Wisemover

Wisemover
Instruction for Use
IMM1033_IFU_GB · Version 5 · 2015
Illustrations
Illustration 1
Illustration 2
Illustration 3
Illustration 4
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Contents
Heading..............................................................................................................Page
General/Symbols/Intended enviroment..............................................................4
Intended use/Practical handling.........................................................................5
Notice/Materials/Cleaning.................................................................................6
Articles.............................................................................................................7
Service Information...........................................................................................8
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General
Thank you for choosing an Etac product.
At Etac we strive to improve our products all the time and
therefore we reserve the right to make changes to products without prior warning. All measurements given on
illustrations and similar material are for guidance only and
Etac cannot be held liable for errors and defects.
To avoid accidents and injury when moving and handling
the products, read the manual carefully.
The person described as "the user" in this user manual
is the person who is lying or sitting on the product. The
assistant or assistants are the people who manoeuvre the
product.
The information given in this manual, including recommendations, combinations and sizing, does not apply
to special orders and modifications. If the customer makes
adjustments, repairs or combinations not predetermined
by Etac, the Etac CE certification and Etac warranty will
be voided. If in doubt, please contact Etac.
This symbol appears alongside the text in
the manual. It draws the reader's attention
to points at which there may be a risk to the
health and safety of the user or assistant.
Warranty: Two-year warranty on material and manufacturing defects, provided that the product is used correctly.
For further information on the Etac transfer range, see
www.etac.com.
The products comply with the standards applicable for
Class 1 products in the European Council Directive MDD
93/42/EEC on medical devices.
The product can be scrapped in accordance with national
regulations.
Lot no/Batch no:
x
x
x
Production year
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Running number
Symbols
Washing
Iron
Never leave on the floor
Handwash
Do not dryclean
Warning
Wipe off
Do not bleach
Read the User Manual
Tumbledry
Risk of sliding down
Batch no./Lot no.
Keep out of the sun
Intended enviroment
Acute care, Long-term care, Home care
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User mass limit = maximum
rated load
The product can be
scrapped in accordance
with national regulations
Manufacturer
Class 1 - European Council
Directive MDD 93/42/EEC
on medical devices
Intended use
Wisemover is a unique device that can help resolve assistants' biggest difficulties.
Wisemover can be used to move the user in four directions. A sheet can easily be positioned between the two
parts of the Wisemover.
Wisemover is accessible: Wisemover can be attached permanently to the mattress under the pillow, i.e. assistants
don't have to find a device as the Wisemover is ready to
use!
Wisemover is made up of two pieces of ultra-thin smooth
nylon fabric, which is smooth on both sides. Wisemover is
fitted at the head end and under a hood.
The device improves working conditions for the assistant
while reducing the risk of shearing and friction for the
user.
Reduced risk of cross-contamination as Wisemover is not
shared by users.
Wisemover helps prevent decubitus. The Wisemover is
folded back under the pillow after use and does not reduce the pressure-relieving properties of the mattress.
Practical handling
Positioning
Grasp all sets of functional handles in one hand at once.
Then place the other hand over Wisemover close to the
body and smooth the device while releasing the first set
of functional handles (the set more or less at the users
shoulder level). Pull slowly using weight transference
towards the foot end. If the Wisemover is rolled/folded,
unfold gradually, one fold at a time. This is repeated until
Wisemover is positioned under the user (Illustration 2).
To position Wisemover: Fit the non-slip hood at the head
end in connection with bedmaking. When not in use, the
Wisemover can be rolled up or folded and stored inside
the hood (Illustration 1).
Grasp the functional handles in the top and down parts
at both sides at the foot end. Then grasp the next set of
functional handles and so on until all sets of functional
handles are gathered at the head end, after which the
Wisemover can be folded under the non-slip hood.
Use
After positioning Wisemover, the user can be mobilised up/
down in the bed, or turned from side to side by pulling on
the functional handles (Illustrations 3 and 4). The functional
handles are positioned at the heaviest parts of the body to
achieve optimal effect of the assistants' efforts. Once the
user is mobilised and positioned as needed, the Wisemover
can be removed. The assistants gather each set of functional handles once again, starting at the foot end. Once again,
they secure the handles under the hood at the head end.
pillow and under the top part of Wisemover. The sheet
can be pulled into position. To remove the top part of
Wisemover: Grasp the opposite corner at the foot end
and pull slowly up towards the bedhead. The sheet can
be hung on the sling arm and the user lifted.
A sheet can be placed between the two layers under the
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Notice
Special features
Always check the product before use and after washing.
Always make a risk assessment, and secure that the
assistive product can be used at the individual user
and in combination with other devices that it is safe
for the user and caregivers.
Never use a defective product. If the product shows signs
of wear-and-tear, it must be scrapped.
Read these instructions carefully.
It is important that assistants receive instruction in manual
handling. Etac offers advice and training for assistants. For
further information, contact Etac.
Always use the correct manual handling techniques
It is recommended that the guard rail is in place
when the user is left on the glide system, unless
a risk assessment has found that the user can be
safely left on the glide system without the need of
guard rails.
Always fold the glide system back on place under
the pillow when you have completed the transfer.
Encourage the client to assist where possible.
To ensure that the client feels safe and that every manual
handling is smooth, always plan the manual handling in
advance.
Do not use the product as a sling.
There is a risk that the user may slide off. Never
leave the user alone on the edge of the bed.
If in any doubt - please contact Etac.
Never leave the product on the floor.
Materials
Wisemover is produced in 100% nylon.
Cleaning
Washing instructions:
Do not use fabric softener – as this will reduce the glide effect.
The product should be checked regularly, preferably each
time it is used, and especially after wash.
Check that there is no damage to seams or fabric.
Never try to repair a product yourself.
Never use a defective product.
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Articles
Article no.
Description
Size (mm)
IM441
Wisemover
W850 x L2000
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Service Information
Thank you for choosing an Etac product. If the customer makes adjustments, repairs or combinations not predetermined by Etac, the
Etac CE certification and Etac warranty will be voided.
Warranty: Two-year warranty on material and manufacturing defects, provided that the product is used correctly. Before taking a
product in service always make a risk assesment according to national and/or local legislation.
First inspection:
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Is the packaging intact?
Read the label on the packaging and check the article no. and product description
Check that Short Instruction is enclosed – updated User Manual/Instruction for use can be downloaded from www.etac.com or contact your
Etac Customer Service or the local distributor.
Check the label on the product - does it include article no., product description, lot/batch no., cleaning instructions and supplier name?
Periodic Inspection:
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Make sure that your Manual transfer system always is in a perfect condition.
After wash – always check materials, stitching, handles, buckles.
If the product shows signs of wear and tear, it must be removed from service immediately.
Lot no/Batch no: x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Production year
Running number
Visual inspection/Check the product:
Stability test:
Ensure that the materials, seams, stitching,
handles, buckles are intact/faultless.
Try to bend the product verify that it feels firm,
stable and solid.
Mechanical load or stress/Test handles:
Test low/high friction:
Draw hard in the handles in opposite directions
and control the material, seams and stitching.
Test buckles:
Lock the buckle and draw in opposite directions,
control the buckle and the stitching.
Place the product on a firm surface or a bed,
place your hands on the material and test the
friction by pushing your hands down into the
product.
Low friction – slides effortlessly
High friction – no sliding/moving
Check always:
Manual transfer aids with handles, straps and buckles:
Manual transfer aids for sitting and lying transfer:
Manual transfer aids with high or low friction:
The product can be
scrapped in accordance
with national regulations
If in doubt, please contact Etac Customer Service or local distributor for more information and guidance.
For more information about training and the use of these products, contact the Etac transfer experts – www.etac.com.
Class 1 - European Council
Directive MDD 93/42/EEC
on medical devices
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User Manual
Manufacture:
Etac Immedia A/S
Egeskovvej 12
DK-8700 Horsens, Denmark
etac.immedia@etac.com
Export:
Etac Immedia A/S
Egeskovvej 12
DK-8700 Horsens
etac.immedia@etac.com
www.etac.com/exp
Etac Sverige AB
Box 203, 334 24 Anderstorp, S
Tel +46 371-58 73 00
Fax +46 371-58 73 90
info@etac.se www.etac.se
Etac AS
Pb 249, 1501 Moss, N
Tel +47 815 69 469
Fax +47 69 27 09 11
hovedkontor@etac.no
www.etac.no
Etac A/S
Egeskovvej 12, 8700 Horsens, DK
Tel +45 79 68 58 33
Fax +45 75 68 58 40
info@etac.dk www.etac.dk
Etac GMBH
Bahnhofstraße 131, 45770 Marl, D
Tel +49 236 598 710
Fax +49 236 598 6115
info@etac.de www.etac.de
Etac Holland BV
Fluorietweg 16a, 1812RR Alkmaar, NL
Tel +31 72 547 04 39
Fax +31 72 547 13 05
info.holland@etac.com www.etac.com
R82 UK Ltd.
Unit D4A, Coombswood Business Park, East Coombswood Way,
Halesowen,West Midlands B62 8BH, UK
Tel 0121 561 2222
Fax 0121 559 5437
R82uk@r82.com www.r82.co.uk
Snug Seat Inc.
12801 E. Independence Blvd., P.O. Box 1739, Matthews, NC 28106, US
Tel 1 800 336 7684
Fax 704 882 0751
information@snugseat.com www.snugseat.com
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