What is Netti 5 Seating Steps?

The Netti 5 Seating Steps is a tool which helps you to create an optimum seating solution. It will help you to transform the knowledge from The Netti Campus into praxis.

Netti 5 Seating Steps

The steps to create an optimum seating solution are

  1. Clarify expectations and challenges
  2. Observe and assess the user’s situation
  3. Define seating strategy and set SMART goals
  4. Create seating solution
  5. Evaluate
Netti 5 Seating Steps Form

Clarify expectations and challenges

Describe the user's/carer’s expectations for:

  • Rest
  • Fine motor movement
  • Gross motor
  •  Skin management

Observe and assess the user’s situation

  • Describe the current seating solution and position
  • Describe the quality of fine‐ and gross motor functions
  • Take measurements
  • Describe quality of the skin and environment
  • Assess mobility and stability

Define seating strategy and set SMART goals

Describe the user’s postural requirements for:

  • Rest
  • Fine motor movement
  • Gross motor movement
  • Skin management

And set goals that are

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Accepted
  • Realistic
  • Time bound

Create seating solution

  • How to reach the objectives
  • What wheelchair to choose
  • Which accessories to use

Evaluate

  • Are the expectations and goals reached? Look at step 1 and 3
  • Further plan