Maneuvering with patient lifts

Case study Liberein

 

Liberein is a care facilitator in the eastern part of The Netherlands. The focus of their internal program ‘Fit for Work’ is on the well-being of clients and employees. An important focus point within this program is the physical load while maneuvering patient hoists. One of the measures Liberein has taken to reduce physical strain of employees is the use of esense patient lifts.

This case study provides insight into the physical load while working with these motorized esense patient lifts.

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The results

Practical use of the esense patient lifts at Liberein was monitored in a case study. At that time more than 15 lifts were in use. Daily work with the patient lifts was analyzed with the esense Ergometer.

Average peak force when pushing an esense lift

Average continuous force while working with an esense lift

Based on ISO/TR 12296 the maximum force used to move mobile equipment should never exceed 20 kg. The results of the study at Liberein clearly show the effectiveness of esense drive support. Both peak forces and frequency of occurence are reduced to acceptable and safe levels.

The days we needed our full body weight to move the patient are history. Now we control the lift with just a finger.

Joanne PauelsenPersoonlijk begeleider, Liberein

Esense makes the difference

In conclusion, the physical strain that the healthcare professionals encountered while maneuvering the esense patient lift is of an acceptable level. The forces that are used to transport the client are quite low. Therefore, the risk of pysical overload is also low.

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