For anyone who needs to be moved by means of a patient lift, slings are a vital component. Slings are what actually fits around or under the patient and lifts the patient as the controls are being operated. There are specific types, including full body slings, U-slings and slings for bathing and toileting.
Slings are necessary for using patient lifts, and there are several different types to choose from. When using a lift, the sling is what holds the patient when operating the lift controls. The shape of sling, the weight of the fabric and the weight capacity of the sling are all important components regarding the sling choice. Slings also need to be compatible with the level of usage and the specific needs of the patient. Different types of slings include the U-sling, which offers moderate trunk support, full body slings for maximum support and slings especially designed for bathing or toileting.