The Bed Back Rest Straps make it easier to raise and lower a patient lying in a hospital bed. They help avoid the fingers being used to hold the small thin wire handle on a hospital bed. Carers can use their body weight to raise the Back Rest.
Using the Bed Back Rest Straps
The two short gold straps are lassoed to the handles on each side of the bed base. The two Carers hold the most suitable loops, depending on their height and position. The long red strap with the non slip rubber material is lassoed onto the horizontal bar. One Carer can hold the ‘horizontal bar strap’ to prevent the loud metallic banging noise the bar makes on the ratchets. When the Back Rest is at the correct height, the bar can then be lowered into the appropriate ratchet.
When lowering, Carers take the weight of the Back Rest and one Carer pulls the ‘horizontal bar strap’ out of the ratchet while lowering the Back Rest down again. Consult your Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Back Care Specialist when using Manual Handling Products.