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CNA Skill l Hoyer Lifts
Hoyer Lifts make it possible for an individual to be elevated as well as transferred with a bare minimum of physical effort. As a CNA you will assist the individual being lifted in a comfortable and protected means, minimizing the possibility of accidental injuries for both the patient in addition to the nursing assistant.
These types of lifts were created specifically for individuals whose mobility have been significantly reduced. Hoyer lifts use a sling-style pad that slide under the patient. These particular slings are then simply attached to the lift frame that gradually starts to elevate the individual into the air. The lift may then be turned as well as moved on its wheels to position the individual onto an alternative area, it works with the wheel mechanism to lower the patient into another position.
Before ever attempting to elevate an individual, put in practice with the lifter by making use of a helper, never with the patient. You must learn how the Hoyer lift will feel with a patient in it. It is important to give explanation the lifting sequence to the patient before you plan to lift them for the first time.