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Wheelchair Positioning Misconception: Asymmetry is BAD

We often get referrals for nursing home residents who are sitting poorly in their chairs. At first glance, we see a person all hunched over in the...

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Wheelchair Positioning Misconception: Always Strive for 90-90-90

To continue our discussion on misconceptions of wheelchair positioning in the LTC setting, I want to focus on a common positioning myth. It goes hand...

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Why K0001/K0002 Chairs are NOT the Economical Choice in Long Term Care

In last week’s blog we acknowledged how exhausting working in LTC settings can be due to all the hats a LTC therapist must wear. We are expected to be...

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10 Common Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Misconceptions in LTC

Working in long term care (LTC) can be difficult because we as LTC therapists are expected to be specialists in just about everything we can specialize...

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Wound Care: Controlling Microclimate

Controlling MICROCLIMATE is very important in the prevention and during the healing phase of a wound. Now that we understand how it is created, we can...

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Wound Care: Why Microclimate is so Dangerous

The last extrinsic factor that is CRUCIAL to understand in our fight against wound development in seating and positioning is MICROCLIMATE. (Read last...

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Wound Care: How To Fight Shear

I discussed the definition of SHEAR in last week’s blog.

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Wound Care: Understanding Shear

We are making progress in learning about the extrinsic factors that cause wound development. We tackled prolonged pressure but now we have to move onto...

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Choosing the Right Cushion: Minimize Prolonged Pressure & Fight Wound Development

It was important for us as therapists to be able to identify the common areas of skin breakdown due to prolonged pressure from last week’s blog on "...

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Staging Wounds: Pressure Ulcer vs Pressure Injury

On April 13th 2016 the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced a change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury. This...

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