Range of Motion One Shoulder

  1. Introduce self to resident.
  2. Identify that hands should be washed.
  3. Explain procedure to the resident. 
  4. Provide for resident's privacy by pulling privacy curtain
  5. Raise bed between mid thigh and waist level.
  6. Position resident supine (bed flat).
  7. Vernalize that the resident is in good body alignment.
  8. Correctly support the residents' joint by placing one hand under their elbow and the other hand under the resident’s wrists.
  9. Raise resident’s arm up and over the residents' head, (flexion).
  10. Bring the resident’s arm back down to the residents' side (extension).
  11. Complete full range of motion for shoulder through flexion and extension three times.
  12. Continue supporting joints correctly and move the residents' entire arm out away from the body. (abduction)
  13. Return the resident's arm to the side of the resident's body, (adduction).
  14. Complete full range of motion for shoulder through abduction and adduction three times.
  15. Do  not  cause  discomfort  or  pain  and  does  not  force  any  joint  beyond  the  point  of  free  movement.  (Candidate must ask if they are causing any pain or discomfort).
  16. Maintain respectful, courteous interpersonal interactions at all times
  17. Lower bed.
  18. Open privacy curtain.
  19. Leave call light or signaling device within easy reach of the resident.
  20. Identify that hands should be washed.

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