Positioning Guidelines After a Stroke
Good carryover of proper positioning after a stroke can be difficult to achieve - it takes extra time, extra pillows, and diligent caregivers to ensure adequate positioning around the clock. This visual guide shows the 4 most common positions: seated in a chair/wheelchair, lying in supine, lying on the affected side, and lying on the unaffected side, with simple explanations. Aims to improve outcomes related to proper positioning such as reduced risk of subluxation, contracture, swelling, pain, aspiration, and/or pressure/skin breakdown.
Tech specs: Digital download. 1 page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 2.6 MB.