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Universal Slings

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Universal Slings - Image Number 34245
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Product Category:

Patient Lift


Prism Medical

Product Description:

Universal slings are the most commonly supplied patient lift sling for general transfer purposes.  Because the sling is easy to use and fit, the universal sling is a multi-purpose sling that provides toileting access as well as good back and thigh support. Prism Medical’s lift slings come standard with leg, hip, and shoulder straps for guaranteed support.  Additionally, our universal lift slings feature multiple color-coded loops that accommodate for various seating positions. Be sure to also check out our line of universal padded slings that offer additional comfort and support!

Standard Sling Features
Color coded loops for identification and noted in individual's care plan for later reference
Covered strap connections points to protect the skin
Sling label serves as a sling information reference
User care plan is supplied with every sling
Guide handles to facilitate correct handling during transfers
Center markers assists the caregiver in correctly positioning the sling

Additional Features
Available in either mesh, quilted material, or padded fabric
Side straps even the weight distribution and therefore the sling is more comfortable
Quilted leg sections and no binding on outer leg section for added comfort
Generous commode aperture for toileting
Slip fit material on outer leg sections to aid sling application/removal

Sizing Guidelines

Universal slings should be assessed for the proper size by utilizing the point at which the shoulder strap attaches to the sling body. This point should: 

Height:  Fall between the deltoid point and the top of the ear 

Width/Circumference: Fall between the anterior crease of the shoulder (point at which the deltoid muscle and chest meet) and the center line of the body

The need for head support, when using the Universal sling, needs to be determined. The leg straps should also be assessed to determine if there is an appropriate amount of material available, to ensure comfort of the sling.

Sling Leg Band Configuations

Divided Leg "Crossover"  Provides optimum comfort and security. Leg loops are crossed between individual's thighs before passing leg straps through them.  (see picture)

Closed Leg  Individual's legs are together before passing leg straps under them. Leg loops are crossed under individual's thighs.

Washing Instructions:  The sling should be inserted into a washer/laundry bag prior to being placed into the washer. This is to prevent any unusual wear and tear of the sling by the agitator and/or other parts of the washing machine.

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