PT/OT Six Features To Love About the Support Station December 19, 2017 by Elena Noble, MPT
When we’re talking about activities of daily living, it doesn’t get more basic—and more personal—than toileting. But the process of toileting is also a valuable opportunity to teach transfer, standing and hygiene skills—all essential to building independence in self-care. A successful and thoroughly dignified approach to incorporating these skills into the toileting routine is...
PT/OT The Importance of the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Movement Today July 29, 2014 by Lori Potts, PT
Wendy Weaver, the Executive Director of the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP) was interviewed by Rifton's Lori Potts, PT, and spoke about the history of the Safe Patient Handling & Mobility movement. They discuss the founding of ASPHP and its important role in the healthcare sector today, carrying the Safe Patient Handling & Mobility movement forward into the future.
PT/OT Hygiene and Self Care for Your Patients September 17, 2013 by Lauri Cohen OTR/L
As an occupational therapist, one of my main goals has been to foster independence in my patients. For one, Randy, this independence centered on the area of hygiene and self-care. When I first met Randy he presented with developmental delays and underlying musculoskeletal impairments that affected his ability to move independently and perform age-appropriate transfers and functional activities. In standing...
How To's Install the Support Station diapering and hygiene station that meets your needs
Fixed Configuration With the comfortable kneeboard in place for leverage, the client using this changing station can remain in an upright, forward-leaning position for convenient clothing adjustment, hygiene care, transfer to a rolling commode or shower chair or simply for diaper changing. The client's torso rests...
PT/OT Function-based Practice: The Rifton Support Station April 10, 2012 by Nancy Papa Doran, OT
As an Occupational Therapist I view toileting as a functional life skill, not as an interruption to the day. The product that makes this possible is the Rifton Support Station. For each of the more than twenty students on my caseload I incorporate a toileting objective on their IEP.  And for those students using the Support Station, I will work with them once a day for their toileting routine. I never...
Evidence Based Practice Safe Patient Handling Evidence-Based Practice March 27, 2012 by Elena Noble, MPT
Safe patient handling is big. Some states have already passed legislation supporting this trend in healthcare and many hospitals and institutions are implementing “no lift” or “zero lift” programs with much success. In these instances success is described in terms of decreased staff injuries, decreased workers’ compensation monies, and improved patient experience. There is a...