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This Leg Lifter is made with a soft, wipeable, medical grade material with special foam padding. There is a central raised padded section that protects the legs from touching when lifting or lowering. The Carers can lift the patient’s legs by hand or use a hoist.

General Details

Method of Use

Place the Leg Lifter behind the patient’s ankles and lower calves, with the central section between the legs. (Fig 1). If lifting by hand hold the lowest loops, one in each hand, so the legs are not squashed together when lifting. (Fig 2 & 3). Start to lift by taking the feet away from the side of the bed a little, so the Leg Lifter does not simply ride up under the knees. Then lift the legs high enough to clear the mattress and walk around to the end of the bed and gently place the legs on the bed. If a folded Slide Sheet is placed at the foot end of the bed, it may be possible to slide the feet to the middle of the bed, to reduce the amount of lifting. (Fig 4). Always have two people lifting heavy legs. The Carers should hold one side each of the lifter so the patient’s legs are not being squashed together.

If using a hoist to lift, fit the Leg Lifter webbing to the Spreader Bar. If the hoist does not lower enough, then use the longer loops. When starting to lift the legs, move the hoist away from the side of the bed a little, so the Leg Lifter does not ride up under the knees. Once the legs are high enough to clear the mattress then move the hoist so the patient’s legs will be on the bed. Practise with the hoist before lifting the legs, to make sure the hoist will fit around the bed legs. Remove the Leg Lifter carefully. If the patient can bend and open their knees, remove from between the legs. (Fig 5). It is easier to turn the patient if a Pelican Slide Sheet is tucked under the patient’s buttock and upper thigh that is nearest to the foot end of the bed.

Caution: Transfer Aids (not hoists)

It is recommended that prior to using this product, training in manual handling and the correct use of assistive devices should be undertaken.

Manufacturer/Country

Perth, WA

Warranty

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Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Models / Specifications

Model base: base

  • Length Overall 85 cm
  • Width Overall 20 cm

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