Etac Butterfly Glide Wing
The Etac Butterfly Glide Wing is an additional component available for use with the Etac Butterfly Board
The Etac Bufferfly Glide Wing simply slides along the board and provides additional slide function during the transfer and also prevents shear.
Etac Butterfly Glide Wing Features & Benefits
- Designed specifically for use with the Etac Butterfly Board
- Available in two sizes
- Constructed from nylon with additional polyester padding
- Wipe off with soapy water or disinfectant
When moving a client from bed to chair or other seat, position the wheelchair at an angle of 45 ̊ from the bed. Distance between two supporting surfaces must not ex- ceed 250mm. The black surfaces under the Butterfly glide board must be supported.
Position the glide board so that the cutout rests firmly against the wheelchair wheel. The other side must be positioned on e.g. the bed next to the client's thigh. Remember to apply brakes to lock wheelchair and bed
To use with glide wings
Fitting the glide wings: position these over the Butterfly glide board so that they are flush with the cutout on the glide board. Push the Velcro tapes to the back (and feed through the handle). The tape is flush with both cutouts. Turn the Butterfly glide board and fasten the Velcro tape. The client leans away from the direction of movement and either the carer or the client him/herself pushes a small part of the glide wing under the client's buttock/ thigh. The client now leans in the direction of movement. Pushing him/herself away from the mat- tress, the client now glides slowly over to the wheelchair. Depending on how self-supportive the client is, the carer can help the client either by support- ing the upper body with a Support Belt or completing the move using a Sling.
If a slant is established (e.g. if the bed is slightly higher than the wheelchair), the client will slide more easily from one to the other. To prevent strain on the knees in connection with the above moves, it may be beneficial to use a Pediturn turn- plate and a Support Belt, so that the client does not twist at the knee and the carer has a good grip on the client. To remove Butterfly board, the client moves his/her weight from the glide board, lifts and then pulls it free.
Read these instructions carefully.
Always check the product before use and after washing.
The client must have good balance.
There is a risk that the client may slide down. Never leave the client alone on a glide board or on the edge of the bed.
Never use the Butterfly Board under wet conditions as the underside of the board may become slippery in contact with water.
Never leave the Butterfly Board on the floor.
To ensure that the client feels safe and that every manual handling is smooth, always plan the manual handling in advance.
If in any doubt - please contact Easy Care Systems/ Occupational Therapist/ Moving and handling specialist
Never use a defective product. If the product shows signs of wear-and-tear, it must be scrapped.
It is important that carers receive instruction in manual handling.
For further information, contact Easy Care Systems/ Occupational Therapist/ Moving and handling specialist
Always use the correct manual handling techniques.
Remember to use the client's resources.
Remember to apply brakes to lock wheelchair and bed.
The product should be checked regularly, preferably each time it is used.
Never try to repair a product yourself. Never use a defective product.
NOTE - Specifications may change at the manufacturers discretion. Any changes will be updated accordingly and no orders will be processed without prior notification. All orders are subject to Easy Care Systems Ltd Terms and Conditions.