UNCONTROLLED WHEN PRINTED
Indications
  • To roll patient as a unit with minimal movement to the neck and back.
Contraindications
Contraindications
Patient Factors & Considerations
  • Feet can be tied together, but ensure padding between the ankles to prevent injury.
  • Officer at the head initiates the command to roll the patient.
Procedure
  • All relevant infection control methods to be utilised.
  • A team of three is optimal to perform this task (this may include a bystander).
  • When patient is supine one officer takes position at the head end. This officer is in charge of the head, neck and movement procedure.
  • Apply c-spine collar to protect the cervical spine if possible and prior to movement.

Supine

  • If the patient is on the floor kneel at the head end and take support of the head with both hands and fingers spread.
  • If patient is on a bed/stretcher place forearms either side of patient’s head, support under the shoulders with your palms. Utilise your forearms to support the head and neck when moving.
  • The other two persons are to position themselves at the side of the patient; one at the chest area and one at the pelvic area.
  • The person closest to the chest grasps the shoulder and the pelvic/waistband area.
  • The person at the pelvic area grasps above the waistband and under lower leg.

Prone

  • As for log roll from supine, although the person at the head end aligns the patient's neck to neutral position throughout roll.
  • The carry device can be placed into position prior to rolling the patient supine from prone position, resulting in one single movement.
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Success
Success
Discontinue
Discontinue
Additional Information
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