MEDICAL GRADE QUALITY CONSTRUCTION – This machine washable gait belt is made of superior quality ultra-soft super-strong nylon. Comes with a 1 Year Warranty.
6 TOTAL HAND GRIPS MAKES AMBULATION EASY
– A total of 6 hand grips, 2 horizontal and 4 vertical, are secured
firmly to the belt. This allows the caregiver to choose the best
leverage points, reducing the risk of injury to the caregiver and
ADJUSTABLE QUICK-RELEASE BUCKLE FOR FASTENING
– The gait belt is designed for quick fastening and unfastening while
providing ultimate security during patient transfer and ambulation.
EXCEPTIONAL COMFORT FOR THE PATIENT
– The LiftAid Gait Belt features a 4” high-back, which is much wider
than your traditional gait belts. The wider contact area provides
greater comfort with higher weight bearing, allowing caregivers and
nurses to transfer heavier patients with more control and less
discomfort to the patient.
UNIVERSAL VERSATILE GAIT BELT
– The belt is 52” long and fully adjustable It can be sized to fit
patients of any age or weight range with waist sizes 28” to 52”. Just
one LiftAid Gait Belt is ideal for all patients in your facility. This
makes the LiftAid Gait Belt the most cost effective solution for your
patient transfer and ambulation needs.
Points to Remember:
More than one caregiver may be needed. Always transfer to resident's
strongest side. Use good body mechanics and a rocking and pulling
motion rather than lifting when using a belt. Belts may not be suitable
for ambulation of heavy residents or residents with recent abdominal or
back surgery, abdominal aneurysm, etc. should not be used for lifting
residents. Ensure belt is securely fastened and cannot be easily undone
by the resident during transfer. Ensure a layer of clothing is between
residents' skin and the belt to avoid abrasion. Keep resident as close
as possible to caregiver during transfer. Lower bedrails, remove arms
and foot rests from chairs, and other items that may obstruct the
When to Use:
Transferring residents who are partially dependent, have some
weight-bearing capacity, and are cooperative. Transfers such as bed to
chair, chair to chair, or chair to car; when repositioning residents in
chairs; supporting residents during ambulation; and in some cases when
guiding and controlling falls or assisting a resident after a fall.
use after a fall always assess the resident for injury prior to
movement. If resident can regain standing position with minimal
assistance, use gait or transfer belts with handles to aid resident.
Keep back straight, bend legs, and stay as close to resident as
possible. If resident cannot stand with minimal assistance, use a
powered portable or ceiling-mounted lift device to move resident.
Never apply the transfer belt to a patient if it is inappropriate or it
compromises their safety or the safety of the caregiver. A physicians
permission is necessary for any patient that may have the following
conditions or procedures: Hernias, post-surgery incissions, G-tubes,
colostomy, ostomy, sever Cardio Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD),
patients fitted tubes or lines and monitoring equipment. It is never to
be used if the risks outweigh the benefits.
Seek assistance when necessary. Always follow your facility's written
procedures for approved assisted transfer, lifting, and walking
procedures. Do not over-rely on the transfer belt as it is not a
substitute for proper body mechanics when assisting patients.
Always ensure that the belt is secure and the patient has a full range
of motion while the belt is in use. Check to make sure the patient has
proper circulation and skin integrity. Ensure that the belt is not
interfering with any tubes and lines, or other equipment, and does not
compromise any of the patient's medical conditions.
Always inspect prior to every use. Check for broken parts or stitching,
frayed or cut material. Check to make sure the buckle is not broken or
cracked as it will not hold securely. Do not use a damaged belt or one
that is soiled.
Never use the Transfer Belt as a form of a seat belt or to position a
patient in a vehicle or chair. The Transfer Belt will not
withstand the force of a vehicle crash and it is not designed as a seat
VI. Please dispose of the belt properly as per your facility's policy for biohazardous materials.