October 03, 2019

Side Rail Silliness

Side rails must be used to promote safety. Right? I mean, everyone knows this is true. Ask anyone on the street. We have seen it in movies and on TV. Many nurses will even tell you that side rails are essential and should always be used. The simple fact is that side rails are considered a restraint. “What?” ...

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October 03, 2019

Turning Patients the Right Way

Do you turn a patient toward you or away from you when you are rolling them onto their side? Does it really matter? Yes. Yes, it does. When you roll a patient onto their side, their weight is not proportionally distributed – most of their weight lies along their back, from their head, down through their shoulders, back ...

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