Chapter 11

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ambulation

walking

dangle

to sit up with the legs over the side of the bed in order to regain balance

ergonomics

the science of designing equipment, areas and tasks to make them safer and to suit the worker's abilities

Fowler's

position in which a person is in a semi-sitting position

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

lateral

position in which a person is lying on either side

logrolling

moving a person as a unit, without disturbing the alignment of the body

mechanical lift

special equipment used to lift and move or lift and weigh a person; also called hydraulic lift

MSDs

acronym that stands for work-related musculoskeletal disorders

positioning

the act of helping people into positions that will be comfortable and healthy for them

posture

the way a person holds and positions his body

prone

position in which a person is lying on his or her stomach

shearing

rubbing or friction resulting from the skin moving one way and the bone underneath it remaining fixed or moving in the opposite direction

Sims

position in which a person is in a left side-lying position with the upper knee flexed and raised toward the chest

supine

position in which a person is lying flat on his or her back

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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