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Sittande i skräddarställning för att sköta magen, (svensk text)

Tailor-style seated position Illustration: Lars 'Geson' Andersson
Tailor-style seated position Illustration: Lars 'Geson' Andersson

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Sitting tailor style for bowel management

Tailor-style position on toilet makes it possible for a quadriplegic to take care of bowel management independently

Description
User transfers to toilet chair. He positions the wheelchair at a 90 degree angle in front of the toilet, about 50-60 cm from the toilet and places both feet on the wheelchair. He places his feet together and thighs outwards so that he sits in a "tailor style" position. Then he places the mirror on his feet so he can see the anal opening. He inserts the catheter or the adapted microlax syringe, depending on which method he uses.

Idea
Another person with C5-6 quadriplegia

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Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
self care » toileting, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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One comment:

  1. Tailor-style position on toilet makes it possible for a quadriplegic to take care of bowel management independently

    is this a joke, what quad could sit on the toilet like this?
    #3271# comment 2012-03-25

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