Lap Belt / Shoulder Sash Belt
$31.00 AUD – $38.00 AUD
- Important Information
The Lap Belt / Shoulder Sash Belt is designed to help prevent patients falling from chairs or to position their hips correctly on pressure cushions.
About the Lap Belt / Shoulder Sash Belt
The belt can be used on wheelchairs, dining chairs and some armchairs. This belt is fitted to the chair and normally remains in position on the chair when it is vacated. Special sizes can be made on request for use on larger chairs.
The shorter part of the belt with the female buckle should be lassoed around through the strap loop around the chair frame near to the pelvic area. The longer part of the belt with the male buckle is lassoed around the other side of the chair on the opposite pelvic area. When the patient is sitting in position, the buckle should be on the side of the patient. The belt can be adjusted to size by moving the longer webbing through the male buckle. Squeeze the side release buckle to undo the belt. The Hook & Loop Tape version simply does up by fastening the Hook & Loop Tape together.
Item # 402 - Buckle Fastening
Item # 403 - Hook & Loop Tape Fastening
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.
Warning: If the patient plays with or twists the buckle, this can increase the size across the waist. If the belt is too loose, it may be possible for the patient to slide off the chair. As the buckle would still be done up this could be dangerous. Should the patient slide completely off the chair they could strangle themselves. Do not use this belt with any patient who cannot understand the correct use of the belt.
Warning: 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.