Easier lifting and transferring of patients to and from the toilet
Lifting and transferring patients to and from the toilet can be a difficult task for caregivers. Liko® HygieneSling™, is easy to apply in the wheelchair and enables quick, smooth and secure transfers. The HygieneSling comes equipped with a large opening around the seat that facilitates dressing and undressing during the actual lifting operation.
The HygieneSling works well for patients regardless of the clothing they are wearing. The HygieneSling remains easy to apply even in tight-fitting wheelchairs.
A certain degree of stability is necessary for the patient to sit comfortably in the sling; this applies especially to the models 40 and 41.
Liko HygieneSling is recommended especially for
- Lifting in connection with hygiene/visits to the toilet
- Patients with good muscle tone
- Need for a sling that is easy to apply and remove
Available in four different models
Liko HygieneSling is available in four different models. Model 40 is the simplest design fitting patients with good muscle tone and good stability. The patient’s arms are positioned on the outside of the sling. Model 41 has an additional buckle-equipped belt which, in combination with the position of the patient’s arms on the outside of the sling, gives both patient and caregiver extra security. For patients with poor muscle tone, we recommend the HygieneSling with SafetyBelt and extra back support, model 46. The SafetyBelt on models 45 and 46 provides extra support around the upper body, distributing the pressure, during the lifting operation for those who tend to slide down in the sling. Model 45 is similar to model 46, however, lacks the extra comfortable back support of model 46.
Liko HygieneSling is made from green polyester fabric. The leg supports are reinforced and lined with soft corduroy fabric, which enhances comfort and prevents slipping. Liko HygieneSling model 41 and Liko Hygiene SafetySling, model 46 are also available as Teddy HygieneSling and Teddy Hygiene SafetySling in our own teddy-patterned soft polyester fabric in size XS for children.
Before lifting, keep the following points in mind
- A patient with poor muscle tone should choose model 46, which has a SafetyBelt and extra back support.
- A smaller size enables patients with poor muscle tone to sit with better balance.
Find the right Liko® HygieneSling model
|Feature||Model 40||Model 41||Model 45||Model 46|
|For toilet visits, undressing possible during the lift||X||X||X||X|
|Belt with buckle||X|
|Extra back support||X|
|Available in Teddy design for children||X||X|
|For patients with good stability||X||X|
|The user can hold one arm inside the sling||X||X|
As an alternative to the HygieneSling and for lifting to/from the toilet, we recommend one of the following: