- Good hygiene access
- Hammock style
The Hammock with Hole Sling is available in a variety of materials (see the Technical tab). It has been more popular with some double amputees or contracted patients in fall-out chairs as they may find it more comfortable than the split leg Sling design. Patients sitting in fall-out chairs can also be rolled to place the Sling under them.
To put on the patient, it is best to lay the folded Sling on the bed next to the patient and then roll the patient onto the Sling, similar to placing a draw sheet under a patient. The hole is provided for toileting and once fitted, it may be best to leave the patient sitting in the Sling to avoid refitting once the patient is sitting down in a chair. A central vertical line of stitching indicates the middle of the Sling. This should be lined up with the patient’s spine so the Sling is evenly fitted.
This Sling is also available in a strong netting or mesh material. The large holes of the netting Sling allow water to drain away after bathing. It also allows Carers to pat the patient dry while in the Sling. The smaller holes in the mesh material allow for bathing and both Slings give ventilation when the Slings are left under the patients.
A similar Sling is the Hammock with Chair Pad Sling (sold separately). This Sling has a non-slip backing and a Chair Pad is sewn to the inside. The non-slip backing keeps the Sling in position in the chair. The Chair Pad gives extra padded insulation from vinyl covers on the chairs. The Sling can be left under the patient reducing manual handling and discomfort for the patient.
Click here to view the full range of Hoist Slings.
Item # 570
Safe Working Load: 200kg / 440lbs (In accordance with ISO 10535:2011)
Attachment Method: Metal hook coathanger type hoists
Special sizes made on request.
||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.
||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.
||A comfortable, solid material, like the Nylon material, but not as slippery.
|All Day Sling Material
||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 straps.
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.
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 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 the patient’s 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: 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
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