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American Association for Safe Patient Handling & MovementAASPHM publishes the Healthcare Recipient Sling and Lift Hanger Bar Compatibility Guidelines

The American Association for Safe Patient Handling and Movement (AASPHM) has developed the Healthcare Recipient Sling and Lift Hanger Bar Compatibility Guidelines in order to provide information and recommendations about the compatibility of healthcare recipient slings and lift hanger bars. The Guidelines will assist healthcare facilities and organizations, healthcare workers, sling and lift manufacturers, and retailers to facilitate safe use of slings and lift hanger bars in any setting where healthcare recipients (i.e., patients/residents) are lifted, moved and mobilized.

Download the Guidelines

Questions? Please email Lynda Enos, Sling Safety Co-Chair at Humanfit@aol.com

AASPHM Sling and Hanger Bar Attachment Compatibility Tip Sheet 2018

Sling and Hanger Bar Inspection and Safety Tips AASPHM 2018

Poster about the Guidelines and Sling and Hangerbar compatibility displayed at the 2018 SPHM conference in Orlando

Healthcare Recipient Sling and Lift Hanger Bar Compatibility Guidelines Presentation made at the 2017 SPHM conference

The AASPHM Sling Safety Committee held a session to review the guidelines at 2016 Safe Patient Handling and Mobility conference. Click here to download the meeting notes and PowerPoint presentation.

The Guidelines have been developed by the AASPHM Sling Safety committee. Click here for more information about the work of the AASPHM sling safety committee.

The AASPHM wishes to thank the Sling Safety committee for generously giving their time and expertise to the development of this document and to Lockton Companies for providing technical writing and publication support.

 

 

 

 

 

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