The impact of posture on health and function is a fundamental part of an Enabling Approach to Care. Many Care providers will use one size fits all chairs and wheelchairs without realising the potential negative impacts for the people who sit in them.
CQC has recently published a new Learning from safety incident resource focusing on wheelchair safety and explaining the risks if providers do fail to mitigate the risks to the health and safety of people using wheelchairs. Learning from safety incidents resources are designed to ensure that you can take the correct steps to avoid similar incidents happening in your service. Read more here
HCPA’s Prevention and Enablement team have recorded a webinar to help revolutionise your care delivery by raising awareness of the impacts of people not sitting correctly in chairs or wheelchairs. Inappropriate seating has a huge effect upon an individual’s health and wellbeing and sitting posture.