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STNA Move Pts

Lifting, moving, ambulating pts

QuestionAnswer
Logrolling Method of turning a pt so that spine is kept in straight alignment
Transfer/Gait Belt webbed or woven belt with buckle that is used to assist weak or unsteady pt with standing/walking/transfers
Ambulate to walk
Assistive Devices items that make tasks easier for a person with a physical disability
Paraplegia Paralysis from waist down
Quadriplegia Paralysis from neck down
Hemiplegia Paralysis on one side of body
Trochanter Roll Devices placed by pt's legs to keep hips from turning outward
Supportive Devices Pillows, rolled blankets used to help keep pt in a certain postition
Weight-Bearing Ability of a pt to stand on one or both legs
Dangle Sitting a pt on the edge of bed for a certain amount of time to decrease potential for dizziness or falling
Shearing Force created when pt is pulled across surface that offers resistance. Causes skin breakdown.
Syncope fainting
Draw Sheet Extra sheet that allows pt to be repositioned without shearing
Which side is used for cane? Strong side
Which side does STNA use when assisting pt to walk with cane? Cane on strong side; STNA on weak side
Which side does STNA use when assisting pt to walk without cane? STNA on strong side
Which types of crutch walking are used for pts with weight bearing on one foot only? 3 point swing to swing through
Which types of crutch walking are used for pts with weight bearing on both feet? 4 point 2 point swing to & swing through
Supine Position Pt is on back (Also called horizontal recumbent)
Lateral/Side-lying Position Pt is lying on one side
Prone Position Pt is on stomach with head to one side
Low Fowler's Position Head of bed is elevated 15 degrees.
Mid Fowler's Position Head of bed is elevated 45 degrees.
High Fowler's Position Head of bed is elevated 60-90 degrees.
Sim's Position Pt is on left side with left arm behind back & right arm by head. Also called left lateral position.
Lithotomy Position Pt is in stirrups
Dorsal Recumbent Position Pt is on back with feet on bed so knees are tented.
Knee Chest Position Pt's head/arms and knees are on bed, with bottom in the air.
Created by: mrskgo