Ch 9: Mobility & Immobility Issues in Nursing

About This Chapter

Watch informative video lessons to learn about the issues of mobility and immobility in the field of nursing. Take a multiple-choice quiz at the end of every lesson for self-assessment.

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

Video Objective
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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