Hoisted Day 3: Choosing and using overhead hoists

april, 2018

04apr9:00 am4:30 pmEvent OverHoisted Day 3: Choosing and using overhead hoists


Event Details

After completing this course, you will be equipped with a system for prescribing over-head hoist systems. You will feel competent in the prescription of ceiling track hoists, knowing when you could explore them over a mobile hoist and vice versa. You will realize that a simple tracking system in many cases, is all that is needed, to solve manual handling problems. You will also be clear on when you might look at a more complex tracking system. You will feel competent in communicating the options for mounting the over-head hoist with your client as well as other stakeholders involved.

You will feel confident in explaining the motor options to your clients and why one option may be chosen over the other. You will be able to navigate the over-head hoist options available to you in the marketplace and why you might choose one over the other. As a result you will feel more competent in submitting an application for funding of an over-head hoist system.

You will start to look at over-heads hoists a little differently, recognising the benefits they have to enhance a client’s independence. You will discover that self-hoisting can be a goal for many clients with the skills to do it. Finally, you will also uncover the many applications of ceiling hoists beyond just transferring giving you confidence to apply your risk assessment tools to look beyond safety.

At the end of this one-day workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify the enablers and inhibitors of a ceiling track versus a mobile hoist;
  • Explore single track over an x-y and curved/multi-track system;
  • Recognise the key features of tracks, motors, yokes and slings;
  • Explore ceiling hoists for rehabilitation and enhancing function versus maintenance;
  • Identify the key features in assessing a client in the home; and
  • Demonstrate key procedures in bed mobility related to hoists.


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(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Bankstown Hospital - Auditorium

Level 4 Bankstown Hospital, Eldridge Road

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