The main points of using a wheelchair correctly
Summary:Wheelchair is an important tool for rehabilitation. It is not only a means of transportation for the physically disabled and people with limited mobil...
Wheelchair is an important tool for rehabilitation. It is not only a means of transportation for the physically disabled and people with limited mobility, but more importantly, they can exercise and participate in social activities with the help of wheelchairs. So, what should you pay attention to when using a wheelchair?1. First of all, pay attention to safety. When entering or exiting or encountering obstacles, do not use a wheelchair to hit the door or obstacles (especially the elderly, most of whom have osteoporosis and are easily injured).2. When pushing the wheelchair, instruct the patient to hold the handrail of the wheelchair, sit as far back as possible, and do not lean forward or get off the car by yourself; to avoid falling, add a restraint belt if necessary.3. Because the front wheel of the wheelchair is small, if it encounters small obstacles (such as small stones, small ditch, etc.) during fast driving, it is easy to cause the wheelchair to stop suddenly and cause the wheelchair or the patient to tip over and hurt the patient. Be careful and pull back if necessary.4. When pushing the wheelchair downhill, the speed should be slow. The patient's head and back should be leaned back and the handrail should be grasped to avoid accidents.5. Pay attention to observe the condition at any time. If the patient has lower limb edema, ulcer or joint pain, he can lift the leg support and cushion it with a soft pillow.6. When the weather is cold, pay attention to keeping warm. Spread the blanket directly on the wheelchair, and wrap the blanket around the patient's neck, fix it with a pin, and surround both arms at the same time. Wrap your lower extremities and feet with a blanket behind your shoes.7. The wheelchair should be checked frequently, lubricated regularly, and kept in good condition.