What is it?
A highly technically advanced transfer sling designed for end users who suffer with extreme extensions. The Silva-Tinkham sling has been manufactured to ensure a safe transfer for those end users who have been known as ‘escape artists’ and have difficulty in maintaining any body control or those who have extensor patterning.
It is a fully supportive divided leg sling and features a wrap around thoracic section, designed to fit firmly around the body, with clunk-click buckle which allows the user to ‘wear’ the sling. It features a soft padded neck roll and head support. Hip tapes supplied as standard with provision for a 2nd set of hip tapes. Two modesty straps supplied, one alongside the inner leg tape and one across the width of the leg.
Available in three material types:
Optional: Additional Hip tapes
Loop fixing spreader bar
Active alert and able to participate
Asymmetrical body shapes
Good head control
Good head trunk and hip control
Limited body control
Limited head control
Limited head trunk and hip control
Not suitable for poor skin integrity issues
Uncontrolled involuntary movement
220 kgs / 35 stone / 485 lbs
Mobility FIM Measure
1 & 2
(Mobility FIM measure only – please see tab for further detail)
Please Note: Measurements are given for guidance and only reflect the design stated. If you require a custom made sling or have any further questions regarding Silvalea sizing please contact us for more help.
(C7 to Base of Spine)
|XXSmall||55 – 60cm||35 – 40cm|
|XSmall||68 – 74cm||40 – 45cm|
|Small||79 – 86cm||45 – 50cm|
Please Note: The images shown are to be used as a guide to the various installation options this product can be used for. These are a pictorial representation only. Please refer to the product’s instructions of use for application process.
Lift Type: KEY
Active – end user is active and can participate in transfer.
Passive Lift – end user can maintain passivity or has limited mobility.
Extensive – end user has limited body control and/or suffers from extreme extensions.
Functional Independence Measure
The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scale assesses physical and cognitive disability. This scale focuses on the burden of care – that is, the level of disability indicating the burden of caring for them.
- Transfers: bed / chair / wheelchair
- Transfers: toilet
- Transfers: bathtub / shower
- Transfers: car
- Locomotion: walking / wheelchair
- Locomotion: stairs
Difficulty in maintaining any body control or those who have extensor patterning.
Designed to fit firmly around the body
Comes with clunk-click buckle which allows the user to ‘wear’ the sling
Available in three material types
Polyester / Mesh / Silva-Superfine PLUS
Who likes it?
Professional Occupational Therapist
Using The Hugga system has resulted in demonstrable and measurable clinical improvements, protection or maintenance of body shape for my clients. A highly effective solution to postural care.
General Manager, Barchester Care Home
Having worked with Andrew providing care equipment support over a long period, I can share my appreciation of the genuine way he looks after his customers and clients a like. Someone who I have been happy to trust.
Critical Patient Carer, Hospital – Birmingham
The chairs are light and easy to move, meaning that they can be quickly manoeuvred to reach the patients who need them the most, and are ideally suited to the fast-paced Critical Care environment. Great service - thanks!
Manager, Assisted Living Centre
I find Ambre-Stone Healthcare very professional and competent with our patients, assessing their needs with our therapists - so correct equipment is put in place at all times. Very reliable, knowledgeable about equipment helpful and most of all very friendly!
Matron, NHS Hospital
I would just like to say that the service we receive from Andrew Smith at Ambre-Stone is excellent. He always rises to any challenge we set him. I know I can ring him at a moment’s notice if a piece of equipment needs attention.
Patient Carer, Barchester Care Home
The guys at AmbreStone Healthcare Equipment always give excellent advice and from there years of knowledge in the healthcare industry, they give efficient professional service.