The Sit Slide and Stand Pad is a one way slide pad, which:
- Locks on itself when someone tries to slide forward
- Allows a person to sit down at the front of a chair, and then slide their hips back into the chair
Either one or two nurses can use the Sit Slide & Stand Pad using the webbing handles. You can also help a person stand up by using the webbing handles.
They should be able to lean back against the chair, but they should not slide off it. This product will be good for someone who normally gently slides off the chair. It may possibly replace a belt type restraint. It is best if patients wear trousers as some slippery dress fabrics could ride up.
The pad does not build up heat, is comfortable to sit on and is virtually unnoticeable when in use. Test to make sure the pad does not interfere with any special pressure care cushions. You may be able to use this product underneath a cushion.
This item is more likely to be considered nursing home or aged care equipment rather than hospital equipment, although it it still often used in hospitals & rehabilitation facilities.
If a patient is very active, this product may not be suitable. Consider the Chair Belt for Sliders – Rear Fastening or another type of restraint.
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.
Consult your Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Back Care Specialist when using Manual Handling Products.
This product is to help with the prevention of pressure sores. Sometimes, due to the patient deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.
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.