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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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Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Movement and Exercise Course
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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. 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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 29 reviews
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.
License: This course is available from AMEDD through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 09 May 2013
Content  
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Darling Oteng-Adjei
    Darling Oteng-Adjei Ghana Very informative and practical. 2015-04-23 17:04:03
  • Linda Marek
    Linda Marek United States of America I found it very helpful and easy to follow 2015-03-21 04:03:43
  • FELIX UDOGWU
    FELIX UDOGWU Nigeria This topic is one of the core Nursing areas that all nurses need to know in prevent Nursing,Patient and third party incident/accident. 2015-03-15 12:03:06
  • Erica Ritch
    Erica Ritch United Kingdom very interesting and I was not aware of all the consequences of immobility on the patient 2015-02-16 22:02:51
  • Kuburat  Nike Sanusi
    Kuburat Nike Sanusi United Kingdom this is an awesome course and It is well executed. 2014-11-16 23:11:52
  • Desveaux Phillippa
    Desveaux Phillippa Mauritius A very useful and structured review. 2014-11-07 07:11:49
  • Danielle Baumber
    Danielle Baumber Australia Really good information and very interesting. 2014-07-15 08:07:10
  • KIMBERLY SCHULTZ
    KIMBERLY SCHULTZ United States of America I already knew everything on this study 2014-07-11 15:07:04
  • Pius Ezeh
    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
    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
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