Sn educated caregiver on Hoyer Lift, when a patient is in a bed, roll them on their side toward you. Roll patient away from you onto their other side and pull sling flat and center it under patient. Position arm of hoyer lift over patient. Attach hooks and adjust links to provide proper position and flex. Before attempting to raise the patient, check to make sure that the hydraulic pressure release knob located near the pump handle is completely closed. Understanding was verbalized.
Instructed caregiver how to prevent Pressure Ulcers for Bed bound patients: Take care of the Skin Inspect the skin at least once every day. Pay attention to any red areas that remain even after changing position.
Instructed caregiver how to prevent Pressure Ulcers for Bed bound patients: Protect the Skin patient from injury - Avoid massaging the skin on bony parts of the patient body. Limit pressure on bony areas by changing positions frequently. If the patient in a bed, preferably every 2 hours.