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.
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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.