There are many situations in which positioning should be an area of great attention. Particularly for permanent or long-term bedridden clients, with reduced mobility, with pressure ulcers or pressure ulcer risk, clients being washed in bed as well as restless or unstable clients.
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For these clients, integrating positioning as a focus area, can have great influence on the progression of their disease and their overall quality of life.
Positioning will also have a positive impact on the caregiver’s health and safety, as the tasks concerning bed bound clients will be easier to manage and handle.
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Unfortunately, positioning is often considered to be complicated and as a task best left to experts. This is unfortunate because positioning does not require any specialized training or knowledge. But it does require practice and listening to the client.
Therefore, Vendlet wants to partake in bringing greater attention towards positioning with this series of articles on the topic.
Read on to learn more about positioning.