Instructions - READ BEFORE USE

Lift and Transfer Belt Directions

STEP 1

Position the waist belt around torso of the patient, buckle and secure firmly, avoiding any g-tubes or gastric issues.

 

 

 STEP 2

Carefully, secure thigh bands comfortably around each leg of the patient, fastening available Velcro. Handles for gripping should be easily accessible.

 

 

STEP 3 Optional

Connect right and left thigh bands together via adjustable thigh connection strap.

 

 

STEP 4

Ensure that waist belt and thigh band are connected and secure on each side by interconnecting straps.

 

 

STEP 5

Transfer requires two caregivers and can be done by one of two methods:

A  Side-by-Side

One caregiver stands on each side of the patient. With one hand, grip the waist belt handle; with the other hand, grip the both thigh belt handles on your side together. Both caregivers must lift simultaneously to transfer the patient to new location.

     

    B  Front-to-Back

    One caregiver stands behind the patient. Grip the two waist belt handles. The other caregiver stands in front of the patient. Grip both of the thigh band handles on each side together . Both caregivers must lift simultaneously to transfer the patient to new location.

      

    PLEASE NOTE

    It is extremely important that BOTH thigh band handles on either side of the patient are gripped together firmly during any transfer.

     

     

    It is advisable to first lift the patient upwards 1 inch and pause to ensure that the patient is appropriately secured before completing the transfer.

     

     

    Weight is more evenly distributed between caregivers if patient is in a slightly reclined position during transfer.

     

     

      

    For complete instructional videos for LAT belt please see the "Videos" tab above.

     

    CARE

    To clean the LAT Belt, hand wash with soap or mild detergent; allow to air dry.

     

    DISCLAIMER

    Manufacturer/supplier cannot be held liable for improper or unsafe use of this product. The LAT Belt should be inspected daily for fraying, wear and tear, and clean stitching. Do not use if any of the previously listed issues have occurred. Never lift more weight than both caregivers can manage. Check your organisation's policy regarding lifting limits.  Lifting a person weighing more than 150 pounds is not recommended. Severe bodily harm may result if not used properly.

     

    WARNINGS

    Usage

    Never apply the LAT Belt if there is a compromise of safety or indication of inappropriateness to the patient or caregiver. Patients using the LAT Belt that have the following conditions should always be evaluated: ostomy, colostomy, g-tubes, hernias, severe Cardio Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), as well as those with post-surgery incision, or those fitted with monitoring equipment, tubes or lines that might be compromised by the pressure or rubbing against the LAT Belt. Do not use the LAT Belt if the risk is outweighed by the benefit.

     

    Monitoring

    ALWAYS check for skin integrity, proper circulation and range of motion when the LAT Belt is in use. Ensure the LAT Belt is secure and does not compromise the patient’s medical conditions and does not interfere with tubes, lines, or other equipment.

     

    Inspection

    ALWAYS inspect the LAT Belt before each use. Check for broken stitches or parts, torn, cut or frayed material, or buckles that are cracked or broken and do not hold securely. NEVER use soiled or damaged products.

     

    CAUTION

    Do not over-rely on the LAT Belt. It is not a substitute for good body mechanics when assisting patients. Get additional assistance when needed and always follow the facility’s written procedures for approved transfers.

     

    Storage and Handling

    The LAT Belt is designed for use in normal indoor environments. Store in ambient warehouse temperatures at normal humidity levels. Avoid excess moisture or high humidity that may damage the product.

     

    Proudly made and manufactured in the United States of America. Patent Pending.