Selecting the correct type of sling depends on:
— Type of transfer —
From which position:
- sitting to lying or vice versa.
- Sitting to sitting.
- Transfer from floor
Client’s medical condition, functional ability, sitting ability
Comfort of the client, consider chronic pain,
Medical attachments, the hoist and spreader bar that the sling will be interfaced with.
Material types as well as sling design (whether you need head support, access for toileting etc.) should also be taken into account.