In case of severe weakness, patients are not able to move, sit or stand up and they remain lying in one position. To help them with their daily activities, certified nurse assistants need to move them to their sides. If they have to change the bed linen or have to place the bed pan below them, patients have to be rolled to one of their sides. There is a proper procedure to do this activity. Go through this article to understand the correct way.
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In case of non-ambulatory patients, it’s very important to roll them towards one side to prevent blood clotting, bed sores and pain due to body stiffening. It is the responsibility of the CNA to reposition a patient many times a day to avoid such problems.