The Armedica AM-SX 1060 Hi-Lo Changing Table makes patient care and transfers simpler and safer for the caregiver or clinician, as well as the patient. Understanding how it works will make transfers easier.
Patient transfers from mobility aids such as a wheelchair hide potential dangers to patient and clinician alike. Transfers can put a strain on the lower back and potentially lead to dangerous patient falls. Being able to work with the patient at, not only a comfortable, but safe height can ease the fatigue on your back and shoulders, therefore minimizing any risk of injury. How do we achieve this elevation in a safe manner? The use of an adjustable Hi-Lo changing table such as the Armedica AM-SX 1060 is an easy to use and safe way to achieve this.
Transferring patients for treatment can often be difficult depending upon the patient’s mobility or stability. While some patients may still maintain a level of mobility, some may be totally dependent upon others for transfer between a wheelchair and therapy table. Some of these transfers may only need a transfer or gait belt, but some may require the use of a transfer/sliding board. No matter the method, being able to maintain a transfer height equal to the level of the patient’s seat increases the level of safety for both the patient and the therapist. The Armedica AM-SX 1060 Hi-Lo Changing Table can move smoothly vertically with no horizontal movement. This table uses a foot pedal to easily adjust from 18-37 inches of vertical height adjustment. This allows for an ideal interaction between the patient and their caregiver. Movement or transportation of the table is made easier because of 4 locking caster wheels, so alignment for transfer is simple and safe. This table is not made for transportation of the patient. This Hi-Lo Treatment Table is incredibly sturdy with its X frame design made from 11gauge steel tubing capable of accommodating up to 500 pounds. Mobile and sturdy is what this table is all about!! Once transferred, the pediatric or adult patient is safe and secure due to being pivot down side rails and can accommodate a variety of therapies.
Being able to raise or lower the Armedica AM-SX 1060 Hi-Lo Changing Table with your foot allows the caregiver to have both hands free. To start operation plug the power cord into a wall outlet and be sure there are new obstructions near or around the table. Once the table has been moved into a proper position, the locking casters should be secured then raise or lower the table to the appropriate height for transfer using the foot pedal. To accommodate transfer, drop the safety rail simply by pulling sharply on the release handle and once the transfer is completed raise and locks the safety rail in place securing patient on the table. Once the patient is secure, raise the level of the changing table to an optimum height for the caregiver. This alleviates any back strain and minimizes the risk of injury. During any therapy session, both safety rails should always be in the upright and locked position in order to avoid potential patient falls. Once a therapy session has been completed, the caregiver should lower the Hi-Lo Changing Table to the appropriate level to safely transfer the patient from the table to a wheelchair or other mode of conveyance.
Maintaining your Armedica AM-SX 1060 Hi-Lo Changing Table is not only simple and easy but will extend its service life. This changing table is upholstered with a 1.5-inch firm density foam padding that is protected with a vinyl coating which creates a barrier against germs, abrasions, and stains. This allows for simple cleaning and lowers the risk of cross-contamination from patient to patient and maintains antimicrobial, sanitary conditions. This defends against the growth of fungus, mold, and mildew spores while being resistant to microbial deterioration which could cause the changing table to split/crack and lose flexibility. To avoid this, clean the vinyl with a soft cloth and a mixture of soap and water. Most general purpose cleaners/disinfectants can be used on the vinyl surface. Harsh brushes or abrasives should be avoided as well as cleaning agents that contain acid or chloride and undiluted bleach products. The Armedica AM-SX 1060 Hi-Lo Changing Table should be rinsed with clear water and dried with a soft cloth. The table should be cleaned after every use and the underside should be cleaned daily. Treat your equipment right and it will take care of you day after day. Working in a safe and comfortable height for patient therapy is paramount for an injury free environment. Using the Armedica AM-SX 1060 Hi-Lo Changing Table accomplishes this for the caregiver and gives each patient peace of mind knowing that any transfer onto the table can be done safely and securely.
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