Pannus Support Belt / Pannus Support Sling
Hospital Direct’s Octopannus offers the pannus support patients need during surgery and recovery.
The Octopannus is a versatile pannus support belt that offers a wealth of uses in medical settings. Not only is the belt ideal for supporting bariatric patients during surgery, but it also provides the support patients often need while recovering from wound treatment. Plus, the belt helps caregivers access difficult-to-reach areas, which can be crucial for ensuring patient hygiene. During cleaning, carers can use the Octopannus to support a patient’s pannus and limbs to make personal care easier.
Caregivers find it easy to insert and reposition the belt, which uses a quilted material to ensure comfort and prevent skin irritation. Aside from improving patient comfort, the pannus support belt also reduces the risk of carers injuring themselves while tending to their patients.
Carers can simply dispose of the Octopannus after use to uphold good hygiene and infection control.
We manufacture the pannus support belts in our Shropshire premises, using only the highest-quality materials. For more advice on the Octopannus, please get in touch with our Technical Team. We will be delighted to help.
Features and Benefits
- Helps carers support a patient’s pannus and limbs
- Assists with cleaning, personal care, catheterisation and probing
- Provides palliative care support
- Easy to insert and reposition
- Eliminates the need to reach over the patient or bed
- Can be used to support patients in lateral turns
- Soft and comfortable fabric for improved patient care
- Suitable for all bariatric patients
- One size fits all
- Patient-specific to save laundering time and increase patient throughput
- The patient’s apron can be supported during palliative care
- Enables carers to support limbs during personal care
- Reduces musculoskeletal injuries for staff and carers
- Minimal training required to learn how to use
- Manufactured in the UK
- FIM Independence Level: 2–1
- Carers supporting patients through recovery
- Carers offering patient personal care
- General wards
- Palliative care
- Nursing care
- Home care