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Understanding the Risks Involved with Moving & Handling People

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When it comes to effective patient care, moving and handling is one of the most difficult things to get right, and there are a number of risks to the wellbeing of the patient as well as the carer. Depending on the nature of the disability or illness, a patient may require moving and handling to simply get in and out of bed or perhaps a vehicle, right through to requiring assistance with bathing, using the toilet or even turning over in bed.

Associated Risks

Manual handling can create a number of potential risks for both the patient and the carer. For the carer, the most common injuries are undoubtedly back and muscle-related, especially if the proper training on how to lift and move a patient is not undertaken. Although muscle-related injuries will often recover over time, more severe problems could stay with the carer for the rest of their lives, not only restricting their movement but also impacting on their ability to effectively care for patients.

For the patient, injuries incurred to the shoulders, neck and back are also common, however fragile skin can also be damaged, while exacerbating breathing difficulties and causing bruising or cuts are also potential risks.

Manual Handling Solutions from Genie Care

Here at Genie Care we have studied the problems involved with manual moving and handling and looked to address them with a range of easy to use, but incredibly effective, moving and handling alternatives. These include:

ToTo – a radical alternative to traditional turning beds, providing gentle “2-hourly” or “Night Time” turning designed to prevent pressure ulcers.

WaterGenie – provides carers the opportunity to give patients a shower on their own bed, removing the need to move them manually.

SleepLow – this equipment is designed for clients who are confused or at risk from falling out of their beds, however it also offers carers the opportunity to raise the client to a comfortable working height for nursing and transfers.

These innovative and revolutionary products have helped us to become one of the UK’s leading names in moving and handling as well as specialised pressure care products.

To find out more about any of the equipment we provide, give our team a call today on 01903 733 377 and we’ll answer any queries you may have. Alternatively, follow the links inside this post to find out more about each of the products we supply.

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How the WaterGenie Minimises Patient Risk

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At Genie Care we specialise in developing products that make caring for individuals who require bedside attention easier. We have become one of the UK’s leading names in specialist pressure care products thanks to our ToTo turning equipment that is designed to move patients slowly and safely during the night. Continue reading →

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How Our Moving And Handling Products Assist With Palliative Care

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Palliative care is an approach to healthcare which aims to prevent and relieve the suffering of those facing life-threatening illnesses, and improve their quality of life. It can be provided to those in all stages of a disease, including those who are undergoing treatment for a disease with may be curable, and those that are facing a terminal diagnosis. Continue reading →

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Toto: Saving Care Trusts Money Across The UK

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With continuing cuts being made on the NHS budget, it’s essential for the healthcare sector to save money in any way they can. Genie Care provide a simple and effective way for health trusts and hospitals to preserve valuable funds – with our innovative patient moving and handling devices, such as the Toto. Continue reading →

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Knowing When to Turn: How to Identify Patient Risk

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If you’ve ever woken up in the morning and found creases in your skin, or been presented with an unhelpfully numb arm, you’ll have experienced the effects of pressure exertion on a healthy body over a prolonged period of time. Because you were lying in a single position, your skin creased, or the blood was unable to flow to  a particular part of the body, causing it to numb. Whilst these effects aren’t dangerous and generally wear off in a matter of moments, when the same pressure is applied to a patient with weaker, less healthy skin, the result can be harmful pressure ulcers and sores that leave the patient open to infection.

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Improving Paralysis Care With Our Moving And Turning Products

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Here at Genie Care, we stand out as one of the leading providers of moving and turning equipment for patients with severe mobility issues in the UK. One of our most modern and reliable moving and handling equipment devices are designed to provide adequate pressure care, while minimising the risk of pressure sores and ulcers as well as circulation complaints in patients is the ToTo Patient Turning Equipment.

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Aid Recovery & Care With The ToTo Turning Device

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When a person gets bed-ridden due to an illness or some other health problem, particularly where they might be in hospital for long periods of time, one of the major worries is the development of pressure ulcers. These ulcers occur when the person is unable to turn periodically during the long convalescence period. Continue reading →

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How Can A Patient Turning Device Benefit Carers?

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Pressure care is an essential aspect of caring for bedridden patients to maintain tissue viability and reduce the risk of pressure sores. Unfortunately, the constant need for manual turning can put immense strain on the nurses or carers caring for these patients.

As the UK’s leading specialist in patient care and safety equipment we pride ourselves on the exceptional quality of our products. Here at Genie Care, however, we have developed an innovative patient turning device called the ToTo that provides automatic, programmed turning.

The use of this device can offer a huge array of benefits to carers including:

–    Releasing carers from the need to carry out manual turning
–    The additional time can be spent providing a higher quality of care
–    Reducing the physical risk to carers posed by manual turning
–    Carers can guarantee all patients requiring turning will receive the necessary pressure care
–    Less time is spent combatting pressure sores

It is not only carers, but also patients that will benefit from the features of our revolutionary patient turning device. Please feel free to read our other blogs to find out more about the extensive range of benefits to patients.

Here at Genie Care we have developed a range of patient care equipment that offers extensive benefits to patients and carers alike. Our impressive range includes:

–    SleepLow
–    Safesides
–    WaterGenie
–    ToTo

If you would like to know more about our equipment then browse our website or get in touch with us directly if you have any questions. A member of our friendly and knowledgeable team will be on hand to help!

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To-To: Enhanced Patient Care to Prevent Pressure Ulcers

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Traditional patient care of bedridden patients or those suffering with severe mobility problems usually involves the manual turning of the patient to maintain tissue viability and prevent pressure ulcers developing. Unfortunately, this traditional form of care is highly time consuming, unreliable and can often be uncomfortable, embarrassing and even dangerous for the patient. Continue reading →

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What Manual Handling Products Are Available At Genie Care?

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Each patient will require a different type of care to meet their specific requirements but the needs of bedridden patients, or those with severe mobility problems, are complex and unique. Pressure care is vitally important for this type of patient and this will often involve manual handling.

At Genie Care we specialise in the development of patient care and manual handling products:

Patient Turning Equipment: The ToTo

We have developed an innovative new patient turning device that can eliminate the need for manual handing and manual turning in bedridden patients.

Any carer or nurse will understand that patients can experience discomfort and embarrassment during manual turning but this form of care is, of course, necessary to reduce the risk of pressure sores developing.

The To-To, however, can be programmed to turn the patient throughout the day and the night without causing discomfort or disturbing sleep. There is no need for the patient to be manually handled and the patient is guaranteed to receive the necessary pressure care.

To find out more about the features of the ToTo and how the equipment functions, please click here.

A Range Of Patient Care Products Are Available

Here at Genie Care we are passionate about providing innovative equipment to improve the care of patients with severe mobility problems. As well as our manual handing products we also provide equipment such as the WaterGenie to ensure that all patients can be bathed in comfort and with dignity. Our products include:

–    WaterGenie
–    SafeSides
–    SleepLow
–    ToTo

To find out more about our range of patient care products, please visit our website or contact us directly if you have any questions; a member of our knowledgeable team will be happy to help.

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