# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nurse Aide II Task 2068166697

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Assist with crutch walking.

Definition

Assistance should include
  • ensuring client/resident/patient is wearing nonskid footwear
  • assisting client/resident/patient to stand
  • checking rubber safety tips and adjusting crutches to fit client/resident/patient
  • positioning and using crutches
  • following safety precautions during crutch walking exercise
  • documenting information on client/resident/patient medical record. 

Process/Skill Questions

  • What types of injuries could occur if crutches are not properly fitted or used?
  • How would you teach a client/resident/patient to use a specific type of crutch gait (e.g., two-, three-, or four-point alternating gait)?
  • Which side would a client/resident/patient hold a crutch?