This course provides an outline of issues to consider for occupational therapists and physiotherapists conducting bed assessments for clients in the disability sector. It highlights safety concerns and provides a guide for clinical reasoning. The course is also relevant to anyone working in the aged care and disability sectors.
- Introduction to bed safety
- Individual assessment
- Assistive technology
- Risk associated with the use of bed rolls.
On completing this course, learners should be able to:
- Recognise the dangers of injury resulting from entrapments in beds when conducting bed assessments
- Identify the factors that need to be considered when conducting an individual assessment for a bed system
- Research appropriate assistive technology to suit individual client needs
- Identify the risks associated with the use of bed rolls
- Access resources to assist in the identification of the different zones of entrapments in beds
- Demonstrate an awareness of the different standards that govern bed safety
- Understand the importance of documenting clinical reasoning when prescribing bed systems.
Organisations implementing this course will:
- Minimise the risk of exposure to prosecution
- Protect company brand and reputation
- Promote the importance of a safe work environment
- Deliver comprehensive and cost-effective bed safety training for relevant workers.
This course is designed to be delivered organisation-wide. It is specifically aimed at occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in the disability sector.
Approximately one hour.