This sit-to-stand padded sling is made for patients who have head and neck control, able to bend at the hip, knees and ankles and can sit up on the edge of the bed. The sit-to-stand padded sling is designed to go around the patient’s torso and under their arms and is only appropriate for patients who have a greater degree of weight-bearing ability. In addition to making seating transfers, this sling will facilitate the toileting procedure by allowing the lowering of clothing. A textured adjustable belt and padding under the arms hold the sling securely in place and keep the sling from sliding up and putting pressure under the patient’s arms during the transfer.
The sit-to-stand padded sling provides patients with a safe, supportive and comfortable way to transfer from a seated position in and out of bed to a chair, wheelchair, toilet, or from chair to chair. The sit-to-stand sling can also be used in conjunction with an optional Buttock Strap for extra security and support. The sit-to-stand slings help promote dependence and allow the patient to regain some strength in their legs by continuing to use them instead of always relying on a full body transfer where the patient uses no muscles or much physical exertion.