Do you reposition a patient with the weight still on the traction or remove and reapply the traction after boosting the patient? Any literature on the subject?
Oct 24, '08
Typically the bucks was removed for five minutes every two hours (on most patients unless ordered otherwise per ortho) where I worked, but I found it difficult to replace keeping it aligned with the foot if the patient was partially on their side so liked to remove and put on while they were flat on their back, then turned with the weights still on so the leg can be aligned well with the body.
Most of the time there is standing orders related to this on the floor you would work on.
Last edit by Straydandelion on Oct 24, '08