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Learning outcomes descriptions 2.3.b

Competence description VQTS:

2.3.b Is able to implement mobility measures including patient/client activation according to patient’s/client’s treatment plan and individual condition.    

Competence (EQF)SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver is able to autonomously and independently perform mobility measures including patient/client activation according to the treatment plan and individual conditions in all care cases. 






































The professional caregiver is able to:

  • change the patient’s/client’s position (e.g. in bed, in wheelchair),
  • help the patient/client to stand up (e.g. from bed),
  • transfer the patient/client (e.g. into and out of bed, into and out of wheelchair),
  • perform passive and active mobilisation,
  • implement specific methods of positioning and mobilising patient/client according to clinical pictures,
  • recognise the patient’s/client’s needs regarding mobility and transfer aids,
  • develop a mobility and movement plan according to clinical pictures and patient’s/client’s needs (see also CA.1.3),
  • bring the patient/client into a position that is necessary for interventions and examinations,
  • recognise and manage risk situations and changes in the patient’s/client’s condition during a care procedure (e.g. recognise circulatory collapses),
  • assess the patient’s/client’s sedation state and determine whether adequate sedatives have been administered (see also CA.3.2),
  • collaborate with other professionals regarding mobility and movement and activation of the patient/client,
  • document mobility measures used (see also CA.A.2).

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • name mental disorders and diseases that influence the mobility of the patient/client (e.g. delirium, psychosis, epileptic attack, dementia),
  • describe the influence of mental disorders and diseases that influence the mobility of the patient/client,
  • describe the Bobath concept related to special diseases that affect mobility (e.g. stroke, restless patient/client),
  • describe physical diseases that lead to movement restrictions and their influence on mobility/transfer of the patient/client (e.g. spinal surgery, pulmonary oedema),
  • describe special positions for surgical interventions (e.g. spine surgery),
  • name and describe diseases of the motion apparatus that lead to restrictions in self-sufficiency (e.g. ankylosing spondylitis, disc prolapse),
  • explain the limitations to mobility measures if patient/client has circulatory problems (e.g. shock, life-threatening condition),
  • describe the physiology of pain and differentiate between individual pain experiences,
  • describe special positions for examinations (e.g. lumbar puncture, colonoscopy),
  • differentiate the patient´s/client´s mobility needs according to clinical picture,
  • describe the impact of sedation on mobility,
  • name risks of too low/high depth of sedation regarding mobility (see also CA.3.1),
  • describe the development of mobility and movement plans and their reasoning (see also CA.1.3),
  • list necessary steps to prepare the patient/client for transportation (e.g. securing drains, use of straps).


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