Mngmt of Neuro

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Vincent
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117696
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Mngmt of Neuro
Updated:
2011-11-18 06:42:29
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Positioning
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Positioning
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  1. What are the goals of positioning?
    • Prevent skin breakdown
    • Minimize contractures and improve alignment
    • Provide a stable position to allow movement
    • Allow interaction with the environment
    • Provide a position of relaxation
  2. What are the negative effects of staying in a position for too long?
    • Skin breakdown
    • Contractures
    • Boredom and discomfort
    • Learned helplessness
  3. How to position a child with hypotonia?
    • Don't leave child in positions that require "fighting" gravity.
    • Use gravity to assist in maintaining a position.
    • Support the extremities.
    • Provide postural support.
  4. How to position a child with hypertonia?
    • Avoid positions that stimulate primitive reflexes.
    • Avoid positioning the pelvis in posterior tilt.
    • Provide postural support that conforms to the child.

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