I can still remember feeling the cool grass against my skin while I looked for stars on a warm summer evening. Even as a small child, stars caught my attention. I still like to look up at them as an adult, but now I am more focused on the 5 star ratings than the ones in the sky.
Seating and positioning is often overlooked as a key component to achieving a 5 star rating even though we all know that therapy effects quality outcomes measures. As therapists, we can change that!
When a therapist critically thinks about seating and positioning and determines the most appropriate products for their patient, it can result in decreased wounds, pain, restraints and falls. Additionally, when a patient is positioned properly, they are often able to increase independence with functional tasks like grooming and self-feeding. In addition to improving the quality of life for your patients, this feeds into Quality Measures, Survey results, and your 5 Star Rating.
If you and your team are working on quality outcome measures and 5 star ratings, then be sure to pick an appropriate cushion for each patient in your building- everyone deserves an appropriate cushion under them.
The PostureWorks products and programs are here to support your goals for improved care and function.
Contact The PostureWorks today to speak with a Healthcare Consultant about improving lives through better wheelchair