Are PATRAN® slide sheets a new product?
No. We have produced and sold PATRAN® slide sheets for more than 40 years. Starting with the original disposable slide sheet, we sell a variety of friction-reducing styles for safe patient handling and mobility. We invented this technology and have the expertise that lends itself to the number of different uses within various patient care areas.
Why do PATRANpro® slide sheets have two different product numbers?
PATRANpro® slide sheets come in blue or green. There is no other difference than color.
What’s the difference between green PATRANpro® and PATRANsolo® slide sheets?
PATRANsolo® slide sheets are the green PATRANpro® slide sheets individually wrapped.
Are PATRAN® products made in the USA?
Yes. All PATRAN® products are made in the USA.
Can PATRAN® slide sheets be used with patients during imaging?
Yes. PATRAN® slide sheets are radiolucent and have tested MR safe with no metal.
Do PATRAN® slide sheets contain latex?
No. PATRAN® slide sheets do not contain latex. They are latex-free devices.
Why is there no printing on PATRAN® slide sheets?
PATRAN® slide sheets are universally slippery, flat tubes that move in all directions, easily sliding laterally, horizontally and diagonally, for more than 25 tasks. Because there are so many uses for PATRAN, we do not print instructions on each slide sheet. Also, printing can reduce the overall slip. Check out our Product Education page for resources.
Can PATRAN® slide sheets be recycled?
Yes. PATRAN® slide sheets are made of a #2 plastic and can be comingled with other plastics, depending on the recycler, if they are not contaminated with biohazardous materials and are within acceptable contamination levels. Check with your environmental services department about how your facility processes plastic film.
Are PATRAN® slide sheets biodegradable?
No. Products can either be biodegradable or recyclable. PATRAN® slide sheets are recyclable. Some recyclers can process PATRAN slide sheets comingled with other plastics.
How is a PATRAN® slide sheet different from a garbage bag?
Garbage bags aren’t approved for safe patient handling and mobility and can stretch or cause shocks. An injury sustained while using a garbage bag likely won’t be covered by workers’ compensation.
Some health care professionals will remember using garbage bags to move patients. Some still might use them, but the risks of doing so include injury to themselves and their patients.
Though they may look similar to garbage bags, PATRAN® slide sheets are made of materials deemed safe for patients that are slipperier and have better anti-static properties. PATRAN slide sheets are registered with the FDA for moving patients.