How to Perform Transfers from Seating Matters Chairs : Side, Full Hoist, Standing Transfers

Many people who use specialist seating are unable to weight bear through their feet, often requiring assistance from an aid such as a hoist, to help them in and out of the chair. The Seating Matters chairs give clients many benefits in terms of comfort, support, pressure management and mobility. The quality of the transfer into and out of that chair can dictate the extent to which the person can avail of all of these benefits.

Many advances have been made in hoist technology, to make transfers such as these easier for the care-giver and the client. As well as the hoist making things easier, the chair you have at your disposal can simplify a transfer. I believe that manual handling is increased when equipment is not used to its fullest potential. This video will outline the best practice tips for Hoist transfers using key features of the Seating Matters chairs.

Seating Matters are changing the world through healthcare seating.

At Seating Matters we design and manufacture leading, therapeutic seating for adults and children.

They were designed by Martina Tierney, an Occupational Therapist with 30 years experience in seating patients and has educated therapists all over the world on seating, positioning and pressure management.

Martina published The Clinician’s Seating Handbook as a way to get this clinical knowledge into the hands of every person working with seating.

The Clinician’s Seating Handbook is a reference guide for clinical seating provision and it walks you through the main aspects of seating from theory and case studies to a step-by-step guide to assessments. It is packed full of useful images, diagrams and descriptions of the main postural challenges experienced in seating, the basics to pressure ulcers and pressure ulcer prevention.

This handbook is respected globally as the ultimate guide on seating, it is used in university education worldwide and is a useful tool to refresh your knowledge for clinical practice.

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