CVA Arm Support Cover
- Important Information
The CVA Arm Support Cover is a cushion cover which consists of an outer cover which is comfortable for patient’s arms and hands.
A large inner polythene liner bag is provided and this has to be filled by the customer with polystyrene balls as used in bean bags. The amount of balls needed will vary according to the size of the patient and size of the chair.
The narrow neck of the cushion should be placed behind the patient’s back and the patient leans back against the neck. This should hold the neck part in position although an elasticised loop is sewn into the end of the neck, in case it is necessary to tie the neck to the back of the chair. If the neck is filled with balls, this can make a lumbar support for the patient.
The main body of the cushion is placed on the arm of the chair and moulded into shape to support the patient’s arm and hand. Another elasticised loop is provided at the end of the body and a ribbon can be used to secure the loop either around the patient’s wrist or to one of the chair arms. After the patient has been in one position for a time, the nurse can alter the position to improve circulation. The CVA Arm Support Cushion can also be used for tilting patients to help them to sit upright.
The balls to fill the cushion can be easily purchased from most stores (K-Mart, Target, Walmart, Big W, Coles, etc). One pack of balls could fill four or five CVA Cushion Covers. After filling the liner bag, squeeze the bag to expel most of the air inside. Then tie a loose knot at the correct place to prevent the balls from going into the neck of the cushion. The loose knot will allow the air to escape but stop the balls from coming out. The inner liner bag can be removed when the outer cover is being washed.
Item # 240
Sold as a cover only - filling not included to keep freight costs down.
Wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air dry in the shade, 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.
This product is designed to help with the prevention of pressure sores. Sometimes, due to the patient deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.
Why isn't the filling supplied?
This is simply due to the freight cost. To send the filling with this item would mean the customer would have to pay a much higher freight cost. The filling can be purchased from most department stores.
How much should I fill the cover?
This depends on how 'full' you want the cover to be. It is not ideal to have it packed hard - you want some give in it.