log rolling


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log rolling

 
a method of turning patients following neurosurgical procedures when the spine must be maintained in alignment. Two persons use a sheet to turn the patient as a unit; if the patient is unable to support the head, a third person is necessary.
Log rolling a patient as a unit. Redrawn from Bolander, 1994.
A technique for turning a patient whose body must be kept axially aligned—e.g., with spinal injury—in which their extremities are held close to their sides and they are rolled like a log
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While log rolling is commonplace in legislatures, it is forbidden for initiative measures.
Irwin and Kroszner (1996) then combined traditional protocol statements drawn from the written records with a formal empirical model to demonstrate that economic interests of the political constituencies did in fact shape the bargains struck in the repeated roll-call votes in the Senate towards the end of the legislative process and, thereby, showed that pressure group activity and log rolling supplemented partisan voting behaviour.
Lumberjack and lumberjill competitions pit contestants against their opponents' times in more traditional events such as one-man and two-man crosscut, axe throwing, underhand chopping, and log rolling.
I retired from log rolling after the 1948 tournament, having never been defeated.
The situation is a natural for political log rolling, and in fact different groups of workers are treated quite differently, depending on their political clout.
Relaxing time in one of the resort's many pools was also called for, and the one we chose just happened to have a log rolling device (South Seas is the only resort in the country to have one, we were told).
When they turned their attention to politics, however, the substitution of universal principles for the traditional log rolling of municipal government created an urban system in which local government no longer responded to the needs of local citizens and the diverse members of Boston's neighborhoods no longer had an effective means of coming together in a system of shared allegiances.
They also will demonstrate log rolling and New Zealand speed axes.
Log rolling on the pond, axe throwing, and chain saw carving are only a few of the thrilling events.
The Canadian Logger Sports Association has a strong presence in British Columbia, a part of the world where log rolling, the underhand chop, pulp throwing and the water boil are all favourite pastimes.
Events usually included ax chopping, ax throwing, log bucking (sawing with one- and two-man handsaws, traditionally called misery whips), tree climbing with spurs, running a log obstacle course while packing a saw or ax, springboard chop and log rolling held on water.