Australian lift

Australian lift

a type of shoulder lift used to move a patient who is unable to assume a sitting position on a bed or other surface. The lift is executed by two persons, one on each side of the patient, who place their shoulders near the patient under the patient's axillae. At the same time, the two lifters grasp each other's hands under the patient's thighs and make coordinated movements needed to lift the patient onto or from a bed or wheelchair.
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The Australian Open kicks off the new tennis season each January and every year the Melbourne public turns out in force, hoping to see an Australian lift the men's title for the first time since 1976.
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