The Modesty Apron is used to protect a patient’s dignity. It consists of a wide, ankle length apron, a secure belt and buckle device, and Hook & Loop Tape 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 Hook & Loop Tape tabs, to the front legs of the chair.
- Alternatively, the Hook & Loop Tape tabs can be fixed underneath the chair by attaching the self-adhesive hook Hook & Loop Tape 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 Hook & Loop Tape tabs as above.
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.
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.
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.