Democratising higher education: the ignou initiatives

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Starting with two courses and 4,000 students in 1985, IGNOU has reached the ladder of success being the world’s largest mega university, most diverse and inclusive institution offering over 3500 courses and catering to over 2.5 million students.

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232 move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care. 1.1First of all staff need to know the basic knowledge of how the human body works in terms of when moving, handling and positioning an individual. There are other factors that need to be considered as it can affect an individual's movement such as; fractures, torn muscles/ligaments, arthritis and osteoporosis and so on. This should all be written in the service users care plan as well as a step by step plan on which has been agreed with them on how to handle them when moving. In my workplace each service user has a tailored care plan in order to meet their need. For example Mrs A, who is bedbound due to stroke she had in the past. She is on two hourly turning chart and staff have been trained of how to move/reposition her following the care plan in place. She is on air-mattress to minimise risk of developing pressure sores. I always ensure and encourage making sure that Mrs A is comfortable when repositioned and that her left arm is not under her as she is unable to move, in order to avoid causing her pain, discomfort and fracture. I always remind my colleagues that elderly people are not supple as younger people and if they do not suffer restrictions in terms of their movement due to medical condition, they tend to bruise easily and have fragile skin, and need to be carefully handled when moving. The human skeleton is very complex structure of bones, which work together with muscles, tendons and l

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