Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with Their Plan of Care

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CU2645 Move and Position Individuals In Accordance with their Plan of Care.

1.1 The importance of the human body with correct moving and positioning in relation to anatomy and physiology includes making sure you understand the different kinds of joints (hinge/ball and socket for example) are held together by ligaments and tendons and how easy it is to damage these joints by pulling on them or for example heaving people around a bed or not using a hoist but instead by dragging people up under their armpits. This could cause a shoulder to be dislocated etc by incorrect handling. There are pressure areas on the human body (shoulders, ankles, bottom etc) which are prone to pressure sores which can progress on to full thickness of skin loss.
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3.5 Action to be taken if an individual’s wishes conflict with their plan of care in relation to health and safety and their risk assessment is remind the individual that you must follow their care plan and explain calmly the risk of injury if they were to carry out their wish, maybe using a distraction technique to de-stress the individual. For example Mr S wants to go up and down the stairs without staff support but he is very unsteady on his feet and has extremely brittle bones and is at a high risk of causing himself harm and injury. We mustn’t take Mr S’s independence away but we need to keep his safety at all times. Ensuring staff support Mr S but also let him know he is doing very well by the part he is playing himself so then lots of praise will make Mr S realise having support is in his best interest.
5.3 Aids and equipment that may be used for moving and handling and positioning vary for all different kinds of needs, there are ‘banana boards’ which are used for people who have limited or no mobility in their lower half and are used to transfer from a bed to a chair. There is also the hoist which is used for people who have very low or no mobility at all, used a lot on elderly people and these are used to move an individual from place to place safely whilst keeping their dignity. Another aid could be slip sheets which are used to slide under an individual and is used

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