WELCOME TO DANISH HEALTHCARE
Disposable straps for patient positioning are used to help immobilise patients under anaesthesia, and are excellent for infection control purposes. Proper patient positioning is critical to patient safety, and a durable safety strap is often required for specific positioning techniques. When selecting a patient positioning strap, it is important to consider the safety and wellbeing of the patient during their procedure.
By selecting disposable positioning straps from Danish Healthcare, you will reduce the risk of patient injury and maximise patient safety. Our straps are made from flexible materials and provide a soft form of patient restraint that reduces injury and can be used during all phases of preoperative surgeries. Features of the disposable Velcro self-strap restraint system include versatility, residue-free adhesion, and a non-metal construction. They are also latex free, and disposable for infection control.
CHALLENGES WITH REUSABLE STRAPS
BACTERIA & VIRUS
Bacteria and viruses are often transmitted from the patient to the strap, during surgery. MRSA and other skin bacteria are transmitted when the patient's skin comes into contact with the strap.
Body fluids such as blood and mucus are also very likely to be transferred from the patient to the strap, via the nurse's gloves.
Bacteria and viruses can get trapped in the velcro and stitching, which makes it impossible to clean by wiping with chlorine or alcohol alone.
To clean reusable straps properly, they must be machine washed above 80°C.
Velcro degrades when washed above 60°C. Reusable straps are degraded after only 10 washes, when washed above 80°C.
The total price per surgery, when using reusable straps, is therefore approx. three times higher in relation to the price of single-use straps.
COST PER SURGERY
Approx. 3 x more expensive
By using disposable straps from Danish Healthcare, you achieve the following:
Eliminating the risk of cross-contamination via straps
Eliminating extra workflows by cleaning straps after surgery
Reduction of cost on straps by up to 66%
A simple solution to a real challenge