Moving and handling
In the first week following a stroke while the patient becomes medically stable the Occupational therapist will:
– Work closely with the PT regarding positioning and tonal changes, depending on how medically stable.
– Work closely with the PT to establish safe moving and handling for all team members providing equipment such as hoists, sliding boards where appropriate
– Assess for appropriate seating to facilitate the patient sitting out of bed.
– With PT assess upper limb providing advice and education on care of the upper limb to patient, family and MDT, provide splinting where appropriate