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Moving and Handling (HSC 2028)
Heather Buckley

Gluteus maximus is the large muscle in the each of the buttock which provides power when straightening the hips. Quadriceps is the large muscle group on front of the thigh which straightens the knee. Hamstrings are the large muscle group which is on the back of the thigh which bends the knee. Gastronomies are the calf muscle which lifts the heel and straightens the ankle. Latissimus dorsi is a large muscle on either side of the spine which supports the spine and stabilises the shoulder joint. Trapezius is the muscles on the spine which also raise the shoulder girdle. Biceps is the muscle which bends the elbow. Triceps is the muscle which straightens the elbow. Deltoid forms the curve of the shoulder and lifts the arm out to the side. Pectoralis major is one of the groups of muscles on the front of the chest which brings the arm in to the side.

The move and positioning the individuals in a recommended manner is to             help prevent or minimise damage to the skin, and by carrying out the moving and positioning activities this would be in the correct manner to reduce the risk of shearing and friction damage to the skin and underlying tissues. The pressure and shearing will interrupt the local blood supply to the skin and also deprive it of nutrients and oxygen if you do the moving and handing correctly also without the adequate supply of nutrients cells in the skin die. Functions of the skin are to disperse pressure but if the high pressure is applied the damage can result and also prolonged periods at the lower pressure also can cause damage. Also with the good moving and positioning techniques to prevent shearing damage while the manoeuvre is being carried out and will also minimise the reactions to prolonged pressure being placed on the vulnerable tissue.

Medical Conditions | Health issues |
Parkinson’s disease | This would affect the individuals moving and positioning because the arms and legs...