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Hemi Arm Protocol

Management of the Hemiplegic-Arm:  Implementing a Best Practice Protocol

hemi arm protocol

 

Letter from the Planning Committee

Table of Contents

Introduction:  Purpose of the Protocol & Getting Started

Audit

Feedback

Appendix A:  Best Practice Guidelines for the Management of the Hemiplegic Arm:  A Positioning and Handling Protocol in an Acute Care Setting.

Appendix B :  Powerpoint Presentation:  Hemiplegic Shoulder Presentation for staff education sessions

Appendix C:  Job Aid:  Positioning Hemiplegic Arm; Lying on Hemiplegic Side; and Lying on Unaffected Side (Right & Left)

Appendix D:  Job Aid:  Independent Transfer of a Stroke Patient Standing up from a Chair (Right and Left)

Appendix E:  Job Aid:  Two Person Transfer of a Stroke Patient (Right and Left)

Appendix F:  Job Aid:  Two Person Transfer of a Stroke Patient using a Transfer Belt (Right and Left)

Appendix G:  Job Aid:  Single Person Transfer of a Stroke Patient (Right and Left)

Appendix H:  Job Aid:  Arm Sling (Right and Left)

Appendix I :  Sample Audit

Appendix J :  Powerpoint Presentation:  Background Information – Management of the Hemiplegic Arm:  Implementing a Best Practice Protocol.

 *Please note the content of this package including photographs were based on the equipment likely to be available across a broad range of settings.

 *We would ask that credit be given to the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network if there is any adaptation to the contents of this package.

 

For more information or if you are interested in purchasing this package please contact:

Lyndsey Butler, Regional Stroke Education Coordinator: lyndsey.butler@lhsc.on.ca

OR

 Deb Willems, Regional Rehabilitation Coordinator:  deb.willems@lhsc.on.ca