Nursing care & Physio | Edge-of-bed sitting position
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:
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
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
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