SafetySure Transfer Sling (SST Sling) is a small and easy to use device with many applications. SST Transfer Sling is used primarily to:
The SST Sling is
easy to put in place and use. The high friction coating on the patient side
prevents slipping. The two handgrips on either side allow a variety of
grips for a good working position. SST Sling is easy to carry and store.
The SST Sling can be
positioned in numerous ways, depending on the transfer to be completed and the
circumstances of the patient.
from or to a bed
When helping someone to lie down or sit up in bed (fig. 1), it can be hard to reach the shoulders and the legs at the same time. The SST Sling is of great help in this situation. Place it around the lower legs and/or behind the shoulders (fig. 2).
If you are helping someone get up or sit down, tilt the patient forward for a natural transfer. Those who are unable or reluctant to bend are often heavy. By putting a SST Sling around the hips, you can take on the weight of the patient along with your own body weight (fig. 3 and 9). If the patient is resistant to forward movement, place a SST Sling around the shoulders and a SST Belt around the waist (fig. 4).
up in bed
When moving a patient up in bed, most of the weight is usually on the hips. By putting the SST Sling next to the hips (fig. 5), you obtain a good grip and a better working position. A SST Slide Small may also be placed under the head and shoulders (fig. 6). The patient then slides upward more easily and is able to help out by pushing with the legs.
a patient from the floor to a wheelchair or a bed
If a light patient falls out of a wheelchair and is unable to get up, a SST Sling is of great help. Place the SST Sling under the patient's buttocks. Support the patient's back with your free hand (fig. 7). SST Sling also provides a good grip around the legs when a SST Gurney is being used for lifting a patient on to a bed (fig. 8).
up in a wheelchair
If the patient is
weak and has slipped forward in the seat, the SST Sling will take weight off the
patient's buttocks while you push against the patient's legs/knees to move
him/her back into the seat (fig. 9).
between wheelchair and bed
A combination of products may be the best solution when performing an uphill transfer of a heavy patient who is unable to stand. In this example a SST Board, a SST Belt together with a SST Sling make a big difference (fig. 10). After the transfer, the SST Sling allows helpers to arrange the patient comfortably in bed (fig. 11).
When turning a patient in bed, the hip is usually the heaviest part of the body. The SST Sling provides low friction and a good grip (fig. 12).
Consult the manual before you use the SST Sling. If in doubt about the proper use of the SST Sling call Scan Medical at our toll free number 888-593-0377 for free consultation.