Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with Their Plan of Care

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HSC 2028: Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care 1. Understand anatomy and physiology in relation to moving and positioning individuals. 1.1. Outline the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to the importance of correct moving and positioning individuals. One of the roles as a care worker is assisting individuals to move and position themselves. Depending on their condition it might be either assisting them in doing it or doing it for them completely (some people affected by, for example severe stroke) are not able to move at all. In order to fulfil your responsibilities appropriately and safely it is very important to understand anatomy and physiology of human body. It may prevent the danger of harming yourselves or others. In order to be able to move human body uses its bones (skeletal system) and muscles (muscular system). Muscles are attached to bones and during contractions they pull and move the bones at particular joints allowing us to move. For people with reduced mobility it is more likely to lose their ability to move. When muscles are not being used they may become floppy and lose their ability to contract. If muscles are being used on a daily basis they will remain strong and firm (with exceptions of some diseases affecting them). While moving and repositioning anyone it is important to remember that most of the joints have limited abilities and trying to make them move outside of their range may cause a severe pain or serious damage to the skeletal or muscular system. Those take long time to heal and are very painful. In order to be able to move nerve fibres that go through the whole body send impulses from the Central Nervous System into the muscles that enable them to contract and relax. Poor moving and handling techniques may damage those fibres which would affect moving ability of a
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