PASSIVE ROM FOR SHOULDER

  1. Explains procedure, speaking clearly, slowly and directly, maintaining face-to-face contact whenever possible
  2. Privacy is provided with a curtain, screen or door
  3. Instructs client to inform nurse aide if pain is experienced during exercise
  4. Supports client’s arm at elbow and wrist while performing range of motion for shoulder
  5. Raises client’s straightened arm from side position upward toward head to ear level and returns arm down to side of body (extension/flexion) (AT LEAST 3 TIMES unless pain is verbalized)
  6. Moves client’s straightened arm away from the side of body to shoulder level and returns to side of body (abduction/adduction) (AT LEAST 3 TIMES unless pain is verbalized)
  7. While supporting the limb, moves joint gently, slowly and smoothly through the range of motion, discontinuing exercise if client verbalizes pain
  8. Signaling device is within reach and bed is in low position
  9. Washes hands