Slide to Safety

The PATRAN is a no-lift product. Health care workers can save their backs and prevent workplace strains and injuries by sliding their patient with a PATRAN. The PATRAN reduces friction and provides a slippery, yet safe and comfortable surface to help move patients. As a single-patient-use product, the PATRAN also helps with infection control.


Boost Your Results

Show your employees a commitment to their safety and wellness by implementing PATRAN as part of a safe patient handling program. Most health caregiver injuries come from boosting or repositioning a patient in bed or performing a lateral transfer. The PATRAN can stay with a patient throughout their hospital stay from the moment they arrive in the emergency department (or even from the moment the paramedics arrive at their home) to radiology, cath lab or surgery and onto the patient room.


Reposition Your Organization to
One Committed to Safety

Repositioning patients and lateral transfer are just the beginning of the tasks that can become easier with a PATRAN. Getting a patient out of bed to the bathroom, rehabilitation exercises, moving fallen patients or arranging linens and slings without skin shear are just some of the more advanced applications that caregivers will find with PATRAN slide technology.


New Product News

From lavender to blue, but that’s all that’s new!

Customers that buy the PATRANxs, the 36-inch by 32-inch slide sheet, from Jamar Health Products, Inc., will notice a change in color.

Going forward, PATRANxs slide sheets (product no. 9172) is royal blue. Previously the product color was lavender.

We tested this change in early 2016 and got positive feedback from customers. The change keeps with are traditional PATRAN colors and allows for more cost-efficient production.

While the product color has changed the product design and performance will remain the same. The PATRANxs is still a tube with open ends that moves in all directions. Use these single-patient, multiple use slide sheets for a variety of safe patient and mobility tasks.

If you have any questions regarding these changes with PATRANxs®, please email or call (414) 529-5175.

Made in the USA

Here at Jamar Health Products, Inc. we are constantly looking for new ways to improve our customer value and satisfaction. For the past several years that has meant working to move all our manufacturing to the USA. I am pleased to share that we have now accomplished that goal.

If you previously purchased PATRAN® 8377A (blue 72”x36” slide sheet) or PATRAN 8378A (lime green 72”x36” slide sheet) just drop the “A” from your product number. The PATRANapp will be sold under one product number, 5134.

We are proud to say our products are “Made in the USA,” and we hope this will give your organization an added reason to use PATRAN slide products for safe patient handling and mobility tasks.

If you have any questions regarding PATRAN® products, please email or call (414) 529-5175.

No need to log-roll when inserting PATRAN slide sheet under patient

Safe patient handling experts have questioned whether log-rolling patients puts caregivers at unnecessary risk and exceeds the weight and forces associated with safely moving patients.

Due its size and the thin, yet strong-and-slippery material, a PATRAN slide sheet can be inserted under a patient in multiple ways that do not require log-rolling.

One method is to simply tuck it under a patient. Another method allows caregivers to unfold it under a patient (some people may call it unrolling), which doesn’t require caregivers to put their hands under a patient. To see a video demonstrating the unfolding technique, click here >>

Increasing research has shown log-rolling should be avoided in patients who have spinal and pelvis injuries or who have incurred trauma. Log-rolling can not only cause further injury but it can disrupt the body’s homeostasis causing blood pressure to rise and altered state of consciousness in trauma patients.

For other patients, log-rolling can cause fear, discomfort or pain. It can may also put strain on the caregiver.

Some caregivers have named log-rolling as a barrier to using safe patient handling equipment. If they have to log-roll patients – a task some consider manual handling – to insert slide sheets, they may be more likely to forgo using assistive devices all together for tasks such as laterally transfer or repositioning patients.

Tests show forces required to move patients up to 350 lbs. with PATRAN

It doesn’t take a major financial investment to safely move most patients. Results of a new study show that two caregivers can safely move patients weighing 300 pounds or less with the help of a PATRAN slide sheet.

Jamar Health Products, Inc., the manufacturer of PATRAN, tested how much effort it took to move a dummy of varying weights on typical medical surfaces. Because lateral transfer and boosting a patient are two of the most dangerous patient-handling tasks when done manually, the testing focused on these activities.

In addition, because the safety of log-rolling patients has been called into question by an increasing number of safe patient handling experts, we looked at the effort required to perform the “unfolding technique,” a method of inserting a PATRAN without log-rolling a patient.

The results of this study provide guidelines for how many caregivers are required to safely move a patient of certain weights on different surfaces. To view a chart of forces required, click here.

For a copy of the full report, email

About Us

PATRAN is a latex-free product made by Jamar Health Products, Inc.

Jamar Health Products, Inc.
7217 Hyacinth Ct.
Greendale, WI 53129
p: 414.529.5175
f: 414.529.3433
PATRAN is recyclable.

Jamar Health Products, Inc. is a Woman Owned Small Business.