$41.00 AUD – $49.00 AUD
- Important Information
This Arm Holder is used temporarily to hold the patient’s arm or to control a patient who punches the Carer when fitting a lifting sling. Fitting and removing the sling is very easy.
The patient’s arm is placed inside the sling with the end of the webbing strap pulled fully over the shoulder. The webbing strap is then passed across the patient’s back under the arm and fastened. If the patient is punching with their other arm, the Carer can normally control one arm without needing to use a second Arm Holder. The Arm Holder should be removed as soon as the lift has been completed.
This product is an ADL (Aid to Daily Living). It can also be interpreted as a restraint. It is recommended to approve and document the use of the Arm Holder in the patient’s care plan. Note that if the patient wriggles a lot, they could dislodge the end of the sling off their shoulder and then remove their arm from the sling.
The Arm Wrap (sold separately), is sometimes used when lifting a patient from a bed.
General Public Restraint Authorisation Letter: If this product is purchased for use in a private home, we require authorisation from a suitable person. This is to ensure it will be used correctly and safely by the family and/or carers, and that using it will not be dangerous. Examples of a suitable people who are able to sign the letter are: Occupational Therapist; Physiotherapist; Clinical Nurse Manager; Registered Nurse; Doctor; or other suitably qualified person. Click here to print the letter template, and please return a copy to us when ordering. Note: This letter is not required when we send restraints to aged care facilities or hospitals, because their staff are already trained in their safe use.
Note: We are unable to sell this product to the USA.
Item # 612 - Cotton
Item # 612N - Netting
Wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air or tumble dry on a cool setting, ensuring the drum is cool. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.
Warning: Only use a Safety Belt or Restraint if all other alternatives have been tried. Ensure Restraint Authorisation has been obtained. Restrained patients should be kept under observation, as their behaviour may alter and another restraint may be more appropriate. Restraints are a prescribed item. The wrong restraint or the correct restraint incorrectly fitted can cause injury or death.
Restraints & Safety Items: Restraints are a prescribed item. Care Facilities such as Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Aged Care Facilities etc., may order this item. For private sales to a family member, written authorisation is needed from a qualified therapist or medical doctor, approving the use of the correct Restraint for the patient's current condition. Remember if the patient's condition changes, then a different type of Restraint may be required. It is necessary to ensure the family are aware of the proper use of Restraints, as these can be dangerous if not used correctly.