Nursing skills in supporting mobility

Cunningham, Sheila ORCID logoORCID: and Moore, Tina (2021) Nursing skills in supporting mobility. Skills in Nursing Practice . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138479524, pbk-ISBN 9781138479555, e-ISBN 9781351065580. [Book] (doi:10.4324/9781351065580)


The ability to move easily and purposively contributes enormously to a sense of health and wellbeing, enabling increased independence and self-protection. However, many of the patients you encounter will have some degree of immobility whether it is temporary (for instance, due to local anaesthesia), permanent (for instance, due to amputation or stroke) or variable (for instance, due to arthritis or morbid obesity). This concise guide covers:
• The anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system
• The principles of ergonomics
• Safe moving and handling practices
• Positioning the patient
• Performing a range of movement exercises
• Legal aspects of moving and handling
• The promotion of sleep.

This competency-based text covers relevant key concepts, anatomy and physiology, lifespan matters, assessment, and nursing skills. To support your learning, it also includes learning outcomes, concept map summaries, activities, questions and scenarios with sample answers, and critical reflection thinking points.
Quick and easy to reference, this short, clinically- focused guide is ideal for use on placements or for revision. It is suitable for pre-registration nurses, students on the nursing associate programme and newly qualified nurses.

Item Type: Book
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Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 35043
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Depositing User: Sheila Cunningham
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 17:10
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 17:10

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