Positioning patients for ERCP

This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Gillm 6 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #3436

    Gillm
    Participant

    Hi everyone
    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.
    Many thanks
    Mary
    Waitemata DHB

    • This topic was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by  Gillm.
  • #3496

    Kate Edmond
    Participant

    Do you need to prone them? If so the hovermatt is wonderful for this. I would recommend getting Fletcher Suckling from Active Health Care to show you how.

  • #3685

    Gillm
    Participant

    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.
    Cheers
    Mary

  • #3876

    Angela Greetham
    Participant

    My recommendation would be to use the pat slide and 2 slide sheets but I suppose you have already tried this Mary?
    Thanks,
    Angela

  • #3877

    Gillm
    Participant

    Thanks Angela
    They already use the PAT slide with 2 slide sheets and we are looking at alternative use of two Hovermatts as in Ara Cho’s Auckland presentation at the Roadshow
    Cheers Mary

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