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Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Movement and Exercise Free Course

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  • Certification
  • 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.

  • 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;

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 4 )
  • Module 1: Health and Safety for Healthcare Professionals
    • Body Mechanics
    • Prevention of Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Module 2: Positioning and Ambulating the Adult Patient
    • Positioning the Adult Patient
    • Common positions used when ambulating the patient
    • Techniques and Actions in Ambulating the Adult Patient
  • Module 3: Active and Passive Range of Motion Exercise
    • The effects of Immobility
    • Exercise for the Immobile Patient
  • Module 4: Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Ambulating the Patient and ROM Assessment
    • Body Mechanics Ambulating ROM Assessment
Topics List ( 2 )
Module 1: Health and Safety for Healthcare Professionals
In this module learn more about health and safety for healthcare professionals.
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Module 2: Positioning and Ambulating the Adult Patient
In this module learn more about positioning and ambulating the adult patient.
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Module 3: Active and Passive Range of Motion Exercise
Learn more about active and passive range of motion in exercise.
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Module 4: Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Ambulating the Patient and ROM Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    AMEDD Center and School

  • Video


  • Audio


  • Assessment


  • Certification


  • Price


  • Reward

    50 Pts

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