New active stand aid looks to play key supportive role in patient rehabilitation and independence
Joerns Healthcare has revealed its new Oxford Up manual stand aid and seated transfer device, which is designed to support safe and efficient patient transfers and rehabilitation.
Oxford Up is suitable for clients who require some assistance when standing but are able to participate in the process, playing a supportive role in patient rehabilitation and independence.
According to Joerns, injury reduction and fall prevention were key considerations during the standing aid’s development. Helpful positioning of both the swing-away seat pads and knee support help ensure optimum patient positioning. In addition, adjustable legs and a contoured base allow improved access for the patient and promote better posture and ease of use.
The Oxford Up was previewed at three separate events earlier this year – the NAEP and RCOT conferences in June 2019 and the DLF Moving & Handling People Conference in August 2019. According to the company, the Up’s “overwhelmingly positive” response exceeded expectations and Joerns expects the product to become a key product within its Oxford Professional Series.
Weighing 22.5kg, the Up has a maximum safe working load of 200kg. Easy manoeuvrability across a range of floor surfaces also ensures minimal effort on the part of the carer.
The soft moulded seat pads are contoured for comfort and can be swung away to allow access for the patient when standing and sitting. Where required, the Oxford Deluxe Standing Sling (with clips) is available in three standard sizes and offers additional seated support.
Joerns Healthcare is a manufacturer and national service provider of patient handling products to the healthcare sector.
Its safe patient-handling solutions can help organisations prevent carer and patient injuries, minimise falls, reduce the severity of pressure injuries, and increase patients’ mobility.