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Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Movement and Exercise - Revised 2018

Nursing
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Learn about patient care, and the procedures and techniques used in modern nursing.

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The nursing professional must ensure adequate health and safety to prevent the spread of pathogens and to protect both the nursing staff and their patients. The course Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Movement and Exercise provides the learner with an overview of important health and safety guidelines that aid in the prevention and transmission of pathogens.

The course then focuses 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.

The course describes how to ambulate the patient which 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.

This nursing course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about advanced nursing practices and procedures in health and safety, and movement and exercise routines. It will also be of interest to learners who are interested in a career in nursing.

After completing this course you will be able to:


  • Define and identify principles of good body mechanics.
  • Name the eight general considerations for performing physical tasks.
  • Describe the basic principles for positioning and turning patients.
  • Describe techniques for maintaining the proper body alignment of a patient.
  • Describe the different ways of positioning a patient.
  • Identify the actions which should be taken if a patient begins to fall.
  • Identify the effects of immobility on the body.
  • Define the nine types of body movement.
  • Identify guidelines for range-of-motion exercises.

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