The ResQUp SHOULD NOT be utilized if the fallen individual reports pain or if any injury is suspected. The ResQUp is designed to assist those with a NON-TRAUMATIC fall only. If any injury to the fallen is suspected, call 911 at the in-home setting. At the healthcare setting, the fallen should be attended and assessed per the facility’s healthcare policy or procedure. The ResQUp IS NOT intended to be used as a foot stool, or to be stood upon. Doing so may result in a fall and injury. The maximum patient weight limit of the is 300 lbs. Exceeding this limit may cause collapse of the unit and possible injury.
The ResQUp is intended for the specific purpose of making it possible for an individual to negotiate their way up to a chair height (generally ~18 inches). One of three methods usually works for most people. All three methods require minimal or no additional assistance from a caregiver; pushing themselves up using their hands (Illustration A), pushing themselves up using their elbows and legs (Illustration B), or climbing up on their hands and knees (Illustration C). If you do not have sufficient upper body strength, you may not be able to lift yourself a height of 4½“ to the first level. In this case, you will need additional assistance from a caregiver.
The best methods in which to utilize your ResQUp® device has been videotaped and provided to you on a DVD that accompanied your ResQUp® on delivery, In the event you misplace or lose the DVD, please refer to the information provided in this website. Your safety is of the highest importance to us at Safe Patient Solutions. Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.
It is very important that individuals become very accustomed to how to carry, open, ascend, and close the ResQUp® device. You will want to become very familiar and confident that you can utilize the ResQUp® to get yourself up to a chair height should you fall. It is strongly advised that you practice a couple of times initially depending on how much upper body strength or lower body strength you have. If you rely primarily on your upper body to ascend, you may become more fatigued more quickly than a person with good upper and lower body strength. It has been cited in literature that more than 40% of community living elders who experience non-traumatic falls
Most falls are likely to occur near the bedroom and bathroom areas. It is very important that night lights be placed in a bedroom, clutter minimized to avoid tripping, and throw rugs be removed to minimize fall risks. Consider a Physical/Occupational Therapy home safety evaluation. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/toolkit/checklistforsafety.htm for additional home safety advice.
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The ResQUp occupies approximately 32”x 26” inches of space when unfolded and 32” x 11” in a folded position. The ResQUp® is about 14” tall. The carrying weight of the ResQUp® is 15 pounds.