The E-Wedge is made from firm foam, with convolutions to help with pressure care, and has a waterproof cover. There is a zip underneath to remove the cover for washing, or you can wipe it clean. The adjustable webbing strap secures the E-Wedge to the mattress. Special sizes can be made on request.
Comfort Cuffs (sold separately) are available to help position the legs more securely on the E-Wedge. If you are ordering the E-Wedge on its own, without the Cuffs, then we do not need the General Public Restraint Authorisation Letter discussed below.
Seek advice on the best methods for using our range of Positioning Rolls & Wedges. You may also be interested in the T-Roll, Knee Comfort Wedge & Cuffs, or our other Bed Positioning Support Solutions here.
About the Comfort Cuffs
If the person’s legs need to be restrained in position, optional Cuffs can be attached to the Loop tape sewn on the E-Wedge. The Cuffs come in pairs, with three sizes available. Please see the Technical tab for the sizing chart, and select the required size from the drop-down menu.
If you are a member of the public and require Comfort Cuffs, please provide the following General Public Restraint Authorisation Letter.
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 person who is able to sign the letter are: Occupational Therapist; Physiotherapist; Clinical Nurse Manager; Registered Nurse; Doctor; or another 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.
Special sizes made to order
||15cm – 30cm
||6″ – 12″
||25cm – 40cm
||10″ – 16″
||35cm – 50cm
||14″ – 20″
Remove the cover and wash it 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. Hand rinse the foam.
Restraint Warning (applicable to the Cuffs only, not the E-Wedge): 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 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.
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.