fall from mechanical lift ends in death - page 2
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Dec 18, '07I can see many things that could have went wrong here. Improper training, not enough personel to help, wrong equipment? I myself work in a nursing home that is becoming a skilled care/rehab unit. We are equiped with most of the mechanical lifts I think everyone uses. But, a lot of our pts. are bariatric pts. now. Our equiptment is not made for that. We rent bariatric beds, but we dont have lifts other equipment meant for them. But it does make me rethink my way of life. I don't want to be the next pt. that comes in with a Fx hip at 300 lbs. Am I the only one who is seeing more pts. who are obese?