Pain-Sensitive When handling must be as gentle as possible
When lifting patients who are especially sensitive, it is important to select lifting aids with careful consideration so that the entire lift operation is as gentle as possible. Remember to select a sling made of gentle fabric with soft-padded or reinforced, pressure-relieving surfaces.
For sitting lifts, a careful choice of both sling and sling bar is important when working with pain-sensitive patients. For other lift situations, Liko® offers specially designed products and accessories for especially sensitive patients.
For patients who are pain sensitive in the upper body, a wider sling bar can help to prevent pressure or unnecessary touching of the sensitive areas. A four-point suspension can provide a more comfortable reclined sitting posture which can reduce the pressure under the legs. We have several sling bars for this purpose, for example,
- Universal TwinBar 670
- Sling Cross-Bar 450
- Sling Cross-Bar 670
- Universal SideBars
The Sabina II sit-to-stand lift can be equipped with the wide Comfort SlingBar and with a Liko® ComfortVest. The ComfortVest fits on the outside of the patient's arms, which is an advantage for patients who are sensitive to pressure in the armpit, for instance.
Slings for Seated Lifts
Many of the slings in our wide accessory range are available in fabrics especially adapted to pain-sensitive patients, either as standard products or in our custom ordering range.
- Many common slings are also available with leg supports or strap loops padded with soft, synthetic sheepskin, which feels gentler against the body and skin.
- Another common solution is slings with reinforced leg supports, back, or head section. The reinforcement of the sling's polyester fabric distributes the pressure over a larger area, preventing the fabric from pressuring the skin, which can be experienced as painful by sensitive patients. Most of our slings are available in designs with reinforcements.
Read more about our slings in our smart Sling Guide and use it to find a suitable sling »
For sensitive or injured patients who have to be lifted in a horizontal position, such as in surgery or ICU settings, Liko® offers several specially developed stretchers.
LikoStretch 600 IC lifts the patient completely horizontally and the straps are very gentle to the skin during application and removal. Read more »