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Name : Silvalea 062 Manual Transfer Sling - Poly

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A cleverly designed, lightweight, manual transfer sling suitable for use in a number of situations where the comfort of the patient and the handling integrity of the carer(s) is of paramount importance. We found this sling very easy to use and has, so far, been put through its paces in the following situations:

Transfering Murray from his powerchair:

to his bed, chair, or the floor in the tent while camping.....
to his seat on on a long-haul flight.....
onto and off rides at the Orlando theme parks.....
and generally moving him around from one place to another......

Murray found the sling to be very comfortable and felt safe while being transfered. He also found the sling to be to be comfortable when it was left in situ for long periods of time.

While we were on a ride at one of the theme parks, the ride broke down, stranding us. Everyone was asked to leave the ride and walk back to the exit. A rescue team were sent out to evacuate us from the carriage unit. When the Park rescue services arrived, quite rightly they asked how to lift Murray from the carriage - I was pleased to say, "Just lift him in the sling," (which he was already sitting in). They lifted him with great ease into the evac chair and we all eventually emerged from the bowels of the attraction. One of the Rescue team commented after the evac how easy it was to use and that all rides should have a sling like it.

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Patient-side view of sling
Rear view of sling

It is very easy to use :

Due to the multiple number of loops on the back of the sling, the carers doing the lifting may be situated at either side of the patient or head to toe (particularly useful when negotiating narrow isles on a plane).

1. Sling
2. Place the sling under the person to be transfered.
3. Pull the two tabs up between the legs.
4. Pass the left tab (as viewed) up through the yellow loop which is sewn onto the right tab. 5. Separate the tabs and do up the zipper between the two tabs. Remember to do up the waist strap

6. ... and transfer.
Carer on the left takes hold of left loop between the legs and one loop behind the upper part of the left upper arm and the other carer takes hold of the right loop between the legs and one loop behind the upper part of the right upper arm.

.... or ....

One carer takes hold of one loop on either side behind the upper arms and the other carer takes hold of both loops between the legs.

LR
7. side view. 8. Back View  
 

 

 

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