This product is used instead of the overhead monkey bar to help patients sit up in bed. Pulling from the foot end of a bed can be better for the patient as opposed to pulling from up above.
To sit up, the patient simply pulls on the loops. If the patient cannot grip the loop, they can try placing their wrist or forearm through a loop. This should make it easier to pull themselves up.
Lay the Bed Ladder Strap on the bed with the pulling loop placed so the patient can easily reach it. The foot end is then wrapped around the end of the bed frame. Wrap it around two or three times and then lasso in position. If it is difficult to wrap around the bed frame, the strap can be wrapped around one of the bed legs. This may mean it is slightly diagonal on the bed, but it will still work well. An option is to purchase the Middle Bed Belt (see drop down box). This allows it to be secured in the middle of a bed.
The strong elastic strap sewn on to the Bed Ladder Strap should be fastened around the side of the bed frame. Alternatively tuck it under the mattress. This will enable the patient to retrieve the Strap if it is dislodged from the bed.
Item # 210 – Bed Ladder Strap
Item # 210MMB – Middle Bed Belt
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. We recommend using a Pelican Washing Bag to help contain the product.
General Manual Handling Warning: Manual Handling products are designed to assist carers to help patients. They will not make the carer stronger or fitter, but with correct training and use of the products, should make manual handling easier and safer for both staff and patients. When training, practise with an able-bodied colleague. If any procedure is not comfortable or is difficult and puts the carer or patient in a dangerous position, the participants should call out to stop the manoeuvre, recover and recommence. Never jeopardise your health by straining, twisting or being incorrectly positioned when manual handling. Always select the most appropriate equipment for the patient’s current condition and if in doubt, use mechanical equipment. Ask your Manual Handling adviser for individual guidance.
Correct Buckle Threading: Click here to view a video showing the correct way to thread a buckle onto the webbing. It is vital that the buckles on this product are correctly fitted. Contact us if you need to order a replacement buckle if one is broken.