Helpful tips

How do you move a patient with traction?

How do you move a patient with traction?

The patient’s body should always be in alignment with the force of traction. Check the patient’s position each time you enter the room and help the patient slide up in bed if necessary. Encourage the patient to use the overhead trapeze instead of elbows to move in bed.

What are the principles of traction care?

Essential principles The grip or hold on the patient’s body must be adequate and secure. Provision for counter traction must be made. There must be minimal friction on the cords and pulleys. The line and magnitude of the pull, once correctly established, must be maintained.

What does placed in traction mean?

Traction means pulling on part of the body. Most often, traction uses devices such as weights and pulleys to put tension on a displaced bone or joint, such as a dislocated shoulder. The tension helps put the joint back in position and keep it still.

How do you change bed linens on a traction?

Gently pull the mattress to the head of the bed. Avoid sudden movements; they can misalign traction and cause patient discomfort. Remove the pillow from the bed. Loosen the bottom linens and roll them from the headboard toward the patient’s head.

What is a Buck’s traction?

Buck’s traction is a type of skin traction that is widely used for femoral, hip, and acetabular fractures, which are fractures in the socket portion of the “ball-and-socket” hip joint.

What are the two types of traction?

There are two common types of traction. These include skin traction and skeletal traction.

What are the 3 types of traction?

What Are the Different Types of Traction?

  • Skeletal Traction. Skeletal traction involves placing a pin, wire, or screw in the fractured bone.
  • Skin Traction. Skin traction is far less invasive than skeletal traction.
  • Cervical Traction. During cervical traction, a metal brace is placed around your neck.

What is combined traction?

Combined Traction May be used in conjunction with fixed traction, where the weight takes up any slack in the tapes or cords, while the splint maintains a reduction. This combination facilitates less frequent checks and adjustment of the apparatus.

When making an occupied bed which technique should you use?

Which of the following is the correct technique for making an occupied bed? Strip one side of the bed only and immediately make that side of the bed. Which of the following is true of making a closed or unoccupied bed?

How do you make an occupied bed step by step?


  1. Knock on patient’s door, then enter.
  2. Greet patient by name, introduce yourself, and what you are doing.
  3. Provide for privacy by shutting the curtains.
  4. Wash your hands and put on gloves.
  5. Check the patient’s ID to confirm identity.
  6. Gather linens and supplies and place on tray table covered with a towel.