Chair Transfer ‘Slip In’ Lifter
- Important Information
This Pad is made from strong synthetic material which will slide easily underneath the patient when they are sitting down. Webbing is used to make the lifting handles.
To Use: Hold the webbing handles either side of the material and ask the patient to lean forward. Standing beside the patient, the Carer holds the webbing handles close to the material and slides it underneath the patient’s buttocks. Once it is partially in, if possible, get the patient to lean even further forward and at the same time, try to get the leading edge as far forward as you can under their buttocks. Then ask the patient to sit up again. The Carer then moves to the front of the patient and if necessary, the Carer can slide the Slip In Lifter even further forward again, pulling one side at a time.
When transferring, a Carer on their own would stand in front of the patient. The Carer crouches down positioning the patient’s legs between the Carer’s legs, asking the patient to lean forward. Once they have leant forward, then by pulling on the handles, the patient should be pulled forward to the front of the chair. This can be done by pulling one handle at a time so the patient is slowly moved forward.
When the patient is forward, ask them to lean even closer to the Carer, even encouraging them to put their head over the Carer’s shoulder. The Carer then stands up holding the Chair Pad handles close to their body, lifting from the legs; only use the arms to hold the patient close to the Carer. When standing up, Carers are using their stronger leg muscles to do the transfer with a straight back as opposed to their smaller arm muscles and bending over. If necessary, by keeping the pad in position, the patient can be turned around for transferring into another chair, bed, or even into a car. This product could be particularly helpful for getting in and out of cars as the patient could be put in sideways and then turned around to the front once sitting on the car seat.
Item # 525
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.
General Manual Handling Warning: Manual Handling products are designed to assist carers to help patients. They will not make the carer stronger or fitter, but with correct training and use of the products, should make manual handling easier and safer for both staff and patients. When training, practise with an able-bodied colleague. If any procedure is not comfortable or is difficult and puts the carer or patient in a dangerous position, the participants should call out to stop the manoeuvre, recover and recommence. Never jeopardise your health by straining, twisting or being incorrectly positioned when manual handling. Always select the most appropriate equipment for the patient’s current condition and if in doubt, use mechanical equipment. Ask your Manual Handling adviser for individual guidance.
What is the difference between this item & the Handi Lift?
The only difference is the shape. The Handi Lift is less expensive & works in exactly the same way, so it has more or less superseded this item.