Range of Motion Hip & Knee

  1. Introduce self to resident.
  2. Identify that hands should be washed.
  3. Explain procedure to the resident. 
  4. Raise bed between mid thigh and waist level.
  5. Provide for resident's privacy by pulling privacy curtain.
  6. Position resident supine (bed flat) and verbalize that the resident is in good body alignment. 
  7. Do not cause discomfort or pain and do not force any joint beyond the point of free movement. (Candidate must ask if they are causing any pain or discomfort).
  8. Correctly support joints at all times by placing one hand under the knee and the other hand under the ankle.
  9. Move the entire leg away from the body. (abduction)
  10. Move the entire leg back toward the body. (adduction)
  11. Complete abduction and adduction of the hip three times.
  12. Straighten the knee and hip. (extension of knee and hip at the same time)
  13. Complete flexion and extension of knee and hip three times.
  14. Lower bed and leave resident in a comfortable position.
  15. Maintain respectful, courteous interpersonal interactions at all times.
  16. Open privacy curtain.
  17. Leave call light within easy reach of the resident.
  18. Identify that hands should be washed.

Skills key can be found on the D & S Video title page.