Do you find it difficult to apply the sling on your patient in a wheelchair? When you need to put on the sling in a wheelchair, it can sometimes be difficult to position the sling as usual, especially in a comfort wheelchair that has a high back. To reduce the friction between the back of the patient and the wheelchair slide sheets can be a great help.
The slide sheets are easy to remove before lifting.
This is how you do it:
- Begin by folding the two pieces of slide sheets
- Place the two slide sheets between the patient and the back of the wheelchair
- Place the sling between the two layers of slide sheets
- Remove the slide sheet between the patient and the sling before lifting the patient
Watch the video below to see how to use slide sheets to apply a sling in a wheelchair.