a) to gain
maximum patient security; and
b) to strap
tightly without undue pressure on patient's chest.
From storage pockets (easily located, next to the corner elastic holding the
sheet in place.)
over the patient
no hooks to catch
no knots to learn
Tighten straps as tight as possible forming mattress into 'U' shape:
a) to cocoon the
b) to prevent
the patient sliding
c) to reduce
area of friction
d) to make
Slide Mattress Off The Bed using the cross straps or end handles. There is no need to lift, just guide
and control the mattress (foot end first) off the bed, and let gravity do
Where side handles are fitted, these are to allow
additional assistance when moving heavy patients or those needing more
The handles are not designed for lifting.
Drag to Safety - once on the floor, the patient can be dragged to safety.
There is a large loop pull handle at each end of the 'Ski'
Sheet and the strong nylon body of the 'Ski' Sheet is of such low frictional
resistance that the patient can be moved quickly and easily to safety.
Even down stairs - on stairs the mattress is almost on the point of slide, so very little pull
is required. Pull with one hand and hold the stairway hand rail with the
other. The patient is protected from bumps and bruises, and when
safety is reached, can be left snugly wrapped in mattress and blankets until
further help arrives.
TRAINING COURSES CAN BE ARRANGED.