Shenton Safety Vest
- Important Information
The Shenton Safety Vest is a vest-type restraint which is open at the sides.
It is designed to help people at risk of falling or hurting themselves.
Place over patient’s the head. Do up the double Hook & Loop Tape tabs on both sides of patient’s chest. Any drainage tubes can be positioned to come out between the sides of the vest. Wind the webbing around chair frame at pelvic area and fasten the buckle together. On smaller chairs, wind the webbing around the chair frame several times to reduce the length. If using in bed, it is important to wind the webbing around both side frames. This is to help keep the patient in the middle of the bed. Do the buckle up under the bed.
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 # 484P (Polyester)
Item # 484V (Vented)
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.
Which material is stronger and why have two types?
Some people prefer a vented material, some people prefer a polyester material. The vented material is cooler but from testing we have done is it not as strong as the polyester. We tested the material until it was torn apart, which is far in excess of what a human is capable of doing. Although it is not as strong, both types are suitable for the design of this item.