SafetySure Transfer Slide with Padding
The SafetySure Transfer Slide is great product for the Parkinson patient. As muscles become more rigid, patients experience decreased bed mobility. The simple act of turning over becomes a struggle. Placing the Transfer Slide under the buttocks simplifies the turning processes. When used in conjunction with the Mobility Transfer System Transfer Handle (Item # 2025), the process of getting into and out of bed is easier for both the patient and the caregiver. For early stage patients, the Transfer Slide can help them maintain mobility and the independence they desire.
Slide Sheets for Bed Mobility
The SafetySure Transfer Slide also perform a variety of tasks from turning, boosting and transferring from one surface to another. The SafetySure Transfer Slide with Padding is best suited for individuals with limited mobility. It's frictionless inner liner facilitates smooth transfer with little or no strain on the caregivers back. Padding provides extra comfort to skin senitive individuals.
How to Use Transfer Sheets for Patients
The SafetySure Transfer Slide with padding is primarily used for:
- Moving an individual up in bed
- Turning an individual in bed
- Transfers between bed and wheelchair
Sliding Sheets for Patients Specifications Specifications:
The SafetySure Transfer Slide is placed under the part of the individuals body to be moved. The center of the SafetySure Transfer Slide should cover the heaviest or lowest lying body part and be placed so that it will slide itself in the direction of the transfer. It is best to place the SafetySure Transfer Slide underneath a draw-sheet which is then used to move the individual. The easiest way to remove the SafetySure Transfer Slide is to pull the lower portion and allow it to slide out from the individuals body. When doing this, the caregiver should hold one hand against the individual's body so that the individual remains stationary.
Moving a patient up in bed (Boosting):
The SafetySure Transfer Slide small slide is best suited for individuals who need help under a hip or shoulder. In order to achieve maximum benefit, it is important to position the SafetySure Transfer Slide under the heaviest part of the individual's body at the hip/shoulder, so that the direction of the transfer is aimed up toward the head of the bed.
Turning in bed:
When turning an individual, the SafetySure Transfer Slide is of considerable assistance when moving the individual sideways and when helping the individual to find a comfortable position after turning. The SafetySure Transfer Slide can be placed under either the hip or the shoulder. Some individuals are able to turn themselves with the help of the SafetySure Transfer Slide.
Transfer from bed to wheelchair:
In this procedure, it is important to have an even and stable surface. It also helps to place a small cushion or an Safety Sure Transfer Board between the bed and the wheelchair to provide a smooth transfer surface. Place the SafetySure Transfer Slide under one hip and then tilt the individual over so that their entire body weight is on the SafetySure Transfer Slide.
Transfer from wheelchair to bed:
Transfers from a wheelchair to a bed usually involve an upward movement since, most beds cannot be lowered to enough to provide a horizontal transfer. In order to make this type of transfer, the caregiver should stand in a position that will allow the individual to be pulled inward toward the caregiver's hips. This may be accomplished with one knee on the bed or with the help of a Safety Sure Transfer Belt or a Safety Sure Transfer Board.