Footrest Bed Cradle
- Important Information
The Footrest Bed Cradle is made from foam, cut into a triangular wedge shape with three different angles.
When positioning as a footrest, determine which of the three angles is most suitable for the patient. Note the colour of the loops that are next to the heels. You can then use the correct angle for the feet to rest against by referring to the coloured loops.
In use, the weight of the blankets will be taken by the foam, thus relieving the feet of extra pressure. The bedclothes may still touch the feet so they should keep warm. This is because they will not be in a void that is created by some other bed cradles. The weight of the bedclothes may be sufficient to hold the cradles in place, but if necessary it can be tied into position using the coloured loops.
The Footrest Bed Cradle can also be used further up the bed when the patient is sitting up in bed as it could stop them from slipping down the bed. Other uses could be for general posture as a back rest, pillow or side support.
Item # 125
Remove cover and 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.
Although not designed to directly help with the prevention of pressure sores, this product may have some effect on Pressure Care. Sometimes the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.
Which way should the Footrest / Bed Cradle be used?
You can use this on any of the 3 angles. It really depends on what the patient feels most comfortable with.