In this photo you can see how the Patient has been able to slip away from the Belt, but he has also been stuck in it.
The physical restraint belts have always been used as a supposed safety element for the benefit of the patient.
But these belts have already shown in countless times that they do not provide safety and are also dangerous for the demented Patient.
Why are they ineffective and dangerous ?
it is easy for the confused and disoriented Patient to escape from the belt towards the head of the bed, since these devices do not prevent it, as they do not have any element that stops the Patient's exit up the belt.
in case the belt is added with a shoulder or thoracic harness to prevent the Patient from escaping upwards, that combination is very expensive, cumbersome to place the Patient, and very uncomfortable and very restrictive for the patient.
With the Belt and the Harnes applied, the Patient can not move freely in the bed, nor turn in it, nor be placed in a comfortable position to sleep and rest.
The alternatives to the use of dangerous restraint belts are the innovative "Safety Technical Clothing for use at Bed" that guarantees the Patient:
- Safety in bed
- Freedom of movement in bed
Source: Diario Levante newspaper (06-09-2016)