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Skill 14: Range of Motion

Range of Motion (Lower Extremities)
Skill Level-Medium

How to perform the skill:
  1. Knock on patients door, then enter.
  2. Greet patient by name and introduce yourself and what your doing
  3. Provide for privacy (By shutting the drapes)
  4. Wash Hands
  5. Check patients ID (Make sure its the right patient)
  6. Lay the patient down.
  7. You will do three repetition of each exersise below.
  8. They should be slow movements.
  9. You must always support the resident with both hands.
  10. You must ascertain the residents comfort level visually or verbally throughout the exercise.
  11. Only expose the limb your working on.
  12. Exercise one: Hip Extension & Knee Flexion- With one hand under thigh and one hand holding the ankle, bend knee towards chest then take away.


  13. Exercise Two: Hip Adduction- With one hand under thigh and one hand holding ankle, move straight leg away from the body.
  14. Exercise Three: Hip Adduction- With one hand under thigh and one hand holding ankle, move straight leg across the body.
  15. 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.
  16. Exercise Five: Ankle Flexion- With one handholding the ankle and one around the foot, flex the foot back, forward and back to center.
  17. Exercise Six: Ankle Rotation- With one hand holding the ankle and the other around the foot, rotate the foot in a circular motion.
  18. Ask the patient if they want to sit up, make sure their covered.
  19. Give them their call button.
  20. Wash hands and ask how they would like the head of bed left.
  21. Un-Provide for privacy.

Notes:

  • Always ask if the patient is ok and not in pain.

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