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Teaching proper body mechanics to pediatric nurses

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by Devinthebrave Devinthebrave (New) New Educator Nurse

Devinthebrave specializes in PICU.

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Hello all,

     I work in PICU staffed by many nurses who have no experience caring for adult patients.  I see a lot of nurses trying to change diapers and reposition larger patients in the same manner as they might an infant or toddler.  This is, obviously, not safe for the patient or the nurse.  I am trying to find some material for this year's credentialing which addresses the issues with these behaviors.  However, I don't want something that focuses solely on proper body mechanics.  I need data that helps me explain to these nurses that what they are doing is bad for them and their patients and how they can determine when a child has become too large for typical pediatric body mechanics.  Thanks in advance!

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