- Important Information
The Pelican Posture Pinnie is designed for patients who have little posture control when sitting, and spend most of the time leaning forward in a chair with their chest virtually resting on their knees. The front is made from light weight polycotton material that is patterned to look like a pinnie on the patient. For men we produce it in a plain blue polycotton.
Sewn to the inside are three sets of webbing straps. One set is passed over the shoulders, the second across the chest and under the arms. These 50mm / 2″ wide straps provide a good posture position for the patient for the upper body. The third 50mm / 2″ strap can be positioned either in the pelvic area or across the thighs and fastened under the chair, or around the waist and fastened behind the chairs.
The chest strap should be fastened behind the back of the chair and the shoulder straps should be wrapped around the two rear chair legs before doing the buckle up behind the back of the chair, adjusting to size.
Please see the Important Information tab which includes General Public Restraint Authorisation information.
Item # 440 - Female patterns
Item # 441 - Male patterns
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.
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 Public Restraint Authorisation Letter: Because this product is restraint, we require authorisation from an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Clinical Nurse Manager, Registered Nurse, Doctor, or other suitably qualified person, to ensure it will be used correctly and safely by the family and/or carers. This letter is not required when we send restraints to aged care facilities or hospitals because their staff are already training in their safe use.
Click here to print the letter template, and please return a copy to us when ordering.