When preparing to move or position a patient, the nurse should first:
The purpose of the Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program is to provide SSM Health direct care staff with:
What is an example of a high risk patient handling task?
It has been determined that a patient is capable of assisting with her own repositioning
toward the head of the bed. Which of the following statements made by the nurse will be
most effective in instructing the patient on how to best facilitate the move?
A comatose patient who weighs 201 pounds requires repositioning in the bed. Which of the
following actions is most likely to ensure that the client and staff will be safe during the
Which of the following statements made by ancillary staff assigned to position an immobile
patient reflects the best understanding of the importance of appropriately communicating
with the nurse regarding this intervention?
Which of the following patients should not be assigned to ancillary staff for repositioning in bed?
When preparing to safely transfer a patient from a bed to a wheelchair, the nurse should first:
The nurse is ambulating a patient with a gait belt. Which of the following events warrants returning the patient to bed immediately?
The nurse is preparing to delegate the ambulation of a patient with the use of a gait belt to assistive personnel. Which of the following statements by the assistive personnel requires follow-up by the nurse?
The nurse has applied a gait belt to a post-operative patient to facilitate ambulation. Within a few feet of his bed the patient begins to complain of dizziness and leans heavily on the nurse. The nurse's initial response is to:
The nurse is preparing to initiate ambulation for a patient who has been on bedrest for several weeks. To minimize the risk of the patient experiencing dizziness, the nurse first:
The nurse knows that the primary objective for the application of a gait belt on a patient who is unstable when ambulating is to:
Which of the following actions should have priority in order to best ensure that the patient will not experience unnecessary pain during a transfer facilitated with a hydraulic lift?
Which of the following actions should have priority to best ensure that the patient will not fall while being transferred to the chair using a transfer belt?
Which of the following statements made by ancillary staff assigned with the transfer of a mobility-impaired patient reflects the best understanding of the importance of appropriately communicating with the nurse regarding this intervention?
When preparing to delegate the transfer of a client from bed to stretcher to assistive personnel, the nurse must first:
The nurse realizes that precautions should be taken in order to minimize the risk of injury to those involved in the transfer. Which of the following apply?
The nurse is preparing to transfer a patient from her bed to a stretcher for transport to radiology for testing. The nurse realizes that a primary concern regarding patient safety is to:
When preparing to safely transfer a patient using a hydraulic lift, the nurse should first: