Full Bed Restraint Kits are manufactured by Humane Restraint, a leading company for restraint products. Full Bed Restraints are used primarily in hospitals and long term care facilities as a last resort to help patients from injuring themselves. Two types of materials are used in the construction of Full Bed Restraint Kits - Leather Restraints and Polyurethane Restraints (sometimes called Web Restraints). Leather Restraints have been used by hospitals for over 130 years and were a significant improvement over iron shackles. Hospitals are now trending toward the Polyurethane Restraints or Nylon Restraints because of their durability and ease in cleaning. Both Leather Restraints and Polyurethane Restraints are available in two options--as Locking Restraints or Non-locking Restraints. Disposable Fleece Liners are also available for the ankle (HRTFAL200) or wrist (HRTFWL200) cuffs to prevent chafing and self injury.
Full Bed Restraint Kit Component
One pair of connected Leather or Polyurethane Bed Wrist Restraints (locking or non-locking)
One Leather or Polyurethane Bed Torso Restraint (locking/non-locking)
One pair of connected Leather or Polyurethane Bed Ankle Restraints (locking or non-locking)
A Large Travel Bag or Small Restraint Bag
Each Full Bed Restraint Kit is essentially a 5-point restraint system that can be fastened to bed or gurney rails and safely secure an at-risk patient. The wrists and ankles are placed in connected cuffs and a torso strap runs across the chest or knees to prevent rapid or dangerous body heaves or twists. As mentioned above, institutions can opt for a locking style or a non-locking style to best fit their security needs. You can also choose between leather and polyurethane materials. Both are equally strong, but can be used to meet different hygienic needs. Polyurethane Restraints can normally be quickly cleaned by disinfectants and are less likely to transfer biologically unsafe substances from one user to another. Leather Restraints are still very popular however, and when properly cleaned and cared for will be serviceable a long time. Always keep in mind that these type of restraints are for use only under direct instructions from a physician and/or at an authorized institution.
Working at a psychiatric institution, we really need these for patients who can't control themselves. It is a great thing to use because it doesn't hurt them yet it really restrain them. I also like that it does not leave horrible marks in the patient's body because of its superb materials. A must for every asylum!
A Softer Bed Restraint Review
By: Jerry Hobart
(Posted on 4/7/11)
Since we started using the new restraints everyone seems to be more comfortable. I no longer worry about hurting anyone and there is no irritation to the skin. This product is used in mainly in hospitals but it can even be used at home if needed as well. Wish we had these a long time ago.