This is a comfortable, padded handling belt designed to help transfer patients from one position to another.
The belt allows transfer without having to hold the patient's clothing or body, which may be uncomfortable and restrict the patient's movement. The belt offers firm handholds for a secure and confident grip. Commonly the belt allows three transferring tasks to be carried out - 1) Transfer from sitting to standing position; 2) Transfer from one place to another allowing a patient to be steadied whilst walking; 3) Used in conjunction with a slide sheet to provide a firm grip when sliding a patient back up the bed to a sitting position.
Instructions for using this Handling Belt:
Transfer from sitting to standing Place the belt around the patient's waist, clip the snap lock buckle into place and pull the webbing strap until firm This Handling Belt has two vertical handholds and two lateral handholds Either one or two nurses/carers can take hold of the handloops and using approved techniques assist the patient from sitting to standing Always ensure that the patient can weight-bear.
For walking The belt is placed around the patients waist (as above) and the nurse/carer takes hold of the handloops to steady the patient whilst walking This leaves the patient's arms free to hold a stick or frame and does not restrict the patient's movement The handling belt is not designed to take a patient's weight, only to give grip and control for the nurse/carer during a transfer
Transfer up the bed The belt is placed around the patient's waist (as in point 1 above), with padded area to the front, and the nurse/carer takes hold of the handloops and assists the patient back up the bed whilst seated on the slide sheet
IMPORTANT All patient moving and handling tasks should be carried out in accordance with approved patient handling techniques and after a full assessment of the patient and the environment in which the operation is to take place
- One Handling Belt
- Plastic buckle
- Polyester outer cover
- Polyester wadding / foam padding
- Webbing belt and handloops
- To fit waist: 510mm - 1140mm (20" - 45")
- Wash at 71°C if required – otherwise wash at 40°C standard coloured wash cycle
- Do not tumble dry
- Regularly check for signs of wear and do not use if there is any sign of deterioration