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Published by Nordic Care Services Ltd, 2019-09-09 09:50:39

Nordic Care's guide to Slide Sheets - part 1

Nordic Care's simple guide to inserting a slide sheet under a user.

Keywords: Slide sheet

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Satin Slide Sheet System

How To Guide

Sheet insertion under a user

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Satin Slide Sheet System

What are Satin Slide Sheets?

A base sheet with a satin panel provides a low friction sliding surface making it easier for a user to turn
and move in bed. When the user is not so mobile, the base sheet can be combined with a draw sheet to
allow easy turning and positioning by a carer. There is no need to remove the sheets after turning or
positioning, as they are designed to be left on the bed.

Satin Slide Sheet Design
All Pro4S satin slide sheets have a pattern of dark blue stripes on a white background. The stripes
indicate the directions in which a slide movement can be made. There are two versions:

2 Way - Side to side movement 4 Way - Up, down and side to side movement

Sheet Placement

Base Sheets should be placed on the Draw Sheets should be placed on top
mattress with the satin panel facing of the Base Sheet with the patterned
upwards, and the label facing up fabric upwards and the label facing up

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General Guidance

These instructions are for guidance only - approved moving and handling
techniques should always be used in accordance with a moving and
handling plan.

It is important to make sure that the base sheet is centrally located on the
mattress so that the striped edging of it is equally distributed on both sides
of the bed. These sections act as ‘braking areas’ and are there to prevent the
user from sliding out of bed.

Ensure base sheets are properly fixed in place on the mattress. Flat sheets
must be tucked securely under the mattress on either side. Fitted sheets
should be secured in place using the elastic loops or fitted corners.

In order to prevent unwanted movement after repositioning, draw sheets
should be tucked securely under the mattress on either side. Where an air
flow mattress is in use, the draw sheet should be more loosely tucked under
on both sides to ensure it does not impede with the flow of air.

Never leave a user unattended near the edge of a bed. Always secure their
position with an appropriate wedge or cushion, or raise the bed side rails
where provided.

For user comfort, and to prevent pressure areas, any creasing must be
removed by pulling taut on each corner of the sheet once repositioning
is complete.

In Single Handed Care situations, non-slip mats and non-slip positioning will
still secure the user’s position even when used on the satin section of the
sheets.

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Sheet insertion under a user

1) Start with the user on their back in the centre of the bed, then using an approved
technique, assist the user to gently roll onto their side.

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2) Roll up half of the satin slide sheet you wish to insert underneath them, from one
long side edge in towards the centre.

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3) Place the rolled up edge of the sheet up against the user’s back.

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4) Push the rolled up part of the sheet down into the mattress to gently tuck it down
underneath the user.

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5) Using an approved technique, assist the user to gently roll over onto their other side.
The rolled up section of the sheet should now be behind them.

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6) From the opposite side of the bed, unroll the sheet and smooth it out flat behind the
user.

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7) Gently roll the user over onto their back. Remove any creasing by pulling taut on
each corner of the sheet.The sheet can now be secured by either tucking it tightly
under the mattress, or where attached, by using the elastic straps or drawstring.

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Sheet removal whilst a user is in bed

1) Assist the user to gently roll onto their side, using an approved technique.

2) Standing behind the user, roll up the satin slide sheet
inwards from the long side edge until the rolled end of
the sheet is against the user’s back.

3) Push the rolled part of the sheet down into the mattress
to carefully tuck it underneath the user.

4) Now assist the user to roll over onto their other side.
The rolled-up section is now behind them and can be
easily removed from the bed.

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