Wheelchairs are rehabilitation aids often used by the elderly and patients, but there have been many cases of secondary injuries caused by improper u...
Wheelchairs are rehabilitation aids often used by the elderly and patients, but there have been many cases of secondary injuries caused by improper use of wheelchairs.
According to research, 80% of patients who use wheelchairs now choose the wrong wheelchair or use it incorrectly.
Wheelchairs are commonly used assistive devices in hospitals and nursing homes. Patients with lower extremity fractures and frail need to temporarily use wheelchairs; for paralyzed, stroked, amputee and frail elderly people, wheelchairs are like their legs, helping them improve their ability to take care of themselves, go to work, and return to work. important tool of society.
When other people push the wheelchair, be aware of:
1. Do not use a wheelchair to hit doors or obstacles. The elderly have osteoporosis and are prone to fractures in the event of a collision.
2. When the elderly sit in the wheelchair, try to lean back as much as possible, and move the center of gravity backward, so that it is not easy to lean forward when going downhill. Hold the handrail tightly, and the elderly with poor physical activity can wear seat belts.
3. The load capacity of ordinary wheelchairs on a stable road is 100 kg, and the reinforced type is 120 kg. The weight of the elderly should not exceed the load capacity to avoid danger.