SafetySure Transfer Slide 1031 (SST Slide 1031) is used primarily to:
SST Slide Large is
big enough to provide an undersurface from head to toe. The new and unique
ULF (ultra low friction) material on the inside of the sliding mat makes it easy
to move even a heavy patient.
The techniques shown
below are only examples of the many applications for which the SST Slide Large
may be used. To select the technique most suited to your situation and
patient, it is strongly advised that you consult with a physiotherapist or
mobility skills instructor.
Wheels on all
transfer equipment (bed/chair, etc.) must be locked to prevent the two parallel
surfaces from sliding apart while using the SST Slide Large.
Turn the patient onto one side and insert the sliding mat underneath him/her (fig. 1) so that he/she is lying half upon the SST Slide Large. Before starting the transfer, tilt the patient's body slightly so that his/her full weight is on the mat. It is helpful if you can place the SST Slide Large under a sheet or a draw-sheet, enabling a firmer grip and gentler handling (fig. 2).
It is best to divide the transfer into several steps.
If there is a difference in levels (fig. 4), pillows or blankets may be placed under the mattress at the edge of the lower surface to create an inclined plane and allow a gentle transition.
SST Slide Large is convenient for turning a patient in bed. It reduces the friction, even under the legs (fig. 5). SST Slide is at its best when the patient is positioned sideways prior to turning, and when correcting his/her posture after the transfer (fig. 6).
Consult the manual before you use the SST Slide Large. If in doubt about the proper use of the SST Slide call Scan Medical at our toll free number 888-593-0377 for free consultation.