Safe Patient Lifting

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Discover how healthcare professionals from around the world have learnt to safely assist a person after a fall, without risk of injury to the patient or the caregiver.

Veteran Talks About How PTs and OTs Helped Him Overcome His Circumstances

Darren Swift lost both his legs and sustained other injuries when he was blown up by a homemade grenade, consisting of a coffee jar, Semtex and shipyard confetti (nuts, bolts, screws). Darren, also known as Swifty to his friends, spent the next 18 months going through rehabilitation trying to come to terms with his new way of life; the life...

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When the Inflatable Lifts Replace Bended Backs

Introduction This project takes as its starting point the fact that approx. 1,700 times every year, an elderly citizen in...

Falling Into Fear Of Falling

Around a third of people aged over 65 and a half of people aged over 80 fall each year1. Fear...

Reducing Musculoskeletal Injuries In Care Facilities

It has been stated that “The adult human form is an awkward burden to lift or carry. Weighing up to...

How To Reduce Post Falls Syndrome

Written by: Kate Sheehan, Occupational Therapist    A fall is defined as a unintentional move from a higher to a lower...

Doctor Explains The Importance Of Post Falls Assessment Tool, ISTUMBLE

"The reason I became involved with the ISTUMBLE project is that it is so profoundly positive for residents of care...

Covid – 19: Recuperation and rehabilitation

The term rehabilitation is being used far more frequently in the press recently for good reason, but does everyone understand...

Protecting EMS Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

A UK business that specializes in the supply of safe patient lifting equipment to EMS agencies, has been leading the...

Maintaining purposeful occupation, fatigue & MS

Just as the word “depression” is often over-used, describing any state of low mood, including temporary lows or natural melancholy,...

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene is a behavioral and environmental practice[1] developed initially in the 1970s to focus on insomnia and depression.  It...

Reducing Musculoskeletal Injuries In Care Facilities

It has been stated that “The adult human form is an awkward burden to lift or carry. Weighing up to...

Nursing facilities – What equipment supports safe transfers?

The topic of safe patient/resident transfers and handling covers two very distinct groups and discussions which overlap and occasionally create...

Common Causes For Falls In Amputees

Common Causes For Falls In Amputees As an amputee, you have an increased risk of falling, especially in the early...

Risks Factors Of Sarcopenia For Falls In The Elderly

Did you know age-related muscle degeneration is a risk factor for falls in the elderly? Sarcopenia involves loss of muscle...

Innovative Lifting Equipment Provides Support To Veterans

Safe patient handling involves the use of assistive devices to ensure that veterans can be lifted safely and that care...

Dignity in Moving and Handling

The Collins dictionary defines dignity as “the sense that you have of your own importance and value, and other people's...

Post Fall Management for Veterans

A fall is defined as an ‘event which results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or...

Falls Prevention for People Living with Dementia

It is important to be aware that people living with Dementia conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, have a greater propensity to...

Veteran Talks About How PTs and OTs Helped Him Overcome His Circumstances

Darren Swift lost both his legs and sustained other injuries when he was blown up by a homemade grenade, consisting...

Southfield Fire Department, Michigan

Southfield Fire Department serves the 175,000 citizens of Southfield and Lathrup Village, which includes a large elderly community.  The department...

Virtual Reality Helps Lonely Long Term Care Residents

Unfortunately, many residents in senior living communities can experience long periods of time without a visit from a family member...

Care Home’s 1940s Transformation Helps Dementia Patients

Making the move to a new retirement home can be a nerve-wracking thing to do, especially if you’re living with...

Dementia Residents And Their Diet

Currently, there are 5.7 million Americans living with dementia and if you’re a carer then you may be used to...

Pressure Ulcers: What Are They And How Can You Prevent Them

What Is A Pressure Ulcer? Simply put, a pressure ulcer is localised damage that occurs to the skin and/or the...

Info-graphic: Reducing Worker Injuries In The LTC Sector

Thousands of sick days are lost every year to incorrect manual handling techniques in the LTC sector.     The...

Info-graphic: Reducing Worker Injuries For EMT’s

Thousands of sick days are lost every year to incorrect manual handling techniques in the EMS sector.     The...

Norwegian Paralympic Team travelling to South Korea get a lift from the Mangar Camel and ELK

Mangar Health’s Camel and ELK lifting cushions will be travelling to the winter Paralympics in Pyong Chang , South Korea...

Financial Costs Emergency Medical Services Could Avoid But Don’t

Unfortunately, as many EMS workers will know and you sadly may have witnessed yourselves, due to the nature of your...

Case Study: EMS Chief Blames Chronic Back Pain On Lifting Practices

Daniel McGuire was a field EMT for 23 years before chronic back problems brought the EMS career he loved to...

Outdated Manual Handling Practices Causes Rise In Injuries To Paramedics

Emergency care has been recognised for many years as exposing ambulance workers to high risks of musculoskeletal injuries. Paramedics are...

6 Techniques For Dealing With Intense Musculoskeletal Disorder Pain

If you’re living with a Musculoskeletal Disorder then you know it can be painful and debilitating. Damage occurs to the...

Outdated Manual Handling Practises Cause A Rise In Injuries To Healthcare Workers

Working in healthcare can be a demanding job, not only emotionally but also physically. Caregiver's frequently using their own strength...

Financial Costs Assisted Living Facilities Could Easily Avoid But Don’t

As Assisted Living Facilities are a business and not government-funded or a charity it’s important to keep an eye on...

5 Times Early Retirement Wasn’t All It Was Cracked Up To Be

In early 2014, financial services provider TIA-CREF conducted a survey which showed that 37% of Americans planned to retire before...

The Devastating Effects Of Long Term Manual Handling Injuries

We all know someone that does or has suffered from a manual handling injury or has maybe even had to...

The Short Term Effects Of Manual Handling Injuries

In our recent article, ‘The Devastating Effects Of Long-Term Manual Handling Injuries’ we discussed the long-term effects of manual handling injuries but what...

7 Red Flags Of Early Onset Dementia

Have you been noticing differences in yourself or someone close to you? Have you noticed subtle changes in memory, mood...

Where To Get Help If You Think You Or A Loved One Is Living With Dementia

If you’ve noticed that either you or someone close has been showing the early symptoms of dementia you should encourage...

Tips on visiting a loved one living with Dementia

  Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops dementia and with that millions of families and lives are...

5 Simple Tricks To Stop The Onset Of Dementia

    Unfortunately, we may not be at the stage where we have a cure for Dementia, but that doesn’t...

The Perfect Diet For People Living With Arthritis

At Mangar Health, we have seen many of our customers’ living with the effects of arthritis and it got us...

6 Reasons An Elderly Resident Should Never Be Left On The Floor

If you don’t support a loved one living at home or work in a healthcare environment, such as a senior...

We're lifting solo! If you live on your own don’t worry the Mangar Camel Lifting Cushion can be used independently, if a individual risk assessment has been provided #upliftingcare

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