Evaluation: Arjo Maxi Sky 2 Plus Bariatric Ceiling-Mounted Patient Lift
December 18, 2019 | Evaluations & Guidance
- The Maxi Sky 2 Plus comprises two Maxi Sky 2 motors side by side on a rotatable trolley attached to the track. The lift can be used with non-bariatric patients by switching to single mode. In this mode, one motor can be deactivated and the remaining motor will function as a normal Maxi Sky
- In single mode, the weight limit is 272 kg (600 lb). In dual-motor (bariatric) mode, the patient must weigh between 159 and 454 kg (350 and 1,000 lb). 2. Patient lifts are capable of supporting patients who are unable to bear their own weight, and are designed to hoist and transfer patients safely to and from beds, wheelchairs, toilets, or bathtubs, as well as to pick up fallen patients. Ceiling lifts are frequently advocated to mitigate risk of injury to healthcare workers when lifting, transferring, or repositioning patients.
- Major components:
- Mounting system: Attaches the tracks to the ceiling
- Ceiling tracks: Arjo offers various track systems to meet the needs of a facility. Tracks can be either movable or fixed. The most commonly used track system is called a room-covering or traverse system. Traverse systems use three tracks within a single room: two fixed, parallel tracks mounted on either side of the room and a track between them in an "H-track" configuration, with the lift itself able to move laterally between the ends of the middle track. The middle track rolls along the two fixed tracks, enabling the patient to move to most or all points in the room. Tracks can be completely embedded or partially recessed into the ceiling, or suspended below the ceiling.
- Motors and rotatable trolley: The Maxi Sky 2 Plus comprises two Maxi Sky 2 motors side by side on a rotatable trolley attached to the track. The motors are programmed to work in sync. The swivel connection, which allows the motors to move as one unit, also allows 360° rotation of the motors together.
- Control panel: Located on the underside of the motors. There is a display that allows the user to access maintenance requirements and customization menus, and provides command acknowledgment. An LED will flash green to confirm that charging is in progress or will light up solid green when batteries are fully charged. The LED will light up red when an abnormal situation occurs. A USB access port allows biomedical engineering staff to access service functions and usage information. Auxiliary up/down arrow controls can be used to complete a transfer if a problem occurs with the hand control.
- Emergency stop: A red cord hangs down from the motors that can be pulled to stop both motors' movement simultaneously.
- Mechanical emergency lowering: There is an arrow pointing downward on the motor covers that indicates where the hex key is located to initiate mechanical emergency lowering.