SafetySure Transfer Board (SST Board) is used primarily for seated transfers:
SST Board bridges the gap between two transfer points. SST Board's anti-slip tapes enable it to remain immobile during the transfer (fig. 1). The SST Board is flexible. The upper side is slick to allow the patient to slide easily. SST Board is made of flexible plastic. It is comfortable to sit on and does not tip upward when, for example, the patient slides over a protruding wheel-chair wheel. The SST Board is easy to remove. If the 23-inch board is not long enough, a 30-inch model is available. The gap between the two transfer points cannot be greater than 1/3 of the total length of the board. Provided that surfaces are stable, no patient weight restrictions apply to SST Board use.
The SafetySure Butterfly Transfer Board transfer board is a lightweight and flexible transfer board that enables the user to get in and out of bed, wheelchair, commode or car with less effort. The raised portion on the backside of the board helps to prevent the user from pinching his or her buttocks. A large and added benefit of this raised portion is the added security the user feels when transferring.
SST Board is placed
under one hip and the patient is then tilted toward the board, taking the weight
off the other hip. With the entire weight now resting on the SST Board, the
patient can easily be transferred. To remove the SST Board, bend it upward
toward the patient (fig. 2), so that the anti-slip tapes are removed from
contact with the underlying surface and the board will pop out by itself.
from bed to wheelchair
During transfer from
a bed to a wheelchair, it is often advantageous to position the wheelchair at a
slight angle to the bed, so that the wheel is not in the way of the transfer.
It is better if the bed is a little higher than the wheelchair - to allow for a
downward transfer. The most common procedure is for the patient to sit on
the edge of the bed and then slide across to the wheelchair on the SST Board
from wheelchair to bed
Transfers from a
wheelchair to a bed often involve an up-ward movement if the bed cannot be
lowered far enough. The "comfort bed," on the other hand, can be
lowered sufficiently to provide for a downward transfer (fig. 6).
between wheelchair and toilet
When transferring a patient between a wheelchair and a toilet (fig. 8-9), two things should be kept in mind.
between wheelchair and car
wheelchair-to-car transfer, the SST Board functions best if you work from inside
the car, pulling the patient carefully toward you (fig. 10). In the case
of a totally passive patient, a SST Sling and a SST Belt may be used in addition
to the SST Board. This makes it easier for the helper who is pulling the patient
into the car. It is also much more comfortable for the patient (fig. 11).