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Have the client bend forward to touch toes (flexion), bend sideways (lateral bending), and then bend backward (extension). Stand beside the client for support if needed. Check rotation as the client twists from side to side. Palpate the paravertebral muscles for tenderness and spasm. 88. Rationale: To observe if gait is steady and assess if the client is at risk for falls. The normal spine has concavities in the cervical and lumbar regions and a convexity in the thorax. If iliac crests are uneven, it is suggestive of unequal leg lengths.
Because Annabel is hearing impaired, her nurse writes the plan down for Annabel to read, thereby decreasing the client's anxiety and maximizing her ability to assist with the transfer. The nurse also plans to coordinate the transfer at a time when Annabel is pain-free and can help herself move onto the stretcher. Summoning adequate assistance and enabling the client to assist and cooperate reduces the risk of back injury for the staff. Scenario 4 Bobby is a hefty 16-year-old male who has sustained a crushing injury to his leg and foot from a lawn mower accident.
Action: When rising up from a squatting position, arch your back slightly. Keep the buttocks and abdomen tucked in and rise up with your head first. 12. Rationale: Keeps the back from bowing and increasing the strain on the back muscles. 13. Action: When lifting or carrying heavy objects, keep the weight as close to your center of gravity as possible (see Figure 2-1-8). 13. Rationale: Reduces the strain on arm, leg, and back muscles. 14. Action: When reaching for a client or an object, keep the back straight.