You want to ensure your patient handling slings are safe and comfortable for your patients. But with a multitude of options to choose from, finding a sling that ticks both of these boxes can be a challenge.
While many slings on the market lift patients safely, very few are also able to lift them comfortably. So what’s the solution to sourcing patient handling slings that meet both of these key requirements?
As obvious as it sounds, finding a care equipment supplier whose main priorities include patient comfort and safety will stand you in good stead.
Why? Well, first and foremost, they’ll assess how the sling will perform within your care environment from the outset. They’ll also address the key questions that are critical to achieving patient safety and comfort, such as:
By working with a care equipment supplier who specialises in designing innovative, safe, comfortable slings and works with manufacturers to produce them, you’re also more likely to find a sling solution that fits your budget.
For instance, if you’re looking for a sling for a specific purpose in a care environment – be it as a stand, bathing or full body aid – then chances are you have a limited budget, which leaves you with the age-old quandary of cost over quality.
But here’s the thing, care equipment suppliers, who prioritise patient safety and comfort over sales, and pay close attention to detail, will be able to provide you with a solution that won’t compromise quality. For instance, by manufacturing their slings in a Velcro-resistant material, which provides superior longevity. As a result, you can buy a resilient, reliable product for the right price.
These pointers are aimed at setting you on the right path to finding slings that deliver on both patient comfort and safety more easily.