Preventing Injuries from Residents

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting a number of facilities in and around the Halifax area where I did inservices on both HipSaver and DermaSaver. Lots of great discussions always take place during these sessions, however one idea stands out and I wanted to share it with you. Staff at one facility are looking at purchasing several of the DermaSaver Full Arm Tubes and/or Forearm Tubes for their own use in protecting them against injuries from residents who pinch and grab while care is being given. In fact, one of the staff members put on a Full Arm Tube and ran into the office of the Director of Care saying, “Pinch me. Come on, try to pinch me!” The DOC was amused to say the least and had to come to the board room to see what the fuss was about. Brilliant idea!

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