The G-Cuffs are a positioning aid, generally prescribed by a Health Professional for people who need assistance to sleep symmetrically in bed. These are similar to the E-Wedge (sold separately) and other positioning products. The foam inside the Cuff is convoluted to assist with pressure care and blood flow. The cover is a soft waterproof, breathable fabric that has an internal layer of Thermoregulating Material to help maintain the patient’s temperature. As part of the Pelican Sleep System, the G-Cuffs have Hook Tape sewn to the bottom to attach to either the Sleep System Positioning Sheet or Mattress Strap (both (sold separately).
If the patient is moving a lot, some gauze placed around the limb can help prevent shearing or perspiration
About the G-Cuffs
G-Cuffs can be used side by side on the ankles or above the knees if the patient is lying on their back. If the patient is lying on their side, and providing they are on the Sleep System Positioning Sheet, as the ankles are not side by side, the Cuffs can be placed under each ankle to secure the feet in a more natural position. They can also be used on a wrist or arm to keep it in position. The small size should be suitable for both children and adults. The small size is also suitable for a child’s above-knee abduction. The large size is more suitable for adult above-knee abduction. Securing a patient above the knee may be more beneficial than securing at the ankle.
Compatible or Alternative Products
This product is just one of many ‘sleep system’ products used for bed positioning support. The full range consists of:
|Mattress Strap||A 10cm / 4″ wide Loop tape strap that secures around the mattress|
|Sleep System Positioning Sheet||A sheet with 3 slightly elasticated straps securing it around the mattress|
|G-Cuffs||Well-padded medium density foam with Hook & Loop Tape|
|E-Wedge & Cuffs||E-Shaped Wedge with mattress strap, and Loop Tape sections under the legs for attaching Comfort Cuffs|
|Knee Comfort Wedge & Cuffs||Comfortable under-knee wedge with Loop Tape for attaching Comfort Cuffs|
|Body Positioning Wedges||Curved wedge with soft overlay foam for better air circulation, and Hook Tape underneath|
|Body Bracket||Padded and wipeable material with a plastic bracket|
|Body Bracket – Thermoregulating||Same as the Body Bracket, but with Thermoregulating material|
|Vented Overlay Pad||A thick, breathable, padded foam pad to help air circulation around the body|
|Various Bed Wedges||All of our Bed Wedges are available with Hook Tape|
Place the G-Cuffs around the ankles, wrists, or just above the knees. Feed the top foam section into the gap to make a firm fit, then fasten the Hook & Loop Tape sewn on the top to keep the Cuff closed. Next, position the G-Cuffs onto the Mattress Strap or Sleep System Positioning Sheet (both sold separately). The Cuffs can be placed directly next to each other, or the legs can be separated with each Cuff positioned as required.