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Skil-Care Pastel Stripe Gait Belt


Item# Description Pkg reward$ Price Blank
Item #: 252071
60" L, Heavy Duty Webbing
Item #: 252072
72" L, Heavy Duty Webbing

Skil-Care Pastel Stripe Gait Belt is made of two inches wide strong cotton webbing. It makes lifting, ambulation, and transfer easier and reduces the caregivers exposure to back injury. It is not to be used as a safety restraint in the wheelchair, chairs of any kind, or in bed. This gait belt is durable, completely launderable and effectively reduce the possibility of patient falls staff back injury. The nylon belts wipe clean and are not fluid absorbent.

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  • Gait Belt Use:
    - Place belt around patients waist only. Do not place around chest.
    - Secure by threading metal-tipped end through buckle hinge, over teeth, and through slot at back of buckle.
    - Secure by inserting male end into female end. Release by simultaneously pressing tabs at top and bottom of buckle. Position buckle behind patient. Do not permit patient to have access to buckle.
    - Make certain belt fits snugly. Leave enough room so that you can get both hands around webbing.
    - Grasp belt at patients back and side. A right handed caregiver should place his/her right hand at the patients back and left hand patients left side. A left handed should do the opposite.
    - To achieve your most secure grip, slide your hands upward under the belt. Palms facing away from the patient.
    - Before lifting, ambulating or transferring patient be certain that you have the physical capacity to support the patients weight. If necessary, two caregivers may be required to perform these tasks.
  • Easy Care:
    - This device may be laundered and dried at temperatures up to 180OF (82OC)
    - Bleaching is not recommended
    - Do not place Gait Belt in a water extractor as it will crush the buckle

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