Liko Vest for StandingShell is intended for raising patients who are practicing to stand with the aid of a standing shell.
A standing shell is much appreciated as an aid for disabled children and youths. However, applying the standing shell manually and raising the child in it can be very strenuous for the caregiver. But with the right lifting aids, these problems can be avoided.
We recommend the use of a lift and sling, for example SilhouetteSling, for lifting the child to the standing shell. For convenient access when it is time to lift the child out of the shell, SilhouetteSling is left inside the shell while the child is standing.
Vest for StandingShell is used during the actual raising operation and is placed outside the standing shell when the child is lying down, then connected to a patient lift. We recommend one of Liko’s overhead lifts or the mobile lift Golvo. The raising is accomplished securely and controlled by patient lift.
Before lifting, keep the following points in mind:
- Choose a larger size of Vest for StandingShell than you would if you were using Liko MasterVest for the same patient.
- Leg Harnesses are included in the product to prevent the vest from sliding up along the standing shell.