Hillrom Safe Patient Handling Solutions – Supporting Architect & Construction Sector

Hillrom Safe Patient Handling Solutions – Supporting Architect & Construction Sector

Hillrom is a global manufacturer and supplier of safe patient handling equipment into hospitals, the home, long term care facilities and special education facilities. Hillrom’s safe patient handling portfolio offers slings, mobile and overhead hoists to give convenience and safety to both Healthcare professionals and equipment users, both in the healthcare sector and at home.

Safe Patient Handling equipment is a requirement by healthcare facilities, primarily for the safety of the individual that is needed to be lifted, transferred or requiring assistance to mobilise and the safety of healthcare professionals that is caring for the individual(s). It has been recorded by NICE that back injuries cost the NHS over £1000 million per year, and in some cases the injury can limit the career of the healthcare professional.

Caring for a patient within a home setting is equally as important and the team at Hillrom are able to supply the equipment needed for home care, ensuring both the patient's and caregivers' safety.

Safe patient handling equipment is also designed to help where possible with the individual’s independence and dignity.

The specific equipment type required is identified through a careful risk assessment, some necessary equipment shared by the Health and Safety Executive include – A selection of hoists, profiling beds and bariatric equipment. A full list of essential equipment can be seen here

PHAMA (Patient Handling and Mobility Assessment) 2nd edition released in 2020, is a white paper written by the facility guidelines institute. Recommendations include 100% room coverage with overhead hoists within Intensive Care Units and hospital ward areas, to increase the safety of healthcare professionals and individuals that are being cared for within these locations.

Safe Patient Handling Equipment Supplied by Hillrom

Hillrom’s overhead hoist portfolio is made up of Likorall, LikoGuard and Multirall motors that complete systems that lift to 200kg through to 363kg with single motor system solution of up to 500kg with an overhead system that is designed with the use of twin motor solution.

Installation of these type of systems is easy and indeed successful in many building types. Hillrom offers a range of fixation methods, from ceiling pendants, walls brackets and slim line upright supports.

Hillrom’s room to room solution is a method shared with architects, when overhead systems are required in multiple rooms within the same location. The design and technology prevents the need for doorway or ceiling height adjustments. This approach gives an aesthetically pleasing result.

Hillrom’s dedicated Safe Patient Handling overhead team are here to support projects from start to completion and have CHAS accreditation. Hillrom will work in partnership to discuss specifications, plan site visits and offer full 2D and 3D CAD drawing support. This is to ensure the overhead system(s) measure correctly and other ceiling equipment can be taken into account such as fire alarms, sprinkler systems and ventilation.

Hillrom also offer an online architect portal for when that project requiring Safe Patient Equipment arrives.

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