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Mobility & Immobility Issues in Nursing - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
A primary duty of working nurses is to assist in the mobility of patients. Mobility and immobility issues can arise when treating and caring for patients and when assisting them in their recovery. The lessons in this chapter detail specific information concerning the physiological aspects of mobility and the correct methods to use when assisting patients. You'll have the opportunity to review the following:
- Examination of a nursing case study
- Body mechanics
- Physical exercises
- How mobility affects the body
- Range of motion
- How to correctly move patients
|Nurse's Role in Preserving Skeletal Muscles, Joints, and Bones: Functions & Mechanics||See how nurses assist in the preservation of a patient's skeletal system.|
|Body Mechanics Implementation Guidelines||Get the basics on proper body mechanics when assisting patients.|
|Moving, Turning & Ambulation of Patients||Learn the correct procedures for mobilizing patients.|
|Range of Motion Exercises||Discover range of motion and some associated exercises.|
|How Mobility Affects the Body: Responses & Complications||Explore the affects of mobility on the body and the consequences of immobility.|
|Nursing Case Study: Mobility & Immobility||Examine an actual case study relating to mobility and nursing.|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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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- Communication & Interpersonal Relations in Nursing
- Nursing Safety
- Hygiene for Nurses
- Asepsis & Infection Control
- Medication Administration & Nursing
- Understanding the Body's Defenses in Nursing
- Understanding Rest & Sleep for Nurses
- Understanding Pain & Pain Management for Nurses
- Understanding Nutrition for Nurses
- Fluid & Electrolyte Balance Concerns in Nursing
- Understanding Elimination in Nursing
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