How To's

Support Station Instructions

The Support Station offers an opportunity for providing hygiene care in an upright position. Important: User's weight must not exceed 250 lbs.

WARNING: To prevent falls or injury, do not adjust the height or angle of the trunk board with a client on it. Adult supervision is required at all times. The support strap is not a substitute for close caregiver supervision.

Click here for instructions for the Pivot Mode.

Support Station in the Fixed Position

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1. Attach Kneeboard (if removed)

Attach the kneeboard by inserting four quick-release pins. This converts the Support Station from a pivot to a fixed configuration.

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2. Adjust Trunk Board Height

Adjust the height of trunk board height so that the front edge of the board is at mid-sternum level for a seated user.

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3. Adjust Trunk Board Angle

Adjust the trunk board angle using the upper handles. When the board is closer to horizontal, it will bear most of the user's weight.

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4. Wheel the user to Support Station

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5. Transition to Standing

Transition the user to a supported standing position and fasten the support strap. The user can assist in the transfer by pulling on the handholds or slots in the trunk board.

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6. Provide hygiene care

Provide hygiene care in the upright position, and transition the user back to the wheelchair.

Support Station in the Pivot Position

 support station feature quick release pin  

1. Remove Kneeboard (if installed)

Remove the kneeboard by pulling out four quick-release pins. This converts the Support Station from a fixed to a pivot configuration.

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2. Adjust Trunk Board Height

Adjust the height of trunk board using the lower pair of black handles on the Support Station frame. The front edge of trunk board should be at mid-sternum level.

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3. Adjust Trunk Board Angle

Adjust the trunk board angle using the upper handles. In order for the trunk board to pivot, it must be horizontal.

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4. Transition to Support Station

Assist the user to a supported standing position. Secure him or her with the safety belt.

A young man in an orange striped shirt stands at a Rifton Support Station located in a bathroom.

5. Pivot to Toilet

Press down on the pivot latch handle, allowing the trunk board to rotate, and help the user pivot until they are in front of the toilet.

a line drawing of two hands adjusting the pivot latch handle on the Rifton Support Station.

A young man in an orange striped shirt stands at a Rifton Support Station located in a bathroom.

6. Transition to Toilet

Release the safety belt and assist the user to a seated position on the toilet.

Review these further available resources

Support Station Video

User Manual

For further instructions and warnings please refer to the product manual.

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