Moving and Positioning 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 individual. 1.1The spinal column is made up of individual bones called vertebrae. In between the bones there are joints that connect these together. A ligament connects bone to support joints. To move a individual incorrectly can cause ligaments to sprain. This is why you should never drag life someone because it can cause joints to over stretch and sprain the ligaments. The muscles work by the fibres they contain contracting. This makes the muscle shorten. This will pull on the tendon. Muscles are connected to bones by tendons. When individual are moved it is important this happens smoothly. Sudden movement or pulling in any direction of a person limbs or body can cause pulled muscles or tear tendons. Bones in libs are covered with tissue. Putting pressure on someone hand/arm when being moved can cause a bone to fracture. Fracture can happen by equipment hoist/wrong sling size. 1.2 Blind - A person who is blind might need more reassurance and explanation about the move and what is around them they can not see. Dementia - The person may be confused and might not understand what you are saying and when you are supporting them to move. You should show the person by your actions and allow more time to complete the position change. Stroke - A person may have one arm or leg stronger than the other. This needs to be taken into account when weight bearing or moving as to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on the weak side. 2 Understand current legislation and agreed ways of working when moving and positioning individuals 2.1 Management of health and safety at work regulation – This introduced the requirements for risk assessment when moving and position individuals. Risks must be assessed acted

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