The Positioning Slide
The Positioning Slide is cushioned for comfort, with handles strategically placed for use by the carer for transfers from one surface to another in conjunction with a suitable transfer board or for correct positioning into the back of a chair.
- The Positioning Slide is used when the person is not at risk of sliding forward and doesn’t need continuous repositioning. (Otherwise use our One Way Slide). The Carer easily positions them in the back of a chair with an open back using the strength of their legs not arms. Fold the Positioning Slide with the majority out the back. Seat patient on it leaning slightly forward, their feet on the ground or on footplates. If they have challenging behaviour a second carer will support them from the front. Carer’s foot presses down on the handle. The patient will slide to the rear of the chair, until their back comes in contact. Continue pushing down with the leg, then pull lower layer to remove.
Fold the Positioning Slide to cover the seat surface with the rest of the material hanging from the back, with the loop on top, close to back of seat.
Seat patient on the positioning slide leaning slightly forward, their feet on the ground or on footplates. If they have challenging behaviour a second carer will need to support them from the front. The carer can then use their foot pressing down on the handle. The patient will slide to the rear of the chair, until their back comes in contact. To remove, continue pushing down with the leg, then pull lower layer out.
2. Using the Positioning Slide to transfer between surfaces
The Positioning Slide has extended handles to facilitate reach and side handles for closed sliding and turning. Fold the Positioning Slide with the majority underneath, sandwich a transfer board between the layers, tilt the person away from direction of travel and ease the positioning slide underneath them. Remove the board, place it under the lower layer. Align the two surfaces preferably either level of slightly downward in the direction of travel. Lean the person toward the direction of travel. The Carer pulls on the long handle to slide the person across and uses the side handles to turn the patient. Pull on the lower layer to remove the slide.