Positioning the Patient.
Paragraph 2-1 through 2-10.
When you have completed this you should be able to:
Identify the benefits of positioning the patient.
Identify and define body mechanics, body
posture, and the common body rest positions.
Identify methods of positioning the patient, to
include orienting the patient, modification of bed
rest positions, and body alignment in bed.
Identify methods of moving and lifting while
avoiding back strain.
Identify techniques in moving bed patients.
Identify the stages involved in lifting a patient
from floor to bed level.
Identify the common position support devices
and methods in which they are applied.
Identify the bed cradle, its use, and function.
2-10. Identify the methods by which the patient is
properly placed on the footboard.
2-11. Identify the proper procedure for placing a
patient on his side.
2-12. Identify the range-of-motion exercises for
2-13. Identify methods of preventing bed or
pressure sores; areas of susceptibility,
stages of development, preventive
measures, and treatment.