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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust London, UK
Radiographer about the VELA ‘Turn+’ Thorax Chair
Ophthalmology chairs for the clinic
At our new clinic, we consider patient safety and convenience for users to be essential.
Johannesbad Saarschleife, Germany
Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy, Johannesbad Saarschleife
Patients can sit down at training units by them selves after we got this chair, as the good stability and handbrake tend to make patients more independent.
Ophthalmologist Patrick Vivell
We have enjoyed our VELA Medical chair for a year now, and both staff and patients are excited.
X-ray chair for patients
Daily challenges in an X-ray department: Examining many elderly patients who have difficulty in walking or other mobility problems. Moving the patient to a device for examination. Positioning the patient properly in relation to the device. Keeping the patient still while the examination is carried out.
Clinic for Eyelid Surgery in Denmark
Eyelid surgery – what the nurse recommends
Daily challenges for the assisting nurse: During surgery, it is often difficult to get close to the patient without compromising ergonomics and maintaining a good sitting position. When you assist during surgery, you sit in different work positions, for example when you are assisting with surgical tools or operate the microscope. A good chair must be able to support the different seating positions.
Neonatology, Kolding Sygehus Hospital, Denmark
Neonatal Chair for Parental Care and an Improved Work Environment
Daily Challenges Many recliners are not intended for long periods of use even though it is important for parents and children to have skin contact. Members of staff can end up in poor working positions when helping or guiding parents who are sitting on a recliner with their child. Parents need help when sitting on a recliner for long periods of time. When the child is in an incubator, it is difficult for parents to see and touch their child due to the height difference between the incubator and the recliner. Hospitals do not have the space for a parental bed next to each child in an incubator.
Nottingham City Hospital, UK
A better way to do screenings
Nottingham City Hospital’s intention with the VELA Mammography Chair was to ease work for the staff of low height with the examination of patients, but the chair quickly became popular with other staff too. And the patients prefer this “new” way of screening. Daily challenges in a mammography department: Moving the patient to the machine for examination Positioning the patient precisely to obtain an accurate image of the breast tissue Keeping the patient steady while the mammography is being performed Ensuring an ergonomic working position for staff to prevent musculoskeletal pain A VELA Mammography Chair helps to keep the patient steady during the examination, while also providing an optimal working position for staff.
EPI-Zentrum für Physiotherapie, Hamburg
Clinic Ergonomics – VELA Samba 420
The EPI-Zentrum Hamburg is an outpatient physiotherapy practice specialising in orthopaedics and sports medicine, making it a popular place for all types of athletes, including professionals from clubs such as HSV and FC St. Pauli. Knowledge about ergonomics is central to the treatment of patients. Nevertheless, when they are busy, it can be difficult for the physiotherapists to make sure they also think about ergonomics in relation to their own working environment.
EPI-Zentrum für Physiotherapie, Hamburg
Clinic Ergonomics – VELA Samba 410
The EPI-Zentrum Hamburg is an outpatient physiotherapy practice specialising in orthopaedics and sports medicine, making it a popular place for all types of athletes, including professionals from clubs such as HSV and FC St. Pauli. EPI-Zentrum offers a wide range of individual treatments, such as manual therapy, sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Patients come with diagnoses, pain and symptoms in the neck, back, knees and other places, requiring therapists to work in various positions.
Sydvestjysk hospital, Denmark
Patient chair for mammography
Daily challenges in a mammography department: Moving the patient to the machine for examination. Positioning the patient properly in relation to the machine. Keeping the patient steady while the mammography is being performed. It is crucial to the effectiveness of the examination that the breast is positioned accurately so that the images show the desired tissue. A VELA Mammography Chair helps to keep the patient completely steady during the examination.
Clinic for Eyelid Surgery in, Denmark
Eyelid surgery – what the ophthalmologist recommends
Daily challenges for the ophthalmologist: Ophthalmologists often experience pain in the neck, upper back and shoulders due to static seating positions and demanding precision work during surgery. It is often difficult to get close to the patient during surgery without compromising ergonomics and a good sitting position. Backrests are often wide and may restrict the free movement of the arms during surgery.
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Optimal back and leg support
Daily challenges in intensive care: Pain in the lower back and tension in the neck caused by inappropriate stooping work postures. Getting closer to the patient without compromising your working position. Maintaining the lumbar support in different working positions. Changing the working height during examinations. The work in intensive care is precision work. Static working positions with stooped back are common as well as twisting the back and neck when reaching. A VELA standing support chair provides support at the correct working height and support to the back and lumbar area.
University Hospital, Fossvogur, Reykjavik, Iceland
Daily challenges in a surgical department: Stooping working posture can cause pain to the neck, shoulders and lower back. Necessity to keep your hands and movements steady through many hours of surgery. Maintaining sterility and a good workflow with changing work positions. In a surgical department, there are difficult and demanding procedures during which the surgeon’s posture is compromised by static work positions where the shoulders are particularly stressed. Neurosurgery, ENT surgery and cardiovascular surgery require high precision and accuracy. Therefore, the surgeons need extra support, especially for their arms and shoulders.
Dentist Skovsgaard, Assentoft, Randers, Denmark
Good ergonomics at the Dental Clinic
In 2007, the VELA Dental Chair was developed in collaboration with Herluf Skovsgaard. The chair is particularly suitable for dentists and assistants who work in forward-leaning, static and demanding postures as part of their daily work. In addition to working in his clinic, developing clinic equipment and developing workstations, Herluf Skovsgaard offers comprehensive course activities all over the world. As part of this, he educates dentists and assistants on working methods and clinic arrangements.
Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
Versatile chair for X-ray examinations
The Radiology Department is a highly specialised department carrying out 220,000 examinations and treatments every year. The department receives patients from the emergency reception and from different wards. Patients are referred for examination of all parts of the musculoskeletal system, severe scoliosis and pulmonary examinations. Most patients are walking and self-reliant but several have mobility problems or are otherwise walking-impaired and need to sit down and have support during the examination.
University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Center for Mammography, Radiology and Endoscopy UKE
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