The Pelican Premier Lifting Sling has been designed to give a variety of lifting positions to enable patients to be lifted in a reclined mode or in a sitting upright position.
Some advantages of the sitting upright position are:
1) Eliminates or reduces the need to pull the patients back into a chair or toilet.
2) Some nervous patients feel more secure sitting upright, being able to see around them during the lift, holding the webbing straps to participate in the lift.
3) Even though this is a 'Split Leg' sling, the advantages of having the leg sections sewn 90° across the sling is that Double Amputees can be safely lifted by fitting.
Use the No.1 or No.2 leg loops, so the patient’s stumps are lower than their hips. As the patient is lifted, they will be in a semi standing position, with more pressure in the groin and not be slipping backwards out of the sling, the normal problem with amputees.
Alternatively, the Hammock Style, as in Fig. 3, is also used for Double Amputees. The advantage of a 'Split Leg' is that the sling can be fitted and removed while the patient is sitting.
4) With most hoists the sling can be used to pick up from the floor.
Note: he head section is designed to hold the head when in the reclined position, so if lifting in the sitting upright mode, it is possible to place a pillow behind the patient’s head for extra support if necessary.
Washing: hand or machine wash, up to 80°C. Do not tumble dry or wring. Air dry in shade only. Inspect frequently for signs of wear.
Withdraw from use if any faults found and contact Pelican Manufacturing. Keep the velcro hook section closed when not in use and when washing.
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