Bed Slide Sheet

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$14.50 AUD$34.00 AUD

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The Bed Slide Sheet is an essential manual handling product. The slippery material can used in a number of ways to help move patients in bed.

An alternative to this product is the Bed Slide Sheet – Single Patient Use (Disposable) (10 Pack) (sold separately).

Materials Available

  • Red – This material is very quiet when in use a virtual ‘silent night’ for patients. An important feature of this material is that it is breathable. This breathable material helps prevent perspiration, even in hot weather.
  • Pink – This material is not breathable and has some noise when in use. This noise may disturb some patients. The noise reduces a lot after a few washes.
  • Light Blue – This material is also very quiet like the Red, but just a different colour.
  • Royal Blue – This material is not breathable but has a lower, more acceptable noise level when new and is less expensive than the other materials.

We heat seal the edges of the material to help prevent fraying. Heat sealing the seam also means we do not need to sew a hem which may compromise skin integrity.

To Use

Fold the sheet in half and roll it under a patient, similar to fitting a draw sheet. When moving the patient, gather up the loose end of the top part of the sheet and use body weight to turn the patient. Do not use excessive movements with your arms. We generally recommend using the Bed Slide Sheets folded in half. The Carers use their own body weight to move patients, not just relying on the Carer’s muscle power.

Practise with work colleagues to become proficient before using with patients.

The Bed Slide Sheet may appear to have less ‘slip’ as it wears. If you find this, try spraying both surfaces with a food grade silicone spray. We recommend Helmar H 4000. Spray outside over grass, so the over-spray does not make any walkways slippery.

This low cost item is complementary to our Bed Roller Sheet, Slide & Turn Sheet (sold separately), and Slide & Turn Hoist Sheet (sold separately) that are left permanently underneath the patient, to make the turning or moving up the bed, easier for the Carer with less disturbance to the patient as they eliminate log rolling.

The International Standard for Manual Handling

The International Standard for Manual Handling is ISO/TR 12296:2012 – Ergonomics – Manual handling of people in the healthcare sector. The Standard states that a roll or sliding sheet and an electric height-adjustable bed must be used.

Click here to view a summary of our experience and knowledge of Bed Slide Sheets.

Item # Colour Feature Size (m) Size (inches)
507Q Red Quiet & Breathable 1m x 1.5m 40″ x 60″
507Q2 Red Quiet & Breathable 2m x 1.5m 79″ x 60″
507S Pink Noisy & Non-Breathable 1m x 1.5m 40″ x 60″
507S2 Pink Noisy & Non-Breathable 2m x 1.5m 79″ x 60″
507QB Light Blue Quiet & Breathable 2m x 1.5m 79″ x 60″
507QB2 Light Blue Quiet & Breathable 2m x 1.5m 79″ x 60″
507RB Royal Blue Noisy & Non-Breathable 2m x 1.5m 79″ x 60″
507RB2 Royal Blue Noisy & Non-Breathable 2m x 1.5m 79″ x 60″

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.

Freight Warning: Depending on your area, the freight charge for one of these 1m x 1.5m items may be around the same price as the item itself.

Is there a Single Patient Use or Disposable option?

Yes – the Bed Slide Sheet – Single Patient Use (Disposable) (10 Pack) (sold separately).

Are there holders available?

Yes – see the Bed Slide Sheet Holder (sold separately).