'Handling’ the bather – finding practical solutions
Moving and handling can often feel daunting, particularly for bathing, when the perceived risks created by the environment often lead to alternative recommendations. This session looks to break down some of those barriers, using clinical examples to reflect on scenarios and find realistic solutions, whilst supporting meaningful, occupational bathing through positive risk taking.
- Consider the risk assessment process and application for bathing
- Discuss positive risk taking and the impact on meaningful engagement
- Review moving and handling challenges for bath transfers
- Reflect on how equipment can support bathing for the person with handling and postural needs