The Immedia 4Way Glide Complete PU System for Standard Profiling Bed is an in-bed management system for patients with complex moving and handling needs. A system to facilitate patient movement on the bed or as a turning system. Turns can be performed manually or via attachment to a hoist.
The 4Way Glide system is ideal for patients with restricted movements or who experience pain when being moved or turned manually. The main advantage with this in-bed management system is that it can remain in bed at all times. No application or removal of the slide sheets is necessary.
The Immedia 4Way Glide System is made up of two parts: a nylon base sheet attached to the mattress via elasticated corner straps and a Glide Mattress top sheet. The Nylon base sheet features a central locking panel which can be covered and uncovered depending on whether you want the system locked or unlocked. When unlocked the top Glide Mattress is able to move freely from side to side and up and down. The handles on the side of the top Glide Mattress can be used manually by the carers to control this movement or they can be attached to a hoist to provide the turning function to take any weight out of this manoeuvre.
The advantage of using the PU system over the cotton system is that it can be wiped clean where any minor soiling has occurred.