The Pinel Butterfly Cuff
The unique Pinel butterfly cuff is able to secure a limb very quickly.
The universal size allows the strap to fit a variety of patients. Our unique one way velcro cuff allows quick and secure application. If the patient is large, the overlapping strap may be used to extend the size.
The grey tab at the end of the black portion is held firmly when applying the cuff. Strike as close to the wrist as possible, angle slightly away from the wrist, push firmly downward then apply the white portion.
Remember – black first, then white.
The cuff should be slightly crossed following the slope of the arm:
This cuff closing procedure is most often done urgently and under high stress. It must be done automatically.
The Velcro cover should be places on the black Velcro after every use to keep it clean from fibres and prevent the fabric from being damaged.
The limb cuff comes with one strap, one Velcro cover and two buttons/pin/lanyard locking systems.
The Pinel Long Utility Strap
There are three main uses for the long utility strap, formerly called bed strap/torso control belt: emergency restraining, limb control and mobile restraining.
For emergency restraining use the long utility strap with the brown trim to control the upper body. This prevents head butting, biting and powerful rotational punches.
The strap is applied by centering the strap at the nape of the neck and throwing the end pieces over the shoulders.
The strap is pulled from underneath the armpits and the patient is pulled backwards flat on the bed. It takes very little strength to hold the patient on the bed. The end of the straps can be wrapped underneath a leverage point and held to keep the patient in position.
Another use of the Large Utility strap is to allow control of the Limb belts at the ankles. By passing the strap through the grey tabs, the length of the leg movement is controlled inch by inch.
The long utility strap can also be used for mobile restraining. The strap allows the handler to have complete control of the patient's upper body while transporting them. When attached to the limbs, the patient is unable to push the limb straps down.
The long utility strap comes with One strap and two button/pin/lanyard locking system.
The Pinel Small Utility Strap
The small strap with the multiple grommet holes and buckle at the end is extremely useful for a number of applications.
The small utility strap can be used for the following purposes:
1) Attachment strap for the waist belt - four straps arrive with the waist belt and attach to the bed frame
2) To control the rotation of the waist belt - can position a patient on his/her side or to prevent rotation
3) For exceptionally strong patients where the sewn in straps may not be strong enough, the strap can be inserted in the buckles to provide extra strength
4) In a chair, to prevent the patient from sliding down. Simply pass the strap from the back of the chair to the front, then between the patient's legs and attached the the waist belt.
5) Restricting movement of the limb straps. I.e., prevent a patient from reaching the velcro and pulling it
In emergency situations
the strap can be used as the third strap for additional security. For example, it can prevent the patient from reaching the Velcro cuff with his teeth. The strap can also be attached to the end of the bed to prevent the legs from lifting up.
The long utility strap can be used as a temporary soft shackle to prevent running or kicking. It can also be passed under a chair, attached to the waist belt and used to prevent the patient from sliding out of the chair.
Finally, when buckled together as a waist belt, the combined small utility straps can serve as the attachment points of the limb belts. Limb belts can then be adjusted to any length.
For instructions for use and training videos, please contact us and we'll be happy to provide support: