lift assessment

lift assessment

Etymology: AS, lyft, loft; L, assidere, to sit beside
the selection of the most appropriate lift method to use when moving a patient, as from the bed to a chair. The assessment involves consideration of such factors as whether the patient is conscious or unconscious; whether the patient has a visual, hearing, or cognitive impairment; the need for special care in handling patient attachments such as IV lines or monitors; the patient's body weight; and whether the patient has full range of motion or flaccid or spastic limbs.