Slide & Turn Sheet
- Important Information
The Slide & Turn Sheet makes turning people in bed much easier, and is very popular for people being cared for at home.
- Soft, breathable materialunde
- Sewn in a cylinder to effectively give one slippery sheet on top of another
- Black foam on the bottom to help keep it in place
- Used to
- Move someone up and down the bed
- Turn someone to turn to the side of the bed, ready to stand up
The Slide & Turn Sheet can either be slept on directly, or placed under the bed sheets and incontinence pads. To turn, the Carer holds the top section and pulls it as if pulling a normal Bed Slide Sheet. The person can be turned from side to side, or left sleeping on their back. When placed under the bed sheets, the person is turned, and the bed sheets are also turned at the same time.
The Slide & Turn Sheet is much simpler to use with very large people who are difficult to log roll. People who have very fragile skin also benefit as there is less touching the person when turning them. This is important because some people may be aggressive when woken, even if they are still actually asleep.
The Slide & Turn Sheet is normally used by one Carer, though with heavier people, it may be possible for two Carers to use their combined body weights and strength to turn a person. Alternatively, sometimes one Carer may pull the Slide & Turn Sheet while the second Carer will push the person across the bed. Ensure this won’t hurt the person or place anyone at risk.
- Motor Neurone Disease (MND) / Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Acute arthritis
- Other ailments where these people have had great difficulty when turning in bed.
Item # 509
Size: 150cm / 59" across the bed, 130cm / x 52" top to bottom
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.
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.
The International Standard ISO/TR 12296:2012 - Ergonomics - Manual handling of people in the healthcare sector states that a roll or sliding sheet and an electric height-adjustable bed must be used.