2) How the body moves: Most of us move without thinking about how we are doing it. The process is almost instantaneous and yet it relies on a complex set of feed-forward and feed-back mechanisms built into our brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.
Type of joint | Body part | Movements |
Hinge | Elbow | Flexion/Extension |
Pivot | 1st two cervical vertebra | Rotation |
Ball and Socket | Hip | Rotation, Flextion/Extention, Adduct/Abduct |
Saddle | Hand | Back/Forward, Up/Down |
Condyloid | Ends of finger bones | Angular motion |
Gliding | Carpals in the wrist | Back/Front |
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Th is experience is brand new not only to your body, but to your mind as well.
5) Before moving and positioning individuals I have to take responsibility for the health and safety of the service user, others and myself and while doing this adhere to the organisational policies in place and meet all health and safety obligations. I only move and positions individuals where I have had training to do so. I do this by ensuring that I am wearing appropriate clothing and foot wear when I move an individual or am supporting them to change position to avoid any risk of being harmed; for example when using a hoist I must not wear open shoes or sandals. I also make sure that I do a manual risk assessment before performing any move or re-position. I do not use any equipment that I have not been trained to use and I check that there is enough space around me to carry out the move. All equipment needs to be checked that it is working correctly, if a hoist that it is charged, and all equipment must be clean and safe to use. I look out for any obstacles, like loose rugs, clothes and move them to one side. It is important the space around me is clean and comfortable. All moving and positioning must not be rushed. Infection control is also important, washing of hands before and after and wearing of PPE according to my workplace policy. I also check with the individual their needs and preferences and check this against their plan. I then ask the service user for their agreement before the move and make sure I am using the correct equipment, that the sling and hoist are clean and safe to use and the correct ones for the individual; these must then be stored away safely to avoid any accidents or them being used for someone else. In the plan it includes the individual’s weight and the sling and hoist to use for their weight and for some individuals who are tall for example they need a much longer sling to support their head and body. Also to take into account is whether the individual will keep their arms in the sling or whether they may decide not to or may become anxious when being moved
6) I would try to explain to individual why the hoist is needed if it would not help I would seek advice/assistance, report