Chair Lateral Supports
- Important Information
The Chair Lateral Supports are designed to help stop people leaning forward, or to the side, without applying a full restraint.
About the Chair Lateral Supports
The foam Supports are fitted to the wheelchair with one on each side. There are two connecting straps that are done up around the back of the chair. They are primarily designed to use on wheelchairs, but they may be suitable for some other chairs.
The Supports are made from a firm foam, with convolutions on the curved top. This is to help prevent a pressure sore under the arm pit, if the person is resting on this section.
Place the two Supports inside the arm rests on the wheelchair. Place the the two connecting straps around the back of the chair. After the person has sat down, raise the Supports up so they are just under the armpits and the arms are on the outside so that if they lean forward, the raised curve section will help prevent them leaning too far.
When the person needs to stand up, the Supports can be loosened off or removed from the chair to allow the person to lean forward during the standing process.
Item # 4190
Cover - The breathable, waterproof cover can be wiped clean with a hospital grade disinfectant, or unzipped for hand or machine washing up to 80°C. Air or cool tumble dry.
Straps - The straps can be removed from inside the cover and hand or machine washed up to 80°C. Air or cool tumble dry.
Foam - Hand or machine wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air dry in the shade, or tumble dry on a cool setting, ensuring the drum is cool. Do not wring the foam.
Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.
This product is a positioning device only and not to be used as a restraint. This product may not be suitable for everyone. If it is not suitable, please contact Pelican, as we may have alternative items that may help.
People using this device must be kept under observation, and if they are leaning forward or sideways too much, they should be repositioned correctly in their chair.