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. It has a shoulder strap and two leg straps. These help prevent the Vest from riding up from around the patient’s waist. It also helps prevent them from sliding down chairs or beds.
About the Safety Vest Vented with Leg Straps
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 the 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. This is to prevent the patient sliding down the bed.
Also consider other alternatives such as the Zip-A-Bed or the Bed Fall Mats.
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.
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 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.