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Transferring Patient From Bed To Wheelchair
I work late I change and transfer patients. And I get back pain in the middle of my back and when I go home I go straight to bed, what can help me?
Review lifting.: Transferring patients is a tough job. The first thing that i would suggest is to review the proper techniques for transferring patients. This may require your to work with a physical therapist who can help you with safe lifting and transferring techniques. I have seen small women transfer large man and they do not hurt themselves because they learn really effective techniques. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I transfer a 80 yr old post-op patient for hip fracture back to bed from chair, any consideration?
See pt's doc: Best advice is to speak with the patients doc and have home health come out and show you how to do this. ...Read more
Yes: Unna boots can cause a slight decrease in circulation due to their constricting nature when placed. When patients are bedridden and wheelchair bound, they may have a decrease in circulation which may be additive to the unna boot constriction and cause ischemia to the lower extremity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patient keeps slipping down from wheelchair seat, can not sit properly, need to continuously reseat him. What would be effects on his spine and back?
Patient keeps slipping down from seat on wheel chair. Can not sit properly. Why does this happen? Solutions? Workers must reseat him always.
That Depends: I am often asked this question from patients with chronic pain of all types. The truth is there is not one single answer because it is highly dependent on what you find comfortable. Although very expensive, i usually recommend the sleep number bed system. Whith this you can change the firmness as much as you like. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid if possible.: The axillary region is home to a dense array of blood vessels and nerves that supply the arms. Many other structures, such as lymph channels, muscles, tendons run through the axilla as well, with minimal protection from bones. Prolonged or extreme pressures on these structures could compromise blood flow to the arms and nerves can be stretched. Shoulder dislocations can also happen. ...Read more
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