Program Contents: 32 minutes
Captioning: Closed Captioned
Copyright Date: 2009
People naturally want to be independent. When they cannot walk or move easily because of age or disability, they still prefer getting around by themselves rather than having to rely upon others. Aids such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and canes can provide increased independence and mobility.
Care providers who assist those who are using wheelchairs or other mobility aids need specific training in order to provide safe, effective help. This program teaches care providers about important safety concerns, proper use of equipment and the importance of body mechanics. Viewers learn by watching professional experts demonstrate a variety of transfers and other procedures.
The topics covered:
- Safety and sensitivity issues
- Principles of body mechanics
- Parts of the wheelchair
- Body control points
- Gait belt use
- Stand pivot transfers in a variety of settings
- Squat pivot transfer
- Transfer out of a lounge or soft chair
- Vehicle transfer
- Loading the wheelchair into a car
- Maneuvering ramps and curbs
- Bathroom equipment
- Preventing pressure ulcers
- Types and uses of walkers, crutches and canes
Program comes with 10 pages of support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.