Use assistive devices in transferring, eating, and dressing. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
Use should include
- caring for and using prosthetic and orthotic devices
- assisting with the application and removal of braces and prosthetic devices
- assisting with ambulating (using gait belt, cane, walker, or crutches)
- assisting in transferring (client/resident/patient who can stand) from bed to chair and chair to bed
- assisting with use of wheelchair, shower chair, Geri-chair, and bedside commode
- transferring client/resident/patient (using lift sheet) from bed to stretcher/stretcher to bed
- transferring client/resident/patient using mechanical lift.
- What assistive devices are available to the client/resident?
- What specific maintenance do assistive devices require?
- What are the proper operations of the various devices?
- Where do you find information about which devices are to be used for specific clients/residents/patients?