Safety; Basic Body Mechanics; Moving & Positioning. Nursing 125. Patient Safety:.
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1. Health system has a moral imperative to ensure the safety of patients
A safe environment is one in which basic needs are met, physical hazards are reduced or eliminated, transmission of organisms is reduced and sanitary measures are carried out.
Nursing Management, September 2002
“In 1990, Canadian hospitals reported 30,487 time loss injuries. Fifty-three percent were sustained by nurses. Almost half (of the injuries) were back injuries. Back injury is now recognized as one of the major reasons for ill-health retirement from nursing. Not only is it the most frequent injury sustained by nurses, it is the most debilitating”
Mobility – persons ability to move about freely.
Immobility – person unable to move about freely, all body systems at risk for impairment.
“By applying the nursing process and using the critical thinking approach, the nurse can develop individualized care plans for clients with mobility impairments or risk for immobility. A care plan is designed to improve the client’s functional status, promote self care, maintain psychological well being, and reduce the hazards of immobility.”(Potter and Perry, 2006)
refer to Perry and Potter
(Perry and Potter, 2002)
Safety; Basic Body Mechanics; Moving & Positioning