Has anyone else here been upset with the new hoyer lifts? I have seen patients that almost fell right through the hole in the middle.
I have also seen one the was electric that almost went right into someone's rib cage.
I was working with a girl who swore at the lift loud enough to hear her all the way down the hall. Soon after this the nursing home got rid of the new lifts.
In the nursing home it's not permissible to use one alone.
In home care, you are expected to use them without help.
One time I was stuck with one of those new ones on a private home care case. It had those straps that wrap around their legs and you have to figure out which ones to use. I didn't play around with it. Instead I called up an agency staff member to come over and help me so I would not drop my patient.