For supine transfers and for placing a lifting sling
EasyGlide, oval is a sliding board which is used for supine transfers from one bed or stretcher to another but also for positioning higher up in the bed. EasyGlide, oval can also be used to assist placement of a lifting sling both in the recumbent and in seated positions. Please watch the movie hereunder for a few examples.
EasyGlide, oval is used when the gap is max. 5 cm/1.97”. For safety reasons EasyGlide, oval should have a firm underlying surface on both sides when transferring.
The rounded shape and the smooth, low-friction top surface provide for easy sliding transfers and make the sliding board very easy to position and remove.
EasyGlide, oval is made of strong polyethylene. The convenient size makes the sliding board easy to transport and to always have close at hands.
EasyGlide, oval is also available in a smaller variant, EasyGlide, oval (mini), which is used for positioning further back in a chair and for application of lifting slings. Click the link at the bottom of this page for more information about EasyGlide, oval (mini).
Facilitates positioning further back in chair
The new, smaller version of EasyGlide, oval are used in pairs to facilitate positioning further back in chair. Using EasyGlide, a more active user can push or shuffle himself backwards in the chair, into a correct and comfortable position.
The sliding boards are small and convenient, with soft, round shapes and smooth surfaces; features which make them very easy to place and remove and to always have readily available and close at hands.
With FootStool as support under the user’s feet, it is very easy for the caregiver to place the sliding boards under the user’s thighs and seat. When sitting on the sliding boards, one EasyGlide on each side, the pressure from the user’s weight is distributed over the soft surface. This contributes to eliminating the friction and allows the caregiver to, without effort, assist the user in sliding backwards in the chair to a comfortable and stable seated position.
EasyGlide, oval (mini) can also be used to facilitate placing of leg supports during application of lifting slings with divided leg supports in a seated position. The sliding boards are also useful for helping a user lie down in bed.
- Thin, rounded shape and smooth top surface provides for easy positioning, sliding transfers and removal.
- Useful when the user cannot be turned to the side.
- Facilitates the placing of an x-ray cassette.
- Very easy to use, quick-guide on the underside.
- Hygienic; can be disinfected with 70 % ethanol, 45 % isopropanol or similar after use.