MSD Prevention

Slide, roll, rotate but more than anything do not lift!

Saviez vous ? Did you know? Patient mobilization could wound both patient and caregiver.

 

How to do it well?

It is a question of reducing physical efforts when maneuvering for positioning in bed, in a chair or in the bathroom by using transferring or positioning tools, and other aids.

In bed, you can opt for several positions. The most used ones are the lateral decubitus and the dorsal ones.

The ideal position is the decubitus dorsal, head and foot raised at 30 degrees - also called the semi-tread 30°. This position minimizes the pressures on contact points. Make sure the sacrum is not pressed. You can use a body cushion from our collection, a 30° cushion or triangular pad with an angle of 30°. The lower limbs should be bent to a minimum and the hips and knees ideally between 30° and 35°. Do not hesitate to put a cushion or pillow between the lower limbs to avoid painful contact of the femoral condyles. Free the homolateral shoulder by slightly moving apart the upper limb.

The ventral decubitus is often poorly tolerated, so it should only be used for patients accustomed to it and who have no contraindications. We advocate the semi-ventral decubitus position at 30° that can be reproduced with our body cushion. The pressure is determined by the weight of the patient, their position, the mattress toughness and the shear between patient and mattress.

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