Shower Belt with Leg Straps
- Important Information
The Shower Belt with Leg Straps a restraint used to ensure the resident cannot slide or submarine down a chair. The two legs straps make this a very safe restraint belt. You may want to consider using this belt for people who forget they cannot walk, and may harm themselves if they try to do so.
You can wipe the Belt dry between residents. This is useful if you are using the same Belt for different residents. It is based on the Chair Belt for Sliders – Rear Fastening design.
This belt will help prevent residents from sliding down shower chairs or commodes, on to the floor. The resident can freely move their legs, twist around and even try to stand up. This belt should help prevent them from sliding or standing.
Fit the Belt around the chair and attach it together behind the resident. Position the two leg straps under the legs and buckle them 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. This means the resident is less likely to notice it. It may be beneficial to wrap any excess of the lap belt around the frame of narrower chairs. This is to help position the belt at the pelvic position, either side of the hips.
You should always monitored a resident when they are wearing any safety item. If the lap belt or leg straps appear to be putting pressure around the resident, or under the legs, re-position the resident to relieve this pressure.
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 # 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.