Safety Vest Vented with Leg Straps
- Important Information
This Safety Vest is designed for the type of patient who needs extra security that cannot be provided with other Safety Items. It is based on a sleeveless pullover design with a shoulder strap and two leg straps, that will help prevent the vest from riding up from around the patient’s waist, as well as helping to prevent them from sliding down chairs or beds.
The webbing straps are long enough for large lounge chairs and can be reduced for use on wheelchairs. Different colour webbing is used for the shoulder and leg straps so when doing them up, they will easily be identified. When dressing the patient, make sure the Leg Straps are in front of the patient, so they can be placed under each leg. Thread the leg webbing through the leg loops, before fastening the webbing to the chair or bed. The Leg and Shoulder straps should be wound around the chair frame as many times as possible before fastening together.
When using in bed, wrap shoulder and leg straps on both sides, around the bed frame as many times as possible before fastening. Take the straps lower down the bed than the patient’s shoulders to prevent them wriggling up the bed. The leg straps should be wrapped around the bed frame higher than the groin to prevent the patient sliding down the bed.
Also consider other alternatives such as the Zip-A-Bed or the Bed Fall Mats.
Please see the Important Information tab which includes General Public Restraint Authorisation information.
Item # 499 - Small - Vented, Maroon
Item # 497 - Large - Vented, Blue
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.
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 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.