Does your hospital have a lift team - page 3

One of the hospitals I did a clinical rotation in had a lift team that consisted of 2 big men. They would go all over the hospital when paged and lift patients for the nurses and other staff for... Read More

  1. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Jason, yes that makes sense. However, do you ask for help or expect the nurses and/or cnas to be there waiting? Not to be rude but I'm sure they have more than that one pt to care for.
  2. by   JasonC
    Originally posted by BelindaLPN
    Jason, yes that makes sense. However, do you ask for help or expect the nurses and/or cnas to be there waiting? Not to be rude but I'm sure they have more than that one pt to care for.

    No, not really. In the ICU we never go in to roll a patient w/out a nurse present. But on the floors it would be nice to have someone in the room to watch the lift and make sure nothing is pulled out and the patient is fine after the lift.
  3. by   mattsmom81
    Yes, Jason it would be nice but as was pointed out, the nurses are using that time to help other patients, charts, etc. If you have a concern about dislodging tubes, you will need to call the desk and tell them your concern and they should send someone down...but you might have to wait for them to get loose from another task.

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