David Constantine, Founder Director at Motivation, to step down from 1 January 2022

PMG editorial team

PMG Conference 2022

11th to 13th July 2022 in Telford. Our annual conference provides an educational programme, industry exhibition and networking events for professionals working in the field of posture and wheeled mobility.

Positioning patients in low awareness states (2008)

Rasheed Meeran, Holy Cross Hospital, Haselmere


Positioning patients in low awareness states in wheelchair and bed: experiences of nurses and health care assistants (HCAs)

The main role of rehabilitation for patients in low awareness states is to maximise potential for recovery, maintain present physical status and to prevent deterioration. Immobility and sustained posturing may lead to soft tissue shortening, which can hinder effective seating and provision of hygiene (Singer et al 2001).

Nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) play a pivotal role in the management of this patient group. Five to six mini focus group discussions will be conducted with nurses and HCAs with at least one year's experience. Discussions will be audio taped, transcribed and analysed using a ‘long table' approach (Kruger and Casey, 2000).


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