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weight limit on exam tables

Stephanie Kopey4/5/23 9:31 AM (CDT)
 More and more we are having patients referred who are upwards of 500-600#.   Is it acceptable for patients who exceed the weight limit of our table to perform the examination in a wood chair? is there any risk in using an aluminum chair?  What about wheelchair dependent patients who are unable to transfer to the bed? Is it acceptable to do the EMG in the wheelchair? Do you have any equipment recommendations for positioning these patients for the test. I currently have a NCT who is 7 months pregnant and struggling to do the occasional chair patients when it is lower extremities in a chair when the exceeed out table weight limit.   I wasn’t sure what options there were or what other clinics were doing.
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