Easily provide support for patients who can be unstable when walking
The fix lock belt allows you to adjust or retighten the belt on the patient while they are standing without having
to open it.
The main advantage to the belt are it numerous hand grips.
Medium Belt Specifications
Fits Waist: 32" - 48"
Number of Handles: 5
Product Weight: 3/4 lb
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The Safety Sure Transfer Belt waist size ranges between 23" to 60", depending on the size.
(Please measure girth in inches see "Gait Belts" category for Small and Large)
SST Belt is placed low on the waist. It is pulled tight by grabbing the two end pieces and then pulling the belt
tight around the waist (fig.1). Remember, the patient's girth is greater when sitting. It is important that the
belt is comfortably tight. The belt is removed by pressing against the center of the buckle.
Helping a patient to stand or sit
There are many different ways to use the SST Belt to assist a patient to stand or sit. Think of the direction of
the transfer and follow the body's natural movement pattern (fig. 2 - 6). Either the patient, the helper, or both
can wear a SST Belt.
Helping a patient up from the floor
SST Belt is extremely useful in helping someone up from the floor. Do not lift straight upward, but follow a
natural movement pattern. The patient is then able to obtain support from leaning against or gripping on to a
chair, bed or table (fig. 7)
Transfer between bed and wheelchair
SST Belt is of considerable help in performing transfers from a bed to a wheelchair; the patient can be sitting or
standing (fig. 8).
Transfer between a wheelchair and a car
For transfers into a car, a SST Board can be used in combination with a SST Belt (fig. 9). Make sure the patient
does not end up sitting between the wheelchair and the car seat. In the case of a passive patient, a SST Sling may
also be used underneath him/her. This makes it easier for the helper to pull the patient into the car and is more
comfortable for the patient.
Help during toilet visits
When a patient needs to use the toilet, it is important to plan ahead and keep the safety of both the patient and
the helper in mind (fig. 10). If there is not enough bathroom space, use a commode outside the bathroom. If the
patient is heavy, use two helpers (fig. 11).
Support when walking
When you are supporting someone who is ambulatory, keep one arm around the patient for protection (fig. 12). Always
hold the patient close to you. This enables you to react more quickly if the patient needs help and reduces the
amount of strain on yourself. SST Belt provides good grips and a comfortable way of supporting a patient.
Protecting patient who is unstable when walking
When there is a risk that the patient could fall over, it is important to hold him/her close to you to prevent
him/her from slipping down. Allow the patient to slide down along the outside of your leg (fig. 13).