Posey Chair E-Z Release Hugger, Fits 18-22" Standard Full or Desk Arm Wheelchair TIDI 6542

Item Number: 6542
Packaging: ea
Manufacturer: Tidi Products

Features & Benefits:

  • Posey offers seating and accessories to make sitting in a chair or wheelchair easier for patients and residents.
  • Helps assist in upper body alignment. Available in a variety of different shapes, sizes and designs to accommodate the varied needs of different ¬individuals and situational needs. Constructed from medium density foam.
  • Simplified for patients with limited range of arm movement.
  • Extra long straps for extra versatility.
  • Hand loops sewn into ends of straps.
  • Fits 18"-22" (46 cm x 56 cm) standard full or desk arm ¬wheelchair.
  • Wipe clean vinyl covers.
  • Meets CA #117, Section E Flame Retardancy Standards.
  • Dimensions: 20"W x 11"D x 4" Thick (51 cm x 28 cm x 10 cm).
  • DO NOT use on a patient who is or becomes highly aggressive, combative, agitated, or suicidal.
  • STOP USE AT ONCE: if the patient has a tendency to slide forward or down in the device; or is able to self-release.
  • NOTE: A restraint with a pelvic piece will reduce the risk of sliding, or of the patient pulling the device over his or her head. See Posey Catalog.
  • DO NOT use on a patient who is unwilling or unable to follow instructions, and is at risk of a fall or re-injury from self-release.
  • Direction:
  • Position the patient in the wheelchair or chair.
  • Hold the Hugger horizontally. It can be oriented either with the straps facing forwards, or towards the patient depending on the individual’s ability to remove the Hugger.
  • Place the Hugger flat across the patient’s lap and release the Hook and Loop attachment straps.
  • If necessary, compress each side of the Hugger, squeezing it between the armrests until the Hugger lies flat on the patient’s lap.
  • Adjust the position of the Hugger so that it is snug, yet comfortable and non-restrictive for the patient.
  • Attach the Hook and Loop strap around the wheelchair arm frame to secure the Hugger in place.
  • To remove the EZ Release Hugger or Self-Releasing Hugger, pull on the easy to grasp loop straps to release the Hook and Loop. You can also release the Self-Releasing Hugger by simply having the patient stand up.


  • Patients needing upper torso support or an elevated resting spot for hands.
  • Patients who have poor upper torso alignment and/or need a firm surface to rest their elbows on.
  • Patients who require an anterior posture support.
  • Patients who require a work area or eating area on their wheelchair or similar non-wheelchair applications.
  • Products considered "self-release" or "assisted-release" must be specified by the ordering physician.
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