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- by bcyouletme Oct 30, '12I work in home health for a fully vent-dependent quadriplegic. Currently, his family member assists with getting him out of bed in the morning, but they are wanting to put it all on nursing staff. In a hospital setting, especially with a vent, it would always be a two-assist for me to operate a ceiling lift. Just wanted to get a feel for what opinions were on operating it independently??? I don't want to cause a problem where there is none, but I also want to make sure I am within scope and not risking my license doing it. Nebraska...
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- Nov 1, '12 by MunoRNMore often than not moving and repositioning with a ceiling lift is done with just one person where I work, including vented patients. You could argue that everything is safer with more people helping, although I don't find slinging with just one person to be particularly reckless.
- Nov 2, '12 by classicdameI agree that you ought to follow manufacturer recommendations. Contact the vendor or go online to their website. Don't risk your back. I do not see how your license is an issue.
- Nov 10, '12 by MN-NurseWhen I was a Home Health Aide, I regularly operated lifts on my own. I never had an issue.