Choosing patients with lifting slings is very important in ensuring that they feel comfortable and supported as much as possible. But there are many different slings in many different sizes – so should you choose?
Paramobility can be the best choice for different mobility types of equipment for the disabled. The following is a short guide to some of the most common patient appointment slings and for what is used.
Type of patient lifter sling
- Universal sling.
If you need to move the patient in an upright or sitting position, the universal sling is the best. It is formed to support the patient's feet, body stem, and head if necessary. Universal is ideal for people who struggle to control their stems and hips (and their heads if head support is needed).
- Hygiene sling.
Also known as toileting slings, this is used with patients in the bathroom. They can be used above the toilet or switch to allow people to use facilities without the need to be transferred in and out of the sling.
Sling wraps in the middle of the person's back and under each thigh holding them in a sitting position. This makes the buttocks of the person open and not supported so they can be placed in the toilet.
- Move and handle slings
There are other slings that are not used to lift the patient, but to position it instead. This is very useful for moving and handling professionals. One move and handle very useful slings is Twin Turner. It used to roll a patient in bed.