CNA Skill – Range of Motion Exercises

Assisting patients in motion exercises of the upper and lower body parts is an important skill of CNA. The nurse aide must be aware of all the upper body exercises like the rotation of wrist and fingers, touching the chest in curls, arm to back wall, snow angel, wiper motion, etc. The lower body exercises include ankle rotation, gas pedal, knee into chest, snow angel, and long roll. A CNA must be able to assist them in doing these exercises and any other as per the directions of the supervising nurse.

Two videos are down below which will demonstrate how to help the patient in motion exercise. One video is for the upper body part (shoulder) and Another is for the lower body part (Ankle & Knee).

To the Shoulder

To the Ankle and Knee

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