Parkinson’s disease Sufferers of Parkinson’s disease may experience limb rigidity that can affect normal movement and positioning. When assisting people to find a comfortable position, in either a bed or chair, be careful not to force the rigid limb further than it is able to, as this could damage the joint and cause discomfort or pain. People with Parkinson’s disease have slower reaction times and it may take a person longer to initiate movement. It is therefore important to give people suffering from this condition time to move and not rush them. People may not be able to tell people if they are in pain, so you should look for non-verbal signs of pain or discomfort.
A. For example people suffering from Arthritis have limited movement from stiff and painful joints, to avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort much care is put into moving and positioning individuals. People who suffer from cerebral palsy often have stiff and rigid limbs so good communication is important when supporting individuals to move and reposition. If an individual has a stroke you will need to know what part of the body has been affected and to what extent the damage. When individuals suffer from Parkinson’s disease they may
For example people who suffer from Parkinson’s could have rigidity of their limbs which can affect their movement. When assisting the individual into different positions you have to make sure you assist the rigid limb into a different position also as if the individual lies on the limb for too long this could cause further pain and discomfort. This goes for any specific conditions. Outcome 2 The learner can: 1. Describe how legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals Anytime a health care assistant move or supports the weight of an individual they are using moving and handling techniques on that person.
Great care and training will be required for this. Each individual that has a specific condition should have a moving and handling care plan implemented so that health care workers can correctly use the techniques required to move the individual. | 2.1 Describe how current legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals (Planned: 0 ,
1.2 If you have a S/U who has had a stroke this may cause them to loose the use of their limbs which mean that it is important to remember that you dress the bad side first and undress it last. This is so you are not pulling their muscles in the direction they won’t go. Or if you have a S/U with arthritis they often have stiff, painful joints, and limited movement of joints, it is important to not move the joints beyond their limits, and be careful when moving and positioning the S/U to prevent pain and discomfort. 2.1 Every time
In order for a squat to be done correctly the knees may not extend past the toes because of the increased torque that could occur and cause injury. The back must also remain upright to also avoid the magnitude of force put on the back, which it isn’t accustomed to carrying. The knees and hips are moving in opposite directions away from the center of gravity, which should be within the base of the feet. The center of gravity can be moved by the person’s knees going out to far or if their back doesn’t remain The knees must travel forward the same amount that the hips travel backwards otherwise the athlete will fall forward because the center of gravity will be out of place. By disrupting the center of gravity, too much force may be put on the knees and cause injury.
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Lifting Operation and lifting Equipment regulations 1998. 2. It's essential to know the correct and safe way when moving and handling equipment and other objects so that you don't hurt yourself or others. Poor moving and handling practices can lead to-: Back pain and Musculoskeletal disorders which can lead to an inability to work.
Move and Position Individuals in Accordance withtheir Plan of Care: 1.1 When moving and position an individual it is important to make sure that yu do not move them more then the body is capable of, as muscles can only move bone at the joint allows.Sudden movements and pulling can cause pulled muscles or tear tendons which can cause a lot of pain.Putting pressure on individual hand or body when moving from one position to another can cause fracture of the bone. 1.2 Specific conditions could be arthritis , stiff, painful joints and frequently have limited movements in the affected areas.Stroke ,paralysis or weakness which affects one side of their body. 2.1 Every time a care worker moves or position the individual they are manually handling
The spinal column is also made up of individual bones called vertebrae and inbetween the bones there are joints that connect these together and ligaments connect bones to support joints and not moving an individual correctly can cause ligaments to sprain which is why individuals must never be dragged when being moved as this can cause joints to over stretch and then sprain the ligaments. It is also important to move and handle correctly to ensure nerve fibres are not damaged as they are delicate, but also important as they send impulses in the body which enable muscles to relax and contract and nerve fibres can be permanently damaged by leaving a person lying for too long with a limb pinned under them. When you are healthy pins and needles are the nerves' way of alerting you to the fact that you are sleeping in an awkward position, however, if you have had a stroke, you cannot feel that you are sleeping awkwardly and are relying on your carers to ensure you are lying comfortably and safely. When moving and positioning individuals, it is important to ensure the individual is not moved more than their body is capable of, as muscles can only move bones at the joint as far as the joint allows. muscles work by the fibres they contain contracting which
Victoria Owen Unit 4222-211 Provide support for mobility Outcome 1 Understand the importance of mobility define mobility Mobility is the movement of the body and the ability to move. explain how different health conditions may affect be affected by mobility There are many disabilities that lead to mobility difficulties, most commonly from muscular and skeletal problems, like back and neck problems or injuries,broken hip, arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints. Respiratory and heart diseases can also lead to poor mobility as they can weaken strength, stamina and speed. Exercise expands airways which will improve respiratory conditions. Individuals that have had hip replacements should start moving round and exercising as soon as possible, gradually doing more physical exercise.