Help to find an unremovable bracelet for confused patients?

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  1. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My health care facility is looking for a new kind of bracelet to put on our confused (or combative) residents to let us know if they try to get outside. We need something strong that cannot be removed by the patient, only staff with appropriate tools. Currently we use a 1/2 inch copper bracelet where we drill a hole in the device that activates the alarm (a square plastic thing) and attach the copper chain to it and put in on the resident's wrist or ankle.
    Our current supplier is no longer making these chains and the boss is looking for something new. Another downside to the copper is it discolors itself and the patient's skin.
    Anyone have any ideas? Do you happen to know what they use on inmates to keep them from taking ID bracelets off?
    Thank you!
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    The tie wraps we sometimes use on legs will work, they have even been used to restrain hands, similar to handcuffs.
    Not as pleasant to look at, but gets the job done. And well within budget.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:You mean those plastic ones? They can get a pair of scissors and cut them off.

    Something metal would work but dunno what it would be.
     
  4. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your replies! Anyone else? [​IMG]
     
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You mean zip ties? Don't see how that could work as they could get them off (With scissors, or anything sharp).
     
  6. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I ask the price range your facility is looking at?
     
  7. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, I do not have that information. My boss did kinda choke when he was looking at other chains in the $80 range, so I guess that is out, lol.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Doesnt your door alarm company provide the bracelets?
     
  9. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think that something like the medical alert bracelets, but made unremovable and with a chip. What about alarms on the doors that are opened without a code? That is what is used in the facility where my sister in love was. Or, the cost of an imbedded chip is cheaper than a lawsuit...
     
  10. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not sure. They most likely supply the actual wandergaard device which sounds the door alarm and the standard bracelets which are just a thin plastic bracelet with the wandergaard device on.... but I know they do NOT provide the ones we need for patients who try to remove them. We buy those chains but need something new.
     

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