EZ Lift How-To-Use Videos

Sit To Stand Maneuver -

1 Person Assist

 

To apply the EZ Lift Vest on a patient or loved one,

 (please see video instructions)

 

When performing standing or walking maneuvers, ensure the patient or loved one is wearing non-slip shoes to avoid unintentional falls and has the ability to bear weight on their lower extremities.

 

Before beginning any maneuver, always inform the patient or loved one on what you are doing so they are not startled.


1). Before beginning the transfer, while the patient is seated, make sure the patient’s legs and feet are positioned correctly and in good alignment with the chair and the floor. This will assist with the patient’s balance upon standing during the maneuver. If the patient is using a wheelchair, make sure the brakes are in the locked position.


2). Using good body mechanics, the caregiver places one leg between the patient’s legs for control and support during lifting.


3). Choose either the upper or lower frontal hand grips. Using your body as a counter weight, bend your knees slightly, gently rock the patient back and forth, and on the count of three, with a controlled, forward lift, assist the patient to a standing position.

 

Sit to Stand Maneuver –

2 Person Assist

 

1). With the patient seated, a lifter will stand on the right side of the patient and another lifter will stand on the left side of the patient. If the patient is in a wheelchair, make sure the brakes are in the locked position.

 

2), Each lifter will use a frontal upper hand grip and an upper back hand grip.

 

3). Gently rock the patient back and forth and on the count of three, assist the patient to a standing position.

Chair Transfer Maneuver

This maneuver can also be performed using a 2 person assist.

(please review 2 Person Sit to Stand Maneuver).

To apply the EZ Lift Vest on a patient or loved one,

(please see video instructions)

 

  Before beginning any maneuver, always inform the patient or loved one on what you are doing so they are not startled.


1). Before beginning the transfer, while the patient is seated, make sure the patient’s legs and feet are positioned correctly and in good alignment with the chair and the floor. This will assist with the patient’s balance upon standing during the maneuver. If the patient is using a wheelchair, make sure the brakes are in the locked position and in close proximity to the bed or chair in which the patient will be transferred.


2). Using good body mechanics, the caregiver places one leg between the patient’s legs for control and support during lifting.


3). Choose either the upper or lower frontal hand grips.


4). Using your body as a counter weight, bend your knees slightly, gently rock the patient back and forth, and on the count of three, with a controlled, forward lift, assist the patient to a standing position.


5). Carefully pivot the patient to the chair and assist to a sitting position.

Bed Transfer Maneuver

 

To apply the EZ Lift Vest on a patient or loved one,

(please see video instructions)

 

Before beginning any maneuver, always inform the patient or loved one on what you are doing so they are not startled.


1). If you are transferring the patient to a wheelchair, make sure the brakes are in the locked position before proceeding with the transfer.

 

2). Place the patient’s hands across his/her abdomen.


3). The caregiver will then place one hand into the right or left frontal hand grip   (depending on which side of the bed the patient is lying), and one hand gently behind the knee.


4). With the patient’s knees bent, roll the patient onto their side.


5). Using good body mechanics, cup one hand behind both knees and using a gentle motion, swing the patient’s legs over the side of the bed while gently pulling the patient to a sitting position.

 

6) Before the transfer, make sure the patient’s legs and feet are positioned correctly and in good alignment with the chair and the floor. This will assist the patient’s balance upon standing during the maneuver.

Hip Transfer (Gait Belt) Maneuver

 

To apply the EZ Lift Vest on a patient or loved one,

(please see video instructions)

 

Before beginning any maneuver, always inform the patient or loved one on what you are doing so they are not startled.


1). Before beginning the transfer, while the patient is seated, make sure the patient’s legs and feet are positioned correctly and in good alignment with the chair and the floor. This will assist with the patient’s balance upon standing during the maneuver. If the patient is in a wheelchair, make sure the brakes are in the locked position.


2). Using good body mechanics, the caregiver places one leg between the patient’s legs for control and support during lifting.

 

3). Place each hand into the hip hand grips located on either side of the EZ Lift Vest.


4). Using your body as a counter weight, bend your knees slightly,


5). Gently rock the patient back and forth, and on the count of three, using a controlled forward lift, assist the patient to a standing position.

Repositioning Chair Maneuver

 

To apply the EZ Lift Vest on a patient or loved one,

(please see video instructions)

 

Before beginning any maneuver, always inform the patient or loved one on what you are doing so they are not startled.

1). Before beginning, while the patient is seated, make sure the patient’s legs and feet are positioned correctly and in good alignment with the chair and the floor. This will assist with the patient’s balance upon standing during the maneuver. If the patient is in a wheelchair, make sure the brakes are in the locked position.

 

2). With the caregiver standing slightly behind the patient, use the right and left upper back hand grips and gently reposition the patient midline to the chair.

 

3). Using good body mechanics, the caregiver places one leg between the patient’s legs for control and support, while bending the knees slightly and using the body as a counter weight, gently rock the patient back and forth, and on the count of three, using a controlled forward motion, lift the patient to a standing position and re-align their body midline to the chair. Then guide the patient to a sitting position.

Patient Ambulation Maneuver

 

This maneuver can also be performed using a 2 person assist.

(please review 2 Person Sit to Stand Maneuver).

To apply the EZ Lift Vest on a patient or loved one,

(please see video instructions)

 

Before beginning any maneuver, always inform the patient or loved one on what you are doing so they are not startled.


1). Please review the Sit to Stand Maneuver instructions before continuing this maneuver.


2). While the patient is standing, the caregiver stands on either side of the patient.


3). Place one hand in the front upper chest hand grip closest to the patient.


4). For comfort, you may choose either the lower mid back hand grip for ambulation, or you may choose to place one hand in the upper back hand grip opposite the upper chest hand grip (you are holding) as another option.


5). The patient is now ready for ambulation.

Car Transfer Maneuver

 

To apply the EZ Lift Vest on a patient or loved one,

(please see video instructions)

 

 

 Before beginning any maneuver, always inform the patient or loved one on what you are doing so they are not startled.


1). Place the wheelchair in close proximity of the vehicle.

Lock the brakes on the wheelchair for safety.


2). Assist the patient to a standing position and have the patient face the caregiver.


3). Using the upper or lower frontal hand grips, the caregiver pivots the patient until he/she is standing in front of the opened car door.


4). The caregiver will place one hand on the patient’s head and guide him/her into the vehicle.


5). Using the left hand, the caregiver reaches across to the left upper back hand grip, and with the right hand lifts both legs into the vehicle while pulling the upper left back hand grip towards the caregiver to position the patient in proper body alignment. Apply seat belt.

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