Our Enterology staff are experiencing difficulty moving people who are sedated or unable to assist moving from the Swimmer’s position back onto the stretcher or bed, post ERCP.
We would like to know how this is done in other DHBs.
Any useful equipment or techniques that you know of would be extremely helpful.
Thanks for your suggestion Kate. We have a proning policy using the Hovermatt for Theatres however this is not always the correct position for the procedure-more the Swimmer’s position ( i.e. one arm above the head the other at the side) The difficulty arises when staff need to transfer the patient back their own bed while sedated.