Mobility

Pressure Ulcers Guidelines

Risk assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians Authors: Amir Qaseem, Tanveer P Mir, Melissa Starkey, Thomas D Denberg Publisher: Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians Abstract: The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations based on the comparative effectiveness of risk assessment scales and preventive interventions for pressure ulcers. Methods: This guideline is based on published literature on this topic that was identified by using MEDLINE (1946 through February 2014), CINAHL (1998 through February 2014),… Read More

The Necessity of Seat Elevation for Power Wheelchairs

RESNA Position on the Application of Seat Elevation Devices for Power Wheelchair Users Authors: Schiappa, MS ATP; Piriano, PT ATP/SMS; Bernhardt, PT MPT ATP; Shea, MA OTR ATP; Maurer, PT MPT ATP; Rosen, PT MPT MSMS ATP/SMS; Lange, OTR/L ABDA ATP/SMS; Schmeler, PhD OTR/L ATP; Dicanno, MD Publisher: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America What is a seat elevation device for a wheelchair?  “A power seat elevation device is a seat function component of a wheelchair that raises and lowers users while remaining in a seated position through the… Read More

Tilt, Recline & Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs

RESNA Position on the Application of Tilt, Recline, and Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs Literature Update Authors: Dicianno, MD; Lieberman, MSOTR/L, ATP; Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP; Souza, PhD, PT; Cooper, MPT, ATP; Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS; Liu, PT, PhD; Jan, PT, PhD Publisher: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Tilt, recline, and elevating legrests are features that can be operated manually or as power options that can be added to wheelchairs. The beneficial effects of these seat functions have been reported as a clinical consensus statement in prior work (Dicianno et al.,… Read More