Opera® Toileting Sling Specifications
Suitability in use
|Loops lifters (L)||Yes|
|Clips lifters (C)|
|Amputees above the knee|
|Bilateral below the knee amputees|
|Limited head and neck control|
|In-situ/All day use (Parachute/Spacer fabric)|
|Transfers from supine|
|Transfers to supine|
|Transfers from seated||Yes|
|Transfers to seated||Yes|
|Transfers from floor (semi-recumbent)*|
Measuring for size requirements
|Available sizes (mm):||Colour||A||B||C||D (max)|
|Extra Large (XL)||780-840||410||890||1320|
Measuring instructions (the critical measurement for this sling is A):
- A: from front of under-arm, round the back, to front of other under-arm
- B: from middle of shoulder blades (80mm above under-arm) to just above waist line
- C: from top of knee, round inside thigh, under buttocks, to just above waist line
- D: round the waist, just below the rib cage
Pro Tip: For most accurate results measure B + C together, then keeping the tape in the same place measure just B and subtract it from the total to give the value of C
Opera® Toileting Sling
The Opera® Toileting Sling has been designed with a large, easy-access aperture to facilitate toileting, dressing and undressing tasks. The sling is easy to position and fit, and a comfortable, secure velcro waist strap ensures patient comfort and support.
Embroidered label with laser-etched serial number
The Opera® Toileting Sling is made with a durable, embroidered specification label. Sling details are stitched and the serial number is laser-etched meaning the label is indelible and will not fade when washed. This ensures the sling will never fail a LOLER test as a result of a faded label.
Triple-stitched lifting straps ensure safety
Each lifting strap on the Opera® Toileting Sling is securely fastened to the main body of the sling at three points. This triple-stitch method ensures durability and maximum patient safety.
Manufactured in the UK
The Opera® range of slings are manufactured in the UK ensuring high quality standards and trustworthy manufacturing methods.
The ends of the lifting straps on the Opera® Toileting Sling are covered with additional pieces of material to reduce skin shear and abrasion.
Colour coded banding for easy size identification
The Opera® range of slings uses industry-recognised colour size coding. Each sling has coloured edge banding to coordinate with the size of the sling. Size to colour is as follows:
- Small: Red
- Medium: Yellow
- Large: Green
- X Large: Blue
Assistant handles and positioning pockets
Handling loops and positioning pockets are incorporated into the design of Opera® slings to ease user handling. They maintain dignity for both the patient and the carer.
High safe working load
The Opera® Toileting Sling is adaptable to heavier patients with maximum safe working load of 400kg.
SWL = 400kg
A multi-purpose material that is easy to apply, slides easily and dries quickly after washing.
Padding and slide material ensure comfort and ease of fitting
Additional padding around high contact body zones (e.g. underside of thighs) ensures maximum comfort for the users of the Opera® Toileting Sling. To ease patient transfer, the exterior of the sling is covered in slide sheet material where the sling makes regular contact with a surface.