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Turning and Positioning Group # 3 Iris Martinez Christopher Lequerica Jobe Idiculla Siby Mathew Guillermo Chea. Objectives. Understanding proper positioning Discuss how to determine the amount of time a patient can spend in a position.
Proper Positioning is a necessary tool to maintain patient function. Physical therapists work with many other healthcare workers to determine the most optimal positions for patients. For patients who are unable to change positions independently, proper positioning is essential for increasing function and preventing complications.
The goals for proper positioning are to:
Aprone position is a postion in which a person lies on his or her stomach on a supporting surface.
With the patients initial position in prone, the patient is first moved far enough to one side of the treatment table to allow a full turning movement to the prone position without coming too close to the opposite side upon completion of the turning movement. When segmental movement of the trunk and lower extremities is possible, the patient is moved in stages. When patient cannot tolerate such movement, more than one person, or specialized beds, will be needed.
7. As turning from supine to prone, healthcare worker must control both phases of the turning motion. Initially, reaching over the patient, placing their hands on the patient’s anterior surface.
8. When patient reaches halfway pont, gravity can complete the movement, but will do so in an uncontrolled manner. You must therefore reposition hands to the posterior surface of the patient to control the second half of the turning.
9. When turn is complete the first body segments to be repositioned is the head and neck. The extremities are then positioned as in the supine position.
When turning a patient on a floor mat, the same steps and sequence are followed as when turning a patient on a treatment table. Proper body mechanics become more impotant in preventing injury to a healthcare worker when turning a patient on a floor mat.
3. The healthcare worker must move out of the patient’s way as the turn is completed, allowing the patient to complete the turn without rolling into the healthcare worker.
Proper positioning is vital in maintaining patient function and comfort. All healthcare professionals have the responsibility of making sure their patients are positioned properly and handled with care so that no injuries will occur while being treated. This is why the steps of turning and positioning are so essential.
Answer : B. Prone
2. When turning a patient from prone to supine the healthcare worker should be on the side on which the patient is being turn to.
Answer : B. False
Answer : A. Long sitting