Tips for Wheelchair Users During COVID-19 Outbreak

Tips for Wheelchair Users During COVID-19 Outbreak

Whether you are using a manual wheelchair or using another type of assistive technology, there are a number of precautions you should practice related to handwashing. The coronavirus can survive on the surfaces and crevices of your wheelchair or AT that may come in frequent contact with you, such as its hand rims.

Safety 1st Medical Transport, your friend and partner for reliable non-emergency medical transportation in Ventura County, California, is here to give you helpful tips on how to stay virus-free during this pandemic.

  • Clean your hands.
    This is an incredibly important part of staying healthy. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap and clean water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after any activity that involves other people in other locations. Just make sure that it contains 60% alcohol content or more.
  • Clean your wheelchair.
    Washing all the surfaces of your wheelchair is a crucial practice. Prepare two (2) washcloths or anti-bacterial wipes. Then, wipe down the hand rims and push handles on your wheelchair.

For safe and state of the art ambulatory transportation in Ventura County, California, you may contact us here.

We offer various wheelchair transportation services that cater to your needs and preferences, as well as your loved ones’.

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