Helps lessen contractures and prevent patient from picking, scratching or interfering with IV or catheter. Fingers are seperated for maximum finger control. The palm of each Mitt is filled with machine washable fiber fill and the mitts secure with a hook and loop strap. Connect straps are included to limit range of motion, if necessary. Available in both open (POS2815) and closed (POS2816) end versions. Open end version accomodates pulse oximeter probes. Closed end version is covered with a mesh back to facilitate skin checks. Adult size; fits either hand.An article on rnweb.com entitled "New hope for stroke patients,"* discussed the benefits of a new type of neuro-rehabilitation therapy for stroke victims. Pioneered by Edward Taub, a psychology professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the technique called constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT)** encourages stroke patients to use their affected limb by constricting the unaffected limb with a mitt. By using the affected limb, stroke patients can begin to regain and restore motor function.Download Product Instructions*Ellen Barker, RN, MSN, CNRN, APN, "New hope for stroke patients." RN February 2005, Vol. 68, No. 2, www.rnweb.com **"New hope for stroke patient." RN February 2005, Vol. 68 No. 2, pg. 39 This item requires a prescription.
When the doctor informed me that I need a mitt for my husband, I thought it's kind of weird. He goes to explain how the mitt will be used, saying that I need to put it in his left hand as his right side of the body is the one affected by stroke. I did just that, and slowly I understood why he asked me to do that. My husband was forced to use his right hands to move! For about 2 months I put the mitt in his unaffected hand and I observed how he recover. Right now, he is completely able to move!
By: Isabelle | (Posted on 4/20/11)
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Finger Control Mitts - A Review
Finger control mitts used for the adults with motion disabilities or cognitive that are generally at the risk of pulling out catheters or injuring themselves. The major advantage of the finger control mitt product is that it is secured with Velcro and it includes the connecting straps which help to limit the motion range whenever necessary. The finger control mitt is available only in two sizes and it fits all the adults.
By: Karen | (Posted on 4/28/11)
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I used this for my mother, who is brain damaged from enchaphalitis. She is constantly scratching and tearing at her skin, primarily on her face. The mitts stopped the behavior and actually seemed to calm her down.
By: Polly | (Posted on 3/10/14)
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Finger Control Mitts Review
I have a terrible habit of scratching myself so badly. I couldn't get rid of it my self so my mom got me this. Especially while sleeping my hands get out of my control and it made me have a lot of scars. Anyone who has the same habit as mine would need it. It's not stuffy at all. You can have good night sleep having wearing it of course.
By: Nina | (Posted on 4/12/11)
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posey finger control mitts work but
I like the pillow form it is soft but does allow the hand to come out if not tight enough around the wrist. I worry if I have it too tight around the wrist for the blood circulation. The plastic belt loop is hard and can irriate or hurt around the wrist and hand.