Health and Social Care

13085 Words Dec 5th, 2012 53 Pages
Unit HSC 2028

Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care

This unit is primarily concerned with those people who are most dependent upon your assistance. The level of assistance they need can vary from needing help to get out of a chair to being completely dependent on others to move them, to turn them over and to alter their position in any way, for example, if they are unconscious or paralysed. It is essential that people are moved and handled in a sensitive and safe way. This is also vital for you as a worker, to prevent injury to yourself. It is possible to minimise the risk to both you and the people whom you support by following the correct procedures and using the right equipment.

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People with Parkinson’s disease have slower reaction times and it may take a person longer to initiate movement. It is therefore important to give people suffering from this condition time to move and not rush them. People may not be able to tell people if they are in pain, so you should look for non-verbal signs of pain or discomfort.

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Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma Amputation
The loss of a leg can affect how well a person can move depending on where it has been amputated, for example, below or above the knee. Artificial limbs can help people to move, but these benefits also vary depending on where the limb has been amputated.

Cerebral palsy
People who suffer with cerebral palsy may have contracted muscles or joints causing a fixed rigid limb. Care staff must be aware of the needs of people who suffer with cerebral palsy and ensure that effective communication skills are used when assisting people to move or reposition.

Stroke
A stroke can have a devastating effect on somebody; it may leave a person with no long-term effects, with a permanent weakness down one side of their body or, at worst, in a deep coma from which they never recover. When moving and handling people who have suffered from a stroke, you will need to be aware of the extent of the stroke and what parts

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