Explains procedure, speaking clearly, slowly, and directly, maintaining face-to-face contact whenever possible.
Privacy is provided with a curtain, screen, or door
Instructs client to inform nurse aide if pain is experienced during exercise
Supports client's arm at elbow and wrist while performing range of motion for shoulder
Raises client's straightened arm from side position upward toward head to ear level and returns arm down to side of body (extension/flexion) (at least 3 times unless pain is verbalized)
While supporting the limb, moves joints gently, slowly, and smoothly through the range of motion, discontinuing exercise if client verbalizes pain
Signaling device is within reach and bed is in low position
Performs Passive ROM