The sliding mat is specially designed for patients who have to be repositioned frequently or who are particularly sensitive to pain and respond to any contact or change in position with pain. The sliding mat is particularly used in the bed for turning or positioning a patient on their side or for moving them to the top end. If the patient is unable to move with the sliding mat on their own, a fitted sheet can be placed in the bed as a pull sheet. The sliding mat has four strong straps at the top. These can be used to fasten it to the slatted frame at the top of the bed in order to prevent a patient seated in bed from slipping down, for example. It covers the entire width of the bed and ¾ of its length.
- Patient type: : for people with reduced mobility
- Characteristics: : sliding
- Type: : turn