The Alpha Sliding Mats reduce the frictional resistance while moving the patient. They are particularly helpful in easing patient transfers in bed, into the shower trolley, the wheelchair etc. Depending on the patient's functional capacities, the Sliding Mat also supports the chest and pelvis for positioning and turning onto the side. Sliding Mats can also be used to transfer heavy patients, patients requiring special care, and pre-medicated patients from a supine to a prone position.
For the outer surface of the Alpha sliding mat, there is a choice between PES/carbon or cotton/natural ticking.