Soft Bed Belt
- Important Information
The Soft Bed Belt has a soft padded section that is placed across the patient’s waist. The webbing on the left of the padding should be put behind the patient’s back, and be threaded through the webbing loop sewn onto the right side webbing. The webbing on the right should also go behind the patient’s back and threaded through the webbing loop sewn onto the left side webbing. Make sure the webbing is flat against the patient’s back, so when they lie down the webbing will not cause a pressure problem.
When the patient is lying down in bed, put the male buckles down between the base of the bed and the bed rail, on both sides of the bed. Slide the ‘female’ parts of the buckles down the webbing so they are just above the side rails. Wrap the webbing around the rails a few times, to keep the patient in the middle of the bed. Do the buckles up, adjusting the webbing belt to size. It is not necessary to do the belt up too tight, so double check to see if it is comfortable, ensuring that the patient cannot put their hands or arms under the belt. When positioning a patient on their side, or after turning, you may lengthen the webbing to ensure the belt is not too tight.
If the patient slides up or down the bed, or if they sit up and put their legs over the side of the bed, the belt will automatically gently tighten around them to prevent them from moving too far. When attending to the patient during the night, test that the belt is still comfortable around the patient. On request, padded Leg Straps can be added as an extra security to prevent the belt moving up the patient’s body. Have the bed rails raised when using this item.
Please see the Important Information tab which includes General Public Restraint Authorisation information.
Item # 422
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.