The Safety Vest Shoulder Strap is used to help prevent patients from falling forward when sitting. It is a simple webbing strap is easy to fit.
Secure the strap around behind the patient’s shoulders by passing it through the two loops provided on the Safety Vest. The buckle is then done up behind the chair.
Other products to help prevent patients sliding off chairs are the Chair Belt for Sliders, or Chair Belt for Sliders – Rear Fastening.
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.