FALL PREVENTION AND STABILITY IN NURSING CARE AND PHYSIOTHERAPY

Do you face the challenge of stabilising patients sitting at the edge of their bed in nursing scenarios or during physiotherapy treatments? ThoraXsafe® stabilises your patient’s upper body and can be used as a lap belt for fall prevention. The easy-to-use lap belt prevents the patient from sliding down or falling over forwards and eliminates the need for a difficult-to-apply pelvic harness.

The simultaneous use of two ThoraXsafe® sets for upper body restraint and as a lap belt is possible and recommended for fall prevention. The way to apply the lap belt in an edge-of-bed sitting position corresponds to the mobilisation of patients in a wheelchair.

The only difference is that you should fasten the Velcro straps to the side rail, directly on the sitting aid, or on another suitable stable place. The sitting aid must be firmly fixed to the bed!

In the edge-of-bed position, the patient can open the belt system independently and so must be supervised at all times.

Possible uses as:

  • Thorax belt
  • Lap belt

 

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 AN EDGE-OF-BED SITTING POSITION

  • FASTEN BOTH VELCRO STRAPS TO THE RAISED SIDE RAIL BEHIND THE PATIENT

    Position foam back support or edge-of-bed sitting aid between the patient and the bed rail | The side with the blue Velcro faces away from the user when fastening

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  • POSITION THE RESTRAINING BELT BENEATH THE SHOULDER BLADES, THEN GUIDE THE BELT THROUGH THE UNDERARMS AND UP OVER THE SHOULDERS

    [Translate to Englisch:] Thoraxsafeanwendung sitzend im Querbett Schritt 2

    The longitudinal seam and the label must face away from the patient’s body

    2
  • CROSS THE ENDS OF THE RESTRAINING BELT BEHIND THE NECK OF THE PATIENT

    [Translate to Englisch:] Thoraxsafeanwendung sitzend im Querbett Schritt 3
    3
  • PULL THE ENDS TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED LENGTH AND ATTACH TO THE VELCRO STRAPS

    [Translate to Englisch:] Thoraxsafeanwendung sitzend im Querbett Schritt 4

    Use as much of the Velcro surface as possible to achieve the best hold

    4
  • FASTEN THE SAFETY TIE AT THE POINT WHERE THE BELT OVERLAPS

    [Translate to Englisch:] Thoraxsafeanwendung sitzend im Querbett Schritt 5
    5

Usage recommendations

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.

Sebastian Keller, M.Sc.
Product Manager

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).

  • Phone:
    +43 1 403 89 56 – 193

  • Fax:
    +43 1 403 89 56 – 50