5 Ways to Utilise Full Body Slings

5 Ways to Utilise Full Body Slings

The healthcare industry is a fast-paced industry, focused on providing people with a better quality of living.

Full body slings are a great way to be able to achieve tasks quickly, whilst at the same time maintaining high standards of patient care.

If you already have a full body sling at your facility or are looking to invest, from our position at the heart of the healthcare industry, here are our 5 top ways to utilise full body slings.

Operating Theatres


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  • Lifting extremities to allow washing or sterilisation, or as part of the operation itself
  • Repositioning patients on the operating table
  • Lifting patients with limited movement
  • Turning patients positioned on their stomach
  • Turning patients onto their side on the operating table
  • Positioning thorax pillows
  • Moving patients between bed/stretcher trolley and the operating table
  • Positioning legs in leg slings

Patient Transfers

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  • Moves to and from a bed, stretcher and/or chair
  • Moves to/from the toilet
  • Repositioning patients closer to the headboard of a bed
  • Turning patients
  • Lifting extremities

Bariatric Care

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  • Moves back and forth between bed and chair, chair and toilet, etc.
  • Moves between different lying positions
  • Repositioning in bed: from one side to the other, sitting up in bed
  • Repositioning in a wheelchair, armchair, or similar
  • Handling bariatric patients for procedures that require access to different body parts
  • Personal hygiene
  • Assistance with skin care/wound treatment

Aged Care

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  • Moves back and forth between bed/chair/wheelchair
  • Moves into and up from an easy chair
  • Repositioning in chairs
  • Moves to/from the toilet
  • Weighing residents
  • Balance training
  • ADL assistance
  • Skin care and wound treatment
  • Assistance with mobilisation

Rehabilitation

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  • Gait training
  • Moves in and around the bed
  • Assisted active exercises
  • Exercises with some weight support
  • Training on a treadmill
  • Aquatic therapy
  • ADL training assistance
  • Balance and posture exercises

If you would like to find out more about full body slings here at HLS Healthcare, we’re always ready to answer your questions.

You can contact us via our handy contact form or speak to a customer service agent on 1300 931 893 today.