ReTurn 7500 and 7400 User Manual Ver 14
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ReTurn7500 and ReTurn7400 are used indoors for shorter transfers between wheelchair and bed, wheelchair and toilet/ portable toilet/wheelchair or chair/armchair. ReTurn7500 and ReTurn7400 can also be used to aid repositioning farther back in the chair. Both models are designed for easy manoeuvring and use in confined spaces. They are easy to assemble and disassemble in just two sections for easier transport and storage. ReTurn7500 is available in two versions. One model has an opening at the upper vertical handle for hooking of ReTurnBelt. ReTurn7400 is lower than ReTurn7500 and is designed mainly for children and short adults.
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Check the condition and function of the assistive
during a transfer. Keep the user manual where it is accessible
device regularly. Always inspect the product after
to users of the product. Always make sure that you have the
laundering. Check to ensure that seams and material
right version of the user manual. The most recent editions of
are free from damage. Check to ensure that fabric
user manuals are available for downloading from our website,
is not worn or faded. If there are signs of wear, the
product must be discarded.
Special requirements and conditions
• ReTurn is intended for shorter transfers.
A. Push the rising ladder/
The chassis and raising
tube down into the mount-
ladder can be carried
ing fixtures on the chassis,
separately. Carry the
so that the height-adjust-
chassis by holding the
ment buttons are facing
tube on the front end of
towards the caregiver.
the product. Transport, e.g., by car,
B. Insert the fixture knobs
and storage are easy,
and tighten. Check to
since the ReTurn can
ensure that the fixture
be disassembled in two
knobs are securely tight-
ened before using the ReTurn.
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• Return can only be used on flat floor. • The caregiver must always apply counter pressure in a safe way when the user is standing up, sitting down and during the actual transfer. Note! Always perform a risk assessment before using ReTurn. To transfer with ReTurn, the user must be able to: • support weight while standing • stand up and maintain balance (with support) • grasp handles • understand instructions NOTE! Increased tipping risk. If ReTurn7400 is used for users of normal height, it is essential that the user can support his/her weight while standing and can maintain balance for a prolonged period. 3
Chassis and placement of feet The feet are placed one on either side, see foot markings on base plate. The user’s weight must be centred on the product’s support surface (all weight between the wheels); i.e., the user must be in a standing position. The user’s weight must not be outside of the support surface.
There is a brake for each wheel. With your foot, press down Adjust the lower-leg support so that the upper edge of the plate is about 3 cm/two fingers below the lower edge of the kneecaps. Pull the two pins to loosen. Adjust to the appropriate height. Ensure that the pins lock securely into place. The lower-leg support can also be adjusted laterally.
Testing standing function
on the red marking on the brake plate. Press all the way down. To release the brake, press on the brake plate so that it resumes its original position (green marking); ensure that the wheels roll freely.
Training standing function
ReTurn is ideal for testing a user’s
ReTurn can be used to train the
standing function in cases where
user’s standing, sitting and sit-
there is uncertainty as to whether
to-stand function. To measure
the user is able to rise from a seat-
improvement, use a stopwatch or
ed to a standing position.
clock with a second hand to time the user.
Bed to wheelchair Place the wheelchair at some distance from the bed to allow enough working space. Lock the wheelchair wheels. Place the user’s feet on the base plate. The user grasps the raising ladder, leans forward, and then raises himself/herself. Pull the ReTurn back somewhat, and then steer in towards the wheelchair. Position the ReTurn close enough to enable good placement in the wheelchair. The caregiver applies counter pressure before the user sits down.
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Farther back in the chair
If the user slides forward in the wheelchair, the ReTurn can be used to help the user to slide farther back in the chair. Remove/raise the wheelchair foot plates, and then run the ReTurn in towards the wheelchair. The user places his/her feet on the foot plate, grasps the raising ladder, leans forward, and then lifts from the seat. The caregiver provides counter pressure. Slide the user farther back in the chair when he/she has lifted slightly from the seat.
Using ReTurnBelt together with ReTurn7500 See manual for ReTurnBelt. ReTurnBelt is used for raising from a seated to a standing position, and for support in the standing position in combination with the use of ReTurn transfer platform. ReTurnBelt has a more rigid lower section for easy application and an elastic upper section for a better and more comfortable fit. ReTurnBelt has several gripping alternatives and a locking strap for extra support and safety in connection with the use of the ReTurn platform.
Two caregivers with ReTurnBelt
One caregiver with ReTurnBelt
Brake the wheels on the ReTurn. The user then leans
Fasten the clasp without tensioning the strap. A click is heard
forward and grasps the handles on the ReTurn. The
when the clasp is secured.
caregivers then grasp the handles on the ReTurnBelt.
Brake the wheels on ReTurn. The caregiver encourages the user to lean forward while
ReTurnBelt allows different gripping alternatives, and
providing support during raising by grasping either a handle
helps and encourages the user to lean forward.
or the strap.
One caregiver helps the user to lean forward and pro-
The user leans forward and grasps the handles on ReTurn.
vides support during raising.
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When it is necessary to attach ReTurnBelt to ReTurn7500
ReTurn7500, with opening
for hooking of ReTurnBelt
ReTurn7500: Do not secure the clasp on the ReTurnBelt before rising. When the user is in a standing position facing the ReTurn, the strap can be placed around one of the vertical handles. Secure the clasp on the ReTurnBelt. A click is heard when the clasp is secured (Image 1). ReTurn7500, with opening on the upper vertical handle: Fasten the clasp on the ReTurnBelt without tensioning the strap. A click is heard when the clasp is secured. When the user is in a standing position facing the ReTurn, the strap is passed through the opening in the upper vertical handle and placed against the middle support bar (Image 2). Now, transfer the user with ReTurn. Plan carefully to ensure that the transfer is as short as possible (Image 3).
Sitting down Brake the wheels on the ReTurn. Ensure that the user is standing in a secure position facing the ReTurn, so that the locking strap is loosened. Undo the clasp and remove the strap from the ReTurn. Fold it under the edge of the belt, so that it does not catch on anything. Help the user into a seated position with the help of the ReTurnBelt. To toilet/shower chair For transfers to the toilet, space is allowed for the caregiver to assist the user with the pants. The back also has a small recess that allows the user to get close to the toilet and achieve a good seated position.
Care of the product The surface of the product can be cleaned with warm water or a soap solution. If disinfection is needed, 70 % ethanol, 45 % isopropanol or similar should be used.
Medical Device Class I Medical Device Class I. The product complies with the requirements of the Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC. Contact your local distributor if you have any questions about the product and its use. See www.handicare.com for a complete list of distributors.
Expected lifetime Up to 10 years of normal use 6
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Padding for leg support
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Simple solutions for great results SystemRoMedic™ is the name of Handicare’s unique easy transfer concept, the market’s widest and most comprehensive range of clever, easy-to-use and safe transfer and lifting aids designed to make life easier, both for the user and for the caregiver. SystemRoMedic™ is a complete solution that provides for the majority of patient transfer or manual handling requirements. From the simplest to the most complex scenarios, from the lightest to the heaviest. The concept encompasses assistive devices for four different categories of transfers: •
Transfer, assistive devices for manual transfers of users between two locations.
Positioning, assistive devices for manual repositioning of users within the same location.
Support, assistive devices for mobility support e.g., during sit-to-stand or gait training.
Lifting, assistive devices for manual and mechanical lifting of users.
Improved work environment, improved quality of care and cost savings The philosophy behind SystemRoMedic™ is focused on the prevention and reduction of occupational injuries while allowing users to experience a greater sense of independence and dignity. Through a unique combination of training and a complete range of efficient transfer aids, SystemRoMedic™ offers improvement of both work environment and quality of care and, at the same time, achieves significant cost savings.
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For questions about the product and its use Please contact your local Handicare and SystemRoMedic™ representative. A complete list of all our partners with their contact details can be found on our website; www.handicare.com.
Handicare offers solutions and support to increase the independence of disabled or elderly people as well as to improve the convenience of those who are caring for them. The Handicare Group is one of the leading healthcare companies in Europe with its own manufacturing organizations and sales companies in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, France, China, Canada and the USA. Handicare’s products are also distributed by partners in more than 40 countries worldwide. Our wide range of high-quality products includes various manual and power wheelchairs, seating systems, scooters, a complete easy transfer system and other patient handling aids, stairlifts, car adaptations, rise and recline chairs, and bathing and toileting products.
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