Outcome 1 Understand anatomy and physiology in relation to moving and positioning individuals
The learner can: 1. Outline the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to the importance of correct moving and positioning of individuals
Muscles work like levers and allow the bones at a joint to work like hinges. Muscles pull and move the bones at particular joints, this makes the joint move and therefore the body moves. When a muscle contracts the bones pull at the joint in the direction that it is to move. 2. Describe the impact of specific conditions on the correct movement and positioning of an Individual.
There are a number of conditions that can have an impact on the correct movement and positioning of a person, for example: arthritis, people that suffer with arthritis will often have stiff joins and find it hard to do a lot of movements.
Amputation, the loss of a limb for example a leg can affect the way a person moves about, they may need an artificial leg fitted but the benefits depend on were the leg was amputated.
Outcome 2 Understand legislation and agreed ways of working when
Moving and positioning individuals
The learner can: 1. Describe how legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals.
Manual handling is supporting the weight of someone or moving them yourself, if you do not do this in the correct way it could result in an injury to you, the people you are working with or the people you support, the (HSE) state that 50% or all accidents reported each year are from assisting people with mobility. The regulations that are set impose duties on employers, self-employed and employees; they state that employers must avoid all hazardous manual handling activities where it is practical to do so.
Employees must follow the work system set by the employer to promote