Purchasing any type of safe patient handling and mobility equipment is challenging, as the choice is diverse and there are
so many considerations to be made, including price, storage, versatility, cleaning and suitability to meet patient’s clinical
and mobility needs. The purpose of this checklist is to provide guidance to assist healthcare organizations and managers
of SPHM programs in the selection and purchase of slings and development of sling management and safety processes to
facilitate safe use of SPHM technology and reduce the risk of adverse patient events.
Lynda Enos, RN, BSN, MS, COHN-s, CPE
Keywords: Slings, Safe Patient Handling and Mobility, Equiptment Purchase