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NEW Silva-Safety Slot® Announced

NEW Silva-Safety Slot® Announced

Wednesday 30th November 2016

Silvalea Launch History Changing Loop-Less Sling Tapes at OT Show

At one of the busiest OT Shows’ for many years Slivalea were proud to preview our new product innovation available in 2017

Silva-Safety Slot® by D-ansermed® for Silvalea Ltd - eliminating the potential hazards of LOOP tapes for standard spreader bar fixings.

Product designer and MD Pauline Guilfoyle said "We have been working on this product innovation for many years we just had to wait for technology to catch-up to the idea to be able to start producing it. Creating a solution for the inherent hazards in loops has long been a personal goal. Having seen many injuries on frail, vulnerable and paediatric users caused by loops, as well as carer injuries from tripping a solution to minimise this safety issue had to be found. We have seen and repaired untold numbers of slings due to catching, tripping and pulling which damage tape stitching. We have now found the right combination of thread, manufacturing, and fabric strength which will allow us to go in to production on our premium in-situ range next year."

So, is this the end of loop tapes?

“Not right now. Loop tapes have been used for over 20 years it will take a while. We certainly won’t be stopping manufacturing loop fixing slings immediately, but one day we would like to see the Silva-Safety Slot on all of our spreader bar, coat hanger fixing slings.”

We asked our Sales and Operations Director Gary Bevan, why they decided to preview the Silva-Safety Slot at the OT Show when the product will not be available until 2017?

“Our industry community of healthcare practitioners play a very important role in the success of our company. It was important to us and our strategy that the healthcare practitioners involved in moving and handling of end users and writing care plans got to see this first innovation ahead of the actual launch. They are certainly our hardest audience and their feedback is vital to us, so if they support these new tapes, we know that we have produced a history changing innovation. Receiving such positive and frankly almost overwhelming support for our new Loop-Less sling tape has demonstrated exactly why we choose the OT Show to preview this innovation. We are very glad they liked it.

The Silva-Safety Slot provides a streamlined safer sling tape which is simple and easy to use, it requires minimal instruction as pick-up positions and colour coding remain the same, meaning the end user care plan can remain unchanged. Our OT’s particularly liked this aspect of the new tapes. So much of their time is taken up with care plans and training so they were quick to pick up on these particular positives.

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AVAILABLE ON THE IN-SITU PREMIUM RANGE – EARLY 2017 – CONTACT FOR PRE-ORDER INFORMATION BY CLICKING QUOTE BUTTON or CONTACT YOUR DEALER/EQUIPMENT STORE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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