User manual BasicSling EN INT

BasicSling
Manual - English
SystemRoMedic
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Max load: 300kg/660lbs
BasicSling is easy for the caregiver to apply and it gives the patient a feeling of security. It features leg sections, which
means that the patient does not sit on the sling. Instead, the sling provides support from the tailbone up to the sholders and under the legs. BasicSling is designed for use in most common lifting situations such as transfers from bed to
wheelchair, etc.
SystemRoMedic includes a wide range of functional, comfortable, high-quality slings that can be adapted for different
types of lifting and for patients with different needs. The slings are available in several different materials and in sizes from
XXS to XXL. All models are safe and very easy to use and are rated for lifting patients weighing up to 300 kg. The choice
of model and material depends on the patient’s needs and the transfer situation.
Functional inspection
Visual and mechanical inspection
Check the condition and function of the sling regularly. Always inspect the product after laundering. Check to ensure that
seams and material are free from damage. Check to ensure that fabric is not worn or faded. Apply load to the device
and check to ensure that clasps, handles, etc. withstand heavy load. If there are signs of wear, the product must be
discarded.
Always read the manual
Always read the manuals for all assistive devices used during a transfer.
Keep the manual where it is accessible to users of the product.
Do not leave the patient unattended during a transfer situation.
To prevent discomfort and the risk of the patient sliding out of the sling, trial fit the sling carefully. First, apply the sling’s
back loops to the slingbar, and then apply the leg support loops. Use a slingbar that has been tested.
The lowest allowable safe working load always determines the safe working load of the assembled system. Always
check the safe working loads for the lift and accessories before use. Contact your
dealer if you have any questions.
Manual no: 00848 En Ver. 5 101111
Application of the sling when the patient is sitting in a wheelchair/chair or in bed
1.Hold the sling in one hand and place your
other hand in the pocket at the lower edge
of the sling. This is easier if the patient leans
forward or can be helped to lean forward
slightly. Guide the sling down behind the
patient’s back, by sliding it along the back of
the chair/wheelchair or along the bed, ideally,
to the tailbone. The mid-section of the sling
should follow the patient’s spine.
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2. Take care to guide the sling down to the
patient’s hips. Do this by pushing the sling
into the space in the back corners of the
wheelchair seat.
3. Pull the leg supports out along the outside
of the thighs. Face the patient and pull the
lower edge of the leg support, so that the
sling slides into place around the hips. Light
pressure against the patient’s knees prevents
him/her from sliding forward in the chair.
4. After checking to ensure that the leg supports are of equal length on both sides, place
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them under the patient’s thighs. Cross the
leg supports and hook them to the slingbar.
Start raising the lift, when the straps become
taut, stop and check that everything is ok
before proceeding with the lift.
Removal of the sling when the patient is sitting
1. Fold the leg support and allow it to slide
under itself when you pull it out at the
outside of the thigh.
2. Then, pull the sling up behind the
patient’s back.
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Application of the sling when the patient is lying in bed, on a stretcher or on the floor
1. Turn the patient towards you. Place
the sling so that the product label is facing the underlying surface and the sling’s
mid-section follows the spine. The upper
edge of the sling’s back section should
be at shoulder height and the lower edge
level with the tailbone. Place the edge
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of the sling as far in under the patient as
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possible. Push the back-section loop
under, so that you can reach it once you
have turned the patient back onto the
sling.
2. To reduce the number of application
steps, you can fold the back section up
against the patient’s back and place the
leg supports between the patient’s knees
when he/she is turned towards you, and
then pull them forward when the patient
is lying on the sling.
3. Turn the patient back onto the sling
and pull out the back section and leg
support.
4. Cross the leg supports and hook them
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to the slingbar.
Start raising the lift, when the straps
become taut, stop and check that
everything is ok
before proceeding with the lift.
Removal of the sling when the patient is recumbent
1. Lay the leg supports between the
patient’s knees.
2. Turn the patient towards you and fold
the sling in under the patient so that the
fabric slides towards you when you pull
it out after you have turned back the
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Alternative application of the sling’s leg supports
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1. In the standard application the leg supports are crossed before they are hooked to the slingbar.
2. If it is desired to keep the legs of the patient together, for dignity or comfort the leg supports can also be overlapped
under both legs.
3. For more access to the perinea area of the patient. You can even choose not to cross the leg supports. Note, however,
that this entails a risk that the patient might slide out of the sling.
Material:
Polyester: Durable material with low friction. Withstands high laundry temperatures.
Polyester net: An airy material that can be left under the patient, if necessary. Withstands high laundry temperatures.
Plasticized net fabric: Material intended for bathing and showering situations. The material can be disinfected with rubbing
alcohol.
Care of the product:
Do not use rinsing agent.
To prolong product life, avoid
Read the product label.
tumble-drying.
Size information
Slings can often be used for both 2 and 4-point suspension. It is essential to ensure that the width of the slingbar is
appropriate for the sling size and the patient’s status and capacity.
Use patient-specific slings to ensure safety and hygiene.
Size
XXS/Grey
XS/Orange
S/Red
M/Yellow
L/Green
XL/Purple
XXL/White
Rec. user Ibs
22-55
44-77
77-121
99-176
165-242
220-331
308,5-441
weight
10-25
20-35
35-55
45-80
75-110
100-150
140-200
Sling overall inch
25
25,5
30
35
37,5
38,5
38,5
height
63
65
77
89
95
98
98
inch
8
10,5
14,5
19,5
23,5
25,5
29,5
measurement cm
21
27
37
50
60
65
75
Sling seat
kg
cm
Contact your local distributor if you have any questions about the product and its use. See www.handicare.com for a
complete list of distributors. Always make sure that you have the right version of the manual. The most recent editions of
manuals are available for downloading from our website, www.handicare.com.
Handicare AB
Veddestav. 15. Box 640 Tel: +46 (0)8 -557 62 200
SE-175 27 Järfälla
Fax:+46 (0)8-557 62 299
SWEDEN
Internet: www.handicare.com
E-mail: info@handicare.se
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