Access Sling

Units of Measurement: Each
SKU: 560-VARIOUS Category:

AUD $361.00AUD $386.00

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Main Features

  • Fully padded
  • Straps in front of the patient
  • Hook & Loop or Buckle Fastening options

The Access Sling is a comfortable, fully padded Sling that is easy to put on. It is designed to allow a patient to be partially undressed while they are sitting in the Sling, and is available in a variety of materials (see the Technical tab). The Access Sling with Buckle Belt has a comfortable waist belt that can be adjusted on both sides of the buckle. The advantages of this design is there is no Hook & Loop Tape that may stick on to clothing, and webbing with buckles are generally preferred by Infection Control Departments.

The advantage of undressing the patient while in the Sling is that it avoids two unnecessary separate lifts. The first unnecessary lift is from the chair to the bed, to undress the patient. The second unnecessary lift is after they have finished on the toilet and they are normally lifted again onto the bed, to be washed and dressed again, before being lifted back in to their chair. By using the Access Sling, it can save about 20 minutes in time and less disturbance to the patient when the Sling is put on them.

This Sling is also available with Keyhole Plates to fit the Tilt Frame Hoist made by some manufacturers. Please see the RPH Keyhole Access Sling. The Access Sling is an alternative to the Bosun Chair Sling, another very supportive dressing/toileting Sling.

Item # 560-VARIOUS

Safe Working Load: 300kg / 660lbs (In accordance with ISO 10535:2011)

ARTG: 99879

GMDN: 40535

Attachment Method: Metal hook coathanger type hoists

Waist Size: 85cm to 110cm / 33.5″ to 43.5″

Materials Available:

Material Photo Type Notes
Standard White Nylon This is called a solid material, as it is not a Mesh or Netting material that has holes in the material. The Nylon has some slipperiness, to make it easier to slide down behind a patient’s back, when they are sitting in a chair.
Polyester Blue Polyester A comfortable, solid material, like the Nylon material, but not as slippery.

Please select the most appropriate material and sling design for the patient, but remember, if the patient’s condition changes, it may be necessary to use a different material and design of sling. See the FAQ tab for more information.

Wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air or tumble dry on a cool setting, ensuring the drum is cool. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing. We recommend using a Pelican Washing Bag to help contain the straps.

Warning: Inspect slings before every use. If any damage is found the Sling must be withdrawn from service and repaired, if possible.

Disposal: When the Sling is ready for disposal, we suggest the Lifting Straps are cut off, so it cannot be used with another patient.

Sling & Hoist Compatibility: Click here for more information.

Sling Life Expectancy: Click here for more information.

What the International Standard ISO10535:2011 requires for Period Sling Inspections and Sling Labelling: Click here for more information.

Sling Inspection Before Use Checklist: Click here to download.

6 Monthly Thorough Sling Inspection Checklist: Click here to download.

Online Sling Inspection Training: For excellent guidance on how to do inspections, check out this course on the Udemy learning platform. On completion of the course you will receive a certificate, which makes staff education simple. This training is in addition to the training offered by your organisation. The course covers:

  • How the do a Sling Inspection Before Use
  • How to do a 6 Monthly Thorough Sling Inspection
  • What the labeling requirements are
  • Example of sling damage
  • How to safely mark a sling

sling inspections training

What is the difference between the Access Sling and the Bosun Chair Sling?

The Access Sling looks like a conventional sling that the nurses are familiar with. The Access sling is a lot more padded than the Bosun Chair Sling, which offers slightly better comfort. However, the straps on the Access Sling lift from the legs and in front of the patient’s chest so this is only suitable for patients who will not lean back and go into extension. The Bosun Chair Sling has straps behind the patient’s back that prevent them from going into extension. When used with the optional Side Straps to give extra lateral stability, the Bosun Chair Sling gives more control for the placid patients who may have Cerebral Palsy, stroke patients or people who go into extension.

Do I need to do Sling inspections?

Yes – see the Important Information tab for more information.

What are the Sling inspection requirements?

See the Important Information tab for more information. We have paraphrased the International Standard 10535:2011 under licence, detailing exactly what is required.

Where can I find the inspection checklists?

See the Important Information tab for more information. We provide the following checklists:

  • Sling Inspection Before Use
  • 6 Monthly Thorough Sling Inspection