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Patient able to maintain position for short periods of time unsupported. Can maintain balance, but will lose balance with disturbance. Can maintain balance without disturbance.
Pt attempts to assist but requires assistance from other person to maintain position. If you sat them up then let go of them they would fall. Assistance to stay sitting up.
3 things to do before you start Balance Test
1. Lock the chair
2. Have patient scoot forward in the chair so that their back isn't up against the back of the chair.
3. Patient's hands need to be in their lap
When you are administering the balance test, your other hand should be ____________.
guarding the patient.
When referring to the patients leg, we should use the terms ___________ or __________.
affected or unaffected,
involved or uninvolved.
Common descriptor seen in a rehabilitation setting. Between independent and supervision. Used if patient:
• uses an assistive device
• needs excessive time to complete a task
• exhibits minor safety issues (vision, hearing, etc,)
Patient requires someone within arm's reach as precaution; low probability of patient having a problem requiring assistance.
Close Guarding / Close Supervision
Person assisting is positioned as if to assist, with hands raised but not touching patient; full attention on patient; fair probability of patient requiring assistance.
Clinician is positioned as with close guarding, with hands on patient but not giving any assistance; high probability of patient requiring assistance.
Patient able to complete part(approximately half) of the task without assistance.
Common descriptor seen in a rehabilitation setting. Patient requires the assistance of two (2) people or is barely able to assist with task.
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