This session will explore turning and repositioning the hemodynamically unstable adult and pediatric patient in the intensive care unit. Specifically, the panel will describe the difference between expected changes in hemodynamic status based upon medications and medical condition and those which define the patient as truly too unstable to turn. Finally, the speakers will discuss techniques to safely turn patients in the ICU.
Describe proper techniques for turning unstable patients including interventions for those patients who cannot be turned
Assess recovery to baseline expectations for hemodynamic instability influenced by gravity and patient condition
Evaluate techniques for positioning the unstable pediatric patient without compromising ABCs
MSN, RN, CWOCN, CLIN IV,
Nurse Clinician, VCU Medical Center Wound Care Team,
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center