Move and Positioning Individuals Accordance with Their Plan of Care

QCF level 2 unit 68

1.1: outline the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to the importance of correct moving and positioning of individuals: when moving and positioning individuals it is very important to ensure that the individual is not moved more than their body is capable of , as the muscles can only move bones at the joint as far as the joint allows. It is also important that you move and handle correctly to ensure nerve fibres are not damaged as they are delicate, also very important as they send impulses in the body which enable the muscles to relax and contract.

1.2 describe the impact of specific conditions on the correct movement and positioning of an individual: As a care worker I need to take in to consideration when working with individuals with different conditions this affects how we need to support them to move and change positions.   For example a client with dementia may be in a confused state and may not recognise what we are saying or may not understand what we are doing when supporting them to move.   In this instance it may help to take our time to show the individual by our actions what we need to do.   Some individuals that would affect the way we would need to assist and to move someone with arthritis would need to be gently supported as they maybe in pain and positioning or moving would cause discomfort.   An individual that has had a stroke may have one side affected more than the other, in this case we would take this into account when moving in order not to put any pressure on the client’s weaker side.   An individual who is blind may need more reassurance and explanations about the move and what is around them due to lack of sight.

2.1 describe how current legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals: Legislation includes the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, this covers the requirement for risk assessments, for risks when moving...