The nurse is assessing the motor function of an unconscious male - ProProfs Discuss
Topics
Products
Follow Us:

The nurse is assessing the motor function of an unconscious male client. The nurse would plan to use which plan to use which of the following to test the clients peripheral response to pain?



A. Sternal rub
B. Nail bed pressure
C. Pressure on the orbital rim
D. Squeezing of the sternocleidomastoid muscle

This question is part of NCLEX Practice Test for Neurologic System 2
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Apr 06, 2020

+ Answer
Request

1 Answer

rN pedia

RN pedia

Answered Feb 01, 2018

Nail bed pressure

Motor testing in the unconscious client can be done only by testing response to painful stimuli. Nail bed pressure tests a basic peripheral response. Cerebral responses to pain are tested using sternal rub, placing upward pressure on the orbital rim, or squeezing the clavicle or sternocleidomastoid muscle.
 

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.