What should I pay attention to when using a wheelchair?
Pay attention to safety. When entering or exiting a door or encountering an obstacle, do not hit the door or obstacle with a wheelchair (especially the elderly have osteoporosis and are vulnerable to injury).
When pushing the wheelchair, ask the patient to hold on to the armrest of the wheelchair, sit as far back as possible, and do not lean forward or get off the wheelchair by himself; to avoid falling, add a restraint belt if necessary.
Due to the small front wheels of the wheelchair, if it encounters small obstacles (such as small stones, small ditches, etc.) Be careful, if necessary, you can use the way of pulling back (because the rear wheel is larger, the ability to overcome obstacles is stronger). What should I pay attention to when using a wheelchair?
When pushing the wheelchair downhill, the speed should be slow, and the patient’s head and back should lean back and hold on to the handrails to avoid accidents.
Pay attention to observe the condition at any time; if the patient has lower limb edema, ulcer or joint pain, he can lift the pedal and cushion it with a soft pillow.
When the weather is cold, pay attention to keeping warm. Spread the blanket directly on the wheelchair, wrap the blanket around the neck of the patient, fix it with pins, wrap around both arms at the same time, fix the pins on the wrists, wrap the upper body well, and take off Wrap your lower limbs and feet with blankets behind your shoes.
The wheelchair should be checked frequently, lubricated regularly, and kept in good condition.