Skill 14: Range of Motion
Range of Motion (Lower Extremities)
How to perform the skill:
- Knock on patients door, then enter.
- Greet patient by name and introduce yourself and what your doing
- Provide for privacy (By shutting the drapes)
- Wash Hands
- Check patients ID (Make sure its the right patient)
- Lay the patient down.
- You will do three repetition of each exersise below.
- They should be slow movements.
- You must always support the resident with both hands.
- You must ascertain the residents comfort level visually or verbally throughout the exercise.
- Only expose the limb your working on.
- Exercise one: Hip Extension & Knee Flexion- With one hand under thigh and one hand holding the ankle, bend knee towards chest then take away.
- Exercise Two: Hip Adduction- With one hand under thigh and one hand holding ankle, move straight leg away from the body.
- Exercise Three: Hip Adduction- With one hand under thigh and one hand holding ankle, move straight leg across the body.
- Exercise Four: Hip Rotation- With one hand under thigh and one holding the ankle, lift leg and rotate it towards the body, away from the body and back to center.
- Exercise Five: Ankle Flexion- With one handholding the ankle and one around the foot, flex the foot back, forward and back to center.
- Exercise Six: Ankle Rotation- With one hand holding the ankle and the other around the foot, rotate the foot in a circular motion.
- Ask the patient if they want to sit up, make sure their covered.
- Give them their call button.
- Wash hands and ask how they would like the head of bed left.
- Un-Provide for privacy.
- Always ask if the patient is ok and not in pain.