For general transfers to support the whole of the body
The sling is ideal for lifting, moving and positioning users who have reduced control in their head, upper and lower body. It can be used from a seated or lying position, for example from a floor, bed or wheelchair. The Disposable High Bariatric is designed to be a general lifting sling to achieve most lifting situations. The sling is ideal for situations in which a high level of hygiene is required, and where there is an elevated risk of contagion and infection.
Due to the nature of patient care, it can often be necessary to use a sling while also using another medical device, like an aspirator, heart monitor, or other accessory. To accommodate for this, slings can be used in coordination with other devices so long as the right sling is affixed to the ceiling hoist system. It’s important to use a sling that allows for patient exposure where it is needed, so be sure to check the Sling Product Catalogue to locate the right sling for the patient or procedure.
Slings with the sole aim of repositioning a patient who is lying down can also be used in conjunction with virtually all other medical aids, with only some exceptions. This is because the horizontal sling is used like a bedsheet and doesn’t need to be attached to the hoisting hanger until repositioning is needed. This enhances comfort for the patient and provides easier operation for the carer.