What would you consider a bed bound patient?

  1. If a patient is unable to transfer out of bed to a chair on their own would you consider them bed bound?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   RipeTomato
    If they can sit in the chair with assistance with transfers, then no, I wouldn't. But that's from my experience in critical care. Haven't started my hospice job yet.
  4. by   Born_2BRN
    For a patient to be considered as bed-bound category he or she can't be assist to the chair or out of the bed. They basically they are total care.
  5. by   tewdles
    Use the palliative performance score rather than a designation of bedbound. It provides a clearer picture of the functional status of the patient.
  6. by   MrsPKRN
    I just had this conversation at work. I think hoyer lift to gerichair= bedbound or PPS 30%, pivot to wheelchair and can sit up, PPS 40%

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