Patient Sit to Stand Lifts - Stand Up Assist - Sara Lift and More
Sit to Stand Lifts are often referred to as "Sara Lifts", "Lift Ups", "Stand Assist", or "Stand Up Lifts". They are used to assist mobility patients when they are unable to transition from a sitting position to a standing position on their own. These patient hoists help mobility patients transfer from a standing to a sitting position safely. Sit-to-Stand devices work for patients that still have some muscular strength, but not enough strength to safely change positions by themselves. These assisting mobility devices help weight-bearing patients to maintain greater independence and achieve safer transfers.
Sit-to-Stand Lifts are usually smaller, more lightweight and easier to transport from room-to-room. These lifts are able to negotiate narrow doorways and sharp turns better than their counterpart devices. Some Sit-to-Stand Lifts are equipped with a platform for the patient to stand upon, allowing caregivers to push the hoist and patient easily to another room. Serving as a medical hoist, sit to stand patient lifts make transitions easier for both patients and caregivers.
Assistive lifting devices are recommended when patient weight exceeds 35 pounds to protect the health of patients and caregivers.1 Studies have shown that the use of lifts help caregivers by “improved comfort with patient handling, decreased staff fatigue, and decreased physical demands.”2 Vitality Medical also offers Bath Lifts, Patient Lifts, Pool Lifts, Power Lifts and Lift Slings.
Resources: Stand Assist Device Studies
- Waters, Thomas R. "When is it safe to manually lift a patient?." AJN The American Journal of Nursing 107.8 (2007): 53-58.
- DOH, William Charney, et al. "Zero lift programs in small rural hospitals in Washington state: reducing back injuries among health care workers." Workplace Health & Safety 54.8 (2006): 355.
- Holliday, Pamela J., G. R. Fernie, and S. Plowman. "The impact of new lifting technology in long term care: a pilot study." AAOHN journal: official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses 42.12 (1994): 582-589.
- Newman, William Chris, and George D. Tipp. "Patient transfer assist device." U.S. Patent No. 5,711,044. 27 Jan. 1998.