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Assistive Devices & Mobility - Chapter Summary
The lessons and assessments of this chapter will help you review the importance of mobility and discover how nurses can help patients who have mobility problems. These lessons were assembled by our professional instructors to provide you with a review of:
- Types and examples of medical assistive devices
- Examples of non-pharmacological comfort interventions
- How nurses can help patients preserve skeletal muscles, joints and bones
- Implementation guidelines for body mechanics
- The importance of moving and turning patients
- Principles and types of range of motion exercises
- The effects that mobility and immobility have on the body
- Nursing case studies involving mobility and immobility
Each lesson was made to be mobile-device-compatible so that you don't have to limit your studying to your time at a desk. They also come with brief lesson quizzes you may use to identify topics you need to study further. To study these lessons, you may use the video tags from the quiz results or review the lesson transcripts.
1. Medical Assistive Devices: Types & Examples
This lesson describes various types of medical assistive devices and provides examples of when these devices would be of the greatest benefit and to whom. Some of them may surprise you.
2. Non-Pharmacological Comfort Interventions
What are some ways to lesson pain and increase comfort when medication is not enough? In this lesson you will learn the definition of non-pharmacological comfort, and some of its interventions.
3. Nurse's Role in Preserving Skeletal Muscles, Joints, and Bones: Functions & Mechanics
We are going to review the functions of the main parts of the musculoskeletal system. This lesson will also cover body mechanics, why body mechanics are important, and your role as a nurse.
4. Body Mechanics Implementation Guidelines
This lesson covers the guidelines that should be followed when implementing body mechanics. Learn how the guidelines should be followed and why they are important for the safety of yourself and your patients.
5. Moving, Turning & Ambulation of Patients
We are going to discuss the importance of moving, turning and ambulating patients that are immobile. We'll touch on the benefits of performing these actions for the immobile body.
6. Range of Motion Exercises for Patients: Principles & Types
This lesson is going to cover the exercises that are used in order to take each joint through their full range of motion. We will gain an understanding of doing them alone and with assistance.
7. How Mobility Affects the Body: Responses & Complications
We are going to learn about what mobility is and the good effects it has on the body. We will also go over what can happen in the body if mobility stops.
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