General Purpose Sling

General Purpose Sling

Unit of Measurement: Each
SKU: GPS

$240.00 AUD$289.00 AUD

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Description

Main Features

  • General use Sling
  • Wide design
  • Padded legs

 

This General Purpose Sling is easy to use and will be suitable for a variety of lifting hoists, and is available in a variety of materials (see the Technical tab).

Place the back of the Sling behind the patient’s back so the bottom of the Sling is next to the coccyx area. The stitches in the middle of the Sling should be parallel with the patient’s spine.

The leg sections should go under the patient’s legs. Thread the webbing from one leg section through the loop on the opposite leg webbing.

Safe Working Load: 220kg / 485lbs (Weight Tested To 550kg / 1210lbs, exceeding ISO 10535:2011)
ARTG: 99879
GMDN: 40535
Attachment Method: Metal hook coathanger type hoists

Size: 1 size. general purpose sling dimensions

Item

Back Height

Shoulder Width

Hip Width

Total Length

Various

62cm / 24.5″

85cm / 33.5″

103cm / 40.5″

112cm / 44″

Special sizes made on request.

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.
Blue Mesh Polyester This is a soft and comfortable Mesh with small holes. The holes can be cooler for the patient.  Sometimes this material will be used for showering or in a bath.
Polyester Blue Polyester A comfortable, solid material, like the Nylon material, but not as slippery.
All Day Sling Material Nylon A strong, thin material with a Rip Stop thread in the material, to help reduce or prevent ripping. As the material is breathable the Slings can be left under the patients sitting in chairs. This reduces the need to remove the Sling after the patient has been hoisted into a chair, and then replace the Sling to pick them up again.

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 product.

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 If any damage is found the Sling must be withdrawn from service and repaired, if possible.

Warning: If you are leaving a sling made in the All Day Sling Material option under a person, always ensure that there will be no adverse pressure care issues. This includes checking that the attachment method (e.g. webbing loops, keyhole plates, etc.), are not positioned in such a way that may hurt the person. The actual material is very thin and it should not cause a pressure problem, but patients’ skin integrity should be regularly checked, just in case the sling is causing a pressure problem. If there are any early signs of pressure problems, discontinue using this design of sling.

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: We adopt the SlingSpector checklist. Click here to download.

6 Monthly Thorough Sling Inspection Checklist: We adopt the SlingSpector checklist. Click here to download.We recommend using colour-coded Sling Inspection Tags to help reduce staff's time when searching for Slings which need inspecting.

Need Simple Sling Inspections?: For the 6 Monthly Inspections we recommend using the SlingSpector platform and app to conduct safe, efficient sling inspections, with consistency across an entire organisation.

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've 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
SKU: GPS