You know by now that a big part of Function Focused Care is getting your patients to move and ambulate as much as they are able. Often, they need to use a cane or walker, and a gait belt can help you walk safely with patients. Are these handy when it’s time to go for a walk, or do you have to spend precious time searching for these items instead of spending time walking with your patient?
Consider keeping these items behind the door so staff can find them easily and get moving! Wall hooks (Command Strips or a similar product can come in handy here) can hold a cane and/or a gait belt, making them easy to store and find, and less likely to get lost or tripped over. Give it a try and have a great week!