After a fall, safely lifting somebody up from a prone position may become dangerous to both the fallen person and their first aid responder. Falls can lead to fractures and if assistance is not administered properly, further injury can occur to the fallen patient as well as the first responder. Finding the proper equipment and technique can safely lift someone from the floor to a seated position. This equipment should be simple and easy to operate (as long as the initial fall didn’t result in an injury) to help a fallen person stand. Lifting cushions for falls by Mangar may be the answer to this problem.
Gravity works and there’s nothing we can do about it. The best way to avoid injury from a fall is to prevent the fall. Seems simple, but as hard as we try sometimes gravity grabs us and we fall. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to help a fallen person up that is both safe to them and the first responder? Trying to lift the weight of a human being can easily lead to back injury for the person administering first aid. Furthermore, this can lead to the person falling a second time increasing the risk of injury. According to the CDC, approximately 1 out of 5 falls can lead to broken bones or head injury. After a quick assessment, any first responder should then figure out how to return the fallen person to an upright position and Mangar offers solutions to safely raise a fallen person to at least a seated position and then to their feet.
Since falls are dangerous to both the person who fell and to those responsible for lifting, finding a suitable, safe way to get someone upright is quite important. To avoid musculoskeletal injuries to first responders or home health aides, finding a medical aid to assist in the proper solution. Mangar Lifting Cushions may be a perfect solution to the problem and two options include:
This compact, battery-powered ELK inflatable lifting cushion can help a fallen person be raised to a seated position and ready to stand easily and without strain to the first responder or medical aide. Weighing only 8 pounds this emergency lifting cushion is portable and can be used indoors or out. With the ability to lift up to 980 pounds, this lifting cushion is ideal for rehab clinics, eldercare facilities, and in the home. As each cushion is inflated by a compressor, the fallen patient can be uprighted in a slow and steady manner with simple guidance by a single caregiver. The Mangar AirFlo 24 Air Compressor is best suitable with Mangar ELK lifting equipment. The portable compressor is designed to inflate Mangar Health devices. Subsequently, it comes with an integral, rechargeable battery with a visible battery level indicator for utmost patient comfort. Safe and easy!!
With an inbuilt backrest and internal ring construction, this lifting cushion can be used completely independently by the fallen patient. This maintains patient dignity and allows for independent living, not to mention peace of mind for families and loved ones knowing that falls can be handled easily and safely. Inflated easily by the Airflo 24 Compressor by Mangar, this emergency lifting cushion can safely lift up to 705 pounds simply by using the easy-to-use hand control. The benefits of this device minimize the risk of injury to the fallen and caregivers alike. Economically this cushion can reduce medical costs as well as compensation claims and reduce absenteeism in healthcare facilities.
Avoiding injury is the primary goal of any successful lift assist. This applies to not only the fallen patient, but the first responder (paramedic), home health aide, or family member. An inflatable lift for the elderly and other patients may be the answer. Mangar Lifting Cushions safely lift a fallen person in a controlled, safe manner. Peace of mind and safety all in one package!!
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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
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