lift sheet


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lift sheet

Sheet folded under a patient over the bottom sheet to assist with moving the patient up in bed.

Patient care

The use of a lift sheet can reduce friction and shear on the skin, thus decreasing the likelihood of developing pressure ulcers.

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Transfer devices currently or at one time in use include bed trapezes, rope ladders, inflatable cushions, turntables, patient rollers, patient handling slings, bathtub lifts, lift sheets, gait belts, walking belts, transfer disks, transfer boards, garbage bags, hydraulic floor lifts and electric floor lifts.