Shenton Safety Vest
- Important Information
To Use: Place over patient’s head. Do up double Velcro 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 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, to keep the patient in the middle of the bed. Do the buckle up under the bed.
Please see the Important Information tab which includes General Public Restraint Authorisation information.
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.
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.
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.