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230ee/300ee

Patient Lifter

PRODUCT CODES: 17320 / 17400

Invacare Australia Pty Ltd ACN 074 676 378

PO Box 5098, Cheltenham East, Victoria 3192, Australia

INSTRUCTION MANUAL


Notes

Contents

Preface ................................................... 3

Intended Purpose.......................... 4

Pro-Med Credentials...................... 5

Warranty ..................................... 6

Key to Symbols........................... 7

Getting Started ....................................... 9

Documentation.......................... 10

Assembly Instructions .............. 11

Fitting Spreader or Pivot...............12

Features ............................................... 13

Overview ................................... 14

Specifications 230ee ................ 15

Specifications 300ee ................ 16

Mechanical Features ................ 17

Attachment Options .................. 18

Lifting Cradle / Frame ......... 19-20

Floor Lift / Frame ................. 21-22

Weighing Device ...................... 23

Slings ....................................... 24

Lifting ................................................... 25

Safety Precautions ................... 26

General Purpose Slings

Selecting the Sling .............. 27-29

Lifting Procedures ............... 30-33

Pivot Slings

Selecting the Sling .............. 34-35

Lifting Procedures ............... 36-40

Maintenance ........................................ 41

Mobilette Control Unit............ 42-45

Recharging............................... 46

Sling Care ................................ 47

Lifter Maintenance ............... 48-50

Trouble Shooting ...................... 51

Spare Parts............................ 52-56

Distributors .................................... 57-60

Log Book ........................................ 61-67

Notes .................................................... 68

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Log Book

TO BE COMPLETED AFTER EACH INSPECTION/SERVICE

Service Type

Condition Report

Pre-Delivery

Periodic

Inspection

Minor

Major

Date

Inspected By

Action Taken

Signature

Service Type

Condition Report

Pre-Delivery

Periodic

Inspection

Minor

Major

Date

Inspected By

Action Taken

Signature

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Log Book

TO BE COMPLETED AFTER EACH INSPECTION/SERVICE

Service Type

Pre-Delivery

Periodic

Inspection

Date

Minor

Major

Condition Report

Preface

Intended Purpose............................ 4

Pro-Med Credentials...................... 5

Warranty...................................... 6

Key to Symbols............................... 7

Inspected By

Action Taken

Signature

Service Type

Condition Report

Pre-Delivery

Minor

Periodic

Inspection

Major

Date

Inspected By

Action Taken

Signature

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Preface

Log Book

Following intended purpose is as declared for the ARTG Listing.

FLOOR LIFTERS ARTG LISTING: 98422

Intended Purpose of Patient Lifting Devices:

Is to be operated by a qualified carer in conjunction with an appropriate

Pro Med sling and accessories to move or transfer patients with

disabilities who are within the capacity indicated on the device and the

carer using the device to guidelines identified in the relevant device

instruction manual.

TO BE COMPLETED AFTER EACH INSPECTION/SERVICE

Service Type

Pre-Delivery

Periodic

Inspection

Date

Minor

Major

Condition Report

Stand up Lifters: ARTG LISTING: 98427

Inspected By

Action Taken

Intended Purpose of Patient Stand up Lifter Devices:

Is to be operated by a qualified carer in conjunction with an appropriate

Pro Med sling and accessories to assist a patient with disabilities in

standing from a sitting position transferring the patient to another device

and assist the carer to reseat the patients who is within the capacity

indicated on the device and the usage guidelines identified in the

relevant device instruction manual. Other devices i.e. the walking tutor

can be fitted to these devices to assist patients with walking with the

assistance of a qualified carer to operate the device within its specified

capabilities identified in relevant device instruction manuals.

Signature

Service Type

Pre-Delivery

Periodic

Inspection

Minor

Major

Condition Report

Date

Slings And Accessories: ARTG LISTING: 98421

Intended Purpose of the Slings and Accessories Device:

Is to be used by a qualified carer in conjunction with an appropriate Pro

Med patient lifting device to support patients with disabilities who are

within the capacity indicated on the sling from one device to another and

the carer adhering to the usage guidelines identified in the relevant

slings instruction manual.

Inspected By

Signature

Action Taken

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Log Book

TO BE COMPLETED AFTER EACH INSPECTION/SERVICE

Service Type

Pre-Delivery

Periodic

Inspection

Date

Inspected By

Signature

Minor

Major

Condition Report

Action Taken

Preface

PRO-MED Credentials

• Australian Therapeutic Goods Listing, Certificate of Listing AUST L 42882

• FDA Listing A804934 (USA)

• FDA Registration 9613615 (USA)

• CE Mark (European Union Listing)

• Global operations for in-warranty and out-of-warranty service support.

• Each finished lifter is individually tested in our laboratory. No lifter is

delivered without a signed Quality Test Certificate bearing the serial

number of that unit.

• Lifting capacities 127kg/280lb to 300kg/660lb. Engineering safety factor

exceeds European Standards.

• Each machine is operated by leading edge electrical or hydraulic technology.

• Complete range of slings and supports designed and manufactured by

Pro-Med using medical quality padding and fabrics.

• The Australian Government endorses Invacare Australia for its medical

equipment

export marketing program.

Service Type

Condition Report

Pre-Delivery

Periodic

Inspection

Minor

Major

Date

Inspected By

Action Taken

Signature

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Warranty

Preface

Invacare Australia Pty Ltd warrants its products to be free from defects in

material and workmanship under normal use and service and will, within the

periods stated below from the date of purchase, repair or replace, without cost

to the original customer, any part, assembly, or portion thereof which shall be

returned to Pro-Med and from our inspection, shows to be defective.

Patient Lifter including Electronics / Hydraulics .. 2 years

Weighing Devices ................................................ 1 year

Accessories on Lifter ........................................... 2 years

Slings ................................................................... 1 year

Batteries ............................................................... 3 months

Log Book

TO BE COMPLETED AFTER EACH INSPECTION/SERVICE

Service Type

Pre-Delivery

Periodic

Inspection

Date

Minor

Major

Condition Report

No warranty claim shall apply where the product or any part thereof has been

altered, varied, modified, or damaged either accidentally or through improper

or negligent use, or repaired or serviced by any persons not accredited by the

Authorised Distributor. Pro-Med Slings void warranty if not laundered as per

instructions on the Sling Label.

It is the responsibility of the Purchaser to train and instruct new staff on the

proper use of the products. Warning: It is the responsibility of the Purchaser to

select the appropriate Pro-Med Lifter and Pro-Med Sling to address the lifting

needs of an individual. An incorrect selection may cause injury. If in doubt,

seek input from a suitably qualified therapist.

Invacare Australia disclaims any responsibility for accidents, mishaps or injury

caused by the combination of Pro-Med products with another manufacturer’s

equipment.

Inspected By

Signature

Service Type

Pre-Delivery

Minor

Action Taken

Condition Report

Periodic

Inspection

Major

Date

Inspected By

Action Taken

Signature

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Log Book

TO BE COMPLETED AFTER EACH INSPECTION/SERVICE

Preface

Key to Symbols

The following symbols are used on lifter and attachment labels:

Service Type

Pre-Delivery

Minor

Condition Report

The symbol required to be displayed on regulated products for

sale on the European Market. It indicates that the product

complies with applicable European Directives related to health,

safety, environment and consumer protection.

Periodic

Inspection

Date

Major

Safe Working Load. Represents the maximum load the lifter is

SWL rated at for safe operation.

The following symbols are used on sling labels and relate to washing

instructions:

Inspected By

Action Taken

Wash at maximum

temperature 60 o C

(140 o F) permanent

press cycle.

Do not dry clean.

Signature

Wash at maximum

temperature 85 o C

(198 o F) permanent

press cycle.

Dry cleanable.

Do not tumble dry.

Service Type

Condition Report

Do not use bleach.

Do not iron.

Pre-Delivery

Periodic

Inspection

Minor

Major

Please refer to individual sling labels for complete instructions regarding

washing and laundering.

Date

Inspected By

Action Taken

Signature

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Log Book

Customer Name

Customer Address

Product Name Serial No

Date of Purchase Warranty Period

Distributed By

Owner:

• Ensure the patient lifter is serviced regularly

(refer Lifter Maintenance, page 33).

• Contact an Authorised Pro-Med Distributor /

Service Agent immediately if there are any

problems with the operation of the patient

lifter.

• Ensure the Log Book is completed and

signed.

• Record any repairs required.

• Withdraw the patient lifter from service if

inspection reveals that user safety is

jeopardised in any way from use of the

patient lifter.

• Ensure ongoing servicing after the Warranty

Period is maintained by agreement between

you and an Authorised Pro-Med Distributor /

Service Agent.

Check List

Authorised Pro-Med Distributor /

Service Agent:

• Ensure the patient lifter is serviced in

accordance with the Manufacturer’s

recommendations.

• Ensure the Log Book is completed and

signed.

• Record any repairs required.

• Advise the Owner to withdraw the patient

lifter from service if inspection reveals that

user safety is jeopardised in any way from

use of the patient lifter.

• Ensure ongoing servicing after the Warranty

Period is maintained by agreement between

you and the Owner.

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Distributors

INTERNATIONAL

Canada

Blue Leaf Healthcare

Unit 2, 6104-82 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6B OE7

Tel: 1780 435 4951 Fax: 1780 468 1946

Korea

Pro-Med Korea Pty Ltd

401 Hando Building, 942 Donopk Dong, Kangnam-GU, Seoul

Tel: 822 3462 9601 Fax: 822 3462 9373

Getting Started

Documentation.......................... 10

Assembly Instructions .............. 11

Fitting Spreader or Pivot...............12

New Zealand

Active Rehab Equipment

25 Rennie Drive, Airport Oaks, Mangere

Tel: 649 256 4800 Fax: 649 256 0055

Rehab Equipment Company

260 King Edward Street, Dunedin

Tel: 643 455 3321 Fax: 643 455 3322

South Africa

G.I.S. PTY LTD

26 William Campbell Drive, La Lucia, KwaZulu Natal 4051

Tel: (031) 5628875 Fax: (031) 5723799

United Kingdom

Park House Healthcare

Bradford Road, Birstall, Batley West, Yorkshire WF17 9PH

Tel: 44 845 0600 333 Fax: 44 845 3442 640

USA

Alpha Modalities

700 NW 42nd Street Suite 207, Seattle, Washington 98107

Tel: 1800 273 5749 Fax: 1206 374 2476

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Getting Started

Documentation

With each lifter you should receive the following

documents:

• this Instruction Manual;

• a Test Certificate; and

• a Warranty / Registration Card.

Victoria

Linds Rehabilitation Equipment

58-60 Star Crescent, Hallam VIC, 3803

Tel: (03) 9796 3399 Fax: (03) 9796 3313

Western Australia

River Abilities

29 Alexandra Place, Bentley WA, 6102

Tel: (08) 9350 6600 Fax: (08) 9350 5299

Distributors

Warranty/Registration Card

The tear-off Registration Card must be completed and

returned to Pro-Med within fourteen days of purchase.

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Distributors

AUSTRALIA

New South Wales / ACT

Active Mobility Systems

30 James Street, Lidcombe, NSW, 2141

Tel: (02) 9649 2111 Fax: (02) 9649 8506

Northern Territory

Mobility & Rehabilitation Services (North)

3/6 Beresford Road, Yarrawonga NT, 0810

Tel: (08) 8932 1900 / 1966 Fax: (08) 8932 1922

Mobility & Rehabilitation Services (South)

6 Fogarty Street, Alice Springs, NT, 0870

Tel: (08) 8952 3599 Fax: (08) 8952 4833

South Australia

Grajen Medical

376-380 South Road, Richmond SA, 5033

Tel: (08) 8344 0100 Fax: (08) 8234 8883

Queensland

Active Medical Supplies

35 Southgate Avenue, Cannon Hill, Qld, 4170

Tel: (07) 3899 8887 Fax: (07) 3899 8825

Independent Living Solutions

8 Keane Street, Currajong, Townsville, Qld, 4812

Tel: (07) 4728 1200 Fax: (07) 4728 1201

Medtech Mobility Equipment

18 Prescott Street, Toowoomba, Qld, 4350

Tel: (07) 4639 3977 Fax: (07) 4659 5953

Tasmania

Tasmanian Medical Supplies

40 Brisbane Street, Hobart, Tas, 7000

Tel: (03) 6234 9777 Fax: (03) 6234 8452

Assembly Instructions

All Pro-Med lifters are fully assembled, load tested and certified at the factory

before being partially dismantled for shipping. Follow these instructions to

assemble your Omega 230ee / 300ee.

Tools required: Spanners - 17mm AF, 16mm AF, 2 x 13mm AF

Hexagon Wrench - 3.00mm AF

1. Remove lifter components from packing and lay out on carpeted area.

2. Fit Mast Assembly into Mast Holder of chassis. Ensure that the Mast is

fully engaged in the Mast Holder. Tighten the Clamp Screw to prevent

movement of the Mast.

3. Attach Push Handle with M8 Screws, Nuts and Washers packed with

the handle.

4. Assemble Boom to Mast with M10 x 75 Bolt and Washer. Assistance

may be required to support the outer end of the Boom whilst fitting.

Tighten nuts to clamp inner bush to clevis.

5. Attach Boom to top of Actuator with M10 Hex Bolt, Nut and Washer.

Tighten, taking care not to crush top Actuator hole.

6. Attach electrics Mounting Rail to the Mast if required. Loosen the three

screws in the left side of the Mast, fit the Rail and re-tighten the Screws.

7. Mount the Control Box by sliding it down firmly onto the lower lugs of the

Mounting Rail. Secure with M5 Socket Head Cap Screw.

8. Plug the Main Actuator into Port 1 on the underside of the Control Box

and the Leg Spreading Actuator into Port 2

9. Plug the Handset Lead into the large socket on the underside of the

Control Box. Note, this socket is keyed so that the plug must be

correctly orientated before it will enter. When aligned, press home

firmly. A smear of Vaseline on the O-Ring may assist if the plug is tight.

10. Clip Battery Pack onto Control Box and check operation of the Actuators.

The Red Emergency Stop Button must be released for the Actuators to

function properly. Turn the Knob 1/4 turn clockwise to release.

Refer diagram overleaf.

Getting Started

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Getting Started

Distributors

Fitting a Spreader Bar or Pivoting Frame

1. Remove the spreader bar shaft from the boom end fitting.

2. Insert the spreader bar shaft through the spreader bar or Pivoting Frame.

3. Attach spreader bar cover (Pivoting Frame only).

4. Insert bolt through clevis and shaft.

5. Fit nut and tension to allow easy movement of spreader bar shaft.

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Maintenance

SPARE PARTS

Features

Overview ................................... 14

Specifications 230ee ................ 15

Specifications 300ee ................ 16

Mechanical Features ................ 17

Attachment Options .................. 18

Lifting Cradle / Frame ......... 19-20

Floor Lift / Frame ................. 21-22

Weighing Device ...................... 23

Slings ....................................... 24

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Features

Overview

The Omega range of Pro-Med lifters are designed to lift patients safely and

securely in a wide range of slings.

The Omega 230ee / 300ee are a multi-use, heavy duty patient lifter that may be

supplied with the following lifting attachment options:

• Spreader Bar - for use with standard slings;

• Pivoting Frame - for use with Banana Slings;

• Cradle - for lifting Pro-Med Lifting Frames; and

• Weighing Device - for effortless, accurate, electronic weighing.

The Omega 230ee is an electric powered general purpose unit with a safe

working load of 230kg.

The Omega 300ee is an electric powered general purpose unit with a safe

working load of 300kg.

SPARE PARTS

Maintenance

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Maintenance

Features

SPARE PARTS

Specifications Omega 230ee

Model Omega 230ee

Product Code 17320

Capacity 230kg (500lb)

Configuration

Boom Length 92.5cm (36.5in)

Base size, max open

13 x 126 x 115.5cm (5 x 49.5 x 45.5in)

H x W x L

Base size, closed

13 x 70 x 115.5cm (5 x 27.5 x 45.5in)

H x W x L

Minimum storage space 160 x 70 x 115.5cm (63 x 27.5 x 45.5in)

H x W x L

Frame Material Epoxy coated steel

Castors Twin Wheel

Size 10cm (4in)

Brakes Yes – Rear

Weight 62kg (136lb)

Safe for Bathroom Use Yes

Lift Range

Spreader Bar: Low 58cm (23in)

High 170cm (67in)

Pivot: Low 41cm (16in)

High 153cm (60in)

Other Specifications Provides rigid stretcher attachment for single carer supine lifting

Floor lift possible

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Features

Maintenance

Specifications Omega 300ee

SPARE PARTS

Model Omega 300ee

Product Code 17400

Capacity 300kg (660lb)

Configuration

Boom Length 92.5cm (36.5in)

Base size, max open

13 x 126 x 115.5cm (5 x 49.5 x 45.5in)

H x W x L

Base size, closed

13 x 70 x 115.5cm (5 x 27.5 x 45.5in)

H x W x L

Minimum storage space 160 x 70 x 115.5cm (63 x 27.5 x 45.5in)

H x W x L

Frame Material Epoxy coated steel

Castors Twin Wheel

Size 10cm (4in)

Brakes Yes – Rear

Weight 62kg (136lb)

Safe for Bathroom Use Yes

Lift Range

Spreader Bar: Low 58cm (23in)

High 170cm (67in)

Pivot: Low 41cm (16in)

High 153cm (60in)

Other Specifications Provides rigid stretcher attachment for single carer supine lifting

Floor lift possible

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Maintenance

SPARE PARTS

Features

Mechanical Features

Sling Attachment

Standard slings are attached to the hooks on a

spreader bar via webbing straps.

Pivot slings are attached via key-hole buckles to studs

located on the pivoting frame.

Locking Castors

The Omega 230ee / 300ee comes with high quality

locking castors at the rear. These castors are easily

operated by foot and keep the lifter stationary when

required.

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Features

Attachment Options

The Safe Working Load (SWL) of the Omega 230ee /

300ee is determined by the stated SWL of the

boom-end attachment.

The lowest stated SWL determines the ultimate load

carrying capacity.

Trouble Shooting

Before trouble shooting ensure that:

• the actuator is not in operation

• the actuator is free from load, and

• that maintenance procedures have been

checked and followed.

Mechanical

Maintenance

Trouble shooting should be

performed by someone that is

familiar with both the use and

mechanism of the lifter and

general electrics. If in doubt,

contact your supplier to arrange a

service call.

Spreader Bar

The Spreader Bar is the standard attachment for

general purpose lifters for use with the following

slings:

• General Purpose Sling;

• General Purpose Sling with Head Support;

• General Purpose Hygiene Sling with Head

Support; and

• Hammock Sling

Spreader Bar Safe Working Load SWL 300kg (660lb)

Pivot Frame/Pivot Sling

The Pivot Frame/Pivot Sling Option allows a patient

to be lifted in either a sitting or lying position. The

frame spreads the sling attachment points to

ensure the patient’s hips are not excessively

flexed, avoiding the discomfort obese patients

sometimes experience with standard slings.

The ability to position a patient in the sitting

posture greatly assists correct seating. The

reclining position is ideal for lifting on or off a bed

or off the floor. The unique additional pivot at the

end of the boom allows the whole frame to be

rocked back and forth.

Pivot Frame Safe Working Load SWL 205kg (451lb)

Symptom Possible Causes Action

Actuator makes creaking noise No free movement at actuator Loosen mounting bolts slightly

during lift

mounting bolts

Lifter tracks incorrectly Castor brakes faulty Check both castor brakes are

releasing properly

Electrical

Symptom Possible Causes Action

Buzzer sounds from within Flat battery

Recharge battery

control box Defective battery Replace battery

Battery charger power indicator Not connected to the mains Connect to mains

does not light up

The fuse has blown

Replace fuse or send the

system for repair

Battery charger is defective Send battery charger for repair

Actuator does not run but relays

in control box are heard clicking

Actuator plug not pushed into

control box properly

Push plug into control box

properly

Actuator defective

Replace actuator

Control box defective

Replace control box

Actuator does not run and no Control box defective

Replace control box

relay noise is heard from Handset defective

Replace handset

control box

Actuator cannot lift full load Motor is damaged Send actuator for repair

Control box completely dead on Emergency stop button pressed Release button

battery; no relay clicking is Battery completely flat

Charge battery

heard

Battery defective

Replace battery

Actuator works in one direction Handset defective

Send handset for repair

only Control box defective Send control box for repair

Actuator works with some but Handset defective

Send handset for repair

not all handset buttons

No motor sound or movement The actuator is not connected Connect actuator to control box

of piston rod

to the control box

Blown fuse in the control box Change fuse

Cable damaged

Send actuator for repair

Motor runs but piston rod does Gear wheel or spindle damaged Send actuator for repair

not move

Piston rod will only move

inwards and not outwards

Safety nut has operated Send actuator for repair

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Maintenance

Features

Lifting Cradle/Frame - SWL 230kg (506lb)

A Major Service undertaken by an authorised service agent every

12 months is a minimum requirement.

Note: LOAD TEST TO SAFE WORKING LOAD (SWL) ONLY

Repairs and Spare Parts

Faulty components or workmanship covered by warranty will be repaired

where appropriate and replaced when necessary. Defects due to mistreatment

or neglect will not be covered by warranty but repair can be arranged by

Pro-Med’s authorised agents at the request of the User.

Spare parts are available for purchase and are itemised by part number. The

list and diagrams following allow easy reference to part numbers for ordering:

The cradle attachment is designed to allow the Omega

230ee / 300ee to lift a patient supported in the PRO-

MED Lifting Frame.

If the cradle is not already attached to the lifter, then the

existing attachment will first have to be removed.

Removing an attachment

Hold the attachment firmly by one hand and with the

other hand, use the thumb to pull back the release tab

on the boom end of the lifter. Lift the attachment up and

away from the lifter.

Attaching the cradle

Slide the cradle down over the

boom end. The release tab will

click into its location hole when

properly fitted.

Frame

Assemble the frame by locking the two halves together

and place over the patient. If the patient is attached to

apparatus such as drips, monitor, etc, the

unassembled frame needs to be placed around the

patient before assembly.

Gliders - Do not use a glider that is damaged. Pass the single hole end of a

glider under the patient. If skin is exposed, apply talcum powder to the glider

first. Attach to a support peg on the frame at a strategic point. Tension the

glider by selecting the appropriate hole at the glider’s other end. Employ a

sufficient number of gliders to provide a cradle support. It is recommended

that a minimum of 9 standard gliders and 1 head glider be used for patients

exceeding 70kg. Gliders can be fitted diagonally to avoid injured areas.

Similarly, a glider can be left out for toileting or wound dressing.

Removal of Gliders - To release a glider from a stud, pull the glider gently so

that the stud clears the keyhole and lift. Should the glider be difficult to

remove, employ a twising motion.

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Features

Lifting a patient supported in a Lifting Frame

Wheel the lifter under the bed of the patient supported

in the Lifting Frame. Lower the boom so that the

elasticised cradle straps will easily stretch to the sides

of the frame. Cradle straps are attached by hooking the

white plastic buckle of each strap over a group of three

studs located on the sides of the Lifting Frame.

Because the human body is slightly top heavy, to achieve a balanced support

of the lifting frame, each cradle strap must be hooked onto the first stud

closest to the head end of the Lifting Frame (see diagram).

For head down (Trendelenburg) lifting, reverse or other combinations can be

used. Be sure that both sides of the Lifting Frame are symmetrical with regard

to cradle strap-stud selection.

Raise the patient with the lifter, checking that he/she is well supported and

comfortable. If not, lower immediately and adjust or add more Lifting Frame

Gliders.

Maintenance

• Inspect surfaces for scratches/chips

• Retard rusting by applying spray paint (Dulux ‘Special White’ Code: 81880)

• Clean surfaces with mild soap and water and remove any adhesive tape

marks with eucalyptus oil

• Examine all moving parts and fasteners for wear and fatigue and lubricate

and/or adjust as required

• Arrange repair/replacement of any faulty parts

• Complete and sign log book

Major Service: (After Every 6 Months of Service)

• General inspection of lifter

• Check castors are tightly attached to legs

• Check castors for free running wheels (remove any fluff and/or hair)

• Check castor brakes operate efficiently

• Overhaul castors and repack with grease

• Inspect surfaces for scratches/chips

• Retard rusting by applying spray paint (Dulux ‘Special White’ Code: 81880)

• Clean surfaces with mild soap and water and remove any adhesive tape

marks with eucalyptus oil

• Examine all moving parts and fasteners for wear and fatigue and lubricate

and/or adjust as required

• Check tightness of bolt in leg bushes

• Check linkages are secure in leg adjuster ball joints

• Check all electrical components, including battery chargers for correct

operation

• Actuator:

• Remove dust and dirt from actuator with cloth

• Repack actuator clevis’ with grease *Top actuator bolts must not be over

tightened.

• Wipe actuator shaft with oiled rag (DO NOT use lubricants such as WD40

or RP7)

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Maintenance

Lifter Maintenance

Safety Inspections

Periodic inspections should be performed by a person who is suitably and

properly qualified and well acquainted with the design, use and care of the

hoist.

Inspections should be carried out both routinely (at least as often as specified)

and, as necessary. All defects and damages that have lead to corrective action

should be noted in a log book (see page 45) and signed and dated by the

inspector. Defects and resulting actions should be reported in writing to your

supplier.

If inspection reveals that the safety of the hoist is jeopardised in any way, the

Owner should be notified immediately, the hoist should be taken out of service

and not used again until the problem has been rectified. Contact the supplier

to arrange servicing.

Floor Lift / Frame

USING THE FLOOR LIFT STRAP KIT* IN COMBINATION WITH THE 4 POINT

SPREADER BAR ATTACHMENT

PRO-MED recommends that two carers assist with a floor lift

using a Floor Lift Strap Kit and 4 Point Spreader Bar Combination.

1. Assemble the Pro-Med Lifting Frame:

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LIFTING FRAME

Assemble lifting frame by locking the two halves together

(see diagram) and place over the patient. If the patient is

attached to apparatus such as drips, monitors etc., the

unassembled frame needs to be placed around the

patient first before assembly.

Features

3. Lower the boom of the lifter towards the patient

stopping about a metre above the patient, allowing

enough space to attach the straps.

4. Connect the Floor Lift Straps to the 4 Point Spreader:

Place the BLUE loops over the yoke hooks at the

head end of the lifting frame, and place the RED

loops over the yoke hooks at the foot end of the

lifting frame.

A Guide to Maintenance Procedures

A regular visual check of the hoist and attachments is essential.

Ideally, Invacare Australia Pty Ltd recommends servicing by an authorised

service agent in accordance with the following schedule of Service Types:

Pre-Delivery Inspection

· Confirm all components are included

· Inspect parts for possible damage in transit

· Ensure all components are in working order

· Arrange repair/replacement of any faulty parts

· Complete and sign log book

Minor Service: (After Every 3 Months of Service)

· General inspection of lifter

· Check castors are tightly attached to legs

· Check castors for free running wheels (remove any fluff and/or hair)

· Check castor brakes operate efficiently

· Overhaul castors and repack with grease

· Inspect surfaces for scratches/chips

· Retard rusting by applying spray paint (Dulux ‘Special White’ Code: 81880)

· Clean surfaces with mild soap and water and remove any adhesive tape

marks with eucalyptus oil

· Examine all moving parts and fasteners for wear and fatigue and lubricate

and/or adjust as required

· Arrange repair/replacement of any faulty parts

· Complete and sign log book

# Pro-Med Lifting Frame Safe Working Load: 230kg.

GLIDERS

Caution: Do not use a glider that is damaged.

Pass the single hole end of a glider under the patient. If

skin is exposed, apply talcum powder to the glider first.

Attach to a support peg on the frame at a strategic point.

Tension the glider by selecting the appropriate hole at

the glider's other end. Employ a sufficient number of

gliders to provide a cradle support. It is recommended

that a minimum of 9 standard gliders and 1 head glider be

used for patients exceeding 70kg.

Gliders can be fitted diagonally to avoid injured areas.

Similarly, a glider can be left out for toileting or wound

dressing etc.

Assembling a lifting frame is easier with two people,

one either side of the patient.

2. Widen the leg base of the lifter and position the lifter

around the head of the frame.

5. Attach the Floor Lift Straps to the Frame

Use the longest straps. Attach keyhole buckles to

the inner most studs at both ends.

Make sure all gliders, attachments,

and straps are fitted correctly before

lifting the patient.

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Features

6. Lift the frame with the brakes on the lifter ON. One

person is required at the foot end of the lifting frame to

pull, and guide the frame clear of the lifter legs and

electrics during the lift.

NB: The frame will lift on an incline so that the

lifter does not over-balance (i.e. the head end of

the frame will be higher than the foot end). This is

unavoidable.

7. Raise the lifting frame about one metre off the ground

or until clear of hospital bed. With the assistance of

two carers, rotate frame to 90 degrees.

8. Adjust the base width of the lifter appropriately

and position the frame slowly over the bed.

9. Lower the lifting frame until there is no tension on

the straps.

• Remove the straps

• Remove the patient lifter

• Remove the lifting frame from the patient.

REMOVAL OF GLIDERS

To release a glider from a stud, pull the glider

gently so that the stud clears the keyhole and lift. If

the glider is difficult to remove, employ a twisting

motion.

HIGH LIFT MANOEUVRE

A lift from bed-to-bed can be achieved by using the BLUE

loops attached to all hooks on the 4 Point Spreader and the

shorter keyhole buckles straps attached to the frame.

When undertaking a high lift manoeuvre, make sure the

head end keyhole buckles are connected to the outer

most studs. The keyhole buckles at the foot end should

be connected to the inner most stud.

Sling Care

Maintenance

General External Wear - In normal use, this is unavoidable and is shown by a

fluffiness of the surface fibres of fabrics.

Local Abrasion - This may be caused by the passage of webbing over sharp

edges or protrusions whilst under tension.

Cuts, Holes or Burns in the webbing - These are potentially dangerous and

must lead to instant rejection of the product.

Chemical Attack - If contamination is suspected, wash out well in warm water.

Avoid contact with excessive heat which is likely to affect the product.

Examination of Fittings (Buckles, "D" Rings, etc)

Carefully examine buckles for ease of adjustment and absence of sharp

edges or burrs likely to abrade the webbing.

Examination of Stitch Patterns

Examine stitch patterns for broken, worn, pulled or unraveled stitches. Reject

any product where the thread has become subject to excessive abrasion or

broken stitches.

Cleaning

For normal washing and cleaning, follow the care instructions on the label of

the product.

Storage

Slings should be stored away from direct sunlight where they are not

subjected to unnecessary strain, stress or pressure or to excessive heat or

humidity.

Washing Instructions

Mild soap solution only, temp to 85C Max. followed by rinse. Do not use

bleach, cleaning solvents or harsh detergents. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.

Do not tumble dry. Avoid UV light & heat. Do not dry in sunshine. Do not place

on heaters or steam pipes. Do not autoclave. Dry in warm room only.

IF IN DOUBT ABOUT THE CONDITION OF A SLING DO NOT USE IT.

Contact your distributor for inspection of the product for advice regarding replacement.

*Pro-Med Product Code: 17397

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Maintenance

Recharging

Battery packs should be recharged as frequently as possible after use to

maintain a healthy battery and to extend the battery life. If the lifter is used daily,

recharge the Battery Pack at least daily, preferably at all times when the lifter is

not in use.

Please Note: The batteries utilized in this battery pack are Sealed Lead Gel

Rechargeable batteries and do not suffer from overcharging.

Features

Weighing Device

The PRO-MED weighing device is rated to 300 kg (660 lb) Safe Working

Load, and suits all Pro-Med and Voyager lifting systems.

!

WARNING: Do not flatten the battery excessively

as this will dramatically reduce the battery life.

Removal of Battery Pack

Remove the battery pack by pulling up with the

handle and then lifting away. Carry battery pack to

charging station and insert in the same manner

as clipping onto the Control Unit.

A quick release mechanism

provides easy inter-change

of lifters and attachments.

SPECIFICATIONS:

MAX WEIGHING CAPACITY:.... 350kg

DISPLAY RESOLUTION:........... 0.2kg

DISPLAY TYPE:....................... Liquid Crystal with upto 15.2mm height

POWER SUPPLY:..................... 9 V standard Battery

BATTERY LIFE:........................ `3000 Readings.

MODES:...................................... kg or lb

ENCLOSURE:........................... Powder Coated Stainless Steel

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Features

Slings

Sizing

Each lifter unit has a sling identification colour code sticker prominently

displayed. Sling straps colour match these for quick selection. Standard

sizes are available for most slings. Each label states the SWL (Safe Working

Load).

Please refer to sling brochure for detailed specifications.

Materials

All PRO-MED slings are manufactured from the highest quality materials

available. Both the mesh and solid fabrics are 100% polyester and are woven

specifically for the application.

Labels

Every Pro-Med sling comes with a sewn on label. Refer to this label if you are

unsure of the style of sling you have. Washing instructions are also detailed

on the label.

EMERGENCY STOP function

Pressing the EMERGENCY STOP button interrupts the power supply to the

actuators

and causes the actuator to stop immediately. The EMERGENCY OFF switch

should only be used in cases of immediate danger.

Pressing the EMERGENCY STOP

Press the red button (A). The button

engages. The actuator stops and

can no longer be controlled by the

control device while the EMER-

GENCY STOP button is locked in

position.

Unlocking the EMERGENCY STOP

Maintenance

Turn the red button in the direction of the arrow (B). The EMERGENCY STOP

button is unlocked. The actuator can be controlled as before.

EMERGENCY LOWERING

In contrast to the EMERGENCY STOP button,

the EMERGENCY LOWERING option is

intended for when faults occur. A faulty

control unit can be bypassed using the

EMERGENCY LOWERING button. This

allows electrical lowering (retraction) of

the actu-ator. This is only possible for

actuators on channel 1.

Custom Slings

PRO-MED design and manufacture a comprehensive range of lifting and

support slings. PRO-MED can also make custom slings to meet specific

requirements.

Pressing EMERGENCY LOWERING

Press the yellow button (1).

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Maintenance

Instructions for use

Controlling an actuator

The actuator is controlled using the UP and DOWN buttons on the control

device.

When the button is pressed, the LED on the control device lights up green.

The battery status can be checked as follows during any motor movement via

an LED on the control unit (1).

Lifting

Safety Precautions ................... 26

General Purpose Slings

Selecting the Sling .............. 27-29

Lifting Procedures ............... 30-33

Pivot Slings

Selecting the Sling .............. 34-35

Lifting Procedures ............... 36-40

LED unlit..........................Batteries are ready for operation.

LED flashes yellow..........Batteries must be charged, since they are currently

only charged to around 20%

A beep is heard................The battery capacity is less than 20%, but there is

still sufficient capacity for at least a double stroke.

The batteries must be charged immediately, other

wise the actuator’s deep-discharge protection will

block further use (See also Troubleshooting).

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Lifting

Maintenance

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Safety Precautions

Connecting the actuator(s)

Insert the actuator plug into the corresponding

socket (2) on the control unit.

Please read and understand the following

before using a PRO-MED patient lifter:

• PRO-MED patient lifters are designed to

transfer people distances spanning no more

than a few metres - typically bed to chair or

chair to chair, i.e. transfers occurring in the

same room. To transport a patient distances

further than a few metres, PRO-MED advises

the user to transfer the patient to a wheelchair

or trolley first.

• PRO-MED patient lifters are designed to be

operated on level surfaces. Operating a

PRO-MED patient lifter on an incline can be

very dangerous as the lifter becomes

difficult to handle and the load unstable.

• Do not use Pro-Med products with other

brands of patient lifters / slings unless

specified.

Then proceed as follows:

(1) Insert the plug (the sealing

rings must not be visible).

Ensure that the groove on the

plug is aligned with the mark on

the control unit.

(2) Use the special plug disassembling

tool to turn the plug

approx. 30° to the right up against

the stop in order to lock it in

position.

Repeat steps (1) to (2) if you wish to connect an (optional) second actuator.

Otherwise, the actuator output which is not used is closed with a watertight

blanking plug at the factory. This plug must not be removed.

Ensure that the groove on the plug is aligned with the

mark on the housing. Otherwise, the plug cannot be

connected properly.

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Maintenance

MOBILETTE Mobil Control Unit

General Purpose Slings

Lifting

Inserting the battery pack

Insert the battery pack into the mounted

control unit as shown in diagram below.

Ensure that the cams (1) are pushed right into

the guides (2). A locking spring on the rear of

the system carrier fixes the battery pack to the

control unit.

Pro-Med General Purpose and Hygiene Range Slings are designed to be simple

and safe to use for both home and institutional patient lifting. The slings are

manufactured from polyester fabric or mesh (suitable for bathing) with internal

padding in pressures areas and utilises webbing attachment loops instead of

chains and hooks. The webbing loops are colour coded for sizing to allow easy

sling selection and identification.

Webbing loops of varying lengths are provided at each connection point to allow

a lay back posture for the patient or, by using the shortest loops, a higher lift.

Sling SWL: XS - M = 205kg SWL & L - XXL = 300kg SWL

Sling Options - Standard Range

General Purpose Sling

Available in in six sizes in choice of fabric or mesh.

The slings provide easy fitting and good support for

patients with some upper body control. Recommended

for general lifting.

Colour: Navy

Connecting the actuator and the control device

Connecting the control device

Insert the D-SUB plug of the control device into

the corresponding socket (1) on the control

unit. The cables are strain-relieved and sealed

by means of the cast cams when plugged into

the socket. The cams engage in the retaining

clips.

General Purpose with Head Support Sling

Available in six sizes in choice of fabric or mesh The

Sling provides easy fit to a patient in bed or a chair,

providing excellent upper body and head support.

Recommended for lifting from the floor and general

lifting of the less secure patient.

Colour: Navy

Ensure that the plugs are

inserted with the correct

alignment, otherwise the

device socket can be

damaged. Ensure the plug

type is correct (arrows

must be on top).

General Purpose Hygienie Sling With Head Support

Available in six sizes in choice of fabric or mesh. The

slings provide easy removal of clothing for toilet

transfers. Recommended for general toilet transfers

for the less secure patient.

Colour: Navy

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Lifting

Paediatric Sling

Available in three sizes in mesh only. The slings

provide easy fitting and good support for children or

small adults. Recommended for general lifting with

children or small adults.

Colour: Navy

Maintenance

The Quick Fit Sling

Available in three sizes in fabric only. The slings are

perfectly suited for bariatric patients with large hips or

thighs. Recommended for general lifting for the larger

patient.

Colour: Green

Mobilette Control Unit............ 42-45

Recharging............................... 46

Sling Care ................................ 47

Lifter Maintenance ............... 48-50

Trouble Shooting ...................... 51

Spare Parts............................ 52-56

Hammock Sling

Available in two sizes in choice of fabric or mesh with

commode hole. The sling provides ultimate support

and security for lifting from a bed or the floor. The

patient must roll on to, and off, the sling. When fitted

full head support is provided. Recommended for

single or double lower limb amputees and lifting from

the floor, and because weight is not taken by the

patient's thighs.

Colour: Navy

The Hammock Sling

Available in three sizes in fabric only. The sling incorporates

a head support and a unique strap system that

keeps the patient secure, which helps to reduce friction

and allows for easy placement and removal around a

person in a sitting, semi-reclined or fully reclined

position, without having to lift manually.

Recommended for general lifting including bathing

Colour: Green

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Lifting

Hygiene Range

Lifting

Warning: Supreme Hygiene and The Hygienic Sling should only be used if the

patient has sufficient trunk and upper limb control to maintain balance. The top of

the sling must pass below the armpits to maximise stability. Excessive pressure

under the armpits should be avoided.

Hygiene Sling

Available in three sizes and comes in fully quilted

fabric only. This sling is excellent for transfers onto a

toilet as it provides an open area from the middle of

the back to the middle of the thigh. This sling has a

buckle waist strap and features generous padding

around the patient's midsection and under arms.

Recommended for general toilet transfers.

Colour: Green

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Lifting

Lifting Procedures

Fitting the Sling

Warning: Please refer to your local Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist for

advice regarding suitability of sling/hoist/and specific attachment requirements to

suit patient needs.

Three Ways to Fit a General Purpose Sling

1... Leg straps

passing under

each thigh and

back to the

hook on the

same side.

This provides

a “legs apart”

posture which

is suitable for

Hygiene and

washing.

2... Leg straps

passing under

both thighs

and onto opposite

hooks.

The “seat”

formed with

this technique

provides a

comfortable,

dignified posture

suitable for

general lifting

and transferring.

3... Leg straps

passing under

each thigh and

onto the opposite

hooks. This

is the safest

technique, the

patient is well

supported and

prevented from

tipping forward

by the crossing

straps. Suitable

for general lifting

and transferring.

Lowering the Patient


Position the patient over chair/bed correctly and slowly lower. Make

sure the patient remains comfortable during descent. Handles on back

allow the carer to pull the patient back into the correct position for

seating while maintaining an ergonimically sound posture.

Removing the Sling


Sling removal is reverse of fitting. In some cases, the patient may be

rolled, but usually the sling can be slid out from under the patient.

Monitor patients legs, feet and head when lifting so they cannot come

into contact with the mast and yoke of the lifter.

The Pro-Med Pivot Sling is compatible only with the

Pro-Med Pivoting Frame. An incorrect selection may cause injury.

DO NOT USE PIVOT SLINGS WITH THE PRO-MED YOKE.

Lifting

Hygiene Sling Usage

Warning:

Supreme Hygiene and The Hygienic Sling should

be used only if the patient has sufficient trunk and

upper limb control to maintain balance. The top of

the sling must pass below the armpits to

maximise stability. Excessive pressure under the

armpits should be avoided.

See sling drawing

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Lifting

Lifting the Patient


Understand workings of lifter: Be confident/familiar with equipment,

and the patient will feel safer and likely to cooperate with you.

Monitor patients legs, feet and head when lifting so they cannot come

into contact with the mast and pivot frame of the lifter.

Be aware of any patient apprehension toward the lifting procedure: By

reassuring the patient during the transfer.

Manoeuvring the lifter carefully not to bump the head with the yoke.

Watch for toes and property when wheeling lifter towards a patient.

Never leave patient in the lifter unattended

Ensure that the brakes of the chair, bed or trolley the patient is being

lifted from are locked. The brakes of the lifter must be OFF to allow the

lifter to establish its own centre of gravity over the weight of the patient.

This may result in the lifter moving slightly when the patient is first lifted.

Before raising the patient, check that the sling attachments are still in

place on the pivot frame. Slings must be properly positioned and aligned

under the patient.

When using Pivot Toileting Slings, ensure the upright positioning buck

les are fastened around the vertical white bar of the pivoting frame.

If the patient looks uncomfortable or unbalanced, stop immediately.

Lower the patient and adjust the sling. It usually takes only a matter of

seconds to correct a poorly positioned sling and the patient will gain

confidence from your care and the transfer will be far safer.

Once the patient is clear of the chair or bed he/she may be rotated to the

correct position to complete the transfer.

Moving the Patient

If you must move a patient while supported in a lifter follow these rules:

Lower the patient so the feet are just off the ground, this makes him/her

feel more secure.

When manoeuvring in a small area, two carer's will make the job much

easier.

Changing direction or steering around corners, walk the back of the

machine around so that it is heading in the new direction.

Always look at the patient during the transfer, be aware that some

patients who are new to the sling lifting may become distressed.

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Fit the sling to the patient before wheeling the lifter into position to carry out the

lift.

Patient in Chair





Hold up sling with handles away from

patient.

Slide sling down patient’s back until

base of sling is level with base of spine.

If possible have the patient lean away

from you to work the leg section under

the patients hips and upper thigh. Posi

tion leg sections of the sling under each

thigh. Under each thigh allowing as

much support to both legs and hips as

possible. To achieve this pull each

strap firmly under the leg.

Leg Section

To achieve proper leg strap positioning, kneel on one knee in front of

patient placing patient’s foot on carer’s thigh. Sling then passes freely under

patient’s leg/hip for greater comfort.

Warning: Preparing lift from a chair, position the lifter by approaching from the

front Take care to ensure not to push the yoke into the patient’s head or face.

Patient Lying on Floor or Bed

Sling must be placed under the patient’s back. If the patient is in bed he/she

must be rolled or sat up to allow positioning. To assist, some patients may lean

forward or you may adjust back of bed.

If patient must be rolled, process is similar to changing sheets with patient in

bed.



Roll patient toward you, easing sling underneath so

evenly spaced under the back.

Bend patient’s knees up, one at a time, pass leg straps

underneath each leg.

Lifting

Warning: Preparing a lift from the floor. Spread base of lifter bending patient’s

knees so one leg of lifter can pass under the bent knees. If patient has fragile skin

protect this with a towel/pillow. Also placing a pillow at patient’s head for comfort so

to prevent injury from accidentally bumping the leg of the lifter.

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Lifting

Attaching the Sling

Lower the yoke. Attach straps of sling over the hooks of the yoke.

Lifting the Patient


Understand workings of lifter: Be confident/familiar with equipment,

and the patient will feel safer and likely to cooperate with you.

Monitor patients legs, feet and head when lifting so they cannot come

into contact with the mast and yoke of the lifter.

Be aware of any patient apprehension toward the lifting procedure: By

reassuring the patient during the transfer.

Manoeuvring the lifter carefully not to bump the head with the yoke.

Watch for toes and property when wheeling lifter towards a patient.

Never leave patient in the lifter unattended



Ensure that the brakes of the chair, bed or trolley the patient is being

lifted from are locked. The brakes of the lifter must be OFF to allow the

lifter to establish its own centre of gravity over the weight of the patient.

This may result in the lifter moving slightly when the patient is first lifted.


Before raising the patient, check that the sling attachments are still in

place on the yoke. Slings must be properly positioned and aligned the

patient.

If the patient looks uncomfortable or unbalanced, stop immediately.

Lower the patient and adjust the sling. It usually takes only a matter of

seconds to correct a poorly positioned sling and the patient will gain

confidence from your care and the transfer will be far safer.

Once the patient is clear of the chair or bed he/she may be rotated to the

correct position to complete the transfer.

Moving the Patient

If you must move a patient while supported in a lifter follow these rules:

Lower the patient so the feet are just off the ground, this makes him/her

feel more secure.

When manoeuvring in a small area, two carer's will make the job much

easier.

Changing direction or steering around corners, walk the back of the

machine around so that it is heading in the new direction.

Always look at the patient during the transfer, be aware that some

patients who are new to the sling lifting may become distressed.

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Attaching the Sling

Lower the Pivot Frame and attach keyhole buckles of sling over the hooks of the

pivot frame

Hygiene Sling Usage

Warning: This sling provides buckles

which must be fastened around the vertical

white bar of the pivoting frame to ensure

the patient remains in an upright position.

See drawing

Tips for Lifting with a Pivot Frame & Pivot Sling

Push down on

handle when

lowering a patient

into a chair.

The patient’s centre

of gravity ensures a

comfortable, reclined

position during

Lifting

Lifting the legs will

swing a patient into

a reclining position

for lowering onto a

bed.

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Lifting

Lifting Procedures

Fitting the Sling

Fit the sling to the patient before wheeling the lifter into position to carry out the lift.

Patient in chair

Hold up sling with handles away from patient.

Slide sling down patient’s back until base of

sling is level with base of spine.

If possible have the patient lean away from you

to work the leg section under the patients hips

and upper thigh. Position leg sections of the

sling under each thigh. Under each thigh

allowing as much support to both legs and hips

as possible. To achieve this pull each strap

firmly under the leg.

To achieve proper leg strap positioning, kneel on one knee in front of

patient placing patient’s foot on carer’s thigh. Sling then passes freely

under patient’s leg/hip for greater comfort.

Warning: Preparing lift from a chair, position the lifter by approaching from

the front Take care to ensure not to push the pivot frame into the patient’s

head or face.

Patient Lying on Floor or Bed

Sling must be placed under the patient’s back. If the patient is in bed he/she

must be rolled or sat up to allow positioning. To assist, some patients may lean

forward or you may adjust back of bed.

If patient must be rolled, process is similar to changing sheets with patient in

bed.


Roll patient toward you, easing sling

underneath so evenly spaced under the

back.

Bend patient’s knees up, one at a time,

pass leg straps underneath each leg.

Lowering the Patient


Position the patient over chair/bed correctly and slowly lower. Make

sure the patient remains comfortable during descent.

Handles on back allow the carer to pull the patient back into the correct

position for seating while maintaining an ergonimically sound posture.

Removing the Sling


Lifting

Sling removal is reverse of fitting. In some cases, the patient may be

rolled, but usually the sling can be slid out from under the patient.

Monitor patients legs, feet and head when lifting so they cannot come

into contact with the mast and yoke of the lifter.

Warning: Preparing a lift from the floor. Spread base of lifter bending patient’s

knees so one leg of lifter can pass under the bent knees. If patient has fragile skin

protect this with a towel/pillow. Also placing a pillow at patient’s head for comfort so

to prevent injury from accidentally bumping the leg of the lifter.

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Pivot Slings

Special slings known as Pivot Slings are required for use with the Pivot Frame

and Hi Lift Pivot Frame. The slings are manufactured from polyester fabric or

mash (suitable for bathing). These slings allow the patient to be lifted in either a

sitting or lying position, ideal for lifting on and off a bed or the floor.

The unique pivot with anti-lock at the end of the boom allows the whole frame to

be rocked back and forward to assist correct positioning of the patient. The frame

spreads the sling attachment points to ensure the patients hips are not excessively

flexed, avoiding the discomfort obese patients sometimes experience

with standard slings.

Sling SWL: XS - XXL = 205kg SWL

Sling Options

- Standard Range

Lifting

Pivot Sling

Pivot Sling is available in six sizes in choice in fabric

or mesh. The sling allows a patient to be lifted in

either a sitting or lying position. The ability to position

a patient in the sitting posture greatly assists correct

seating.

A more open lift. Recommended for general lifting

including floor lifting.

Colour: Navy

- Hygiene Range

Warning: The Pivot Hygiene Sling should only be used if the patient has sufficient

trunk and upper limb control to maintain balance. The top of the sling must pass

below the armpits to maximise stability. Excessive pressure under the armpits

should be avoided.

Pivot Hygiene Sling

Pivot Hygiene Sling is available in six sizes in choice

in fabric or mesh. The slings provide easy removal of

clothing for toilet transfers and bathing.

Recommended for general toilet transfers and

bathing.

Colour: Navy

Important Note: This sling provides

buckles which must be fastened

around the vertical white bar of the

pivoting frame to ensure the patient

remains in an upright position.

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