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Publication Type: Safer Practice Notice
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 10/7/2019 12:00:00 AM
Country: Canada
Organization: Alberta Health Services

This alert discusses the potential patient safety incidents involving the use of the Handicare/Prism Medical C series ceiling lift. The open design of the bull horn hooks on the device carry bar may increase the risk of the sling loops coming off the carry bar. Any unloading of tension on the sling straps during sling application or patient repositioning while in the sling may result in the sling loops coming off the carry bar hooks and harm to the patient. The alert provides recommendations to staff and managers to ensure safe patient lifting with this device.

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Handicare/Prism Medical C series Ceiling Lift


Handicare/Prism Medical C series Ceiling Lift -Potential of Sling Straps Not Remaining on Carry Bar