I have my first real clinical shift of my med-surg block tomorrow. I just picked my patient and ma writing the care plan now.
One of the activity orders states the patient can dangle for 45 minutes every 4 hours. What would the purpose of this be?
I understand dangling in regards to orthostatic hypotension and allowing the blood pressure to regulate before standing, but what does just dangling accomplish?
I've done some searches with different search terms, but nothing difininitive comes up as the benefit of dangling in bed without getting up. The order doesn't say anything about extending the knees or any other ROM activity.