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White Prom Dress

Activity Analysis 

Breaking down the task incorporating dress adaptations to enable independence with dressing, toileting using day-to-day toileting transfer techniques and undressing. So, that the wearer is independent from the beginning of the night, throughout the night with toileting and at the end of the night with undressing. 

Dressing & Undressing

  • Place dress on lap

  • Undo zip at the back of the dress.

  • Open the dress as you would open a page of a book.

  • Place arms threw the dress.

  • Bring the sides of the dress around to meet with the fascinator. 

  • Join the fascinator or whatever range of closures that suit the individual needs, condition, and range of movement together.

  • If using a magnetic or Velcro closure place material together and close dress.

  • If using a zip retrieve the loop that is attached to the zip.

  • Place the loop over the shoulder.

  • Take hold of the loop again and pull in an upward or forward direction to bring the zip up to close the dress.

  • The wearer's upper body is fully covered which provides dignity and privacy when attending to the toilet using lower body dress/toileting adaptations.

  • To get undressed from the fabulous dress revise the sequence.

  • Retrieve the loop that is attached to the zip placed under the dress. 

  • Bring the loop down the dress.

  • Open the zip fascinator.

  • Or open the magnetic or velcro by pulling the back of the dress open.

  • Bring dress through your arms, jump into bed and dream about Tom Cruise. 

Side transfer using banana board and side entrance full-length zip. Off-the-shoulder dress.

Provide upper body coverage and positioning of dress by using a see-through bra strap.

  • Park the wheelchair alongside the toilet.

  • Slip (Left) arm threw see threw bra strap.

  • Retrieve the loop from the bottom of the dress. Fastened to dress with Velcro so doesn’t get trapped in wheelchair wheels.

  • Open dress fully with left side zip loop.

  • Retrieve the banana board.

  • Leans to the right side laterally to shift weight onto that side and place banana board under the bottom. 

  • Transfer on to and off the toilet using the banana board. 

  • Keeping the material to the right side 

  • When in the wheelchair bring material over the bottom and join the front and back of the dress together.

  • Zip the front and back of the dress together.

  • Take the left shoulder out of the bra strap. 

  • Straighten your dress, put your lippy on and go and party. 

This opening enables the wearer to attend to a stoma and self-cauterization in a seated position. Open the dress fully and the wearer can place material across the stomach. So full access to stoma and self-cauterization.

Transfer to the toilet with either step around or side transfer from wheelchair to toilet.

 

Open the dress from the zip/fascinator by opening it at the bottom of the dress.

  • Once seated on the toilet.

  • Gather the bottom of the dress loop and bring the loop up to the knee.

  • Lean to the strongest side laterally to shift weight onto that side.

  • Use the loop to open the zip to the waist.Bring yourself onto the toilet.

  • Lean back to sit fully on the toilet.

  • Lean to the side and use loops to zip the dress together over the bottom.

Transfer to the toilet with either step around or side transfer from wheelchair to toilet.

 

Open dress from waist zip.

  •  Retrieve the loop and lower the zip at the waist over the bottom.

  • This opening can be to the knee so the full bottom area is open.

  • Lean back to sit fully on the toilet.

  • Lean to the side and use loops to zip the dress together over the bottom to the waist.

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