- Keyhole plate toileting Sling
- Easy to undress while in the Sling
- Saves two unnecessary lifts
- Built-in Keyhole Plate Safety Straps
This quick to fit and easy to remove Sling is more like a Bodex Sling than a conventional lifting Sling. The advantage of this Sling is that it is easy to undress patients while in the Sling and it saves two unnecessary lifts to put a patient on a bed to undress and dress them.
The Sling can pick up from the floor or a bed. However, as it does not have a head section, a Carer should sit the patient up before fitting the Sling. If the patient is lying down, help support the patient’s head until they have been lifted into the sitting position. A webbing handle is provided at the back of the Sling to help guide patients into chairs. Normally however, the patient, already in a good sitting position, can be lowered directly into a chair.
We incorporate special Safety Straps with our Slings as an extra safety measure.
Item # 792
Safe Working Load (SWL): 220kg /485lbs (In accordance with ISO 10535:2011)
Attachment Method: Keyhole plate tilt frame hoists
Disposal: When the Sling is ready for disposal, we suggest the lifting straps are cut off, so it cannot be used with another patient.
Size: 1 size. 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.
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.
Attaching Brand New Keyhole Plate Slings to a Hoist: View our video guidance here.
General Keyhole Plate Sling Information: Click here for general information, including filing down Keyhole Plates which are too tight.
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 If any damage is found the Sling must be withdrawn from service and repaired, if possible.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
What is the difference between the RPH Keyhole Access Sling and the Bosun’s Chair Sling?
The RPH Keyhole Access Sling looks like a conventional sling that the nurses are familiar with. It is a lot more padded than the Bosun’s Chair Sling, which offers slightly better comfort. However, the straps on the RPH Keyhole 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’s 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’s Chair Sling gives more control for the placid patients that may have Cerebral Palsy, stroke patients or people who go into extension. Special sizes available on request.
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