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Welcome to your 14. Test Your Understanding of How to Use a Mechanical Lift
Communicating with the patient before starting the mechanical lift
procedure helps to
Decrease his or her tears about being lifted
improve his or her cooperation
Increase his or her trust
All of the above
A mechanical lift is used
When the caregiver is too tired to do a manual transfer
When the patient's weight makes it unsafe to move him or her manuaĮly
When care providers are required to practice teambuilding skills
When a faster type of transfer is needed
The sling of the lift must be positioned with its buttom edge at the patient's
Knee or : midthigh
Cross the patient's arms over his or her chest before starting the lift
To keep him or her from unbalancing the lift
because patients might try to get out of the lift using their arms
To keep the arms out of the way of the sling and chains
All of the above
To use a mechanical lift, start by
Raising the person just enough to clear the bed
Raising the bed to a comfortabĮe height
Removing all obstacles such as furniture
A and C above
The shorter chain is hooked to the sling near the patient's
A mechanical lift can be used when a patient is unable to stand on his or her own
Supporting a patient's head during a mechanical lift helps prevent neck
Avoid supporting a patient's feet during a mechanical lift because it changes the center of gravity.
Moving slowly while performing a mechanical lift procedure is the safe method.
Place chain hooks facing away from your patient to prevent injury
The hole in the sling is used for ventilation.
The palient's body should be centered on the sling.
Raise the person on the bed as far as possible in order to have plenty
room to swing over to the chair or wheelchair.
The lift responds quickly so be careful to turn the knobs slowly when
lifting or lowering the patient
Because the lift does all the work you don't need to be concerned with how you move or position your body.
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