Fit For Life patient handling training course.

Sitting Posture, Seating and Positioning Workshop For Nursing Homes 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

The difference to someone’s independence can simply be facilitated through correct seating. Recognising the challenges faced with the selection and purchase of seating, we aim to educate team members to understand the effects of correct seating and posture and care.

We can also help with identifying the chair profile you have yourself and inform the team on resident suitability.

 

Outline:

  • Define sitting posture and seating and review how posture and seating affects function.

  • Identify the problems/risk factors associated with abnormal posture and seating.

  • Review chair mechanisms, such as ‘tilt and recline’ and ‘adjustable and elevating’ foot rests, to promote optimum sitting posture.

  • The workshop also looks at repositioning and using handling equipment combined with good manual handling.

 

Duration: This will vary from two to four hours depending on the pre-agreed scope.

Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house with current team members.

 

Results/Benefits:

  • Improved patient sitting posture promoting maximum independence and function for ADL’s.

  • Improved repositioning of residents promoting independence for residents and safety for all.

  • Prevention of posture related complications for residents through improved sitting posture and enhanced reporting and referral for seating interventions.

  • All attendees get to practice techniques, and receive a certificate of attendance.

For more information on this workshop or other please call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team.