The demonstrates full range of motion of the shoulder. The patients fingers would be pointing directly upward.
The movement demonstrates hyperextension of the hip.
This is a correct strategy that helps the nurse safely the patient while moving to a standing position.
The crutches should be held on the unaffected side when preparing to sit in a chair.
This is a correct procedure that prevents injury to the patient. As the patient gets close to the floor, the nurse bends both legs, continuing to support the patient.
The bed should be raised to its highest position in order to prevent injury to nursing staff and to properly position the lift under the patients bed.
This maneuver, the Romberg test, assesses balance. The nurse watches the swaying and stands near the patient to protect him from falling.