(403) Offloading the Seated Patient: Across the Continuum

  • Room: Ballroom A
  • Session Number:403
Tuesday,June 07, 2022:10:05 AM -11:05 AM


Linda Norton B.Sc.OT, IIWCC (CAN), M.Sc.CH, PhD, OT Reg.(ONT)
Faculty Member
Western University


The key to preventing and managing pressure injuries is reducing pressure and shear forces wherever they are – hospital, home, rehab centre, community etc.  Bed rest has negative health consequences for clients, making mobilization and sitting a priority.  As a result, managing pressure and shear forces in sitting is critical to the overall pressure injury prevention and management plan.

This practical workshop will equip participants with the information they need to assess, trouble shoot options and decide when a referral to an interprofessional team member is warranted.  Even when a referral is made, participants will develop strategies to improve pressure and shear management until the client is seen.

This session will not offer any nursing contact hours.


Learning Outcome

Participants will consider strategies to minimize pressure and shear for all clients with decreased mobility or sensation across all settings.