When a person's world is limited to one room and the interactions that occur there, the experience can be frustrating and uncomfortable. The home care professional and primary caregiver can improve the patient's physical comfort and emotional well-being by providing safe, gentle bedrest care.
Caring for someone on bedrest requires physical and emotional strength as well as important technical skills. This program teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers the essential skills needed when caring for someone on bedrest.
Qualified health care professionals demonstrate how to perform procedures in ways that safeguard both the care provider and the patient/client.
The topics covered are:
- • Proper posture and body mechanics
• Recognition and prevention of pressure ulcers
• Bedrest positions
• Moving and positioning someone in bed
• Mechanical lift use
• Bedpan use
• Making an occupied bed
• Elasticized stockings
• Active range of motion exercise