# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Health Assisting Careers Task 133354678

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Assist patient/client in ambulation, including use of assistive devices.

Definition

Assistance should include following guidelines and patient/client care plan for
  • assisting patients/clients in safe ambulation using various equipment (e.g., walkers, canes, crutches)
  • adjusting assistive devices
  • implementing fall prevention guidelines.
For students taking the nurse aide credential at the end of the course, follow the Virginia Board of Nursing regulations:
Commonwealth of Virginia Regulations
Governing Certified Nurse Aides
Virginia Board of Nursing
www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/leg/CNA_02272014.doc

Process/Skill Questions

  • What factors may affect a patient’s/client’s ability to ambulate?
  • If a patient’s/client’s left leg is injured, in which hand should he/she use the cane? Why?
  • How can the health assistant determine the adjustments needed for assistive devices?

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