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Effective use of Care Chairs

News 24th January 2018

Five Facts on Effective Use of Care Chairs

1 – Leg Rest Ensure the leg rest is folded away before attempting a transfer to ensure you can get the service users as close to the chair as possible.

2 – Pelvis Ensure the service user’s pelvis is positioned to the back of the seat.

3 – Neutral Position Ensure the head and feet are supported in a neutral position.

4 – Maximise Surface Contact Area Is there any area of the body which is not in contact? This can affect pressure distribution, potentially causing some areas to be higher risk of developing a pressure sore.

5 – Tilt In Space Use tilt in space to manage pressure care. Build up sitting tolerance within the seating unit. Tilt the chair at regular intervals during the seated period to redistribute pressure.

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