BHIS™ Cardiothoracic Support Bra

BHIS™ Cardiothoracic Support Bra

The BHIS™ Bra has been shown to provide support and comfort following cardiothoracic surgery. It has been designed in the UK by clinical experts in cardiothoracic surgery and surgical site infection prevention.

 

As well as providing comfort and support after cardiothoracic surgery, the BHIS™ Bra allows easy access to assess and dress the wound.

Key features

  • Side panels to reduce pressure on the wound
  • Removable and adjustable straps for comfort and access to the wound
  • Breathable panels to reduce moisture build up
  • Two-way stretch to accommodate fluid weight gain associated with cardiac surgery
  • Front opening for wound assessment and wound dressing
  • Triple hook and eye fastening with the option to leave lower hooks undone to avoid pressure on the lower wound
  • Seams and labels on the outside of the bra to protect the skin and provide greater comfort
  • Band suitable for use with the majority of chest drains
  • Designed to give side support as opposed to a conventional bra which focuses on uplift
  • Suitable for day and night wear
  • Full standard size range, 28A – 56H
  • Bespoke range: 28-56DD, FF & HH
Side panels
Front opening
Breathable panels
Adjustable straps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Manufactured by CUI International, 31 St John Street, Leicester under licence from Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. The “BHIS” mark is the registered trade mark of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.”
Community Registered Design No. 004673143-0001.

The BHIS™ Bra is suitable for female patients who need a midline chest incision for heart surgery.

Patients who need new implant devices after surgery (e.g. pacemaker) can also use the product but the shoulder strap on the affected side should be left unfastened so it is not resting on the implant wound.

Caution
DO NOT use in cases of delayed wound closure (chest stented), chemotherapy, breast surgery or extremely fragile skin. Seek medical advice if unsure.

 

 

“Manufactured by CUI International, 31 St John Street, Leicester under licence from Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. The “BHIS” mark is the registered trade mark of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.”
Community Registered Design No. 004673143-0001.

How to measure & check fit

Before the operation, take two measurements in a sitting position wearing your own bra. Measurement A exhale (stomach out) and measure under bust approximately two inches under breast crease, B measure circumference over bust.

Cup size equals: B (over bust measurement) minus A (rib/under bust measurement) resulting in your order size.

 

 

Example:
Measurement A = 38″           Measurement B = 44″
Calculate (B) 44″ minus (A) 38″ = 6″ difference (left column on measuring chart)
Bra size = 38E

To check fit:
Ensure two fingers can be comfortably placed under:
1. The band/under the front fasteners (i.e. over wound)
2. Under the armpits
3. Under the top of the shoulder strap

Check the fit daily. If it becomes too tight, seek medical advice. Do not wear a poorly fitting bra as this risks damaging the wound.

 

To view the fitting chart please click here.

“Manufactured by CUI International, 31 St John Street, Leicester under licence from Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. The “BHIS” mark is the registered trade mark of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.”
Community Registered Design No. 004673143-0001.

To view the fitting chart please click here.

To order, you can either call our Freephone number on 0800 279 2050 or purchase direct from our online store.

“Manufactured by CUI International, 31 St John Street, Leicester under licence from Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. The “BHIS” mark is the registered trade mark of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.”
Community Registered Design No. 004673143-0001.

To view – BHIS™ Bra: Information for patients click here

To view – BHIS™ Bra: Information for Healthcare Professionals click here

To view – What causes infection click here

To view – Surgical wound healing click here 

To view – How to prevent wound infection click here 

 

 

“Manufactured by CUI International, 31 St John Street, Leicester under licence from Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. The “BHIS” mark is the registered trade mark of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.”
Community Registered Design No. 004673143-0001.

Author(s) Title
Rochon, M., Gibb, D., Mullins, C., et al. Quality improvement: chest support to aid recovery following median sternotomy in female cardiac patients View

 

 

 

“Manufactured by CUI International, 31 St John Street, Leicester under licence from Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. The “BHIS” mark is the registered trade mark of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.”
Community Registered Design No. 004673143-0001.