Body Mechanics, Turning, Positioning and ROM. Teresa, V. Hurley, MSN, RN. Body Mechanics. What is body mechanics?. Body Mechanic Principles. Center of gravity Line of gravity Base of support Body alignment Balance Coordinated Movements Assess before acting
Teresa, V. Hurley, MSN, RN
What is body mechanics?
Which position used for clients with SOB?
Which position used for enema?
(prevent nerve, small vessel, muscular, skin impairments
Types of Devices
-Can you name at least 5 devices?
-avoid neck hyperextension
-limit attempts at full ROM
10/3/2006 9:30 am Client performed AROM of head, neck, shoulders, arms, wrist and fingers. PROM to lower extremities performed by husband accurately. Denied c/o pain during exercises. Sitting in semi-fowlers position, one side rail up, call light in reach, watching DVD movie with husband. R. Powell, RN