Ways To Put On The EZ Lift Vest

Caregivers:

When helping someone apply the EZ Lift Vest, always tell them what you are doing so they are not startled.

 

How to Apply the EZ Lift Vest

  • With the elbow bent, guide the patient's arm through the arm opening

  • Using the adjustable chest and waist contour straps, loop the straps through the rings and comfortably secure in place (view back of garment)

  • Zip in place

  • Using the adjustable back contour straps, comfortably secure in place

  • The contour straps provide a tapered, snug and secured fit during transfer maneuvers

  • Ensure the contour straps are applied comfortably, and not secured too tightly

 

As an alternative to bending the elbow

  • Place the patient's arm through the arm opening

  • Position the vest across the patient's back

  • In the same manner as putting on a blouse or shirt, lower the vest to the waist and guide the patient's opposite arm through the arm opening

  

For Caregivers: Applying the EZ Lift Vest on a Stroke Survivor

  • Place the patient's affected arm in the arm opening first

  • Wrap the EZ Lift Vest across the back

  • With the elbow bent, guide the patient's unaffected arm through the arm opening

 

As an alternative to bending the elbow

  • Place the patient's affected arm through the arm opening first

  • Position the vest across the patient's back.

  • In the same manner as putting on a blouse or shirt, lower the vest to the waist and guide the patient's unaffected arm through the arm opening

 

For a Stroke Survivor: Tips on How to Apply the 

EZ Lift Vest

  • Use your unaffected arm to dress the affected side first.

  • To undress, remove the EZ Lift Vest from the unaffected side first, then the affected side.

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