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What is a Patient Sling?
ProHeal patient lifts operate with the use of a sling. ProHeal slings come in a wide variety of styles and designs and are integral to ensuring a safe patient transfer. For a sling to be suitable, it needs to fit the patient correctly and be well paired with the patient lift that you are using.
There are four main categories of patient slings
Universal, Commode, Stand Assist, and Disposable.
ProHeal Products caries slings for all your needs:
ProHeal Universal Padded Lift U Sling
ProHeal Universal Full Body Lift Sling
Each of these sling types is made slightly differently to best accommodate its intended use. The exact type of sling that is right for you will depend on the type of transfers that you will be doing.
Slings are made of soft materials including fabric, mesh, nylon, and polyester. They support and wrap-around part of the patient's body, and attach to patient lifts by the use of multiple straps. Some slings feature soft linings to help cushion and protect a patient's body.
Patient slings have differing sizes and weight capacities. When working with a patient, it is important that a sling fits him or her correctly. Using an incorrectly sized sling can make for an unsafe transfer, and has the potential to rub and pinch the patient. If you are working with multiple patients, then you will need to have multiple slings to accommodate their different sizes.
Don't forget to also make sure that a sling's weight capacity is appropriate for the patient. ProHeal Slings have weight capacities ranging from 100 to 850 pounds, so you're sure to find an appropriate sling for any patient.
When choosing a sling, carefully consider what type of slings the patient lift you are using is designed to work with.
What Should I Consider When Purchasing a Patient Lift or Sling?
Caregiver strength: To what extent can the caregiver manually adjust, push, or carry the lift? If not at all, an electric lift may be a great fit.
Weight: What patient weight requirement does your lift need to accommodate?
Portability: Where will you be using your lift? Do you need to move it between rooms? Fold it down for storage? Travel with it?
Size: Given the size of your living space, can your lift maneuver around tight corners or hallways? Will you be lifting from bulky furniture, requiring an adjustable base?
Slings: Consider which slings you’d like to use with your lift: mesh, U-shaped, padded, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are These Only for the Elderly?
No, ProHeal Products carries a long list of products great for bariatric patients and anyone that needs a little more help in the bathroom.
Do you Sell Incontinence Supplies?
How Fast do you Ship?
We pride ourselves on our fast shipping times. Any product over $50 can be expected to deliver within 3-5 Business days FREE, and some even deliver within 2 days!