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Medline Stand Assist Padded Patient Slings are designed to be used with the MedLine Electric Stand Assist Lift. These slings provide extra support for patients around the lumbar and underarm areas and are intended for those who need help standing. Ultimately, this allows them to stand up without fall risks. These slings are padded to avoid unnecessary discomfort and are sturdy to prevent accidents caused by product failure. Additionally, Medline lumbar support stand assist slings are washable and reusable and can be used far into the future before needing to be replaced. These slings are available in three sizes: small (MedLine MDSMSA1), large (MedLine MDSMA3), and bariatric (MedLine MDSMSA4), and can all support up to 500 pounds (600 for the bariatric model). This product and its associated lift goes well with an Infinity Lift Chair to save time when patients simply want to sit and relax.
Fall Prevention in Elderly Adults
In an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2018, author Jill Jin, MD, stated that falls are the leading cause of injury for elderly adults. She claimed that these falls can "result in decreased functional independence and quality of life." This would suggest that once someone elderly falls, the chance that they'll fall again increases. In this case, careful prevention is likely the best thing that can be done. That's where aids like walkers or rollators are most useful. Other things like MedLine's Stand Assist Lift help prevent falls with the elderly that are at most risk. While there isn't much information regarding how many falls occur due to elderly individuals transitioning from sitting to standing, there is a common consensus that appears to suggest that frailty is linked with an inability to properly stand. As such, those who are at most risk of injury from experiencing a fall are more likely to fall while transitioning from a sitting to a standing position. While a doctor may recommend treatments to prevent falls, ultimately, having the proper equipment to negate needless risks will pay for itself in the long run.
Item No. Size Chest Circumfrance Weight Capacity MDSMSA1 Small 28 - 42 Inches 500 Pounds MDSMSA3 Large 36 - 60 Inches 500 Pounds MDSMSA4 Bariatric 50 - 79 Inches 600 Pounds
Product Features and Benefits
- For Use with MedLine Stand Assist Lifts
- Provides Extra Support For Patients During Standing and Sitting Transitions
- Strong Design and Washable for Reusable Use
- Extra Padding in Lumbar and Under-Arm Areas for Patient Comfort
- Ideal for Use in Toileting and Transfering Patients
- Manufacturer: MedLine
- Item Numbers: MDSMSA1, MDSMSA3, MDSMSA4
- Width: 56-1/4 Inches
- Weight Capacity: 500 Pounds (600 for MDSMSA4)
- Color: Red with Blue Straps
Manuals and Documents
- Product Catalog contains information regarding safe patient transfer.
- Prevention of Falls in Older Adults: article that provides information regarding elderly adult falls.
- Additional Information