WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
The Bed Roller Sheet product is used to help slide someone up and down the bed. It can also be used to turn someone, and help them sit up, and stand up. The material is sewn into a cylinder, so that it can slide on itself. There are webbing handles sewn all the way down each side. You can remove it after using it, or leave it in place under the person, under the bed sheet or incontinence pad.
WHO IS THIS PRODUCT SUITABLE FOR?
This product may help Carers who need to move someone in bed who cannot move themselves. This may be due to various disabilities.
BRIEF INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Place the Bed Roller Sheet on the bed. Then use a hoist to lift the patient into bed. If the patient is already in bed, then they can be log rolled to place the Bed Roll Sheet under them. Use the webbing handles to slide the patient up or down the bed. Have guidance from your Manual Handling Trainer.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT MADE FROM?
This is a slippery product. Ensure the slipperiness is not a hazard when you use it.
ALTERNATIVE OR RELATED PRODUCTS
Machine or hand wash.
MAXIMUM WASHING TEMPERATURE
80°C / 176°F.
Use a mild detergent. Do not use fabric softener.
Air dry in the shade. Alternatively, tumble dry on a cool temperature and make sure the drum is cool.
Only use and store the product when it is dry.
The International Standard ISO/TR 12296:2012 – Ergonomics – Manual handling of people in the healthcare sector gives some guidance on the use of this product.
General Manual Handling Warning: Manual Handling products are designed to assist carers to help patients. They will not make the carer stronger or fitter, but with correct training and use of the products, should make manual handling easier and safer for both staff and patients. When training, practise with an able-bodied colleague. If any procedure is not comfortable or is difficult and puts the carer or patient in a dangerous position, the participants should call out to stop the manoeuvre, recover and recommence. Never jeopardise your health by straining, twisting or being incorrectly positioned when manual handling. Always select the most appropriate equipment for the patient’s current condition and if in doubt, use mechanical equipment. Ask your Manual Handling adviser for individual guidance.
What is the difference between a Bed Roller Sheet and a Bed Slide Sheet?
The Bed Slide Sheets are simple pieces of rectangular material which are designed to be removed when not in use. The Bed Roller Sheets can be left under the patient (i.e. under the draw sheet), removing the need to log-roll the patient every time the sheet is used. Also, the Bed Roller Sheet allows for more manual handling techniques than the Bed Slide Sheets. The handles sewn down each side make this easier too.
The sheets are losing their slipperiness. What can I do?
If the Bed Roller Sheet appears to have less slip than normal, both surfaces can be sprayed with a silicone spray. We recommend Helmar H 4000. Spray outside over grass, so the overspray does not make any walkways slippery.