BuckleGarde is a security cover that surrounds the safety buckles
used in medical and paramedical transport, deterring the patient
from actuating the push button and releasing the buckle. Some
patients, because of confusion, intoxication or suicidal ideations, do
not want to remain on their gurneys, wheelchairs, beds, or other
medical apparatuses. Patients have removed their safety straps by
actuating the push button, causing injury to themselves and medical
The BuckleGarde provides an added deterrent to safety buckles that
is short of more aggressive two-point or four-point patient restraints.
Safety buckles secured with a BuckleGarde cannot easily be released
by the patient. If the patient attempts to release the safety buckle,
the BuckleGarde introduces enough of a delay for other interventions
to be undertaken.
The cover includes a slot for the safety buckle tongue and an
enclosure that surrounds the push button mechanism on the receiver
of the safety buckle. The safety buckle is released by pushing a
trauma shear blade, standard automobile key, or similar device
through a slot on the BuckleGarde, actuating the safety buckle push
Deterrence - The BuckleGarde helps deter patients from harming
themselves by unbuckling the safety straps used during medical
transport, handling, observation, and positioning.
Options - BuckleGarde works with the safety buckles currently used
in the industry to bridge the gap between verbal restraint and more
aggressive restraint methods.
How Does It Work?
Step 1: Cover the buckle
Step 2: Press the buckle together to
lock as normal
Step 3: Put in a key or similar device
and press down against the push
button to release the buckle
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