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Which position is the best for assisting a patient experiencing a walking weakness in the right side?

Which position is the best for assisting a patient experiencing a walking weakness in the right side?

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A. Directly in front or the patient
B. Directly in back of the patient
C. On the patient’s left side
D. On the patient’s right side

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Asked by Mary Horan, Last updated: Jan 25, 2020

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k.Paul

K.Paul

Answered Dec 11, 2017

If a patient is weak on the right side due to a stroke or other impairment, then the doctor or aide should help that patient on their right side. For example, a patient has a weak right leg because she broke it recently. The patient should not put a lot of pressure on that side of their body. Instead, they should have support like a crutch. If the person is in the hospital and they do not have crutches because they need help go...Read More
 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Aug 17, 2017

You should walk on the left side of the client

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 10, 2017

On the patient’s right side
 

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