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Wrist

Range of Motion Exercises - Wrist

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Step 1 Knock before entering the room. Identify and greet resident. Explain procedure. Perform hand hygiene. Provide for privacy. Ask for consent.
Step 2 * Raise bed rail. Raise the bed to the best level for good body mechanics.
Step 3 Lower the side rail on the side you are working.
Step 4 Position the resident supine and in good alignment.
Step 5 Support the resident’s wrist with both of your hands.
Step 6 Flexion: bend the hand down.
Step 7 Extension: straighten the hand.
Step 8 Hyperextension: bend the hand back.
Step 9 Radial flexion: turn the hand toward the thumb.
Step 10 Ulnar flexion: turn the hand toward the little finger.
Step 11 Repeat flexion, extension, hyperextension, and radial and ulnar flexion 5 to 6 times. Repeat at least 3x then verbalize this step.
Step 12 * Raise the side rail.
Step 13 Go to the other side and lower the side rail.
Step 14 Repeat steps for exercising the wrist. (may verbalize this step)
Step 15 Make sure the resident is comfortable.
Step 16 * Raise side rail. Lower bed. Lower side rail. Attach signal light within resident’s reach.
Step 17 Perform hand hygiene and report & record observations.
Created by: na3