Trulife Lerman Non-Invasive Halo Features
- Pad set included
- Latex free
- Secure cervical stabilization
- Made with non-ferrous materials
- Polyethylene/composite plate material
- Indications: Cervical spine immobilization of stable, non-displaced or minimally displaced fractures
What to buy with Lerman Non-Invasive Halo
Installation and use of Lerman Non-Invasive Halo
All Lerman Non-Invasive Halo fitting is done with the patient in a supine position. The vest and facemask are fitted as separate components and joined afterward.
- Using the wrench provided or a standard 6 point socket driver, loosen the bolts holding the rods to the vest and separate the facemask assembly from the vest.
- Remove the lower (waist) strap and upper (shoulder) straps from the vest and apply the vest to the patient to determine if the contour is correct. If there is gapping, the vest plate should be contoured by using a heat gun. Apply carefully as too much heat may cause delamination of the composite.
- Apply the contoured vest to the patient. Remove the tubular padding from the waist strap and adjust the waist belt length to the approximate length needed for the patient. Slide the waist belt and attach the waist belt to the lower chafe on the vest. Waist buckles are black and numbered “5”. Slide the waist belt under the patient and fasten snugly to the opposite side chafe. Slide the shoulder straps under the back in a crisscross manner and fasten snugly to the upper chafes on the vest. Shoulder straps have matching grey and white colored buckles and are numbered “3” and “4”.
- To facilitate fitting the facemask, loosen the two bolts on the rotatable connectors. The facemask has a floating chin support which can be adjusted in length by loosening two plastic clips attached to the uprights. The clips are secured by two hook and pile loops. Remove the loops and undo the plastic clips to allow adjustment to the chin straps. There are also two additional hook and pile loops that tether the distal chin strap to the frame. These should also be removed.
- Fit the facemask to the patient. Observe the A/P position of the facemask uprights. They should lie forward of the ears when the forehead band is against the forehead. To adjust the A/P, loosen the forehead band hook and pile to allow for either lengthening or shortening of the forehead band and silicone pad to reposition the uprights.
- Position the forehead band as low as possible but not more than ½" above the eyebrows. Tighten the chin support by pulling the strap at both ends and fasten them in place with the plastic clips. Be sure the silicone pad on the strap is centered. Reapply the hook and pile loops over the plastic clips.
- Adjust the chin support tether loops so they are snug. Excess strap should be cut off. 8. Remove the bolts from the rotatable serrated connectors attached to the facemask and separate the two parts of the connector. Slide the anterior upright rods into the connectors attached to the vest and reconnect proximal connectors with the bolts. Tighten all four bolts making sure the correct cervical alignment is achieved. Lifting the chin slightly will provide distraction.
- Apply the occipital support by sliding it under the patient’s head and fasten it snugly to the facemask using the four hook and pile straps. The inferior straps are routed through the chafes located on the lower part of the upright to prevent migration of the straps. Raise the patient to sitting position and make fine-tuning adjustments as necessary. The facemask should be snug enough to limit teeth separation to not more than 1/2" when opening the jaw. A butterfly clip is supplied to keep the shoulder straps from migrating and is applied where the straps are crossed in the back.
Maintenance of A37802 Lerman Non-Invasive Halo
- Periodically check the fasteners on the device for looseness
- Qualified assistance should be obtained when cleaning the device. Homecare providers must be trained by the fitting practitioner
- The shell of the orthosis can be cleaned with soap and warm water or rubbing alcohol
- The Velcro adhered liners can be removed and washed with a gentle soap and water and air-dried
- If the device becomes contaminated with biological fluids, it should be handled as medical waste upon disposal
Trulife Lerman Non-Invasive Halo User Guide
Lerman Non Invasive Halo Warranty