Shower Belt Shoulder Strap
- Important Information
These items are to be used with the Pelican Shower Belt.
The more popular beige vinyl version has a reinforced plastic covered material, sewn around a soft foam padding. The belt can be wiped dry between patients.
The breathable white nylon version allows any seepage of moisture to fully dry, particularly suitable in humid tropical climates.
The Shower Belt and Shoulder Straps provide extra help to nursing staff when patients are slippery and wet while being washed. Staff should be available at all times to monitor their use. The loops on the end of two long straps should be placed on the front of the Pelican Shower Belt. They can either go straight over the patient’s shoulders, like braces or be crossed over the chest. This method may be helpful when a patient tends to lean more to one side. The long single strap with the Male buckle attached should be taken down the back of the chair and around one of the rear legs, across to the other rear leg and back up to fit into the Female part of the buckle.
When adjusting the straps to take up any excess material, try not to make the straps too tight. The patient should have enough space to lean forward to just before the vertical position so when they relax they will recline back into the chair and not forward, suspended from the straps. As patients vary so much in their behaviour, this method may be altered for individual patients.
Item # 435 - Standard Beige Vinyl
Item # 436 - White Nylon - for humid conditions
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.