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Nissen Straps


Each leg is wrapped with a 1″ thick pad to secure the patient regardless of the angle of the patient’s position on the table. The standard Nissen strap, 48″ long, fits most patients and has a weight capacity of 600 lbs. Sold in pairs.

  • Nissen strap offers the support needed during steep reverse Trendelenburg positioning
  • Standard Nissen Strap is 48″L x 2″W
  • Bariatric Nissen Straps, 72"L x 2"W, is also available
  • 20"L x 5"W x 1" thick pad offers complete support
  • Attaches to side rail quickly and securely
  • Two required Simple Clamps sold separately

Required Accessory: Purchase Two
Simple Clamps

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Nissen Straps   800-0055

Initial Release:


SchureMed (081001460)
452 Randolph Street, Abington, MA 02351 USA 
Toll Free (888) 724-8763  |  Ph (781) 982-7000
Fax (781) 982-7001  |

Authorized Manufacturer
Emergo Europe Prinsessegracht 20, 2514 AP The Hague, The Netherlands

Become familiar with patient positioning device’s features before use with patient. Always practice on a nurse, physician or appropriate volunteer prior to using clinically.

Attachment/Set Up Instructions

  1. Insert mounting post into clamp and securely lock into place
  2. Wrap around patient’s leg so that the pad faces toward the inner thigh
  3. Attach the clip on the buckle side to the mounting post clip. Adjust by lifting the buckle and pulling strap
Removal Instructions
  1. Loosen the strap by lifting the buckle then remove the clip
  2. Loosen the accessory clamp and remove the Nissen straps by lifting them out of the clamps
  3. Remove the accessory clamps for the side rails

Intended Use
The intended use is to provide a safe system for positioning patients in reverse Trendelenburg.

General Specifications
Device Dimensions (maximum)
  • Length: 48” +/- 0.5”
  • Width: 6” +/- 0.5”
  • Depth: 2” +/-  0.5”
  • Device Weight: 3.5 +/-  0.5 lbs

Overview of Components
The NISSEN STRAPS are an O.R. table accessory that attach to the sides of the surgical table to with an accessory clamp.

General Information
  • Product not made with (NRL) Natural Rubber Latex
  • Device supports 500 lb proportional patient load (6'4" tall patient per 99% human body model)
  • Product warranty covers product from manufacturing defects for period of 2 years
  • If damaged in shipping, call Customer Service at (888) 724-8763 or (781) 982-7000 to obtain Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. For product warranty issues, contact Customer Service.
  • Product is maintenance-free, check product condition before next use
  • Life of device is 5 years under normal use
  • Store device between  –4 °F to +86 °F
  • Clean with hospital grade disinfectant
  • Pads conform to Cal #117
  • General - Prevent infection by cleaning and disinfecting product before disposal
  • Packaging - Dispose packaging material via household waste according to national requirements
  • SchureMed accepts back used or retired products - or dispose of product in accordance with national requirements

Product Use Warnings

Product should not exceed maximum load 500 lb. patient. Restrictions result from the permissible overall load, among other things, of accessory rails when using operating tables with a low maximum load capacity. Strictly follow instructions for your Operating Table system.


Hazard resulting from incorrect use. Strictly follow instructions for your Operating Table system. 

Do not use equipment if worn, damaged, or if pieces are missing.

Cleaning Recommendation
Follow current Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Journal Guidelines for proper cleaning and disinfection procedure.

Adhere to standards for blood-borne pathogens from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Use recommended protective clothing, gloves, masks and eye protection to clean accessory.

Strictly read/follow manufacturer’s directions for cleaning fluids. DO NOT use cleaners containing phenolics.
  1. Remove major contaminants from accessory with disposable materials. Follow appropriate bio-hazard waste disposal procedures.
  2. Apply cleaning fluid liberally to entire accessory and wipe with clean, lint-free cloth until all moisture and cleaning fluid is removed from accessory
  3. Let accessory dry

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