Transfer Board is an important part of patient transfer systems and is ideal for the safe handling of patients. It repositions patients with ease and without much effort. Patient transfer systems offer a safe transfer of a person from one place to another and, at the same time, allow the independence and dignity of the person being moved to be maintained. Slider Board comes in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes according to the need of the patient. We at HPFY carry sliding boards from top-rated brands like Safetysure, Sammons Preston, BeasyTrans, and more.
Patient slider sheets are made of special fabrics which have low-friction insides to facilitate smooth gliding over themselves. These sliding sheets may be flat or padded and are available in varying sizes and lengths. They may be used by the patient independently or with assistance from a caregiver. Patient slider sheets help move the patient up in bed, move from one side to the other side, as well as transfer them from one surface to another.
Patient slide boards come in wood or plastic and help transfer patients from wheelchairs, beds, chairs, or commodes. They can be used along with roller sheets or slide sheets and help reduce friction and bridge gaps when transferring patients from stretcher to bed and vice versa, generally between two horizontal surfaces. Patient transfer boards and sliding boards are meant to help those patients who can independently push themselves along by sliding along the board with a caregiver’s assistance. They help with transfers between bed and wheelchair, wheelchair and commode, chair and wheelchair, and wheelchair and car. These boards do not require manual lifting of the patient, thus keeping the caregiver safe from back strain or sprain. Patients who are independent may also use these boards to perform certain transfers without assistance. There are curved transfer boards that are designed for transfers around armrests that are fixed.
Mostly, these boards are used for transfer between bed and wheelchair. You can follow the below-mentioned steps for a comfortable and safe transfer from bed to a wheelchair:
To allow a safe and comfortable transfer from a bed or wheelchair to another chair, car, toilet, etc. without putting much pressure on the caregiver, try our slide boards for transfers. Medical Slider Board is ideal for those with limited mobility and those who require assistance while getting in and out of bed or wheelchair. HPFY brings you sturdy and strong transfer aids that ensure patient safety and protect the patient from falling. We carry them from top-selling manufacturers like Mobility Transfer Systems, Inc., Patterson Medical, Prism Medical, and more.
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Patients who have good upper trunk strength, strong arms and chest, but who have difficulty with standing are ones who need the transfer board.
Transfer boards made of maple plywood are tougher and hence offer a weight capacity of upto 440 lbs. While those made of plastic can hold weights upto 220 lbs.
It is advisable to have a clutter-free space to move around in when using a transfer board. The caregiver should consider how to position the patient and the furniture, and have plan for a safe transfer before attempting the move.
For a caregiver, a patient transfer board eliminates the strain on the back experienced in lifting a patient completely. For a patient, a transfer board provides safety and ease in moving to a seat. Most patients who are able to use a transfer board can learn to do it with only a little help, and some can use a transfer board completely independently.
These tips can help you perform transfers using transfer boards more safely and easily:
Lateral transfers, sitting a resident/patient up, moving them up the bed and turning them from one side to the other are the type of tasks that can be carried out easily and with the minimum amount of stress using sliding sheets. A wide range of flat sheets with handles and tubular slides have been designed to meet the needs and challenges of both acute and long term care environments.