governor, slack strap sensor, built-in safety limits, and emergency lowering.

>> P-600 – This lift comes with an integral full width carry bar that provides a unique contoured shape, providing maximum comfort to the patient throughout the entire transfer. A digital display provides real-time feedback on battery life and lift counter, total number of lifts performed and when preventive maintenance is required. Other features include pneumatic hand controls, on-board controls and built-in safety limits.

Find a Reliable Dealer

Purchase of portable ceiling lifts from a reliable dealer of accessibility equipment will ensure a customized solution as well as efficient installation, repairs and maintenance services.
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Author: Jai Gaitonde

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