Test Your Knowledge Of Patient Lifts

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Test Your Knowledge Of Patient Lifts - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Choose the activities a patient lift can be used for:

    • A.

      Lifting from floor

    • B.

      Bed-Chair transfer

    • C.

      Lateral transfer

    • D.

      Repositioning

    • E.

      Toileting/Bathing

    • F.

      Lifting limbs

    • G.

      None of these

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lifting from floor
    B. Bed-Chair transfer
    C. Lateral transfer
    D. Repositioning
    E. Toileting/Bathing
    F. Lifting limbs
    Explanation
    A patient lift can be used for various activities including lifting from the floor, transferring a patient from bed to chair, performing lateral transfers, repositioning the patient, assisting with toileting and bathing, as well as lifting limbs.

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  • 2. 

    Which patient lift does NOT require a sling?

    • A.

      Best Lift PL182

    • B.

      Advance E 340 Patient Lift

    • C.

      Sara Stedy 

    • D.

      HML400 Hydraulic Lift

    • E.

      Sara 3000 Power Standing Lift

    Correct Answer
    C. Sara Stedy 
    Explanation
    The Sara Stedy is the patient lift that does not require a sling. This is because the Sara Stedy is a sit-to-stand lift that is designed to assist patients in transferring from a sitting to a standing position, without the need for a sling.

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  • 3. 

    Patient lifts function best on hard surfaces.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Patient lifts function best on hard surfaces because hard surfaces provide stability and support for the lift. Soft surfaces such as carpets or uneven terrain can make it difficult to maneuver the lift and may increase the risk of accidents or injuries. Hard surfaces also allow for smoother movement and prevent the lift from sinking or getting stuck. Therefore, using patient lifts on hard surfaces ensures the safety and effectiveness of the equipment.

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  • 4. 

    Sit to stand lifts are not covered by Medicare

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sit to stand lifts are not covered by Medicare.

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  • 5. 

    Patient lifts are always better than ceiling lifts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement that patient lifts are always better than ceiling lifts is false. The choice of which type of lift to use depends on various factors such as the patient's needs, the environment, and the caregiver's capabilities. Ceiling lifts can be more convenient and efficient in certain situations, especially when dealing with limited space or when a caregiver needs to transfer a patient frequently. Patient lifts, on the other hand, are more portable and versatile, making them suitable for different settings. Ultimately, the suitability of a lift depends on the specific circumstances and requirements.

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  • 6. 

    Which type of lift uses a pump handle to lift the patient?

    • A.

      Hydraulic

    • B.

      Electric

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      All patient lifts 

    Correct Answer
    A. Hydraulic
    Explanation
    A hydraulic lift uses a pump handle to lift the patient. Hydraulic lifts operate by using fluid pressure to lift and lower objects, in this case, the patient. The pump handle is used to manually operate the hydraulic system, which pressurizes the fluid and raises the lift. This type of lift is often used in healthcare settings as it provides a smooth and controlled lifting motion for the patient. Electric lifts, on the other hand, use an electric motor to power the lifting mechanism, eliminating the need for manual pumping.

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  • 7. 

    There is only one type of sling 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "There is only one type of sling" is false. This implies that there are multiple types of slings available, rather than just a single type.

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  • 8. 

    Patient lifts are used in....

    • A.

      Homes

    • B.

      Hospitals

    • C.

      Garden

    • D.

      Mountains

    Correct Answer
    B. Hospitals
    Explanation
    Patient lifts are used in hospitals because they are designed to assist healthcare professionals in safely transferring and moving patients who have limited mobility or are unable to bear weight on their own. These lifts are specifically designed to provide support and stability during transfers, reducing the risk of injury for both patients and caregivers. In hospitals, patient lifts are essential equipment that helps ensure the well-being and comfort of patients while facilitating their movement within the healthcare facility.

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  • 9. 

    When was the first patient lift invented?

    • A.

      1976

    • B.

      1984

    • C.

      1951

    • D.

      2002

    Correct Answer
    C. 1951
    Explanation
    The first patient lift was invented in 1951.

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