The slide sheet is a two-piece aid for reducing the friction when repositioning and moving patients while providing bedside nursing. It consists of a bottom sheet (140 x 220 cm) and a top sheet (200 x 140 cm); both have a sewn on sliding surface. With the sliding surface facing up, place the bottom sheet lengthwise across the middle of the bed. Fix the two overhanging ends of the sheet smoothly underneath the mattress. Now place the top sheet with the sliding surface facing down. The top sheet can now be moved in any direction while bearing load. Place your palm between the patient and the sliding surface to gently support rotational or pulling movements.
- Patient type: : for people with reduced mobility
- Characteristics: : sliding