There are many brands of wheelchairs on the market now, and the quality varies. How to choose the right wheelchair for your situation among the many models and brands?
The following issues need to be understood.
Have basic knowledge of rehabilitation care
A more comprehensive understanding of the structure, function, price, and features of various wheelchairs
Determine who is using the wheelchair - the caregiver or the rider
Truly understand the external physical condition, physical function, economic status, environment of use, purpose of use, psychological factors, etc. of the rider
When buying a wheelchair, you can't just compare the price. A very cheap wheelchair has certain safety hazards in the process of use, because the price of a wheelchair can also reduce the quality of the product, for example, if the front fork of the small wheel breaks during use due to quality problems, it will cause the wheelchair to flip forward or sideways, resulting in injuries and shock to the person riding the wheelchair, which may cause more serious consequences. This can have more serious consequences. Of course, it is not necessarily good to have a very high priced wheelchair, the key is to buy the right wheelchair for you and not spend extra money. Therefore, when buying a wheelchair, choose a cost-effective wheelchair and pay attention to the following points.
four-year warranty for the main accessories push ring, footrest, side plate, front fork, four-year warranty for the welded parts of the frame, one-year warranty for the whole vehicle
medical device production license, international quality management system certification, medical device quality system certification, testing certification of national authoritative testing institutions, European CE product certification, Japanese JIS testing, U.S. FDA certification, China's top ten brands of wheelchairs "ranking, independent brand registered trademark, professional production of wheelchairs manufacturers, with The company's own invention patents
Orthopedic treatment period: high-backed full-lying, half-lying aluminum alloy care wheelchair. As the rider rides for a longer time, using a low-backed ordinary wheelchair, the pressure on the hip, waist and neck increases, which will lead to the possibility of damage to the waist and hip, which is not conducive to the patient's recovery; using a high-backed wheelchair can adjust the angle backward to reduce the pressure on the spine and hip, making the rider more comfortable and reducing the possibility of secondary injury
Patients with stroke and total paralysis: High-back full reclining seat and armrest removable wheelchair. According to the characteristics of the patient, basically he must be bedridden, using a high-backed full reclining wheelchair can often take the patient outside to absorb fresh air and sunshine, bringing sunshine to the patient's psyche; using a high-backed toilet armrest detachable wheelchair can reduce the nursing difficulty of the nursing staff when the patient cannot control the urination and defecation, which is more convenient; using an aluminum wheelchair is for the nursing staff in the nursing process The use of aluminum alloy wheelchair is to make it lighter for the nursing staff in the nursing process. With a fully reclining wheelchair, the backrest can be flattened and retracted so that the patient can change the point of stress, thus reducing the occurrence of bed sores caused by the same point of stress.
Paralysis from the waist down and inability to control urination and defecation: High-backed commode wheelchair with a dining table board. Since the patient's upper limbs can move on their own, choose a high-backed commode wheelchair with large wheels and a push ring, so that when the patient is in good health, he or she can move on their own and keep the necessary activities and exercises for the upper body; use a high-backed commode wheelchair so that when the patient is fatigued, he or she can flatten the backrest and lift the hanging feet to rest
Amputation, walking difficulties: aluminum alloy movable armrests, movable footrest wheelchair, the armrests and footrests can be disassembled or lifted and docked with the bed or seat, so that the patient can safely and conveniently move or move the rider by himself, and can achieve the purpose that the patient must exercise
With the basic walking ability, long-term walking difficulties: aluminum wheelchair. When walking fatigue, can not continue to insist on walking, need to use the wheelchair, the body to get rest at the same time, can not delay the trip
Heavy weight: reinforced wheelchair. The seat is deepened and widened, the aluminum tube is thickened and thickened, and the backrest is strengthened, which can alleviate the deformation of the backrest caused by long-term use and heavy weight, and is suitable for riders weighing less than 120kg, and is generally sold at a high price.
Good economic condition: aluminum wheelchair, aluminum multifunctional wheelchair, aluminum urban fashion wheelchair, electric wheelchair
General economic condition: steel tube ordinary wheelchair, steel tube commode wheelchair, aluminum alloy ordinary wheelchair
Small living area: aluminum wheelchair with small wheels. The smaller the wheel, the more flexible the steering; the larger the wheel, the better the stability and the ability to cross the barrier, but the flexibility in a small space is poor.
High living floor: aluminum alloy wheelchair, lightweight wheelchair, light weight, easy to carry
Wet living environment: aluminum alloy wheelchair, not easy to rust, but also conducive to recycling
The family has a car often carry out: choose aluminum alloy multifunctional wheelchair, movable armrests, movable hanging feet, foldable backrest, convenient to put in the trunk after folding, occupying less space area
By airplane and train: 4-inch front small wheel, 6-inch rear wheel foldable airplane wheelchair, the width of airplane and train is limited, light weight, and easy to carry
Self-mobility: large wheel with push circle wheelchair, leg and foot inconvenience, good control of the upper limbs, so that the rider can achieve the purpose of sports and exercise in the process of moving the upper limbs push circle even if the lower limbs can not move on their own
Home care: When the person has limited legs and is not thinking clearly enough, and there is someone to take care of him or her, choose a wheelchair with a small rear wheel (16" or 12") and a rear handbrake, which is small in size and light in weight, easy to carry around and easy to enter and exit the narrow door, and with a rear handbrake for the caregiver to control.
Out and about: aluminum alloy lightweight wheelchair. When you feel tired of walking, you can take it for a short time, so that the rider can combine work and rest according to his physical condition, and the aluminum wheelchair is easy to carry. If you have an elderly person at home, you should always have a wheelchair to bring physical and mental health and comfort to the elderly when they go out for a walk.
Going to work: For longer distances, choose a manual and electric electric wheelchair with large wheels and push rims, with a range of 18km-25km. if you use a large wheel with push rims electric wheelchair, the rider can move by himself; choose a small wheel electric wheelchair, the caregiver can help push the wheelchair indoors. For those who go to work in close proximity, use it more indoors and have average economic conditions, choose an aluminum alloy manual wheelchair.
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Solid-tire wheelchair: no inner tube, no need for inflation; simple maintenance, high price; heavy weight, poor shock absorption, high requirements for road surface, suitable for flat road surface
Air-filled wheelchair: lighter weight, good shock absorption, less demanding on road surface, suitable for both indoor and outdoor
Double-support wheelchair: double-support wheelchair has a solid frame, stable center of gravity, strong bearing capacity, and safer ride
Steel tube wheelchair: heavier weight, suitable for users who do not move frequently and have limited economic conditions, not suitable for use in more humid environments, easy to rust, and not conducive to recycling after use and scrap
Aluminum wheelchair: suitable for users with high floors, humid environment, frequent moving, not easy to rust, and better economic conditions; after scrapping, it is conducive to recycling
Commode wheelchair: suitable for users who are paralyzed from the waist down and cannot control their bowels.
Low-backed commode wheelchair: suitable for riders with lower body paralysis and difficult to control urination and defecation, but with strong upper body control; extractable seat cushion, convenient for caregivers to provide timely care
High-backed semi-reclining and full-reclining nursing wheelchair: suitable for stroke, total paralysis, paraplegia and other riders with weak body control; semi-reclining back allows riders to ride more smoothly (riders with total paralysis or paraplegia are often unable to control their bodies and find it difficult to sit and stand for a long time)
High backrest reclining seat wheelchair: suitable for stroke and other general paralysis, urinary and fecal disorders can not be self-control patients. The extractable seat cushion extractor can be extracted quickly, which is convenient and quick to use; the extractable deep toilet can be used after the seat cushion extractor is extracted, which is convenient to use and care; the adjustable footrest with leg drag is convenient for the rider to lift the foot, and with the back half lying, it makes the rider more comfortable; the removable hanging foot can shorten the distance of the rider's movement; with anti-tip wheel, which plays an anti-tip role and makes the wheelchair more stable when it is tilted back. Ø Multifunctional wheelchair
Multifunctional wheelchair: movable armrest, movable footrest wheelchair. The armrest and footrest can be docked with the bed or seat after dismantling or lifting, so that the rider can be moved or moved safely and conveniently by himself, which is suitable for paralyzed patients and people who need to move around by themselves. Removable hanging feet can shorten the moving distance of the rider; movable short armrests, when the wheelchair is close to the dining table and table, choose a wheelchair with short armrests to facilitate the rider to dine close to the table; suitable for often carrying the wheelchair out can be put into the trunk of the car or the space between the two rows of seats in the car
Children's wheelchair: multifunctional children's wheelchair, the backrest can be folded over, folded compact size, easy to carry and storage
Portable wheelchair: fixed armrests, flip up hanging feet, back can be folded. The backrest can be folded and flipped, the hanging feet can be lifted, and it is easy to carry after folding; fixed short armrests, when the wheelchair is close to the dining table and the table, choose the wheelchair with short armrests, so that it is easy for the wheelchair to be close to the dining table for dining; it is suitable for those who often go out, have mobility problems but have strong control ability or have a person to take care of them; after folding, it is compact and can be put into the trunk of the car or the space between the two rows of seats in the car, and the whole car weighs only 10.5 kg
Lightweight nursing wheelchair: rear wheel size is usually less than 16 inches, without pushing circle, suitable for riders with leg and foot problems, not thinking clearly enough, with personal nursing care or when someone is nursing out, small size, light weight, easy to carry out, easy to enter and exit the narrow door, also easy to carry in the car Ø Electric wheelchair: foldable electric wheelchair, double battery, rear wheel with double motor drive, stronger climbing and overcoming obstacles, while keeping the whole vehicle evenly stressed, easy to keep the center of gravity stable; using universal controller, easy to operate, simple and safer to use; suitable for people with better economic conditions who need to use wheelchairs for long distances.
Seat backrest tilted back 8 degrees, seat deepened, the rider's body comfortable and healthy
wheelchair cushion and backrest material is strong and durable, high-density flame retardant water support cloth, not easy to deformation
The quality of wheel rims and spokes, the flexibility of wheel rotation
The appearance of the wheelchair process, the appearance of the rough process of the wheelchair its internal quality is not too good, the tires to choose durable
Good quality, pneumatic tires have better shock absorption performance
Whether the double support frame structure, comfortable armrest height, to prevent shoulder pathologies caused by high armrests, such as frozen shoulder, cervical spondylosis, etc.
To have the manual and warranty
Stretchers were invented in practice by ancient working people. They are relatively simple and single. With the development of science and the progress of society, according to the situation of different patients and the position of patients, unique stretchers for various patients were invented through continuous research and improvement. Next, let's talk about shovel stretchers.
The scoop stretcher is composed of left and right two aluminium alloy plates. Unlike a regular stretcher, it can insert two vessels under the patient's body and lift it after buckling. The multifunctional scoop folding stretcher is a novel, convenient and efficient rescue stretcher integrating a folding stretcher, shovel stretcher, wheeled stretcher and ambulance stretcher bed.
The scoop stretcher belongs to a detachable rescue stretcher, which is mainly used for battlefield rescue and transfer of fractured and seriously injured patients; characterized by: two ends of the stretcher are provided with hinged clutch devices, which can separate the stretcher into left and right parts; without moving the patient, the patient is quickly placed in the stretcher and transported to the operating table or hospital bed, and then the stretcher is drawn out from under the patient's body. The length of the stretcher can be adjusted according to the patient's size.
Easy to use and easy to master. The stretcher surface does not need to be removed from the whole body during patient handling, thereby saving the workforce, being safer, reducing complications in the handling process, and having various functions such as folding, separating, pushable, dripping, surgery, convenient X-ray irradiation, etc.
The scoop stretcher is convenient to carry and place, can quickly transfer the injured, quickly rescue, minimize the secondary injury caused to the patient during handling, and significantly improve the rescue efficiency. It is worth clinical promotion and use.
The scoop stretcher has clutch devices at both ends, which can be divided into left and right parts; the patient can be quickly shovelled without moving the patient to avoid secondary injury to the patient; the length of the stretcher can be adjusted according to the actual height of the patient, and it can be folded; it is mainly used in ambulances, hospitals and emergency centres.
Detachable design with clutch devices at both ends can split the stretcher into left and right parts and quickly scoop the patient in or pull the stretcher out from under the patient without moving the patient. The grooves at the head end are adjusted to keep the patient's spine aligned.
1. Retractable design: The length of the stretcher can be adjusted according to the person's size; there are 3 positions suitable for patients of any body type and height.
2. The product is equipped with a seat belt to ensure the patient's safety.
3. Scoop stretcher can be used with head guard.
4. The specifications and parameters of the three scoop stretcher are as follows:
Material: aluminium alloy
Model Number: DW-SC003
Advantages: Affordable, hot selling model
Material: PE plastic
Model Number: DW-SC004
Advantages: the patient's body temperature is not too cold or too hot compared to metal stretchers
Material: carbon fibre
Model Number: DW-SC006
X-ray transparency, CT nuclear magnetic resonance
Size: 167*43*6.7 cm,
Advantages: low-temperature resistance, high-temperature resistance, acid and alkali resistance, lightweight, long service life
1. Before using the scoop stretcher to carry the injured person, check the vital signs of the injured person and the injured part. According to the injury, check whether the injured person has any trauma to the head, spine and chest, especially the cervical spine.
2. Before handling, the injured must be prepared and adequately handled. First, the respiratory tract of the injured person must be kept open to avoid suffocation, and then stop bleeding, bandaging and fixing the wounded part of the injured person. After handling it, it can only be carried out.
3. Do not carry the injured person until the personnel, scoop stretcher, etc., are out of order. When handling overweight or unconscious wounded, careful consideration should be given to preventing accidents such as falls and falls.
4. During the handling process, observe the changes in the condition of the injured person at any time, pay attention to the breathing, mind, etc. of the wounded person etc., and keep warm, but do not wrap the head and face too tightly, so as not to affect breathing. In an emergency during handling, such as suffocation, respiratory arrest, convulsions, etc., stop handling immediately and carry out first aid treatment directly.
5. On particular sites, handling should be carried out according to unique methods. At the fire scene, the wounded should be bent over or prostrate forward in heavy smoke; at the site of toxic gas leakage, the porter should first cover his mouth and nose with a wet towel or use a gas mask to avoid being fumigated by the poison gas.
6. When carrying the injured person with spinal or spinal cord injury, the injured person should be placed flat on the rigid board spade stretcher. The body should be fixed with a triangle towel or other cloth band together with the stretcher, especially the cervical spine injury, sandbags, pillows, clothing, etc. must be placed on both sides of the head and neck to fix, limit the movement of the cervical spine in all directions, and then use triangular scarves, etc. Fix it, and then use a triangle towel, etc., for the whole body with a shovel. Stretchers are enclosed together.
Searching for examination beds can be an overwhelming task. Due to the various clinical settings designed to treat different patients with different issues, there are multiple types of exam examination beds that correspond with each setting.
In efforts to simplify your search, here are the 10 types of examination beds:
Manual examination beds, also referred to as box examination beds, are your standard exam examination beds that focus on functionality, reliability, and practicality.
Manual examination beds also feature a headrest and adjustable footrest, and many come with extra storage within their cabinets and drawers. These examination beds typically feature a heavy-duty step to assist patients as they get onto the bed, which could be simple for some patients but demanding for others.
Depending on your clientele, manual examination beds could be a great choice, especially if you have a smaller space or work in a multi-practice clinic.
Power examination beds, also known as high-low beds or electric beds, are the most popular types of examination beds. While manual examination beds have an adjustable headrest and backrest, they have fixed seating. Power examination beds, on the other hand, typically offer more adjustability ,therefore, they are available as an alternative to the more traditional manual option.
Some power examination beds can lift or lower the entire bed, while others can adjust individual parts. Having the powered options reduces the energy, exertion, and time it takes to adjust the bed, and it keeps patients comfortable. These are great for practitioners who provide in-office procedures, but really, any doctor would benefit from a power examination bed. Its effortless convenience for handling patients, as well as its easy accessibility make these beds a solid choice.
Procedure examination beds, also referred to as procedure chairs, are designed to comfortably assist medical professionals during minor procedures.
Prioritizing patient comfort and practitioner movability, most procedure chairs have an adjustable height feature, along with preset positions to ensure a hassle-free procedure performance.Some procedure examination beds also have pre-programmed positions that adjust the bed to the specific procedure that is being performed.
Treatment examination beds include massage examination beds, therapy examination beds, h-brace examination beds, and traction examination beds. There are treatment examination beds with storage drawers underneath the seated area, but most are quite simple to easily perform the required functions for your facility.
Bariatric examination beds are designed to provide additional patient support for those over 500 pounds. Built as heavy-duty structures, bariatric exam examination beds are strong and stable, and they make it easier for practitioners to transition, adjust, or lift overweight patients.
If you work in a pediatric care facility, pediatric exam examination beds are exactly what you and your patients need. These examination beds are sized appropriately for children of various ages and are, therefore, smaller in size and taller in height.
Pediatric exam examination beds truly keep patients in mind, as they’re designed with fun art and bright color options to help children feel at ease when visiting the doctor.
Most pediatric exam examination beds come with digital scales, among other features, to simplify the process of weighing young children, toddlers, and babies.
Operating examination beds also known as surgical examination beds, c-arm examination beds, or operation examination beds, are for patients to lie on during surgical procedures. While you can have a stationary operating table, mobile operating examination beds were designed with casters to conveniently move patients from room to room.
Imaging examination beds are procedure examination beds specifically designed for imaging procedures like radiology, ultrasound, CT scans, MRIs, and even surgery. Imaging examination beds are available with a range of accessories, like a c-arm or specialized positioning for urology, surgery, or an ultrasound.
Having additional accessories helps to make these procedures even more comfortable and effective for both patients and healthcare professionals. To ensure easy use and durability, these examination beds are often constructed with carbon fiber top surfaces.
Tilt examination beds allow for special tilt table tests to take place, which help doctors identify any unknown causes of syncope.If your work requires tilting patients to provide a diagnosis, tilt examination beds are the best for your practice.
Specialty examination beds are exam examination beds that cater to the specific needs of specialty practices. For example, mat examination beds, like the Clinton Upholstered Mat Platform, are designed for athletic centers, massage therapy facilities, rehabilitation clinics, and more.
While there are 10 different types of exam tables, they were all designed for one unifying purpose: to maximize the ease of accessing patients for the comfortable treatment of patients.
Thoracentesis is an operation in which a sterilised needle from China factory is used to puncture through the skin, intercostal tissue and mural pleura into the pleural cavity. In clinical work in pulmonary medicine, thoracentesis is a relatively common, convenient and easy method of diagnosis and treatment.
When it comes to thoracentesis, many patients feel scared. It is not as easy to accept a decompression needle in the buttocks as it is to pierce the chest cavity, where the heart and lungs are located. It is important to know what the patient should be aware of and how to cooperate well. The danger can be said to be almost non-existent when operating according to the protocol. Therefore, we believe that thoracentesis is safe and there is absolutely nothing to fear.
What should the operator be aware of? This is a question that every one of us should have a good grasp of, the indications for thoracentesis, the operational essentials, and in particular the fact that the China decompression needle must be introduced at the upper edge of the rib cage and never at the lower edge of the rib cage, otherwise the blood vessels and nerves along the lower edge of the rib cage will be accidentally injured. The patient must be carefully disinfected and the operation must be absolutely sterile. Do a good job with the patient, avoid anxiety and nervousness and obtain close cooperation with the doctor. If necessary, stop the operation and take immediate bed rest for resuscitation.
What should the patient be aware of? Firstly, the patient should be prepared to work closely with the doctor and eliminate fear, anxiety and nervousness. Secondly, the patient should not cough and should rest well in bed beforehand. If he/she is unwell, he/she should explain this to the doctor so that he/she can consider what to pay attention to during the operation or to suspend it. Thirdly, the patient should lie still for about two hours after the thoracentesis.
A final mention of lung puncture, which is actually a deeper penetration of the thoracic cavity, where the decompression needle is passed through the pleural cavity and through the dirty pleura into the lung. Its purpose is also twofold: primarily to perform a biopsy of the lung parenchyma, to aspirate fluid from the cavity or bronchial cavity for further examination and to clarify the diagnosis, and secondly to treat certain diseases through lung puncture, such as aspiration of pus from poorly drained cavities and, if necessary, injection of drugs for therapeutic purposes. However, lung puncture is demanding and the operation should be carried out more carefully, carefully and quickly to minimise time. The patient should cooperate more closely, should breathe steadily and should not cough, and should receive a detailed examination before the puncture so that the doctor can position the puncture correctly and improve the success rate of the puncture.
Therefore, as long as the doctor follows the procedure and operates carefully, the patient eliminates his fears and cooperates closely with the doctor. Thoracentesis is very safe and there is absolutely nothing to fear.
The whole process:
1. Ask the patient to take a sitting position facing the back of the chair with both forearms on the back of the chair and the forehead resting on the forearms. If you cannot get up, you can sit in a semi-sitting position, with the affected forearm raised on the occiput.
2. The puncture point is chosen at the most obvious part of the chest with solid percussion sounds. The puncture point is marked on the skin with a cotton swab dipped in methyl violet (gentian violet).
3. Routinely disinfect the skin, wear sterile gloves and cover with a sterile cavity wipe.
4. Local infiltration anaesthesia is applied with 2% lidocaine from the skin to the pleural wall layer at the puncture site on the upper edge of the next rib.
5. The operator fixes the skin at the puncture site with the index finger and middle finger of the left hand, and with the right hand turns the tee bolt of the puncture decompression needle to close with the thoracic cavity, then slowly punctures the decompression needle at the anaesthetic site. When the feeling of resistance of the needle blade suddenly disappears, the tee bolt is turned to open it to the thoracic cavity for aspiration. The assistant assists in securing the puncture needle with haemostatic forceps to prevent damage to the lung tissue from penetrating too deeply. When the syringe is full, the tee is turned to open it to the outside world and the fluid is drained.
At the end of the aspiration, the decompression needle is removed, covered with sterile gauze, compressed with a little pressure for a few moments, fixed with adhesive tape and then the patient is asked to lie still.
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