Best practice when using slings: Correctly measured for that person. Never share. Correct type of sling for function:bath,'leave in' etc. If 'left in' make sure the leg straps are not connected as this becomes a depravation of liberty. When sling is being washed you must have a spare! Ensure it is not rubbing and creating skin tears. Document how/when you use it and how the person copes in care plans. Have a risk assesment. CQC will check you are following good practice!