In the battle to reduce healthcare worker related injuries, accessories become vital ammunition. Typically, accessories are not thought of as daily use items, but in many instances they become a standard of care. Take for instance the VanderClips. Ask yourself, how many patients need to be turned or rolled during a shift? How many weigh over 100 lbs? If the answer is more than one then the VanderClips may be your solution to eliminate injures associated with turning patients.
2 Point Strap Sling Set
The ambulation arms are used for supporting a patient that is wearing a Vancare ambulation sling. This gives the patient an added sense of security adding to more positive outcomes. The arms also serve the function of giving the caregiver added leverage to move and turn the lift when it is heavy and difficult to move. This will help to reduce back strains. One other function is to allow the patient to hold on to them during transport, which gives the patient added stability and a sense of security. The arms are available on all Vanderlift II series and the VanGo.
2 Point Hanger Assembly
The two point hanger assembly by Vancare is the solution for customers that are already using two point style slings, and is common with other manufactures. Vancare promotes the use of the 4 point hanger assembly for overall patient comfort.
4 Point Hanger Assembly
The 4 Point Hanger assembly by Vancare is standard on all full body lifts and fixed motor ceiling lifts. It has the safety latches to assure the sling strap will not come off after applying to the hook. When a patient is in the sling, it self-adjusts to the shoulder width of the patient, giving the most comfortable lift possible. This is especially important for bariatric patients.
Stretcher Frame Assembly
The Vancare stretcher provides a safe way to lift a patient in a supine position with little to no pressure on the shoulders and hips. It is applied under the patient by log rolling from side to side, or it can be applied without rolling, with the use of slide sheets. The stretcher sling can be ordered in various materials. The unit can be folded for easy transporting. Combined with a VanderScale, this unit can replace the need for a traditional stretcher style bed scale. The Vancare Stretcher is an available option on all Vanderlift models.
4 Point Clip Arm
The 4 Point Clip Arm uses the clip style slings commonly used by ARJO (a Swedish lift manufacturer). If a facility already has this manufacturer’s lifts in their facility, and like the slings; or simply don’t want to buy all new slings, then this arm may be a good solution.