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When a patient is not able to bear weight on his or her feet, a mechanical lift should be used. A mechanical lift takes the strain out of lifting and drastically reduces the risk of injury. While using any mechanical device it is important to communicate with the patient to keep him or her calm. Make sure to use the proper sling and adjust the straps to fit the patient properly.