Medical care of immobile patients is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Taking a patient from the bed onto a wheelchair or to the washroom becomes a tedious job even if the weight of the patient is less than that of the caretaker. However, with the advent of hydraulics and modern technology we have the Invacare 350 stand up lift.
How the Invacare GHS350 works
The easy to use machine comes with a manual that tells you how to assemble it and video online. After assembling, it is ready to lift the patient.
First, make the patient sit on the edge of the bed. Place the standing sling around the torso of the patient. The standing sling is an integral part of the Invacare GHS 350 stand up lift. The belt should be on the outside. The sling should be just under the shoulder blade with the arms outside. Buckle it up for a comfortable fit.
Invacare GHS350 pick me up
Position the lift near the patient and the legs of the Invacare get u up should be fully open before performing any lifting. Use the shifter handle in order to open the legs of the Invacare stand up life. Make sure that the locking pin is fully nested. Put the feet of the patient on the foot plate of the Invacare 350 stand up lift. Assist them in this action if they can’t do it themselves.
Bring the Invacare 350 closer to the patient till the time there knees touch the knee pad housing. Adjust the knee pad for the perfect support. Check the pins are completely seated once the knee pad is at the correct height. Use the strap on the sling to attach to the lifting arm. Ask the patient to hold the lift arm and turn the control valve clockwise. Use the pumping handle to pump which will raise the lifting arms and subsequently the patient. Transfer the patient to the wheelchair or the toilet seat.