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First Step Leg Bath

collapsible and portable leg-bath

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A collapsible and portable leg-bath providing a practical, effective and convenient solution for patients requiring lower limb care.

Designed to be assembled, disassembled and carried easily, the First-Step Leg Bath is a convenient solution for people that suffer from, or care for, lower limb disorders, such as leg and foot ulcers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other conditions that require the lower limbs to be bathed in solutions or emollients.

Treatment of lower limb disorders using conventional buckets and bowls – which are often not sterile – is time consuming and difficult for patients unable to lift their legs. The main drawback is that treatment carried out in this way does not soak the patient’s leg for enough time and has a tendency to create a lot of secondary infections.

First-Step™ is a simple solution to this problem. It consists of a bath made from durable plastic fabric supported on a First Step - collapsible and portable leg-bathsturdy metal frame, which can be easily dismantled and transported in its own back-pack. It has a maximum undisplaced capacity of 30 litres and can be lined with a disposable membrane. The frame can be adjusted to lower or raise the volume of the bath allowing easy use for patients with limited leg mobility. After use, liquid can be removed with the bucket and battery-powered siphon.

Benefits of the First Step Leg Bath:

  • Quick and easy to use and clean
  • Reduces the risk of cross-infection
  • Offers greater patient comfort
  • Convenient to stow away and carry
  • Meets all health, safety and best infection control protocols
  • Suitable for use in both hospital and home environments

The First-Step™ Portable Leg Bath has been developed by MDTi from within the NHS to provide improved patient care and comfort in the treatment of lower leg disorders.

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