How to use the Pelican Manufacturing Leg and Arm Bandaging Supports:
- To hold a leg, place one support under the back of the knee, and the other under the heel or ankle. To hold an arm, place one support under the upper arm and one under the wrist or hand.
- The firm foam has convolutions where the leg, ankle or heel, or upper arm and wrist or hand rests. This helps prevent too much pressure under the leg or arm. The heat sealed cover is easy to wipe clean for hospitals where infection control is very important.
- Ensure the leg or arm is supported correctly to prevent it from falling. Remember that on a soft bed mattress they may be unstable, although these leg/arm supports for bandaging will only be used when a nurse is with the patient while wrapping the bandage in position, so the nurse will be able to keep the limb still if necessary.
- The item is designed for fitting a bandage to someone lying in a bed, which may be a better manual handling position for the carer than applying the bandage to someone in a chair, where the carer needs to bend over or kneel down.
WARNING: Inspect the patient's leg or arm after bandaging to check the skin integrity. Use padded wadding under the leg or arm if the skin is adversely marked.
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS: Have guidance from your facility's infection control department as they may over-ride our recommendations. Wipe with a cloth which has been moistened in warm soapy water or disinfectant and then thoroughly dry with a clean cloth. Do not machine wash or tumble dry.
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