The Posture Pinnie is designed for patients who have little posture control when sitting. They may spend most of the time leaning forward in a chair with their chest virtually resting on their knees.
About the Posture Pinnie
It 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.
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. 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.
Click here to print the authorisation letter
Note: We are unable to sell this product to the USA.
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 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.