CNA Chapter 11 Vocabulary

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CNA Chapter 11 Vocabulary
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2012-10-15 21:34:13
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CNA Nursing Assisting Hartman 3rd Edition
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Positioning, Moving, and Lifting
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  1. Ambulation 
    walking
  2. Dangle
    to sit with the legs over the side of the bed in order to regain balance
  3. Ergonomics
    the science of designing equipment, areas, and tasks to make them safer to suit the worker's abilities
  4. Fowler's
    position in which a person is in a semi-sitting position (45-60 degrees)
  5. Gait Belt
    a belt made of canvas or other heavy material used to help people who are weak, unsteady, or uncoordinated to stand, sit, or walk; also called a transfer belt
  6. Lateral
    position in which a person is lying on either side
  7. Logrolling
    moving a person as a unit, without disturbing the alignment of the body
  8. Mechanical Lift
    special equipment used to lift and move or lift and weight a person; called hydraulic lift
  9. MSDs
    acronym that stands for work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  10. Positioning
    the act of helping people into positions that will be comfortable and healthy for them
  11. Posture
    the way a person holds and positions his body
  12. Prone
    position in which a person is lying on his/her stomach
  13. Shearing
    rubbing or friction resulting from the skin moving one way and the bone underneath it remaining fixed or moving in the opposite direction
  14. Sims'
    position in which a person is in a left side-lying position with the upper knee flexed and raised toward the chest
  15. Supine
    position in which a person is lying flat on his/her back
  16. Transfer Belt
    a belt made of canvas or other heavy material used to help people who are weak, unsteady, or uncoordinated to stand, sit, or walk; also called a gait belt

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