Also tell when completed While patient is ambulating and starts falling its

Also tell when completed while patient is ambulating

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Also tell when completed While patient is ambulating and starts falling it’s best to Put both arms around patient's waist or grasp gait belt, Stand with feet apart to provide a broad base of support, Extend one leg and let patient slide against it to the floor, protect their head, Bend knees and lower body as patient slides to floor. When pt begins to ambulate again, proceed slowly, take bp before during and after ambulation, look for dizziness o Patient falls: Call for assistance. Assess patient for injury and stay with patient until assistance arrives to help lift him or her to bed or wheelchair, Reinforce explanation of identified risks with patient and review safety measures needed to prevent a fall, Monitor patient closely after the fall since injuries are not always immediately apparent. o Patient/family caregiver is unable to explain fall risks: Offer re-explanation, using plain language, and consider use of printed materials if available. A log roll of a patient is to keep spinal column stable and immobile. Place pt in supine position Place small pillow between pt knees and cross arms on chest Position two nurses or other staff members on side of bed to which patient will be turned. Third staff on other side Fanfold or roll drawsheet alongside the patient With one nurse grasping drawsheet at lower hips and thighs and other nurse at pts shoulders and lower back, roll pt as one unit a smooth, continuous motion on the count of three Nurse on opposite side of bed places pillows along length of patient Gently lean pt back toward pillow for support Hang hygiene Safe patient ambulation includes wheelchair, multiple helpers, eyeglasses, rearrange furniture, assess BP before, during and after, safety is priority Transfer belts/ gait belt – nurse stand on weaker side on pt Canes – top of cane level w/ hip joint, pts arm comfortably bent; cane on stronger side, move weaker leg first then stronger leg Crutches- underarm – short term; forearm – long term o Two point – one crutch foward simultaneously w/ opposite leg (like walking) o Three point – both crutches forward swing legs through o Four point – one crutch forward, followed by opposite leg then repeats with opposite crutch and leg Walker – pt lifts walker forward, plants it on ground, then steps into it waist high Friction reducing sheets or Transfer boards: slide pts from surface to surface rather than lifting, Reduce risk of injury for pt and caregiver Trapeze bars for pts with bilateral upper body strength (promotes independence) Mechanical lifts (maintain weight limit) Preventing lift injury: adequate help, use assistive devices, encourage pt to help as much as possible
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position yourself close to the pt as possible, tighten abdominal muscles, keep neck, back pelvis and feet aligned, avoid twisting Bend at knees, feet wide apart Assess weight: 35 lbs max pp Vital signs differ in persons who exercise with lower at rest heart rate, blood pressure and respirations from less work to
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