If you are undertaking a trial, you will need to retain the original box you received your product in, the inner packaging and correctly re-box your product.
Ensure that all components of the product have been thoroughly cleaned and free of any contaminants before returning at the end of your trial period.
How to Use
Arm Support Daggerboard Placement
With the patient on the table, insert the daggerboard underneath the lab table mattress at the appropriate position. The patient’s body weight will keep the daggerboard in place. Ensure that the Arm Support/XR daggerboard is pushed firmly to the edge of the mattress.
Arm Support XR Daggerboard Placement (ArmSure + Shield)
With the patient on the table, insert the daggerboard underneath the lab table mattress at the appropriate position. The patient’s body weight will keep the daggerboard in place. Ensure that the Arm Support XR daggerboard is pushed firmly to the edge of the mattress.
Patient Arm Positioning
Position the patient’s arm so that it is sitting flat on the Arm Support/XR and adjust the support surface in the cranial/caudal direction to ensure that their hand does not hang off the device.
The Arm Support/XR has multiple strap positioning options, depending on the patient and the procedure. This can allow for additional patient security if required and flexibility when considering IV lines or anaesthesia.
Place one strap around the patient’s elbow. This will prevent the patient from pulling their arm out towards the back of the Arm Support/XR.
Place a second strap around the patient’s forearm, near the wrist. Not only will this allow clinicians to access IV lines, but it will also prevent the patient from touching the sterile field.
Firstly, locate the strap slots closest to the daggerboard of the Arm Support/XR.
Begin inserting the straps from underneath the Arm Support/XR and pull upwards. The strap needs to be inserted at the orientation so that the stoppers can secure the strap in place. The strap should be inserted with the ridges facing toward the Arm Support/XR.
Pull until it reaches the stopper at the end of the strap.
Securing the Strap in Place
Once the patient is correctly positioned, drape the strap across the patient’s forearm to connect to the desired bracket.
Insert the strap into the hook once at the preferred position and the desired tautness. The ridges on the straps ensure they will sit in place for the duration of the procedure, eliminating the risk of them dislodging during the procedure.
Ensure that the strap is not applying excessive pressure over the forearm, but it will prevent the patient from breaching the sterile field.
Un-doing the Straps
To undo the strap, slide it out of the hook. Once all straps are undone, the patient’s arm can then be moved.
Inserting the X-Ray Shield
(ArmSure + Shield)
Insert the X-Ray Shield vertically into the rib located between the daggerboard and the Arm Support XR surface.
Moving the X-Ray Shield
(ArmSure + Shield)
To move the X-Ray Shield, slide it across the rib and ensure it is in the optimum position to reduce clinician scatter radiation exposure.
Make sure not to slide the X-Ray Shield too far either side of the Arm Support XR rib. This will cause a weight imbalance and the Shield will fall off.
Removing the X-Ray Shield
(ArmSure + Shield)
To remove the X-Ray Shield, lift it vertically for clearance out of the rib on the Arm Support XR.
Removing the Arm Support Daggerboard
To remove the Daggerboard, slide it out from underneath the mattress.
The Arm Support/XR should be removed before the patient comes off the lab table.
Removing the Straps from the Arm Support
To remove the straps from the Arm Support/XR, pull the strap straight down from underneath the daggerboard. The strap can then be removed completely.
ArmSure + Shield Storage
To store the ArmSure and X-Ray Shield:
Simply lay the shield flat on the daggerboard surface.
The straps can be placed into the ArmSupport XR rib.