e-z stand requirements

  1. anybody know what the requirements are for the use of an e-z stand vs a hoyer or e-z lift.

    im being told that you have to be able to sit on the side of the bed independently and be able to hold on to the "u" shaped bar. other wise the e-z stand would not be a safe transfer.
    anybody know the answer?
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  3. by   ktwlpn
    Can you obtain a PT consult to determine what is appropriate? That's what we can do at out LTC if we have any concerns for resident/staff safety...and we care plan the appropriate action-each unit also has a "cheat sheet" that we all must keep updated so everyone knows how each resident must be transferred.We still have the occassioanl problems-nothing seems to be fool proof...
  4. by   donmomofnine
    Same here! consult therapy.
  5. by   LPN_mn
    They have to be weight bearing to use the e-z stand. Consult with therapy but they should tell you the same thing. And you still need 2 people to do the transfer.
  6. by   ktwlpn
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    They have to be weight bearing to use the e-z stand. Consult with therapy but they should tell you the same thing. And you still need 2 people to do the transfer.
    Actually that is incorrect however my current DON believes this to be true and won't loosen up the purse strings to get us a standing lift.I have worked with them and love them-so much safer,easier and faster ...Much more dignity for the resident during adl's,too....The standing Hoyer can be used by weight-bearing or fully dependent patients as well ...Also-our policy states 2 staff members must assist for all transfers and that is as much for our protection as it is for the resident...I have worked in facilities that do not have such a policy..Also Often the reason why we get a consult is to prevent a pizzing contest between staff.

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