- Important Information
This apron is used to protect a patient’s dignity. It consists of a wide, ankle length apron, a secure belt and buckle device, and Velcro tabs at the two bottom corners. It can be fitted to the patient in one of two ways:
The first is to secure the apron, using the adjustable belt, around a seated patient and behind their chair. The bottom of the apron is then attached, using the Velcro tabs, to the front legs of the chair.
Alternatively, the Velcro tabs can be fixed underneath the chair by attaching the self-adhesive hook Velcro under the frame so it will not rub against the patient’s skin or nurse’s stockings, etc.
The second method of fitting the apron, is the same as the first except that the apron belt is attached solely to the patient’s waist. Attach the Velcro tabs as above.
Item # 224F - Floral
Item # 224M - Male
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 using the second method, should a patient attempt to stand and walk, they are liable to fall, though the type of patient who may need this product, may be unlikely to stand up. No matter which way the apron is fitted, it will allow the patient to move their legs under the apron, while maintaining their dignity.
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.