Ambulation Test

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1. Leg and back braces are worn to limit or assist in movement.

6. Where is a gait belt worn?
Around the home health aide's waistAround the client's waistAround the client's stronger legOnly on a client confined to a wheelchair

2. When a client wears a leg or back brace, what should the home health aide routinely do?
Check if rubber tips need to be replacedMake sure the client stays in bedNothingCheck the skin under the brace for signs of irritation

7. When assisting a client to stand, you should stand either in front of the client or on the unaffected (strong) side.

3. Mr. Wilson is very weak and has trouble supporting himself for long periods of time. Which type of walker is he most likely to use?
CanePick-up walkerRolling walkerWheeled walker

8. The client should wear light slippers when walking.

4. Mrs. Mills is anxious about ambulating. How can the home health aide assist her?
Allow Mrs. Mills to ambulate unassistedDiscourage her from ambulatingEncourage her to set goals and move toward themConfine her to a wheelchair

9. If a client starts to fall, what should you do?
Try to stop the fallQuickly grab the clientSlowly ease the client to the floorShout to warn the client

5. Ambulation is beneficial to a client because it strengthens muscles and improves circulation, as well as improving self-esteem.

10. It's okay to lift an injured client from the floor by yourself.

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