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rotation

 [ro-ta´shun]
1. the process of turning around an axis.
2. in obstetrics, the turning of the fetal head (or presenting part) for proper orientation to the pelvic axis. It should occur naturally, but if it does not it must be accomplished manually or instrumentally by the obstetrician or manually by the nurse-midwife.
3. a clinical assignment for students in a specific clinical area.
4. in dentistry, the turning of a malturned tooth into its proper position.
pelvic rotation movement of the pelvis around an imaginary axis.
site rotation the selection of sequential injection locations for a patient receiving multiple injections. A chart is frequently utilized to guide the nurse in rotating sites so that the same location is not used repeatedly, which would lead to tissue damage and irregular absorption of drugs.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ro·ta·tion

(rō-tā'shŭn),
1. Turning or movement of a body around its axis.
2. A recurrence in regular order of certain events, such as the symptoms of a periodic disease.
3. In medical education, a period of time on a particular service or specialty.
[L. rotatio, fr. roto, pp. rotatus, to revolve, rotate]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

rotation

Movement around an axis Graduate education A period of time during which a medical student, or a physician in an early period of his training works in a particular service. See Audition rotation, Clinical rotation, Extern, Intern Obstetrics The turning of a fetus around its long axis such that the presenting part changes. See External rotation, Internal rotation, Limb rotation.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ro·ta·tion

(rō-tā'shŭn)
1. Turning or movement around an axis.
2. A recurrence in regular order of certain events, such as the symptoms of a periodic disease.
3. In medical education and other health education progams, a period of time dedicated to a particular service or specialty.
4. Practice of changing hours worked periodically; shift work.
[L. rotatio, fr. roto, pp. rotatus, to revolve, rotate]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ro·ta·tion

(rō-tā'shŭn)
Turning or movement of a body around its axis.
[L. rotatio, fr. roto, pp. rotatus, to revolve, rotate]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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If the buttonhole technique continues to have higher infection rates than site rotation cannulation, its use will be prohibited.
The necessity of ensuring appropriate insulin injection practices, injection technique, site rotation and proper needle use remains a high priority in helping patients manage their diabetes on a daily basis.
Site rotation is important to prevent the formation of scar issue and other hard lumps or fat deposits that may develop over time.
The need for ongoing site rotation and for preserving the integrity of the vasculature means that SC injections are often administered in the abdomen or legs.
If a site rotation plan is used, the puncture sites are moved sequentially along the length of the AVF, with needles placed at least one inch apart, to avoid blood recirculation during dialysis.
Twardowski and Kubara (1979) compared site rotation and constant site (buttonhole) needle insertion and found that fistula failure using site rotation was a result of hematoma formation and that this did not occur with the buttonhole.

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