Move and Position People in Accordance with Their Care Plan

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t 4222-232 (HSC2028) Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care Outcome 1. It is important that you understand the related anatomy and physiology. Understanding the basic anatomy and physiology can help reduce the risk of harm to yourself and others when undertaking moving and handling procedures. Muscles work like levers and allow the bones at a joint to work like hinges. Muscles pull and move the bones at particular joints, this makes the joint move and therefore the body move. When a muscle contracts, it pulls the bones at the joint in a certain direction that is designed to move. With reduced mobility the muscles can become floppy and make movement slower and more difficult. When the muscles are used on a regular basis they remain firm and move much more easily. When supporting moving and positioning activities, it is important to remember that muscles can only move the bones at a joint foe only as far as the joint allows. Example the elbow and knee have limited movement trying to force these could inflict pain and also cause damage, nerve fibres run through the body and can become damaged using poor moving and handling techniques. 1.2 There are a number of conditions that can impact on the correct movement and positioning of a person. Arthritis; people suffering with this have painful and stiffness in joints and can also have limited movements. Care should be taken not to force movement beyond the person’s ability so as not to cause unnecessary pain. Parkinson’s disease; sufferers can experience limbs that are rigid so this can affect movement and positioning. People with this condition need not to be rushed they need time to move and to initiate movement so they don’t cause discomfort and pain not everyone can tell you they are in pain so nonverbal signs of pain should be observed, Amputation; the loss of a leg can
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