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Ceiling hoists as part of a sustainable care strategy

Independent Living

Author: Jung, Y. M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2010


With the implementation of the no-lifting policy, the use of mechanical devices has been recommended as an alternative to manual handling methods in health care practices. Recently, increasing attention to is being given to the ceiling hoist system as a safe and alternative transfer method. This systematic review aimed to investigate the effectiveness of ceiling hoists and the advantages of them over other handling methods in lifting and transferring people with disabilities. Twenty-three articles were examined in this systematic review

Further Details

Full Title: Independent Living
Pages: 24-26
Volume: 26
Issue: 3
Accession Number: October, 2010
Keywords: assistive device, safety
Reads: 217