SafetySure
TM Transfer Board
 

SafetySure Transfer Board
ITEM 5021 - small
ITEM 5051 - large

  SafetySure Butterfly Transfer Board
  ITEM 5031 - small
  ITEM 5061 - large

SafetySure Transfer Board

Applications

SafetySure Transfer Board (SST Board) is used primarily for seated transfers:

  • Between bed and wheelchair

  • Between wheelchair and car

  • Between wheelchair and toilet

Advantages

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.

Positioning

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.

Transfer 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 (fig. 3-4).  

Transfer 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).  

Transfer between wheelchair and toilet

When transferring a patient between a wheelchair and a toilet (fig. 8-9), two things should be kept in mind.

  • Bare and damp skin does not always slide on the SST Board.  A towel or toilet paper under the patient's buttocks will solve this problem.  Or, you can remove the patient's lower garments after the transfer has been made.

  • Since there is only a small area of contact between the SST Board and the toilet seat, it is advisable to make sure that the SST Board is kept firmly in position (by holding on to it) to prevent slipping.

Transfer between wheelchair and car

During a 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).  

Directions for use

Consult the manual before you use the SST Board.  If in doubt about the proper use of the SST Board call Scan Medical at our toll free number 888-593-0377 for free consultation.
 
SafetySureTM Transfer Board
SafetySure Transfer Board    
Item Specification
Price

Purchase

5021
small

Dimensions: Length 23" x Width 12 1/2"
Thickness: 3/16"
Weight:
2 lbs.
Use limit:
400 lbs.

$49.97

5051
large

Dimensions: Length 30" x Width 12 1/2"
Thickness: 1/4"
Weight:
3 lbs.
Use limit:
400 lbs.

$56.97


SafetySure
TM Butterfly Transfer Board
Item Specification
Price

Purchase

5031
small

Dimensions: Length 23" x Width 12 1/2"
Thickness: 1/4"
Weight:
1.5 lbs.
Use limit:
400 lbs.

$54.95

5061
large

Dimensions: Length 30" x Width 12 1/2"
Thickness: 1/4"
Weight:
2 lbs.
Use limit:
400 lbs.

$59.95

 

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