Making Transfers Safer – The Benefits of Using Patient Lift Slings

The use of patient lifts will give caregivers safety easy to transfer the patient from one place to another. Caregivers reduce the risk of injury by trying to move an unresponsive patient or a patient who is too heavy to move. The special care is taken when lifting the patient also ensures the patient's dignity and safety in every situation.

Patient lifting slings are available in a variety of designs, each designed specifically for the specific needs used. There is a toilet strap designed with a suitable opening for use after the patient has been transferred to the toilet and which can also be used for a quick change of incontinence pads while the patient is in his wheelchair.

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Hygienic slings are designed for use in bathtubs to facilitate patient handling after transfer. They can be easily removed or loosened so that the patient's dignity is maintained and can be washed effectively, with or without assistance. Comfortable slings are made of durable nylon that gently cleans to reduce abrasion and bed cuts from use in beds and wheelchairs.

To facilitate the rapid transfer of a patient from a wheelchair to a bed, especially when the patient is able to assist, the gait belt is often used as a first device in hospitals and elsewhere.

If the patient is unable to assist the healthcare worker in the transfer, it may be necessary to use a medical lift together with a sling to lift the patient. Hydraulic lifts, ceiling lifts and electric lifts are used when moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed, table or bath via a patient lift.