Posted on November 17, 2017
Complete a mobility & Skin Integrity Assessment
Assess the client’s general health, cognition, posture, skin condition, balance, coordination, body symmetry, and upper/lower extremity function. Lifestyle and preferences, as well as functional skills and physical abilites are also part of the initial assessment. Finally, consider the client’s health (is their weight stable, do they have any upcoming surgeries, etc.).
Determine the correct size of the cushion to ensure the client receives the full benefit of the cushion’s properite
Trial the cushion with the client to determine if it meets the intended goals for the client. HME also offers pressure mapping to assist in complex cases.
More Details: Health Corner – Issue 7