Medco Technology Ambulation Shorts allow any caregiver with any skill set to safely and simply ambulate a patient while reducing the potential for patient or caregiver injury from falls. The Patent Pending Ambulation Shorts are constructed from Medco Tech Advanced Apex material featuring unparalleled body contouring comfort. SMART Ambulation Shorts are easily placed on the supine patient and are often placed in conjunction with the SMART Slide Sheet.
Ambulation Shorts are equipped with a strap storage pocket designed to keep the strapping and webbing out of the way while shorts are being placed and removed. Once placed, the Ambulation Shorts are easily tightened and fitted to the patient with custom tension buckles and straps. SMART Ambulation Shorts are adjusted at the patient’s leg, hip flexor and waist.
Once connected to the overhead or portable lift device Ambulation Shorts allow for simple adjustment while in use. The strap and webbing control pocket also functions as a tension and support mechanism for the patient’s chest and back.
The Medco Technology Tension Slider moves up and down the webbing, easily adjusted by the caregiver or patient to ensure maximum comfort and stability. Ambulation shorts protect patient privacy and dignity, support or hold indwelling foley catheters, feature open sides for patients with multiple lines, drains or chest tubes and with Apex fabric technology will not ride up, bind, or bunch causing painful pressure areas if the patient stops assisting during an ambulation task.
Ambulation Shorts may be used with any lift featuring a hook and loop attachment point or may be used with other ambulation specialty lifts with the proper attachments.