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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