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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: Jul 09, 2020

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L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny, Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered Mar 18, 2020

The correct answer to this question is D, On the patient’s right side. An example is if a patient's right leg is weakened because they broke it. Being that it is weak, they should not put a lot of pressure on that side of the body. It is necessary that they have a crutch that can support them. However, if the patient is in the hospital, they would not have access to crutches. Instead, they would have a nurse who can support them. That nurse should provide support to the patient on the right side, so the patient doesn't have to put pressure on their right leg.
 

E. Stanley

E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Mar 18, 2020

The patient would need to be assisted on the right side since this is the weaker side. The patient will still have the ability to rely on the left side of his body, but he would not be able to support himself fully, so he would need assistance on his right side. This is one crucial detail that medical staff would need to know so that they can provide the type of help that the patient needs at this time. There are some patients who would need assistance because they need to go to the bathroom. There are also some patients who would need to be assisted when they want to take a bath. Patients should also relay to the medical staff what they need to do so that things will be clear enough for all.
 

H. Ruby

H. Ruby

Answered Mar 12, 2020

When this happens, the patient should always be assisted on the person’s right side. It will not be healthy for the patient to exert too much effort on the right side of his body because he might end up hurting himself more. People should be assisted on their weak side so that the whole body will be able to carry itself well.

There are some patients who would need help when they need to go to the bathroom or do other activities in the hospital. They should let the nurse know what they want to do so that they will be properly assisted on their right side. This means that the answer to this question is letter D.

 

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 going to the bathroom, then the nurse should support that person on their right side so they do not have to put pressure on their right leg. Sometimes, people may lean on the helper or aide for much-added support.

 

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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