27 terms

MTC Nur 101 Activity/ROM

any manual method, physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment that immobilizes or reduces the ability of a patient to move his or her arms, legs, body, or head freely: a drug or medication when it is used as a restriction to manage the patient's behavior or restrict the patient's freedom of movement and is not a standard treatment or dosage for the patient's condition is a last resort.
safety event report
documentation that describes any injury of potential for injury sustained by a patient in a healthcare agency
Respond to present
Evaluate potential for injury
speak with family members or caregivers
Try alternative measures first
Reassess the patient to determine alternatives
Alert primary care provider if restraints are indicated.
individualize restraint use
Note important information on the chart
Time-limit the use of restraints
movement away from the center of median line of the body
movement toward the center or median line of the body
surgical formation or reformation of a joint
compartment syndrome
occurs when there is increased tissue pressure within a limited space; leads to compromises in the circulation and the function of the involved tissue
permanent shortening or tightening of a muscle due to spasm or paralysis
an injury in which the skin is not broken a bruise
deep-vein thrombosis
blood clot in a blood vessel originating in the large veins of the legs
return movement from flexion, the joint angle is increased
bending of the joint so that the angle of the joint diminishes
break in teh continuity of the bone
an apparatus to measure joint movement and angles
extreme or abnormal extension
orthostatic hypotension
an abnormal drop in blood pressure that occurs as a person changes from a supine to a standing position
patient care ergonomics
the practice of design in equipment and work tasks to conform to the capability of the worker in relation to patient care. it provides a means for adjusting the work environment and work practices to prevent injuries before they occur and is part of best practices for providing safe patient care.
peripheral vascular disease
pathological conditions of the vascular system characterized by reduced blood flow through the peripheral blood vessels
the act of lying face downward the act of turning the hand so the palm faces downward or backward
process of turning on an axis twisting or revolving
shearing force
force created by the interplay of gravity and friction on the skin and underlying tissues. Shear causes tissue layers to slide over one another and blood vessels to stretch and twist and disrupts the microcirculation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues
turning of the palm or foot upward
blood clot that accompanies vein inflammation
formation or development of blood clot
venous stasis
decrease in blood flow in the venous system related to dysfunctional valves or inactivity of the muscles of the affected extremity
effects of immobility
*decreased muscle strength, tone, size
*decreased joint mobility and flexibility
*limited endurance and activity intolerance
*bone demineralization
*lack of coordination and altered gait
decreased ventilatory effort,increased respiratory secretions, atelectasis, respiratory congestion
*increased cardiac workload, orthostatic hypotension, venous thrombosis
*impaired circulation and skin breakdown
*decreased appetite, constipation
*urinary stasis, infection
*altered sleep patterns, pain, depression, anger, anxiety
movement equipment
gait belts
lateral-assist devices
stand-assist and repositioning aids
mechanical lateral-assist devices
transfer chairs
powered stand-assist and repositioning lifts
powered full-body lifts