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IMPAIRED PHYSICAL MOBILITY
ASSESSMENT
 Assess patient’s ability to
move
 Assess muscle tone, strength
 Assess joint movement and
positioning
IMPAIRED PHYSICAL MOBILITY
Nursing Interventions
1. Position properly to prevent
contractures
 Place trochanter roll from the iliac
crest to the mid-thigh to prevent
EXTERNAL rotation
 Place patient on wheelchair 90
degrees with the foot resting flat on
the floor/foot rest
 Place foot board or high-heeled
shoes to prevent foot drop
Nursing Interventions
2. Maintain muscle strength and
joint mobility
 Perform passive ROME
 Perform assistive ROME
 Perform active ROME
 Move the joints three times TID
Nursing Interventions
4. Assist patient with transfer
 Assess patient’s ability to
participate
 Position yourself in front of the
patient
 Lock the wheelchair or the bed
wheel
 Use devices such as transfer
boards, sliding boards, trapeze
Nursing Interventions
4. Assist patient with transfer
 In general, the equipments are
placed on the side of the
STRONGER , UNAFFECTED body
part
 Nurses assist the patient to
move TOWARDS the stronger
side
 In moving the patient, move to
the direction FACING the