BACK SUPPORT FOR BED SITTING / SUPPORT FOR SITTING UP IN BED
Hospital Direct’s disposable Handy Strap – a back support for bed sitting – enables carers to safely help patients into sitting positions.
Supporting patients into sitting positions can be heavy work for caregivers and even lead to staff injuries. However, our Handy Strap – a fantastic support for sitting up in bed – vastly reduces this risk. Carers can use the versatile strap to help patients sit up in both beds and chairs without physically handling them. They can also use the strap to support a patient’s legs as they swivel in or out of bed. Not only does this prevent carer injury, but the effective strap also helps patients feel safe and comfortable.
Two carers can insert the strap behind a patient, which should slide into place easily. They can then use the handles on either side of the strap to guide the patient forwards. The Handy Strap is available with a choice of handles for your comfort.
We manufacture the Handy Straps in our Shropshire premises in packs of 10. This means you can easily dispose of one pair of Handy Straps after use and use a new pair for your new patient. Alternatively, we also stock washable Handy Straps for patients who need the back support for bed sitting for a longer period.
For more information about the Handy Strap, please get in touch with our Technical Team. We will be delighted to help.
Features and Benefits
- Patient-specific to save laundering time and increase patient throughput
- Strong, durable fabric enables easy patient repositioning and improves patient comfort
- Choice of handles to suit service providers
- Compact device for easy storage
- Manufactured in the UK
- Prevents caregiver injuries
- Two carers to support a patient/client into a sitting position
All sectors where bed/chair handling is common, especially:
- General wards
- Stroke services
- Radiology and imaging departments
- Recovery (post-op)
- Children’s nursing
- Social services
- Community nursing
- Occupational therapy
- Home care