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
Attaching the Locking Leg Assembly to the Daggerboard
Insert the locking leg into the corresponding component located on the daggerboard.
Ensure the locking mechanism is facing away from the daggerboard. This will allow the clinician to adjust the height during patient positioning.
Check underneath the daggerboard that the release clip is fully engaged, ensuring complete security of the locking leg assembly.
To insert the daggerboard between the mattress and the image table surface, lift the mattress slightly and slide the daggerboard fully under the patient’s head.
When pushing the Overhead Arm Support daggerboard underneath the mattress, ensure the locking leg assembly is positioned in close until it is sitting adjacent to the mattress. This will ensure product security throughout the procedure.
The daggerboard can also be inserted underneath a pillow on top of the mattress. Simply slide the daggerboard fully underneath the pillow into the correct position.
The device will support one or both arms in the supine position and a single arm when used with the posterior oblique position.
To position the patient, lift one or both arms up to the device until their arms are fully supported by the ‘wing’.
The patient’s placement may need to be adjusted depending on which position the clinician requires.
Unlocking and Locking the Locking Leg
Unlock the leg by rotating the locking mechanism to a horizontal position. This will enable adjustments to be made to the height of the device.
Once the wing is at a comfortable position for the patient and at the desired height, rotate the locking mechanism vertically. This will lock the height of the Overhead Arm Support for the remainder of the procedure.
Adjusting the Height
The Arm Support surface height can be increased or decreased by adjusting the locking leg.
To lower the height, push down on wings to lower the locking leg height. To increase the height, remove any force that pushes the wing down and the locking leg will naturally rise through the spring mechanism.
Inserting the Straps
For additional patient security and comfort, there is the option to install straps to loosely contain the patient’s arm.
The straps are inserted through the slot located on the inner part of the wing. The ridges on the strap should be facing away from the patients arm for comfort and to ensure it can be secured in the bracket.
Pull the strap until it reaches the last stopper. This ensures that the patient cannot pull the strap, removing the risk of a restless patient being able to dislodge during the procedure.
To secure, thread the strap through the bracket. The ridges will ensure it stays secure throughout the procedure.
The strap should loosely contain the patient’s arm. Ensure that there is a 2-finger width gap between the strap and arm and that it is not tight to the patient.
Strap Placement Options
The Overhead Arm Support offers multiple strap positioning options.
Two straps can be placed close to the patient’s hand for optimum patient security.
If IV lines are present, one strap can be located on the forearm further towards the patient’s elbow to facilitate IV-line access.
The Overhead Arm Support can also be used with no straps if there is no risk that the patient will dislodge during the procedure.
Un-doing & Removing the Straps
To undo the straps, simply detach from the bracket so that the patient’s arm is free.
To fully remove the strap, pull down to remove it out of the slot.
Removing the Daggerboard
To remove the daggerboard, simply slide it out from underneath the mattress whilst holding the locking leg.