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Sling Selection - Interested in our range of Oxford lifts, slings, accessories and beds? Contact Joerns Healthcare to find out more.

Sling Selection: Getting It Right

A sling is a piece of moving and handling equipment that is designed and manufactured to help facilitate the transfer of a patient in combination with a hoist or lift. Using carefully selected fabrics, a sling generally fits under and around a client, and when selected carefully, the right sling will help achieve a safe […]

Dolphin Mattress

The History Behind Dolphin FIS | Fluid Immersion Simulation

Dolphin FIS is an advanced therapy system which simulates immersion of a patient in a fluid medium. It provides state-of-the-art pressure redistribution, delivering three-dimensional volumetric engagement to eliminate gradient shear forces, leading to positive patient outcomes. The Dolphin system (Dolphin Mattress) automatically measures the individual characteristics of the patient as they engage the support surface […]

hoist servicing

LOLER: A Guide to Hoist Servicing & Maintenance

Patient handling solutions are used to decrease the risk of injury to both the patient and the caregiver. However, with this assistive equipment and the procedures for using it, there remains an element of risk. During moving and handling tasks, patient and carer safety is critical. Using faulty, unsafe or unsuitable equipment can lead to […]

stand aid

Active Stand Aids: A Patient Journey

Joerns Healthcare is one of the world’s leading suppliers of patient handling and rehabilitation products. We are the home of Oxford Hoist, a leading name in the design and manufacture of leading patient handling solutions. We provide an extensive range of lifting solutions, including stand aids, often referred to as active style hoists as they […]

Toileting Slings

Toileting Slings: Minimising the Risks

In any moving and handling situation it is imperative to assess and mitigate any risks to both patient and carer provider. This is especially important when using lift and sling combinations. And even more so when electing to use a toileting or hygiene sling. As the associated risks are often much higher. What is a […]

Portable Hoists: Travelling Outside the Confines of the Home

Sometimes people require help to move or transfer from one position to another. This can become especially difficult outside of the home and often presents further challenges. Manual lifting and handling can place a severe strain on the person assisting, whether friend, family or care professional. As well as placing the individual requiring assistance at […]

moving and handling training

The Importance of Moving & Handling Training

Qualified moving and handling training is extremely important for those who work in a care environment. Or, anywhere where such activity is a necessary part of the working day. When performed correctly, it helps create a safer environment for patients, residents, and care-givers alike. If not performed correctly, it has the potential to cause serious […]

Sling Selection - Interested in our range of Oxford lifts, slings, accessories and beds? Contact Joerns Healthcare to find out more.

In-Situ Slings: A Greater Understanding

What is an in-situ sling? In-situ slings are a type of sling that, given appropriate risk assessment, can be left in place underneath a user for an extended period following transfer. Aptly named and sometimes referred to as all day slings, they are often characterised by their material, which is generally a 3D warp-knitted polyester […]