The RPH Keyhole Double Amputee Sling is a full body, padded, split leg Sling with head support. It is designed with keyhole plates to fit onto tilt frame Hoists that have ‘mushroom’ studs to attach the keyhole plates to.
- Keyhole Plate attachments for tilt frame hoists
- Built-in Safety Straps
- Small aperture for amputees
- Wide legs for extra support
- Full body with back and head support
The benefit of the RPH Keyhole Double Amputee Sling is the extra width of the leg section used under the thighs. This gives extra support when lifting. A special Leg Loop allows one of the Leg Sections to thread through the Leg Loop to help keep the Leg Sections together when lifting.
This Sling has been beneficial to many single and double amputees, but it is important to test the Sling on individual patients to ensure that they will be safely lifted.
We incorporate special Safety Straps with our Keyhole Plate Slings as an extra safety measure. These may stop the Patient falling to the floor if a Keyhole Plate comes off the stud or breaks, and can prevent a serious accident. Click on the picture for further information.
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Item # 770AMP
Safe Working Load: (SWL): 220kg / 485lbs (In accordance with ISO 10535:2011)
Attachment Method: Keyhole plates for tilt frame hoists
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.
|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.
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. This advice is applicable for the version of this product which uses Keyhole Plates.
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 patients’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