The Original HighBack Sling, model 20, and the Soft Original Highback Sling, model 26, are Hill-Rom’s most popular slings. Both models provide comfortable, whole-body support suitable for most patients.
The sling design offers a reclined sitting posture for patients with poor head and trunk stability.Model 26 is an advanced development of model 20 and features a pliable “soft plate” for the soft, comfortable support needed when lifting from the recumbent position.
Both models have separated leg supports to ensure that the patient does not sit on the sling after use. Instead, the sling is easily removed from the chair after the transfer. Both the 20 and 26 models are recommended for lifting to and from the floor.
Models 20 and 26 come in seven different sizes (XS - XXL). The design is ideal, when fitted correctly it adapts itself to the patient without any individual adjustments. It is important to choose the correct size to achieve the highest level of comfort. Note that, for models 20 and 26, the size small is for children, while medium-slim fits slender adults.
Soft Original HighBack Sling, model 26, is made of durable polyester, making it easy to apply and remove. Since the sling is normally not left in the chair/bed after completed transfer, we usually recommend the Soft Original HighBack Sling. Children’s sizes XS-S are made of teddy-patterned, knitted polyester.
Original HighBack Sling, model 20, is available in several fabrics other than polyester - net polyester for those who leave the sling in the chair after completed transfer and desire an alternative that allows for more air flow. For bathing and showering, a version in plasticized net fabric lets the water run through and can be wiped dry.
Soft Original HighBack Sling, model 26, is equipped with reinforced leg supports which provides comfort, distributes the pressure and prevents the leg supports from creasing under the thighs. Original HighBack Sling, model 20, is available with leg supports in several different designs: