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 putting her shirt on without it getting bunched up in her armpit. Since her shirts don't fit too well (they're on the small side) it's really hard to unbunch it. I always put her head in first, then her affected arm.
Her pants also get stuck around her butt becuase she can't lift her legs for me to slide her pants up, and she's too big for me to lift. I put her affected leg in first and then her unaffected leg in.
Are there any good solutions or tricks for putting her shirt on without it getting stuck and her pants over her buttocks??