Strategies for Dressing a Stroke Patient - page 2
by maggie1990 | 5,488 Views | 12 Comments
Hi, I'm a 4th quarter nursing student, and we are required to give AM care to our patients. My patient is overweight and previously had a stroke which left her left side weak and immovable. I'm having a really hard time... Read More
- 0May 15, '12 by student foreverQuote from northernguyNo kidding! My wrist hurts just reading your post! That dead weight is awesome, like they weigh another 100 lbs. And getting my arm under their armpit for a transfer is really difficult. The family does not realize why the clothing gets so torn and battered and they have sports jackets hanging in his closet!!?? I recommended Goodwill for a shopping spree for soft pull on stuff. It took them a few minutes to calm down and realize I had their loved ones best interests at heart. Where is comon sense??????Wait til you have to get people dressed whose arms are so stiff and constricted they are like mummies, and they have extremely limited range of motion and tight fitting non stretchable clothing the family insists they wear.