Online Moving and Assisting of People Level 2 (VTQ)

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Using a hoist - chair to chair

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A Comprehensive Guide on Transferring an Individual from Chair to Chair

In this article, we explore the process of moving a person from one chair to another. This can involve a wheelchair to a regular chair transfer, or any other combination as required.

Initial Safety Checks

Before proceeding, we ensure that the hoist is in date, serviced, and working. Similarly, we inspect the sling to confirm its stitching and straps are in good condition.

Getting Consent

It is crucial to always gain consent from the person involved in the transfer. In this instance, we have consent from Daya, who we are moving to her living room chair to watch some TV.

Preparing the Sling

The sling must be positioned correctly, based on the person's physical ability. If they have good upper body strength, they may assist by leaning or pulling to one side. During this process, we ensure that the sling's label is always facing out to the back and that it is tucked down to the bottom of the chair.

Adjusting the Sling

Following adjustments to ensure a comfortable position, we proceed to tuck the sling in. The back of our hands is used to guide the sling onto Daya's shoulders without discomfort.

Attaching the Sling to the Hoist

Upon ensuring that the sling is in the right place with no pinching or bunching, we attach it to the hoist. We ensure that the straps are at the same length and pass one through the other to protect the patient's dignity during the lifting process.

Hoisting Process

Before we start lifting, we make sure that neither the hoist nor the chair have brakes on to allow for free movement. During the hoisting process, we remain vigilant to prevent Daya from accidentally hitting her knees against the hoist.

Securing the Patient

We then use the Oxford Mini hoist to lift Daya. We're careful to ensure that the long strap doesn't bunch anywhere, using extra straps to keep everything tidy.

Moving the Patient

With the patient securely hoisted, we move them closer to the seat where we're transferring them. We take great care to ensure a smooth transition and avoid any sudden movements.

Lowering the Patient

Upon reaching the desired seat, we slowly lower Daya, making fine adjustments as necessary. We also use handles on the hoist to help position Daya more comfortably in the chair.

Final Steps

Once the hoist is low enough, we remove the straps and the hoist, ensuring that nothing swings towards Daya's face. Lastly, we carefully remove the sling, leaving Daya comfortably seated in her chair, ready to enjoy her day.