Reply To: Care giver kneeling on the floor

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I know that our DN do a lot of kneeling and do complain about sore knees and trouble getting up (aging workforce). I understand that there are times kneeling maybe needed so we did supply kneeling pads etc for them but also reminded them that some task can be done seated instead. I’m not a fan of lifting from kneeling, as they will only be using their upper body to lifting and not their legs for all or part of the lift, also its not easy to get to your feet from kneeling while still holding on to a leg. In a lot of cases a manual leg lifter can be used by the patient and they are not expensive or a limb sling.

Angela