The Scharmer Restraint is a pair of padded cuffs that can be done up and undone quickly when used with an agitated patient.
The adjustable buckle allows it to be secured to a bed.
It is available with the cuffs in 3 sizes to fit different size wrists and ankles. The webbing length is 280cm for all 3 sizes, and they are sold in pairs.
Place the Scharmer Restraint around the patient’s wrists or ankles, making sure to select the cuff size that provides a firm fit. Secure the webbing to the bed or trolley frame by wrapping it around the frame, behind one of the struts, then doing up the buckle.
To help prevent the patient from sliding down the bed, you may want to secure one wrist near the hip area and the other wrist near the top of the bed. If restraining for a long time, it may be possible to alternate the wrist restrained near the top of the bed. When securing the ankles, secure the webbing around the end of the bed frame to stop the patient from kicking or sliding up the bed.
The size difference relates to the cuff size only.
The webbing lengths are all 280cm / 98″.
||Minimum Wrist/Ankle Measurement
||Maximum Wrist/Ankle Measurement
||15cm / 6″
||20cm / 8″
||15cm / 6″
||25cm / 10″
|| 20cm / 8″
||50cm / 20″
Have guidance from your Infection Control Department as they may alter our instructions.
Wipe clean with a normal disinfectant. Use a neutral cleaner. Do not use chlorine, bleach or a scrubbing brush. Alternatively, machine wash up to 80°C (176°F), or hand wash in water up to 40°C (88°F) maximum. If pain occurs, remove hands from water and run under cold water for 20 minutes. We recommend using a Pelican Washing Bag, Item 205. Cool tumble dry. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.
Some facilities may consider this a Single Patient Use/Disposable item.
Restraints are a prescribed item. Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and 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, they 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.