An ancient problem Since ancient times the necessity of immobilizing a patient for his recovery was common. However, restraining limbs often delayed recovery, for example by causing panic attacks or bedsores. Up to the 1960s restraint methods remained the same. Then the equally simple and brilliant idea of a worried and caring father should open a new chapter in the history of restraints.
A toddler’s misery Said father had a two-year-old son, who suffered from severe pneumonia. When the boy resisted the necessary bed rest, the doctors had no other choice but to tie him down by his hands and feet. Confused and terrified the little boy refused to eat. When faced with this new problem, the doctors ordered force-feeding. The desperate parents couldn’t bear that thought and took their child home at their own risk.
Love is inventive In the comfort of his own home the little boy quickly regained his old spirits and appetite, but he still would not stay in bed. This prompted the father to create a harness to keep his son in bed, but with plenty of freedom to move, foremost leaving hands and feet unrestrained. The sick youngster accepted the harness, stayed in bed and soon recovered.
A solution for many Years later, the father learned about the extent of medical restraints. Many patients had to suffer, just because they were not staying in bed or simply would fall out of bed - a problem he had already solved for his son many years before. Renowned physicians recognized the benefits for patients and nursing staff. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bürger-Prinz introduced the new restraint at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). Among experts the SEGUFIX-System was met with great approval, and shortly after the SEGUFIX-System was established internationally as the approved method of patient restraint.
Maximum freedom with minimal restraint Restraint requirements are complex, and at times it may be necessary to restrain limbs. To meet the individual requirements our product range was expanded in close cooperation with medical professionals. Whenever new products are being developed the guiding principle ‘Maximum freedom with minimal restraint‘ is always applied.
The humane restraint Accordingly the SEGUFIX-System offers sophisticated positioning and restraint solutions for patients and care personnel. For the first time these solutions allowed for targeted restraint and thus prevent degrading and excessive restraint of past days. Consequently medical experts described the SEGUFIX-System unanimously as the ‘humane restraint‘ when it was introduced. In all areas of patient care and even in difficult care situations, the humane approach results in great relief for everyone involved.
Reliability in daily care As inventor and manufacturer of the SEGUFIX-System we are happy to offer products that allow you to provide safe and reliable care. As a family business with 40 years of experience, the next generation will also support you as a reliable partner with continuity, quality and professionalism.