Safe Patient Handling and Movement Part 2

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Safe Patient Handling and Movement Part 2 Nursing Interventions for Altered Mobility Positioning Turning schedule Ambulation Transferring from one surface to another While immobility can be harmful to the client, it can also be harmful to the caregiver. The ANA is promoting nurse safety through “Safe Patient Handling and Movement” Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders Pain Early Stage : pain may disappear after a rest away from work Intermediate Stage : body part aches and feels weak soon after starting work and lasts until well after finished work Advanced Stage : body part aches and feels weak even at rest; sleep is affected; light tasks are difficult on days off. Tingling or numbness Fatigue Weakness Redness and swelling Loss of full or normal joint movement What to Do: Don’t ignore signs and symptoms Report them to your instructor (if a student) or your employee health department (if a
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  • Spring '13
  • Jones
  • Nursing, The Work, Paresthesia, body part aches

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