Category: Toileting

Adapted Plate For Use In A Microwave Oven.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptation to a plastic microwave plate to allow it to be used by a person with limited or no hand function. Describes adaptation which consists of an arc shaped handle made of 1/8 inch polypropylene. Handle measures 16 inches long and one inch wide except at the ends where a 1/2 inch section is 2 inches wide. Two notches are cut on opposite sides of the plate with a wider slit on the inside of the notch; rounded sections are cut out of the strip to allow it to be slipped into the notches. The dish can then be lifted by the wrist. Includes drawing and photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. AUTHOR: Collins, A D TITLE: Adapted Plate for Use in a Microwave Oven JOURNAL: American Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 32 no 9, Oct 1978: p 586-587 PAGES (including cover): 2 1978.

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