User manual/Bruksanvisning/ Manuel de l'utilisateur/ Gebrauchsanweisung

User manual/Bruksanvisning/ Manuel de l'utilisateur/ Gebrauchsanweisung

User manual/Bruksanvisning/ Manuel de l'utilisateur/ Gebrauchsanweisung

User manual/Bruksanvisning/ Manuel de l’utilisateur/ Gebrauchsanweisung Human Care Slings/Selar från Human Care/ Harnais Human Care/ Gurte von Human Care

User manual 4 Safety Instructions 4 Care and Maintenance 4 Suspension Alternatives 4 Hanger Bar Accessories - Human Care Lifts 5 Using the product with other equipment 5 Troubleshooting 5 Hints and tips 5 Basic Sling, Sit Sling and Bath Sling 6 Silhouette Sling 8 Full Body Sling/Full body Sling net 10 Comfort Sling Low/Comfort Sling High 12 Highback Plusline 13 Activity Sling 14 Multi Sling 15 Toileting Sling/Toileting Sling High 16 Amputee Sling 18 Contents Innehållsförteckning Bruksanvisning 20 Upphängningsalternativ 20 Bygeltillbehör 21 Produkt och tillbehörskombinationer 21 Felsökning 21 Tips 21 Basicsele/Sittsele/Badsele 22 Skalsele Hög 24 Helkroppssele/Helkroppssele Nät 26 Komfortsele Låg/Komfortsele Hög 28 Highback Plusline 29 Aktivitetssele 30 Multisele 31 Hygiensele/Hygiensele Hög 32 Amputationssele 34 www.humancaregroup.com 2

Manuel de l’utilisateur 36 Consignes de sécurité 36 Entretien et maintenance 36 Suspensions possibles 36 Barres de suspension accessoires - Lève-personnes Human Care 37 Utilisation du produit avec d’autres équipements 37 Résolution des problèmes 37 Conseils et astuces 37 Harnais Basic, assis et de bain 38 Harnais Silhouette 40 Harnais intégral/Harnais intégral Maille 42 Harnais confort Bas/Harnais confort Haut 44 Highback Plusline 45 Harnais activités 46 Harnais multi-usages 47 Harnais hygiénique/Harnais hygiénique Haut 48 Harnais pour amputé 50 Table des matières Inhalt Gebrauchsanweisung 52 Sicherheitsvorschriften 52 Pflege und Kontrolle des Gurtes 52 Aufhängungsmöglichkeiten 52 Bügelzubehör 53 Produkt und Zubehörkombinationen 53 Fehlersuche 53 Tipps 53 Basisgurt/Sitzgurt/Badegurt 54 Hoher Silhouette-Gurt 56 Ganzkörpergurt / Ganzkörpergurt Netz 58 Komfortgurt Niedrig / Komfortgurt Hoch 60 Hoher Rücken-Gurt Plusline 61 Aktivitätsgurt 62 Multigurt 63 Hygienegurt / Hygienegurt Hoch 64 Amputiertengurt 66 www.humancaregroup.com 3

Important! The process of lifting and moving a person always involves risks. Therefore, you must read the user manuals for the lift and the lifting equipment carefully. Always make sure that the lifting equipment you are using is intended for use with the lift. As a care provider, you are responsible for the patient's safety and you must know whether or not the patient will be able to cope with the lifting process. The sling must be designed and tested to meet the patient's specific needs. If you are in any doubt, please contact the supplier. Human Care constantly improves and updates its products.

We reserve the right to change the design of the products without prior notice.

Important points to remember • Carry out a careful visual inspection of the sling every time you use it. •  Check that the right sling is being used for the patient. The model, size and material must meet the patient's needs. • Plan the moving and lifting process so that it is as safe as possible. •  Check that the sling is correctly attached to the lift/hanger bar once the lift straps are stretched, but before the patient has left the surface. •  It is important to always check that the loops are at the bottom of all hooks (see picture below), securely placed below the locking pin on all hooks.

Correct Correct Not correct Not correct •  It is important that the hooks of the telescopic hanger bar are in the correct position, with the opening of the hook facing upwards on both hooks (please see picture below). Check the position of the hook once the lift straps are stretched, but before the patient has left the surface. Correct Not correct •  Check that the patient is sitting securely in the sling before starting to lift him/her.

•  Check that the lift is in balance when moving, raising and lowering the patient. If you are using a Human Care lift with telescopic hanger bar, it is important that the bar hooks are in the same position at both sides. •  When moving the patient, it is important not to hold the lift belt, to prevent it from being damaged. •  The sling must only be used for transfering people. The sling must not be used as a swing. • Make sure no sharp objects comes in contact with the sling. Periodic inspection A periodic inspection must be carried out at least every 6 months. See Human Care's periodic inspection log.

Expected service life In normal use, the product is expected to have a service life of 1 to 5 years. The material, the washing process, the frequency of use and the load on the product all affect its service life. CE marking The sling is CE marked in accordance with the Medical Devices Directive. The CE mark is on the sling itself. 75° Human Care HC AB Årstaängsv 21 B 117 43 Stockholm SWEDEN www.humancaregroup.com Product name/ designation Date of manufacture Washing instructions Owner's name. Write the patient's name, for example, or another unique identifier.

Maximum weight Serial number "This way up" arrow Batch Barcode/EAN Manufacturer Item number Production mark Picture showing the sling in use •  Check the sling for wear and tear.

It is important to check the fabric, the edging, the seams and the lifting straps. • Damaged lifting equipment must not be used. • For washing instructions, see the label on the sling. User manual Our slings are designed based on the fact that people are different and that we all have our own wishes and desires. To make everyone happy and to make all our clients feel as comfortable as possible sitting in our slings, most of them can be used with 2, 3 or 4-point suspensions.

2-point suspension Suitable for most lifting situations providing a good seating position. 2-point suspension is available with fixed and portable lifts. 3-point suspension Offers an elongated sitting position and more even weight distribution. The 3-point suspension is suitable especially for patients carrying an increased risk of pressure sores. 4-point suspension A spacious sitting position making it suitable for larger patients or when using a stretcher. 4-point suspension is available with both fixed and portable lifts. Label information The label on the sling contains the following information.

Suspension Alternatives Care and Maintenance Safety Instructions www.humancaregroup.com 4

ENGLISH Human Care slings are designed for use with all Human Care's lifts and lift bars. Visit www.humancare.se for information about equipment and products. If you intend to use slings with lifts made by manufacturers other than Human Care, refer to the current cooperation agreement published by HjälpmedelsCenter Väst and the Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology (this applies only in Sweden). Combinations of equipment and products not recommended by Human Care can put the patient's safety at risk. The use of these combinations is at the user's own risk and liability.

Using the product with other equipment Is the patient incorrectly positioned in the sling? • If the patient is at risk of sliding out, the sling is not correctly fitted.

• If the patient is at risk of sliding out, the sling may be too large. •  If the patient is unbalanced when lifted, the instructions on the individual test log have not been followed or a new test needs to be carried out. •  If the sling is too small, this can be uncomfortable for the patient. The sling can cut into the patient's flesh and/or his/her back may not have enough support.

Note: It is important that the right sling is used for each patient and that it is individually tested to ensure that it meets the patient's needs. Alternative connection method using leg support Note: An individual assessment of the patient's needs must always be carried out before choosing an alternative connection method. 1.  Three point suspension: Thread the left leg section through the loop on the right leg section. Attach the leg section lifting straps to the leg hooks and the back section lifting straps to the lift bar.

2.  Two-point suspension with crossed leg support: Thread the strap on one leg section through the strap on the other leg section before attaching them to the lift bar.

3.  Two-point suspension with overlapping leg support: This method is suitable for lifting patients with an amputated leg, for example. Extension straps can be attached to the lifting straps to prevent the patient from leaning too far back in the sitting position. 4.  Two-point suspension with separate leg support: Put the patient's legs in each leg section and attach the lifting straps to the lift bar. Note: This method increases the risk of the patient sliding out of the sling. Troubleshooting Hints and tips Accessory Description Part no. 2-point hanger bar The 2-point hanger bar for HeliQ stationary lift comes in 4 different widths, 35 cm (13.8”), 45 cm (17.7”), 55 cm (21.7”) and 60 cm (23.6”).

35 cm: 55611 45 cm: 54043 55 cm: 55612 60 cm: 55613 4-point hanger bar 4-point hanger bar for HeliQ stationary lift.

70800 4-point suspension 4-point suspension accessory (49 cm). Enables 4-point lifting with the Altair and Roomer S lifts. The suspension bar is placed on the lift’s single leg hook. 55619 Hanger Bar Accessories - Human Care Lifts www.humancaregroup.com 5

Basic Sling, Sit Sling and Bath Sling Basic Sling The Human Care Basic sling is a comfortable sling without reinforcements, handles or padding in the back. The sling adapts to the patient and offers good support for the entire back. The Basic sling can be used in most lifting situations, fits most patients and is a good choice if it is not established who is going to be using the sling.

The Basic sling is offered in thin polyester net (25045) and our unique Trevira fabric (25050). Both materials allow moisture and heat to transfer efficiently from the patient. This allows the sling to be left in the wheel chair etc after the transfer is completed. The Trevira material is a high friction material that reduces the risk of sliding during lifting and sitting.

If the slings is not required to be left with the patient after lifting the Basic sling in our durable polyester fabric (25070) is recommended. The low friction polyester material allows easy application of the sling and is easy to clean. Basic sling 25070 has reinforced leg parts. The Basic sling offers a upright sitting position that is suitable for patients with reduced trunk stability but without the need for extra head support. The Basic sling is designed for two-, three- and four-point suspension. Sit Sling and Bath Sling The Human Care Sit Sling 25030 is primarily designed for moving patients between a bed and a wheelchair or for similar purposes.

The sling is stable and has a reinforced back support with two removable plastic slats. The patient sits in an upright position which makes it easier to transfer him/her to a wheelchair, for example. The sling can be used with the Human Care waist belt 25145/25146.

The Human Care Bath Sling 25035 is similar to the Sit Sling 25030. It is made of mesh and is primarily designed for use in the bath or shower. The back is reinforced with two removable plastic slats. The waist belt cannot be used with this sling. The 25030 and 25035 slings are designed for two-, three- and four-point suspension. The slings can be used with or without the removable plastic slats. Product Description Technical specifications Item Part no.. Size Colour code A (mm/inch) B (mm/inch) C(mm/inch) Patient's weight* kg/lbs Weight capacity Basic sling Net 25045-JS Junior small Purple 100/3.9 620/24.4 490/19.3 15-20/33 -44 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling Net 25045-JM Junior medium Grey 140/5.5 640/25.2 530/20.9 20-35/44-77 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling Net 25045-S Small Red 180/7.1 770/30.3 570/22.4 30-60/66-132 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling Net 25045-M Medium Yellow 230/9.0 870/34.3 610/24.0 55-90/121-198 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling Net 25045-L Large Green 280/11.0 940/37.0 640/25.2 85-120/187-265 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling Net 25045-XL Extra large Blue 320/12.6 980/38.6 700/27.6 110-140/242-309 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling Soft 25050-JS Junior small Purple 100/3.9 620/24.4 490/19.3 15-20/33 -44 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling Soft 25050-JM Junior medium Grey 140/5.5 640/25.2 530/20.9 20-35/44-77 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling Soft 25050-S Small Red 180/7.1 770/30.3 570/22.4 30-60/66-132 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling Soft 25050-M Medium Yellow 230/9.0 870/34.3 610/24.0 55-90/121-198 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling Soft 25050-L Large Green 280/11.0 940/37.0 640/25.2 85-120/187-265 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling Soft 25050-XL Extra large Blue 320/12.6 980/38.6 700/27.6 110-140/242-309 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling 25070-JS Junior small Purple 100/3.9 620/24.4 490/19.3 15-20/33 -44 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling 25070-JM Junior medium Grey 140/5.5 640/25.2 530/20.9 20-35/44-77 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling 25070-S Small Red 180/7.1 770/30.3 570/22.4 30-60/66-132 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling 25070-M Medium Yellow 230/9.0 870/34.3 610/24.0 55-90/121-198 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling 25070-L Large Green 280/11.0 940/37.0 640/25.2 85-120/187-265 250 kg/ 551 lbs Basic sling 25070-XL Extra large Blue 320/12.6 980/38.6 700/27.6 110-140/242-309 250 kg/ 551 lbs Sit Sling 25030-JS Junior small Purple 90/3.6 540/21.3 580/22.8 15-20/33 -44 250 kg/ 551 lbs Sit Sling 25030-JM Junior medium Grey 150/5.9 600/23.6 580/22.8 20-35/44-77 250 kg/ 551 lbs Sit Sling 25030-S Small Red 300/11.8 750/29.5 630/24.8 30-60/66-132 250 kg/ 551 lbs Sit Sling 25030-M Medium Yellow 360/14.2 850/33.4 630/24.8 55-90/121-198 250 kg/ 551 lbs Sit Sling 25030-L Large Green 420/16.5 950/37.4 630/24.8 85-120/187-265 250 kg/ 551 lbs Sit Sling 25030-XL Extra large Blue 470/18.5 1020/40.2 630/24.8 110-140/242-309 250 kg/ 551 lbs Bath Sling 25035-JS Junior small Purple 90/3.5 540/21.2 520/20.4 15-20/33 -44 250 kg/ 551 lbs Bath Sling 25035-JM Junior medium Grey 150/5.9 600/23.6 580/22.8 20-35/44-77 250 kg/ 551 lbs Bath Sling 25035-S Small Red 300/11.8 90/3.5 630/24.8 30-60/66-132 250 kg/ 551 lbs Bath Sling 25035-M Medium Yellow 360/14.2 90/3.5 630/24.8 55-90/121-198 250 kg/ 551 lbs Bath Sling 25035-L Large Green 420/16.5 100/3.9 630/24.8 85-120/187-265 250 kg/ 551 lbs Bath Sling 25035-XL Extra large Blue 470/18.5 107/4.2 630/24.8 110-140/242-309 250 kg/ 551 lbs * The weights given are only guidelines and are not a substitute for individual tests.

Discrepancies can occur. Basic Sling Sit Sling/Bath Sling Basic Sling Sit Sling/Bath Sling www.humancaregroup.com 6

ENGLISH Lifting the patient from a lying position 1. Lay the patient on his/her side. Position the sling so that the centre of the sling lines up with the patient’s spine. Take note of the marking on the sling (outside up). The bottom part of the sling must be directly under the patient’s coccyx. Roll the patient over onto his/her other side and pull the sling through. Lay the patient on his/her back. If the bed is height-adjustable, it is a good idea to raise the head of the bed so that the patient is in a semi-sitting position.

Sit sling and bath sling alternative:  If possible, raise the patient’s back support so that the patient is in a semi-sitting position.

Move the sling down behind the patient’s back until it reaches the coccyx. 2. Pull the leg sections through between the patient’s legs. Lower the lift to the height of the patient’s stomach. If required, you can thread the left leg section through the loop on the outside of the right leg section. Attach the leg section lifting straps to the leg hooks on the lift. Turn the lift around and attach the back section lifting straps to the lift bar. Hold the lift away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise it above the patient’s head.

Alternative: The sling can also be used for two- or four-point suspension. In these cases the loop on the right leg section is not used. Instead the leg sections are crossed. 3. Pause in this position and check that all the lifting straps are securely attached to the hooks. 4. Continue lifting the patient. It may be necessary to lower the bed slightly. Raise the patient’s legs slightly while turning him/her away from the bed. It is a good idea to put your arm around the patient while you are moving him/her to create a greater sense of security. Lifting the patient from a sitting position 1.

 Pull the sling down behind the patient’s back. Take note of the marking on the sling (outside up). The bottom edge of the sling must be behind the patient’s coccyx. 2.  Pull the leg sections through to the front. Pull the leg sections up between the patient’s legs. Lower the lift to the height of the patient’s stomach. If required, you can thread the left leg section through the loop on the outside of the right leg section. Attach the leg section lifting straps to the leg hooks on the lift. Turn the lift around and attach the back section lifting straps onto the lift bar. Hold the lift away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise it above the patient’s head.

Alternative: The sling can also be used for two- or four-point suspension. In these cases the loop on the right leg section is not used. Instead the leg sections are crossed.

3.  Pause in this position and check that all the lifting straps are securely attached to the hooks. 4.  Continue lifting the patient. It is a good idea to put your arm around the patient while you are moving him/her to create a greater sense of security. Intended use www.humancaregroup.com 7

The Human Care Silhouette Sling 25015 and 25020 are models with neck support, which are specially designed for moving people to and from narrow wheelchairs and moulded seats, for example. The slings have no handles or reinforcements which could cause pressure sores.

This means that it is possible to leave the sling in the chair. The 25015 sling is also ideal for use when a patient is bathing or showering. The Silhouette Sling 25015 is made from low-friction polyester net. The advantage of this material is that the sling is easy to fit and dries quickly after washing or after the patient has taken a bath.

The Silhouette Sling 25020 is made from high-friction, cotton-like polyester, Trevira. The advantage of this material is that there is less risk of the patient slipping out of the sling. As a result of the friction, the sling moves relatively little in relation to the patient and to the chair. The 25015 and 25020 slings are designed for two-, three- and four-point suspension. Technical specifications Item Part no.. Size Colour code A (mm/ inch) B (mm/ inch) C(mm/ inch) Patient’s weight* kg/lbs Weight capacity Silhouette Sling Net 25015-JS Junior small Purple 100/3.9 620/24.4 630/24.8 15-20/33 -44 250 kg/551 lbs Silhouette Sling Net 25015-JM Junior medium Grey 140/5.5 640/25.2 700/28.6 20-35/44-77 250 kg/551 lbs Silhouette Sling Net 25015-S Small Red 180/7.1 770/30.3 780/30.7 30-60/66-132 250 kg/551 lbs Silhouette Sling Net 25015-M Medium Yellow 230/9.0 870/34.3 870/34.3 55-90/121-198 250 kg/551 lbs Silhouette Sling Net 25015-L Large Green 280/11.0 940/37.0 960/37.8 85-120/187-265 250 kg/551 lbs Silhouette Sling Net 25015-XL Extra large Blue 320/12.6 980/38.6 1050/41.3 110-140/242-309 250 kg/551 lbs Silhouette Sling Soft 25020-JS Junior small Purple 100/3.9 620/24.4 630/24.8 15-20/33 -44 250 kg/551 lbs Silhouette Sling Soft 25020-JM Junior medium Grey 140/5.5 640/25.2 700/28.6 20-35/44-77 250 kg/551 lbs Silhouette Sling Soft 25020-S Small Red 180/7.1 770/30.3 780/30.7 30-60/66-132 250 kg/551 lbs Silhouette Sling Soft 25020-M Medium Yellow 230/9.0 870/34.3 870/34.3 55-90/121-198 250 kg/551 lbs Silhouette Sling Soft 25020-L Large Green 280/11.0 940/37.0 960/37.8 85-120/187-265 250 kg/551 lbs Silhouette Sling Soft 25020-XL Extra large Blue 320/12.6 980/38.6 1050/41.3 110-140/242-309 250 kg/551 lbs Lifting the patient from a lying position 1.

 Lay the patient on his/her side. Position the sling so that the centre of the sling lines up with the patient’s spine. Take note of the marking on the sling (outside up). The bottom part of the sling must be directly under the patient’s coccyx. Roll the patient over onto his/her other side and pull the sling through. Lay the patient on his/her back. If the bed is height- adjustable, it is a good idea to raise the head of the bed so that the patient is in a semi-sitting position.

2.  Pull the leg sections through between the patient’s legs. Lower the lift to the height of the patient’s stomach. If required, you can thread the left leg section through the loop on the outside of the right leg section. Attach the leg section lifting straps to the leg hooks on the lift. Turn the lift around, attach the back section lifting straps to the lift. Hold the lift away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise it. Alternative: The sling can also be used for two- or four-point suspension. In this case the loop on the right leg section is not used and the leg sections are crossed.

3.  Attach the neck support lifting straps to the lift bar. Pause in this position and check that all the lifting straps are securely attached to the hooks. 4.  Continue lifting the patient. It may be necessary to lower the bed slightly. Raise the patient’s legs slightly while turning him/her away from the bed. It is a good idea to put your arm around the patient while you are moving him/her to create a greater sense of security.

Silhouette Sling Product Description Intended use * The weights given are only guidelines and are not a substitute for individual tests. Discrepancies can occur. www.humancaregroup.com 8

ENGLISH 3.  Attach the neck support lifting straps to the lift bar. Pause in this position and check that all the lifting straps are securely attached to the hooks. 4.  Continue lifting the patient. It is a good idea to put your arm around the patient while you are moving him/her to create a greater sense of security. Lifting the patient from a sitting position 1.  Pull the sling down behind the patient’s back.

Take note of the marking on the sling (outside up). The bottom edge of the sling must be behind the patient’s coccyx. Pull the leg sections through to the front. 2.  Pull the leg sections up between the patient’s legs. Lower the lift to the height of the patient’s stomach. If required, you can thread the left leg section through the loop on the outside of the right leg section. Attach the leg section lifting straps to the leg hooks on the lift. Turn the lift around and attach the back section lifting straps onto the lift bar. Hold the lift away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise the lift.

Alternative: The sling can also be used for two- or four-point suspension. In this case the strap on the right leg section is not used. Instead the leg sections are crossed. www.humancaregroup.com 9

The Human Care Full Body Sling and Full body sling net are designed primarily for moving people who need full body support. The sling puts the patient in a reclining position which reduces the load on the patient’s legs. The Slings are designed for two-, three- and four-point suspension. Technical specifications Item Part no.. Size Colour code A (mm/ inch) B (mm/ inch) C (mm/ inch) Patient’s weight* kg/lbs Weight capacity Full Body Sling 25010-S Small Red 280/11.0 840/33.1 880/34.6 30-60/66-132 250 kg/ 551 lbs Full Body Sling 25010-M Medium Yellow 330/12.9 910/35.8 940/37.0 55-90/121-198 250 kg/ 551 lbs Full Body Sling 25010-L Large Green 380/14.9 970/38.2 990/38.9 85-120/187-265 250 kg/ 551 lbs Full Body Sling 25010-XL Extra large Blue 440/17.3 1040/40.9 1050/41.3 110-140/242-309 250 kg/ 551 lbs Full Body Sling 25010-XXL Extra extra large White 460/18.1 1120/44.1 1070/42.1 140-200/309-440 300 kg/ 661 lbs Full Body Sling 25010-XXXL Extra extra extra large Pink 510/20.1 1130/44.4 1050/41.3 190-300/419-660 300 kg/ 661 lbs Full Body Sling Net 25005-S Small Red 280/11.0 660/25.9 880/34.6 30-60/66-132 250 kg/ 551 lbs Full Body Sling Net 25005-M Medium Yellow 310/12.2 790/31.1 940/37.0 55-90/121-198 250 kg/ 551 lbs Full Body Sling Net 25005-L Large Green 350/13.8 920/36.2 990/38.9 85-120/187-265 250 kg/ 551 lbs Full Body Sling Net 25005-XL Extra large Blue 380/14.9 1060/41.7 1045/41.1 110-140/242-309 250 kg/ 551 lbs * The weights given are only guidelines and are not a substitute for individual tests.

Discrepancies can occur. Lifting the patient from a lying position 1. Lay the patient on the side. Position the sling so that the centre of the sling lines up with the patient’s spine. Take note of the marking on the sling (outside up). The bottom part of the sling must be directly under the patient’s coccyx. Roll the patient over to the other side and pull the sling through. Lay the patient on the back. If the bed is height-adjustable, raise the head of the bed so that the patient is in a semi- sitting position.

2. Pull the leg sections through between the patient’s legs. Lower the lift to the height of the patient’s stomach. If required, you can thread the left leg section through the loop on the outside of the right leg section. Attach the leg section lifting straps to the leg hooks on the lift. Turn the lift around, attach the back section lifting straps to the lift bar. Hold the lift away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise the lift. Alternative: The sling can also be used for two- or four-point suspension. In this case the loop on the right leg section is not used. Instead the leg sections are crossed.

3. Pause in this position and check that all the lifting straps are securely attached to the hooks.

4. Continue lifting the patient. It may be necessary to lower the bed slightly. Raise the patient’s legs slightly while turning him/ her away from the bed. It is a good idea to put your arm around the patient while you are moving him/her to create a greater sense of security. Full Body Sling/Full body Sling net Product Description Full body sling Full Body Sling net Intended use www.humancaregroup.com 10

ENGLISH 3.  Pause in this position and check that all the lifting straps are securely attached to the hooks. 4.  Continue lifting the patient. It is a good idea to put your arm around the patient while you are moving him/her to create a greater sense of security.

Lifting the patient from a sitting position 1.  Pull the sling down behind the patient’s back. Take note of the marking on the sling (outside up). The bottom edge of the sling must be behind the patient’s coccyx. 2.  Pull the leg sections through to the front. Pull the leg sections up between the patient’s legs. Lower the lift to the height of the patient’s stomach. If required, you can thread the left leg section through the loop on the outside of the right leg section. Attach the leg section lifting straps to the leg hooks on the lift. Turn the lift around and attach the back section lifting straps onto the lift bar.

Hold the lift away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise the lift. Alternative: The sling can also be used for two- or four-point suspension. In these cases the loop on the right leg section is not used. Instead the leg sections are crossed. www.humancaregroup.com 11

The Human Care Comfort Sling low 25060 and Comfort Sling high 25065 (with neck support) have one undivided leg section. This means that they can be fitted when the patient is lying down. The 25060 and 25065 slings are made from high-friction, cotton-like polyester. As a result of the friction, the sling moves relatively little in relation to the patient and to the chair. The 25060 and 25065 slings are designed for two- and four-point suspension. Technical specifications Item Part no.. Size Colour code A (mm/ inch) B (mm/ inch) C (mm/ inch) Patient’s weight* kg/lbs Weight capacity Comfort Sling low 25060-JM Junior medium Grey 360/14.2 750/29.5 900/35.4 20-35/44-77 250 kg / 551 lbs.

Comfort Sling low 25060-S Small Red 360/14.2 750/29.5 1000/39.4 30-60/66-132 250 kg / 551 lbs. Comfort Sling low 25060-M Medium Yellow 480/18.9 850/33.5 1100/43.3 55-90/121-198 250 kg / 551 lbs. Comfort Sling low 25060-L Large Green 560/22.0 950/37.4 1150/45.3 85-120/187-265 250 kg / 551 lbs. Comfort Sling low 25060-XL Extra large Blue 640/25.2 1050/41.3 1200/47.2 110-140/242-309 250 kg / 551 lbs. Comfort Sling high 25065-S Small Red 360/14.2 750/29.5 1210/47.6 30-60/66-132 250 kg / 551 lbs Comfort Sling high 25065-M Medium Yellow 480/18.9 850/33.5 1330/52.4 55-90/121-198 250 kg / 551 lbs Comfort Sling high 25065-L Large Green 560/22.0 950/37.4 1390/54.7 85-120/187-265 250 kg / 551 lbs Comfort Sling high 25065-XL Extra large Blue 640/25.2 1050/41.3 1450/57.1 110-140/242-309 250 kg / 551 lbs * The weights given are only guidelines and are not a substitute for individual tests.

Discrepancies can occur. Lifting the patient from a lying position 1.  Lay the patient on his/her side. Position the sling so that the centre of the sling lines up with the patient’s spine. Take note of the marking on the sling (outside up). The bottom part of the sling must be behind the patient’s knees. Roll the patient over onto his/her other side and pull the sling through. Lay the patient on his/her back. If the bed is height- adjustable, it is a good idea to raise the head of the bed so that the patient is in a semi-sitting position.

 2.  Lower the lift/hanger bar to the height of the patient’s stomach. Attach the back section and leg section lifting straps to the lift bar. Hold the lift away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise it above the patient’s head. 3.  Pause in this position and check that all the lifting straps are securely attached to the hooks. 4.  Continue lifting the patient. It may be necessary to lower the bed slightly. Raise the patient’s legs slightly while turning him/her away from the bed. It is a good idea to put your arm around the patient while you are moving him/her to create a greater sense of security.

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ENGLISH Highback Plusline Human Care slings in the plus line series are designed for lifting heavier patients. The slings have a high weight capacity and the sizes are generous. Highback Plusline sling is a model with a high back and it provides good support for the entire body. The sling has pressure relieving reinforced leg parts and a reinforced head support. The sling gives a reclined seating position which provides a more balanced weight distribution.

The lifting straps at the leg parts can be applied to a two-, three- or four-point suspension. The four-point suspension provides alongated sitting posture which is well suited for heavier patients. Material: Polyester mesh, polyester.

Technical specifications Item Item No.: Size Colour code A (mm/inch) B (mm/inch) C (mm/inch) Weight Capacity Highback plusline 25120-S S Red 775/30.5 838/32.9 304/11.9 318 kg / 700 lbs Highback plusline 25120-M M Yellow 972/38.2 838/32.9 425/16.7 318 kg / 700 lbs Highback plusline 25120-L L Green 1143/45.0 1029/40.5 533/20.9 318 kg / 700 lbs Highback plusline 25120-XL XL Blue 1334/52.5 1143/45.0 679/26.7 318 kg / 700 lbs Lifting the patient from a sitting position 1.  Turn the sling so that the label faces upward, away from the patient. 2.  Place the sling behind the patient’s back. Draw the sling down so that its lower edge is level with the patient’s coccyx.

Make sure the sling is centred over the shoulders and back.

3.  Pull the sling’s leg parts forward so that they are fully extended. 4.  Pull the leg parts up between the patient’s legs. Pull the leg part´s lifting straps to make sure they are the same length. Make sure the leg parts are not crumpled. 5.  Lower the hanger bar to the height of the patient’s stomach. Attach the sling’s lifting straps to the hanger bar. Hold the hanger bar away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise it above the patient’s head. See section “Attachment options for leg support” for different ways of attaching the sling to the hanger bar.

6.  Check that the sling is correctly attached to the hanger bar once the lift straps are stretched, but before the patient has left the surface.

7.  Continue lifting the patient. It is a good idea to put your arm around the patient while you are moving him/her to create a greater sense of security. Lifting the patient from a lying position 1.  Make sure that the surface, e.g. the bed, is completely level. 2.  Lay the patient on his/her side. Position the sling so that the centre of the sling lines up with the patient’s spine. The sling’s label should be facing upward, away from the patient. The lower part of the sling must be level with the patient’s coccyx.

3.  Roll the patient over onto his/her other side and pull the sling forward. 4.  Lay the patient on his/her back. Make sure the sling is centred over the shoulders and back. If the bed is height-adjustable, it is a good idea to raise the head of the bed so that the patient is in a semi-sitting position. 5.  Pull the leg parts forward between the patient’s legs. Pull the leg part´s lifting straps to make sure they are the same length. Make sure the leg parts are not crumpled. 6.  Lower the hanger bar to the height of the patient’s stomach. Attach the sling’s lifting straps to the hanger bar.

Hold the hanger bar away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise it above the patient’s head. See section “Attachment options for leg support” for different ways of attaching the sling to the hanger bar.

7.  Check that the sling is correctly attached to the hanger bar once the belt is stretched, but before the patient is fully suspended. 8.  Continue lifting the patient. It may be necessary to lower the bed slightly. Raise the patient’s legs slightly while turning him/her away from the bed. It is a good idea to put your arm around the patient while you are moving him/her to create a greater sense of security. Attachment options for leg support The sling’s leg support can be attached to the hanger bar or lift in several ways in order to achieve a variety of leg positions. NB: An individual assessment of the patient’s needs must always be carried out before choosing an attachment method.

1.  The lifting straps of the leg parts are pulled up between the patient’s legs, crossed over and attached to the hanger bar or lift. See figure 1. This keeps the legs together, reducing the risk of the patient sliding out of the sling. This method is suitable for hanger bars or lifts that allow 2-point suspension or 4-point suspension.

2.  The lifting straps of the leg parts are pulled up between the patient’s legs and attached to the hanger bar or lift without being crossed. See figure 2. This allows space for the stomach and provides proper support for the legs. This method is suitable for hanger bars or lifts that allow 2-point suspension or 4-point suspension. 3.  The lifting straps of the leg parts are pulled up between the patient’s legs and attached to a shared hook on the hanger bar or lift without being crossed. See figure 3 below. This reduces the pressure on the thighs. This method is suitable for hanger bars or lifts that allow 3-point suspension.

4.  The leg parts are overlapped under the patient’s thighs and the lifting straps are attached to the hanger bar or lift. See figure 4 below. This provides a narrower opening underneath the patient and reduces the risk of him or her sliding out. It is suitable for patients with amputated legs, for example. Product Description Intended use ENGLISH www.humancaregroup.com 13

The Human Care Activity Sling 25100 makes it possible for patients to stand up and move about, depending on their individual ability. The Activity Sling is available in three children's sizes.

The Activity Sling is made of polyester mesh. It has a neck support and elasticated straps at the sides for maximum flexibility. The Activity Sling 25100 is designed for two-point suspension. The sling is made in polyester mesh material and supplied with the shoulder support, Part no.. 25101. Technical specifications Item Part no.. Size Colour code A/inch Patient's weight* Weight capacity Activity Sling 25100-JS Junior small Purple 65/25.6” 15-20 kg/33-44 lbs 100 kg/ 220.4 lbs Activity Sling 25100-JM Junior medium Grey 71/28” 20-35 kg/44-77 lbs 100 kg/ 220.4 lbs Activity Sling 25100-JL Junior large Brown 78/30.7” 35-50 kg/77-110 lbs 100 kg/ 220.4 lbs * The weights given are only guidelines and are not a substitute for individual tests.

Discrepancies can occur. Lifting the patient from a lying position 1.  The Activity Sling is fitted when the child is lying down. Begin by sliding it up the child’s legs.

2.  Put the child’s arms through the side openings. Pull the sling up behind the child’s neck as far as possible. 3.  Lift the child up to a standing position. Keep one hand behind the child’s head, if the sling is not fully extended. The child’s head must be below the top of the sling. Activity Sling Product Description Intended use A www.humancaregroup.com 14

ENGLISH The Human Care Multi Sling 25105 consists of five different parts and can be used for a number of different purposes, including: exercise, personal hygiene, dressing and undressing and moving.

The Multi Sling (25105) consists of: 25106 Chest belt 25108 Groin support 25109 Shoulder support 25145 Waist belt with velcro fastening Accessories: 25107 Hip belt 25146 Waist belt with safety lock 21180 Extension strap 25150 Neck cushion Use the chest belt as a support during walking and balance exercises and when visiting the toilet and dressing or undressing the patient. Combine the chest belt with the groin support for additional support and safety. When working with people with serious functional impairments, for example stroke victims, use the hip belt with the sling. The Multi Sling 25105 is designed for two-, three- and four-point suspension.

Multi Sling * The specified weights are for guidance only and are not a substitute for trial fittings as individuals vary in shape and size. Technical specifications Item Item no. Size Length (cm) Patient's weight* Max. lifting capacity Min. Max. Multi Sling 25105-S Small 70 86 30-60 kg 150 kg Multi Sling 25105-M Medium 86 104 55-90 kg 150 kg Multi Sling 25105-L Large 104 122 85-120 kg 150 kg Multi Sling 25105-XL Extra large 122 146 120-150 kg 150 kg The Multi Sling has four lifting straps: two at the front and two at the back of the chest belt. The pictures show two-point suspension, but the Multi Sling is also approved for three- and four-point suspension.

Please note that patients must have partial use of their legs in order to be able to use the Multi Sling. Personal hygiene, dressing and undressing 1.  Start by passing the elasticated waist belt through the loops inside the chest belt. Put the belt round the patient's waist and tighten the waist belt. Fasten the chest belt. You can do this when the patient is lying down or sitting. The more you tighten the waist belt, the better the sling will sit in place when lifting the patient. 2.  Attach the rear lifting straps to the lift bar. When you start lifting the patient, he/she will begin leaning forward slightly.

The process is easier if the patient can hold on to something for stability and to enable him/her to help with the lifting process. Most often it is enough to lift the patient between 10 and 30 cm to dress or undress him/her. Make sure that the patient is stable while being lifted. 3.  Because all four straps are being used, the patient will be in a more upright position. Please note that the more weight that is supported by the lifting straps, the greater the risk that the chest belt will slide up.

Product description Intended use Exercise 1.  Start by passing the elasticated waist belt through the loops inside the chest belt. Put the belt round the patient's waist and tighten the waist belt. Fasten the chest belt. You can do this when the patient is lying down or sitting. The more you tighten the waist belt, the better the sling will sit in place when lifting the patient. 2.  The chest belt can be used separately for support during walking, standing and balance exercises. 3.  For increased safety, the groin support can be attached to the chest belt. The groin support also keeps the chest belt in place and prevents it from sliding up.

4.  When working with people with serious functional impairments, for example stroke victims, the hip belt can be used with the chest belt. This is designed to put equal pressure on both hip joints. The aim is to achieve a better balance and distribute the patient's weight more evenly.

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Toileting sling The Human Care Toileting Sling 25080 and the Human Care Toileting Sling Net 25085 are used primarily to take patients to the toilet. The slings have a reinforced back section and padding under the arms. The Toileting slings can also be used to move patients to wheel chairs and moulded seats. The slings can be combined with the Human Care waist belt 25145/25146. The Toileting Sling 25080 and 25085 are designed for two-, three-point suspension. Toileting Sling High The Human Care Toileting Sling High 25090 is a sling with neck support specially designed for taking patients to the toilet.

The sling has a reinforced back section and padding under the arms. It can also be used to move patients to narrow wheelchairs and moulded seats and in the bath and shower.

The 25090 model is made from low-friction polyester mesh. The advantage of this material is that the sling is easy to fit and dries quickly after washing or after the patient has taken a bath. The sling can be used with the Human Care waist belt 25145/25146.The Toileting Sling High 25090 is designed for two-, three- or four-point suspension. Toileting Sling/Toileting Sling High Product Description Toileting Sling Toileting Sling High Technical specifications Item Part no.. Size Colour code A (mm/ inch) B (mm/ inch) C (mm/ inch) Patient’s weight* kg/lbs Weight capacity Toileting Sling 25080-JS Junior small Purple 280/11.0 620/24.4 220/8.6 15-20/33 -44 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling 25080-JM Junior medium Grey 300/11.8 690/27.1 260/10.2 20-35/44-77 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling 25080-S Small Red 350/13.7 750/29.5 300/11.8 30-60/66-132 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling 25080-M Medium Yellow 500/19.6 870/34.2 330/12.9 55-90/121-198 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling 25080-L Large Green 550/21.6 940/37.0 330/12.9 85-120/187-265 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling 25080-XL Extra large Blue 610/24.0 1000/39.3 370/14.5 110-140/242-309 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling Net 25085-JM Junior medium Grey 280/11.0 620/24.4 220/8.6 20-35/44-77 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling Net 25085-S Small Red 300/11.8 690/27.1 260/10.2 30-60/66-132 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling Net 25085-M Medium Yellow 350/13.7 750/29.5 300/11.8 55-90/121-198 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling Net 25085-L Large Green 500/19.6 870/34.2 330/12.9 85-120/187-265 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling Net 25085-XL Extra large Blue 550/21.6 940/37.0 330/12.9 110-140/242-309 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling High net 25090-JM Junior medium Grey 610/24.0 1000/39.3 370/14.5 20-35/44-77 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling High net 25090-S Small Red 260/10.2 750/29.5 700/27.5 30-60/66-132 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling High net 25090-M Medium Yellow 350/13.7 750/29.5 730/28.7 55-90/121-198 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling High net 25090-L Large Green 500/19.7 870/34.2 800/31.5 85-120/187-265 250 kg/ 551 lbs Toileting Sling High net 25090-XL Extra large Blue 550/21.7 940/37.0 880/34.6 110-140/242-309 250 kg/ 551 lbs * The weights given are only guidelines and are not a substitute for individual tests.

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ENGLISH Lifting the patient from a lying position (Toileting sling) (Toileting sling high) 1.  Lay the patient on his/her side. Position the sling so that the centre of the sling lines up with the patient’s spine. Take note of the marking on the sling (outside up). Roll the patient over onto his/her other side and pull the sling through. Lay the patient on his/her back. If the bed is height-adjustable, it is a good idea to raise the head of the bed so that the patient is in a semi-sitting position. (Toileting sling high) 2.  These slings should preferably be used with two-point suspension.

In this case, the loop on the right leg section is not used. Pull the leg sections through between the patient’s legs. If the patient is being moved to the toilet, you can undo their trousers at this point. Cross the leg sections. Lower the lift to the height of the patient’s stomach. Attach the lifting straps to the lift bar. Hold the lift away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise it above the patient’s head.

Alternative: The hygiene sling can also be used with three- or four-point suspension. (Toileting sling) (Toileting sling high) 3.  Pause in this position and check that all the lifting straps are securely attached to the hooks. (Toileting sling high) 4.  Continue lifting the patient. It may be necessary to lower the bed slightly. Raise the patient’s legs slightly while turning him/her away from the bed. If you are in the toilet, follow the instructions given in the section on lifting the patient from a sitting position.

Lifting the patient from a sitting position (Toileting sling) (Toileting sling high) 1.

 Pull the sling down behind the patient’s back. Take note of the marking on the sling (outside up). Pull the leg sections through to the front. 2.  These slings should preferably be used with two-point suspension. In this case, the loop on the right leg section is not used. Pull the leg sections through between the patient’s legs. If the patient is being moved to the toilet, you can undo their trousers at this point. Cross the leg sections. Lower the lift to the height of the patient’s stomach. Attach the lifting straps to the lift bar. Hold the lift away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise it above the patient’s head.

Alternative: The hygiene sling can also be used with three- or four-point suspension. 3.  Pause in this position and check that all the lifting straps are securely attached to the hooks. 4.  Continue lifting the patient. It is a good idea to put your arm around the patient while you are moving him/her to create a greater sense of security.  If you are at the toilet, you can pull the patient’s trousers down as far as they will go while the patient is still sitting in the sling. Then lower the patient onto the toilet, lower the lift to the height of the patient’s stomach and disconnect the leg sections.

(If the patient can sit without support, remove the sling completely.) Raise the lift above the patient’s head. Pull the patient’s trousers right down. The patient can now sit on the toilet supported by the sling. Intended use www.humancaregroup.com 17

The Human Care Amputee Sling 25040 is primarily designed for lifting patients who have had one or both legs amputated. The sling can also be used for people who have a tendency to slide out of slings. When moving amputees, the leg sections of the sling are generally overlapped under both the patient's legs. This, combined with the design of the sling, results in a very small opening at the bottom. It is also possible to pass the leg sections between the patient's legs. The sling can be used with the Human Care waist belt 25145/25146.

The Amputee Sling 25040 is designed for two- and three-point suspension.

Technical specifications Item Part no.. Size Colour code A (mm/inch) B (mm/inch) C (mm/ inch) Patient’s weight* kg/lbs Weight capacity Amputee Sling 25040-JM Junior medium Grey 200/7.8 670/26.3 590/23.2 20-40/44-88 250 kg/ 551 lbs Amputee Sling 25040-S Small Red 260/10.2 750/29.5 590/23.2 35-60/77-132 250 kg/ 551 lbs Amputee Sling 25040-M Medium Yellow 340/13.3 850/33.4 590/23.2 50-80/110-176 250 kg/ 551 lbs Amputee Sling 25040-L Large Green 440/17.3 950/37.4 590/23.2 75-120/165-265 250 kg/ 551 lbs Amputee Sling 25040-XL Extra large Blue 500/19.6 1050/41.3 590/23.2 110-140/243-309 250 kg/ 551 lbs * The weights given are only guidelines and are not a substitute for individual tests.

Discrepancies can occur. Lifting the patient from a lying position (leg sections overlapping) 1.  If possible, raise the patient’s back support so that the patient is in a semi- sitting position. Move the sling down behind the patient’s back until it reaches the coccyx. Take note of the marking on the sling (outside up).

Alternative: Lay the patient on his/her side. Position the sling so that the centre of the sling lines up with the patient’s spine. Roll the patient over onto his/her other side and pull the sling through. 2.  Pull the leg sections of the sling under both the patient’s legs so that they overlap. Make sure that the leg sections are fitted properly. Thread the leg section lifting straps through the special straps on the inside and outside of the sling. Lower the lift to the height of the patient’s stomach. Attach the back section and leg section lifting straps to the lift bar. Hold the lift away from the patient’s face with one hand as you raise it above the patient’s head.

Alternative: The sling can also be used for three-point suspension.

Amputee Sling Product Description Intended use 3.  Pause in this position and check that all the lifting straps are securely attached to the hooks. 4.  Continue lifting the patient. It may be necessary to lower the bed slightly. Make sure that the patient’s legs do not slide out. It is a good idea to put your arm around the patient while you are moving him/her to create a greater sense of security. Lifting the patient from a sitting position (leg sections overlapping) 1.  Pull the sling down behind the patient’s back. Take note of the marking on the sling (outside up). The bottom edge of the sling must be behind the patient’s coccyx.

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