Shower Belt with Leg Straps
- Important Information
The Shower Belt with Leg Straps is like the Chair Belt for Sliders – a restraint used to ensure the patient cannot slide or ‘submarine’ down a chair. The belt can be wiped dry between patients.
This belt will help prevent patients from sliding down shower chairs or commodes, on to the floor. The patient can freely move their legs, twist around and even try to stand up. This belt should help prevent them from sliding or standing.
The belt is fitted around the chair and Velcros together behind the patient. The two leg straps are then positioned under the legs and buckled up. When fitting the leg straps, it is neater to pass the straps between the legs, under and up the outside of the leg. By fitting this way, after adjusting the buckles, the surplus webbing will be on the outside of the leg. It may be beneficial to wrap any excess of the lap belt around the frame of narrower chairs to help position the belt at the pelvic position, either side of the hips.
Patients should always be monitored when wearing any safety item and if the lap belt or leg straps appear to be putting pressure around the patient, or under the legs, the patient should be repositioned to relieve this pressure.
Please see the Important Information tab which includes General Public Restraint Authorisation information.
Item # 433
Attach buckles and 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.