Soft Bed Belt

Units of Measurement: Each

$95.00 AUD

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The Soft Bed Belt is used to restraint someone in bed. It has a soft padded section that is placed across the patient’s waist.

To Use

The webbing on the left of the padding should be put behind the patient’s back. It is then threaded through the webbing loop sewn onto the right side webbing. The webbing on the right should also go behind the patient’s back. It is then threaded through the webbing loop sewn onto the left side webbing. Make sure the webbing is flat against the patient’s back. This means that when they are lying 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. Double check to see if it is comfortable. Ensure 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.

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.

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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 Manual Handling Warning: Manual Handling products are designed to assist carers to help patients. They will not make the carer stronger or fitter, but with correct training and use of the products, should make manual handling easier and safer for both staff and patients. When training, practise with an able-bodied colleague. If any procedure is not comfortable or is difficult and puts the carer or patient in a dangerous position, the participants should call out to stop the manoeuvre, recover and recommence. Never jeopardise your health by straining, twisting or being incorrectly positioned when manual handling. Always select the most appropriate equipment for the patient’s current condition and if in doubt, use mechanical equipment. Ask your Manual Handling adviser for individual guidance.

Correct Buckle Threading: Click here to view a video showing the correct way to thread a buckle onto the webbing. It is vital that the buckles on this product are correctly fitted. Contact us if you need to order a replacement buckle if one is broken.