Disposable slings are an important option for limiting cross-contamination in an institutional setting. They are intended for single-patient use and are often the product of choice in acute care facilities. Disposable slings are typically assigned to individual users for the duration of their stay, or until the sling gets wet or soiled. Disposable slings can also be used in post-acute settings for isolation rooms and when dealing with outbreaks including COVID or C.difficile.
Disposable slings are designed to mimic the function of their reusable counterparts but are constructed from materials that are more appropriate for single-use application. Silvalea offers two primary options in the disposable category, the disposable sling with loops, and the disposable sling with clips.
Both are based on the high easy universal style, including sewn-in, stiffened head support, tailored aperture, and padded legs. They are made from 100% laminated paper and feature a ‘DO NOT USE’ label that becomes visibly only when in contact with liquid as an additional safety measure. A disposable repositioning sling is also available, providing all the function and benefits of the reusable model in a single-patient use option.