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Body mechanics nur 123

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  1. 1. TLO 2.3.6d Safety Body Mechanics NUR 123 Pamela Cengiz RN MSN
  2. 2. BODY MECHANICS DEFINITION PRINCIPLES RANGE OF MOTION ASSISTIVE DEVICES NO LIFT
  3. 3. BODY MECHANICS <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important to use proper body mechanics? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Principles of Body Mechanics <ul><li>Adequate help </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage the client to assist </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid twisting movement </li></ul><ul><li>Wide base of support </li></ul><ul><li>Position self close to client </li></ul><ul><li>Use arms and legs (not back) </li></ul><ul><li>Use pull sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Set muscles for move </li></ul><ul><li>Person with the heaviest load coordinates the move </li></ul>
  5. 5. Range of Motion (ROM) <ul><li>Review Range of Motion exercises </li></ul>
  6. 6. Assistive Devices <ul><li>Pillows </li></ul><ul><li>Trochanter Roll </li></ul><ul><li>Hand Roll </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-wrist splints </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bed Positions <ul><li>Review bed positions </li></ul><ul><li>Supine </li></ul><ul><li>Prone </li></ul><ul><li>Side-lying </li></ul><ul><li>Fowlers </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-Fowlers </li></ul><ul><li>High-Fowlers </li></ul>

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