THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF PRESSURE THANKS TO A FLEXIBLE VELCRO SYSTEM
Do you treat and care for intensive-care patients, have to protect a patient from injury during an episode of delirium or brief reactive psychosis, or work in a psychiatric ward? The quick and easy stabilisation and patient-friendly restraint can protect you and your patient.
The thorax belt is guided beneath the underarms and stabilises your patient by overlapping in the area behind the neck. This method, in combination with the soft microfibre material, makes possible its application immediately after surgery. Thanks to the flexible and stable Velcro straps, the belt can also be used for de-escalation purposes in various nursing and medical scenarios. It can be fastened to all usual intensive care and nursing beds.
ThoraXsafe® should only be used under supervision. The belt system serves as a supplement to the four-point restraint and for fall prevention.
Possible uses as:
Further information about ThoraXsafe and the different application possibilities can be found in the product folder.
HOW TO USE THORAXSAFE® AS A THORAX BELT IN A LYING POSITION
FASTEN BOTH VELCRO STRAPS UNDERNEATH THE MATTRESS AT THE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE OF THE BED AT THE HEAD END
Before beginning, turn the head portion of the bed to an approx. 45° angle. | Raise the bed rail. | The side with the blue Velcro faces away from the user when fastening. | Always attach the Velcro straps to the moveable head portion of the bed, not to the rigid bed frame
POSITION THE RESTRAINING BELT BENEATH THE SHOULDER BLADES, THEN GUIDE THE BELT THROUGH THE UNDERARMS AND UP OVER THE SHOULDERS
The longitudinal seam and the label must face away from the patient’s body
CROSS THE ENDS OF THE RESTRAINING BELT BEHIND THE NECK OF THE PATIENT
PULL THE ENDS TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED LENGTH AND ATTACH TO THE VELCRO STRAPS
Use as much of the Velcro surface as possible to achieve the best hold
FASTEN THE SAFETY TIE AT THE POINT WHERE THE BELT OVERLAPS
For more comfort, place a pillow at the crossing point
ThoraXsafe® is a non-reusable, single-patient product. Recycling is not recommended as the material of the restraining belt may become deformed through washing and proper functioning can no longer be guaranteed.
CE through ISO 15223-1
THE THORAXSAFE® SET CONSISTS OF FOUR PARTS:
two Velcro straps for fastening to beds, edge-of-bed sitting aids, patient transfer chairs, wheelchairs, etc.
one restraining belt for upper body stabilisation
one safety tie with a metal grommet for reinforcement
Sebastian Keller, M.Sc.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THORAXSAFE OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE PRODUCT TRAINING?
ThoraXsafe® can be used in many different situations and scenarios and represents a considerable improvement for patients and medical staff. Because of the great number of possible uses, personal training is necessary for all users. I will gladly answer your questions about the belt system by phone or in person. We can also assist you in training sessions that comply with the Austrian Medical Devices Act (MPG).