Ambulate

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Author:
lbarney
ID:
79255
Filename:
Ambulate
Updated:
2011-04-12 23:06:13
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ambulate cna
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Description:
Assisit to ambulate using transfer belt
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  1. Explains procedure, speaking clearly, slowly, and directly, maitianing face-to-face contact whenever possible.
    Before assisting to stand, ensures client is wearing shoes
  2. Before assisting to stand, bed is ta a safe level
    Before assisting to stand, checks and/or locks bed wheels
  3. Before assisting to stand, cliet is assisted to sitting position with feet flat on the floor
    Before assisting to stand, applies transfer belt securely over clothing/gown
  4. Before assisting to stand, provides instructions to enable client to assist in standing including prearranged signal to alert client to begin standing
    Stands facing client positioning self to ensure safety of self and client during transfer. Counts to 3(or says other prearranged signal) to alert client to begin standing
  5. On signal, gradually assists client to stand by grasping transfer belt on both sides with an upward grasp,(canidate's hands are in an upward position), and maintaining stability of client's legs
    walks slightly behind and to one side of client for a distant of 10 feet while holding onto belt
  6. After ambulation, assists client to bed and removes transfer belt
    signaling device is within reach and bed is in low position

    wash hands

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