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Product spotlight: Colour coded reusable slide sheets

Product spotlight: Colour coded reusable slide sheets

Slide sheets are one of the most common types of equipment to move patients in medical and care settings. As suppliers to many hospitals and care homes, we provide an extensive range of slide sheets to suit every requirement. Choose from a variety of styles, including tubular, flat, with handles, available in both in reusable and patient-specific options.

In this product spotlight, we are showcasing our newest addition to the slide sheet collection… the reusable colour coded slide sheets. Designed for community patient handling, these slide sheets have a unique identification to simplify the handling process.


Why are these slide sheets colour-coded?

There is a lot of equipment to move patients available in patient handling. However, tubular slide sheets are among the most popular. We took our best-selling type of slide sheet, and added a unique identifier to benefit the user. The colour indicates the size of the slide sheet, ranging from small to large sizes.

Slide sheets are used in a variety of health and care situations and facilities. One particular area of patient handling that is sometimes overlooked is community patient handling. This was the main consideration when creating our colour-coded reusable slide sheets, as community handlers carry their own kit, and see multiple patients per day.

In this case, easily being able to identify the size of a slide sheet saves time. If you have a stack of slide sheets in your car or kit, having an easy way to locate the right slide sheet streamlines the patient handling process.

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Which colour represents each size?

Each colour is easy to spot, specially chosen to represent the relevant size. The colours differentiate from one another clearly. Once you get to know which colour equals which size, you will be able to quickly identify the correct slide sheet to use.

There are 7 sizes available in our colour-coded style. This encompasses the most commonly used sizes in community patient handling, as it suits a wide variety of patients with different needs.

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What are the benefits of using reusable slide sheets?

While it may be assumed that patient specific slide sheets are the way to go for community patient handling, this is not necessarily the case. Reusable slide sheets are growing in popularity in all facilities, if you have access to sufficient laundering, these slide sheets are an excellent choice.

Not only are they the most sustainable and long-term solution, but they are also cost-effective. Their durable nature means they withstand regular hot washing between patients. Investing in reusable slide sheets, and taking good care of them saves money in the long-term, and reduces waste.


Patient handling

If you are interested in patient handling, we have a variety of products and resources for you to browse. You can shop our colour-coded slide sheets, entire slide sheet range, as well as transfer sheets, and accessories.

We had the pleasure of working with professional community manual handlers as part of our slide sheet video production. From this experience, we learned a lot about patient handling and slide sheet use.

Read our articles, 10 tips for safe slide sheet use, and a day in the life of a professional manual handler for more information about patient handling.

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