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Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Movement and Exercise


Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Movement and Exercise

Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Movement and Exercise

Learn more about health and safety, ambulating the patient and range of motion exercises in nursing studies.


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Course Description

Ensuring adequate health and safety is vital in the healthcare setting to prevent the spread of pathogens and to protect both the nursing professional and their patients. This free online nursing course provides the learner with an overview of important health and safety guidelines that aid in the prevention and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and blood-borne pathogens.
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Other key elements of the course focus on good body mechanics that demonstrate the importance of correct posture and body alignment for lifting heavy objects or when moving patients or materials from one location to another. Ambulating the patient is one of the tasks the nursing professional performs regularly to assist the recovery process and ensure patient comfort, sleep, and relaxation when bed bound. The type and range of positions are outlined, together with procedures to apply when positioning and turning adult patients with specific spinal or surgical conditions. Range-of-motion exercises introduce the learner to the challenges presented by immobility, the impact on the patient’s overall body system, and the resulting psychosocial effects. The purpose, type, and time of exercises are discussed with guidelines for planning the appropriate range-of-motion exercises, the possible contraindications and the importance of documenting a patient’s progress. This free online nursing course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about good nursing practices and techniques that help protect and maintain the health and safety of both nursing professional and patient in any healthcare setting.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Identify actions to take by the nursing professional in preventing the spread of Viruses, Blood and other body fluid pathogens in the Health Care Setting; - Define and identify principles of good body mechanics; - Describe techniques of body mechanics used when performing work; - Describe positions used when positioning a patient; - Describe basic principles for positioning and turning patients; - List reasons for changing the position of a patient; - Identify actions which should be taken if a patient begins to fall; - Identify the effects of immobility on the body; - Identify the purposes of exercise for the immobile patient; - Identify guidelines for range-of-motion exercises;


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Module Title
Module 1: Health and Safety for Healthcare Professionals
Module 2: Positioning and Ambulating the Adult Patient
Module 3: Active and Passive Range of Motion Exercise
Module 4: Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Ambulating the Patient and ROM Assessment

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Course Title Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Movement and Exercise
Course # 530
Course Publisher AMEDD Center and School
Course Category 13
Content Origin
Course Description  Ensuring adequate health and safety is vital in the healthcare setting to prevent the spread of pathogens and to protect both the nursing professional and their patients. This free online nursing course provides the learner with an overview of important health and safety guidelines that aid in the prevention and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and blood-borne pathogens. Other key elements of the course focus on good body mechanics that demonstrate the importance of correct posture and body alignment for lifting heavy objects or when moving patients or materials from one location to another. Ambulating the patient is one of the tasks the nursing professional performs regularly to assist the recovery process and ensure patient comfort, sleep, and relaxation when bed bound. The type and range of positions are outlined, together with procedures to apply when positioning and turning adult patients with specific spinal or surgical conditions. Range-of-motion exercises introduce the learner to the challenges presented by immobility, the impact on the patient’s overall body system, and the resulting psychosocial effects. The purpose, type, and time of exercises are discussed with guidelines for planning the appropriate range-of-motion exercises, the possible contraindications and the importance of documenting a patient’s progress. This free online nursing course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about good nursing practices and techniques that help protect and maintain the health and safety of both nursing professional and patient in any healthcare setting.
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Release Date 09 May 2013
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Kuburat Nike Sanusi United Kingdom this is an awesome course and It is well executed. 2014-11-16 23:11:52
  • Desveaux Phillippa Mauritius A very useful and structured review. 2014-11-07 07:11:49
  • Danielle Baumber Australia Really good information and very interesting. 2014-07-15 08:07:10
  • KIMBERLY SCHULTZ United States of America I already knew everything on this study 2014-07-11 15:07:04
  • Pius Ezeh Ireland This course creates awareness of the basic principles of safety, effective and efficient handling of adult patients, as well as personal consciousness in nursing care delivery. 2014-06-23 14:06:51
  • Ernest Bizi United Kingdom A very interesting course in nursing, easy to understand and very useful. Thank you for time to produce these kind of courses. 2014-05-17 04:05:48
  • Thomas Clayphan United Kingdom Good information and easy to understand 2014-04-26 20:04:26
  • Kenneth Jones United Kingdom Course Module: Module 2: Positioning and Ambulating the Adult Patient Course Topic: Techniques and Actions in Ambulating the Adult Patient Comment: Very well written and easy to understand. 2014-03-09 22:03:29
  • khader othman Jordan Course Module: Module 1: Health and Safety for Healthcare Professionals
    Course Topic: Body Mechanics
    Comment: It is really a great course. 2012-10-14 12:10:46
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