The Nursing Assistant SERIES: Resident Rights
Overview:Maintaining the full range of joint motion for individuals immobilized for prolonged periods of time is an essential part of the recovery process and improving overall health. This requires a regular program of range of motion exercises to maintain joint mobility and prevent complications associated with prolonged immobility such as decreased peripheral circulation, skin breakdown, and contractures. This program demonstrates and describes the important skills necessary for nursing assistants to competently perform range of motion exercises.
Objectives:After watching this program viewers should be able to perform range of motion exercises for:
- The head, neck, and spine
- The upper extremities: shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers
- The pelvis and lower extremities: hips, knees, ankles, toes