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Questions and Answers Leave the sling after completed transfer?

Can you leave the sling in the wheelchair after completed lift?

Through long experience and development of our own products, we have found that it can work very well to leave the sling in the wheelchair after a completed lift if you choose a sling in an airy fabric such as net polyester.

Unfortunately there is no evidence-based study, that we know of, which specifically has investigated the possibility of remaining on the sling in a wheelchair or other chair. Therefore Liko recommends, as always, that an individual assessment of suitable aids and methods for every individual patient be made.

One example of a sling which has been developed especially to be left in the wheelchair after completed lift is the Liko SilhouetteSling. The fabric selection and the design ensure that SilhouetteSling is noticed as little as possible: thin net which lets heat and moisture through, no unnecessary strap, seams or pleats. SilhouetteSling also has relatively thin and smooth edgings without deviating from the high strength requirements.

Although SilhouetteSling has very thin edgings, one could imagine that a very pressure-sensitive person could get pressure marks from them, even if we have not come across this yet. If a person is that pressure sensitive, you also have to consider that clothes, sheets, etc., can create pressure marks and adapt the care to this.



From the very beginning consideration for those for whom we develop our products has been our most important guiding-star. Our concept reflects our vision in our daily activity - always to improve life quality for patients and caregivers globally.