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lying horizontally on back, towel, pillow, tronchanter rolls, sandbags, small pillow, footboard, hand rolls
lying in back, head and shoulder with extremities moderatelly flexed, pillow, small lumber pillow
The patient expereinced a CVA that left her with sevfere left-sided paralysis and very limited mobility. To prevent prolonged dorsiflexion, the nurse uses a
Purpose and principles for Range of motion
inciated for patients confined to bed for long periods. Gives some type of exercise to prevent excessive muscle atrophy and joint contracture
The patient has had a surgical procedure and is getting up to ambulate for the first time. While ambulating down the hallway, the patient complains of severe dizziness. The nurse should first
lower the patient gently to the floor
Complications of immobility
msucle and bone atrophy, contractures, pressure ulcer, constipation, urinary tract infection
Nursing Interventions of immobility
reposition every 2 hours, adequate intake, encourage a well balanced diet, prevent deformities
While transferring the patient from the bed to a chair, the patient starts to fall
ease patient to floor
The patinet with right-sided weakness following a cerebrovascular accident is unable to perform range of motion of the right extremities
you help them
Compartment Syndrome symptoms
pain, paresthesias, pallor, pulse absent, paralysis, palated tense tissue
A patient is going to ambulate after not being out of bed for a while
have another person help, place patient supine with head tilt, face patient
A patient who is in bed and has a serious head and neck condition needs to be turned
add protection ot that area
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