The Immedia SlingOn is a sling application aid designed to fit a sling without rolling the patient in bed. The SlingOn consists of 2 slide sheets which connect together with the use of pop studs. Once in place the sling can be passed between the two sheets, the top sheet is then removed and the person can be hoisted.
Step one is to fold the Immedia SlingOn from the short side in 20cm - 30cm steps. Roll out the SlingOn underneath the user in stages. It is important to pull the SlingOn simultaneously.
Step two, when the Immedia SlingOn fitted the sling can be drawn downwards between the two sheets in to the correct position. The sling should be position in the same way as the sheet, in small steps. When the sling is in place, remove the top part of the SlingOn. The patient can now be hoisted.
This product and technique are often best used when the patient cannot tolerate being rolled, if the patient is heavy or if it causes distress when rolling the patient.